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Another Collie chooses to play for BYU

ALL IN THE FAMILY — Dylan Collie said he shopped around before deciding, "BYU is where I belong." The Oak Ridge junior made a verbal commitment to the school. Villge Life photo by Mike Roberts

Oak Ridge junior Dylan Collie made a verbal commitment to attend Brigham Young University in 2012 last week, continuing a family tradition of Cougar receivers that began with his father, Scott, and continued through his brothers, Zac, then Austin. Austin was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and became a favorite target of future hall-of-fame quarterback […]

No Comment / May 27, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Family ties: Genealogy search stirs up memories

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Founding member of the El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society Trevor Thomas recently made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. He volunteered to dig into my family past in exchange for a little publicity about the society’s monthly mentoring sessions. My mother’s side of the family hails from rural Tennessee and is full of interesting characters […]

3 Comments / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

War stories: Grinnell wins, then loses Silver Star

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  This is the second part of Dick Grinnell’s story he shared with Village Life. The first part was published on May 25 and can be found on villagelife.com. Last week we met 75-year-old former U.S. Marine Dick Grinnell, who used a fake birth certificate to enlist at age 16 in 1952, during the Korean […]

1 Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What’s your favorite El Dorado Hills dining spot?

Jonna Keledjian, El Dorado Hills "I've never had a bad meal at Sienna. I had the grilled skirt steak last week and it was outstanding."

Jonna Keledjian, El Dorado Hills “I’ve never had a bad meal at Sienna. I had the grilled skirt steak last week and it was outstanding.” Shawn Hall, Cameron Park “€œMy wife and I like the sushi place over by CVS (Sushi Kuma). They have great specials. We just get the standard stuff like the rainbow […]

1 Comment / May 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills, Tahoe offer redistricting challenges

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The redistricting process must adjust the boundaries of El Dorado County’s five supervisorial districts to equalize populations, all the while respecting its ever evolving but loosely defined “communities of interest.” County attorney Ed Knapp, who’s helping oversee the process, contends that two things are certain: It won’t be easy, and someone’s not going to like […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

War stories: Korean War hero opens up, part 1

MARINE VETERAN Dick Grinnell, 75, recalls his days of service in the Korean War. Grinnell lied about his age and first enlisted at 16. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

It’s been 58 years since El Dorado Hills Korean war veteran Dick Grinnell told his story to a reporter. Back then he was lying flat on his back at Balboa Hospital in San Diego, healing from wounds suffered during a heroic rescue mission in what’s now called North Korea. A grateful military awarded him the […]

5 Comments / May 23, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fallen Warriors car, motorcycle show on tap

THE CLASSICS will again be on dispaly at the Fallen Warriors car show at Town Center May 28. Village Life file photo by Pat Dollins

The sixth annual Fallen Warriors poker run, motorcycle and car show promises a day of patriotism, classic cars, show bikes, raffles, prizes and fun for the whole family in El Dorado Hills Town Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. The event benefits the Fallen Warriors Scholarship fund. Classy cars and bikes will […]

No Comment / May 20, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »