Town Crier Highlights


The sandhill crane migration is mostly over, but some cranes may still remain. Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or Include date, time, location and number of birds. If able to identify as colts, please note that number, too.



Frank Vondersaar

Frank Vondersaar
Oct. 4, 1950-Sept. 12, 2014
Longtime Homer resident, Mr. Frank J. Vondersaar, 63, died Friday, September 12, 2014, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Frank was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Kokomo, Ind.

Sheldon “Tom” Hallett

Sheldon “Tom” Hallett
July 27, 1964 – Aug. 17, 2014
Former Homer resident Sheldon “Tom” Hallett died Aug. 17, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn., after a long illness. Tom was born July 27, 1964, and moved to Homer in 1969 with his parents and his sister Tracy. He was an accomplished writer and interviewer of many musicians in multiple genres. He loved music and had an extensive collection of CDs, DVDs, tapes and vinyl records. He was part of a duo of music loving brothers in Indiana and hosted his own radio show featuring music of all times and kinds.

Colin Leonard Lott
March 26, 1943-Sept. 7, 2014
Colin Leonard Lott, 71, died Sept. 7, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. A celebration of life is 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Lott residence, 55513 East End Road. Come share stories and memories.

Pet of the Week


Isaiah Stewart Robinson was born at 10:01 p.m. Sept. 12, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Madilyn and Shea Robinson. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. His grandparents are Anna and Bruce Flanigan of Homer.

Riley Steven Day was born at 4:10 a.m. Sept. 11, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Jennifer and James Day of Anchor Point. He weighed 9 pounds, 1.4 ounces. His grandparents are Diane and Paul Barkshire of Anchorage and the late Steve Culross.

MacKayla Marie Rohrbacher was born at 8:35 p.m.. Sept. 10, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Michelle Marie Forwood Rohrbacher and Michael Edward Rohrbacher. She weighed 8 pounds, 4.8 ounces. Her grandparents are Sandra Hulce of Eagle River, Wis., and Susan Forwood of Homer.