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Daddy & Me a sweet tradition

Kevin Koschik and Makenna, 9, pose for a very unusual 
family portrait at the Daddy & Me Valentine Dance. Courtesy photo

Nearly 300 daddies and daughters danced their hearts out at the 11th annual Daddy & Me Valentine Dance hosted by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District at the CSD gym Friday night. Dads doted on their little ladies while doing the Chicken Dance in costume and slow dancing to “Butterfly Kisses,” which left all […]

6 Comments / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos | Read More »

My turn: County schools continue to make school safety top priority

El Dorado County’s 15 school districts continue to make school safety a top priority through a variety of strategies designed to further ensure the well-being of students, including concerted planning efforts between school districts, local law enforcement, and other county emergency service agencies. Our schools take every precaution to ensure the safety of students and […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Trojan athletes sign

Oak Ridge seniors sign on to play college sports during a ceremony last Wednesday. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Four Trojans signed their college Letter of Intent forms at a ceremony on the campus Wednesday. Rower Paige Gugino will attend San Diego State; soccer’s Oliva Frace goes to the University of Louisiana; Middle Tennessee State soccer gets Carisa Rivers; and Michaela Kelsey will play soccer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Eagle Scout ready for a new mission

Eagle Scout Roman Andrus, left, seen here with Troop 529 leader Adam Jones, will travel to Mexico next month to begin his two-year church mission. Courtesy photo

Roman Andrus, 18, of El Dorado Hills Troop 529 recently received his Eagle Scout Award. For his Eagle project Andrus built and installed outdoor benches at Marble Valley School. While at Oak Ridge High School, the 2012 graduate was also in community service projects as well as high school varsity football, basketball and track and field. In the […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cougars win twice, Oak Ridge once at 3-team dual

By David Pimentel El Dorado wrestling hosted a three-team dual Thursday that included Oak Ridge and Whitney. Both local squads defeated the Wildcats before the Cougars rallied to defeat the Trojans on a pin by John Kunkle in the evening’s final match. Oak Ridge, minus its top guns, opened its 47-24 win against Whitney. Starting […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Now there are nine …

EDH Wrestling Club grappler Jack Santina pins his opponent and makes the cut for the upcoming Tournament of Champions. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills club wrestler Jack Santina, a seventh grader, pined his Argronaut Wrestling Club opponent Sunday at Massacre in the Mountains and solidified his spot in the Nor Cal Tournament of Champions. Santina joins eight fellow El Dorado Hills Wrestling CLub grapplers to make the cut. Joining him are: eighth-graders Taylor Chapman, Bobby Mello, Ricky […]

Comments Off / January 23, 2013 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

In health: Does the fountain of youth exist?

People are living longer. That is a fact. The average life span at the turn of the 21st century was 47. At the turn of this century it is almost 80. The question you need to ask yourself is: Do you plan on living a healthy fulfilling life, or one filled with doctor’s appointments for […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »