Town Crier Highlights


The Parkinson’s Support Group meets 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center Conference Room. The speaker is Jessica Powell, a speech language pathologist for South Peninsula Hospital. For more information, call Daniel Weiser at 235-4555 or visit the group’s website at

A spaghetti feed to raise funds to help with medical costs for John and Mary Ellen Ulrich is noon-4 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church, 255 Ohlson Lane. For more information, call 235-8436.



Mr. William Edward “Bill” Carlson, 75, died April 18, 2015, peacefully in his sleep at his home five days after his 75th birthday. He was born April 13, 1940, to Eva Beal and Earnest Carlson of Anaconda, Mont. The family moved to Tanana in 1943 with the U.S. Army’s aircraft lend-lease program during World War II. Bill and his older sister Claire enjoyed a frontier childhood on the banks of the Yukon River among fish traps, dog sleds and stern-wheeled river boats.

Jacqueline Metzler died March 25, 2015, in Elkhart, Ind., with her daughter, Jonnie Sue Banks, and the staff of the Elkhart Hospice House there with her. “She went to be with the Lord,” her family said. 

Jackie Metzler was born in Mishawaka, Ind., on Dec. 20, l937. She grew up running around her grandparent’s golfing range and as a result learned to golf at a very young age. She earned many golf trophies before completing high school. She was a graduate of Mishawka High School.

Tammy Hagerty’s life started on Jan. 1, 1953, and ended on March 23, 2015 in the rural Bend area of Oregon. She succumbed after a 5-year courageous struggle with cancer. Without regret, she tackled several health challenges from early adulthood on. Her family said she lived according to her life mottos: “Deal with obstacles! Recover! Move forward! Look forward! Enjoy life!”

Pet of the Week


Pietro Michele Raffaele Tedesco was born at 11:02 a.m. on April 24, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Elaine Trougott and Luigi Tedesco. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces.

Greta Kate Green was born at 9:06 p.m. April 20, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to MaryKate and Todd Green. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Her grandparents are Bob and MaryAnn Guilfoyle and Glen and Marilyn Green. Her big sister is Boden Kate Green. 

Hazel Kingsley Crandall was born at 5:06 a.m. on April 20, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Danielle Richardson and Tom Crandall. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are John and Cass Crandall.