Town Crier Highlights


As part of state budget cuts, Alaska Court System courts and court offices, including the Homer Courthouse, will be closed at noon Fridays starting July 1. Some courts will be open for emergency and time-critical proceedings. During the closures court staff will be on unpaid furlough, resulting in a 4-percent pay cut. The noon Friday closure will save the sate about $2 million a year, according to a press release from the court system.



Ina Jane “Janie” Myers

Nov. 3, 1930-June 28, 2016

Ina Jane “Janie” Myers, 85, died June 28, 2016, in Peoria, Ariz., with her children close by.

A memorial service is at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Homer United Methodist Church. A celebration of life will follow at 5:30 p.m. at the Homer Elks Lodge.

Boyd Jensen Shaffer

Oct. 17, 1925-June 25, 2016

Boyd Jensen Shaffer, popular artist and naturalist and one of the longest-tenured instructors at Kenai Peninsula College, succumbed to cancer June 25, 2016, in Seattle. Shaffer was 90.

Richard Joseph Attenello

April 4, 1944-June 21, 2016

Homer resident Richard Joseph Attenello died June 21, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 72. Cause of death was idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an always fatal lung disease.

He was born April 4, 1944, in Hartford, Conn., to Rosario J. and Angelina (DeMaio) Attenello. He had five siblings — Joseph Brooker, Bertha (Bert) Poole, Doris Bishop, Rose-Marie Attenello and Lenore White — all who preceded him in death, as did his parents.

Pet of the Week



Laurel-Lyn Shavonne Camacho was born at 5:19 p.m. June 30, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Catherine Camacho and Avriel Camacho. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are Bob and Leah Handley.

Harlon M. Engebretsen IV was born at 10:10 a.m. July 14, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Julie and Harlon Engebretsen of Anchor Point. He weighed 8 pounds, 12.5 ounces. His grandparents are Sue Engebretsen of Anchor Point and Jack and Connie Hutchison of Kirkland, Wash. His big sister is Allison.

Keegan Jesse Lyon was born at 10:52 a.m. July 17, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kerbey and Dylan Lyon. He weighed 6 pounds, 6.5 ounces. His grandparents are Marcus and Sherrie Lyon of Homer and Lee and Karen White of Winchester, Va.



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