FYI – News briefs & announcements – Jan. 15

Anchor Point man indicted

On Jan. 10, Anchor Point resident Daniel Lee Hinsberger, 54, was indicted by the Kenai Grand Jury on five felony counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the First Degree, and two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the second degree.
The assaults allegedly took place between Nov. 2011 and Dec. 2013. Hinsberger is currently in custody at Wildwood Correctional Facility.

Castner wins city suit

In a Jan. 6, 2014 response to a lawsuit filed by Homer condo owner Ken Castner, Superior Court Judge Charles Huguelet called the City of Homer’s assessment with respect to condominium owners, “arbitrary and unreasonable.”
Last spring, the Homer City Council passed an ordinance creating the Natural Gas Homer Special Assessment District, and based assessments for covering costs of the natural gas project on Kenai Peninsula Borough parcel numbers. Under the ordinance, condominium buildings on one lot could be assessed multiple times, while similar apartment buildings on one lot will only be assessed once.
Castner filed the lawsuit back in March, calling the assessment, “disproportionate” to the benefit of receiving a gas line extension.
According to Huguelet, the city’s assessment rules for condos “imposed an arbitrary, unreasonable and inequitable burden” on Castner and other condo owners.

Locals celebrate poet William Stafford

Local poets and authors will gather Jan. 18, to honor poet William Stafford by reading his works at K-Bay Caffe, starting at 6 p.m.
January marks the centennial of William Stafford’s birth, and though he passed away in 1993, Stafford continues to have a profound influence on the American life of letters two decades later.
Audience members will be welcome to read their favorite William Stafford poems after the scheduled readers.
Contact Erin Hollowell,, 907-491-1001, with questions.

Tonia’s Biscotti recall

Tonia’s Biscotti II of Homer, Alaska, is recalling Sampler Bags, Lemon Biscotti dipped in White Chocolate Bags and individually wrapped biscotti of all flavors.
The products may contain wheat, milk and soy, allergens not declared on the label. No illnesses have been reported to date.
The products were distributed at retail stores, craft fairs, and through mail order (via within the state of Alaska; the last dates of distribution were in Dec. 2013. There was no wholesale or retail delivery of the affected products outside Alaska.
The bagged products are in white packaging with a clear view window on the front. “Tonia’s Biscotti” is written across the top half and “Lemon dipped in White Chocolate” or “Sampler” is written on the bottom. The only bagged products affected by this recall are missing the “Nutritional Facts” panel; there are no expiration dates, best by dates, or lot codes on the products. The individually wrapped biscotti of all flavors have a single label on the front of the package with the name “Tonia’s Biscotti” and the flavor of the biscotti.
Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, milk, and/or soy products are urged not to consume and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Tonia’s Biscotti at (907) 575-9274 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Alaska Standard Time.

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