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Ron Short a good and faithful servant

Pastor Ron Short is retiring after serving the parishioners of Lakehills Covenant Church for many years. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Chaplain Sunday Pearson Lakehills Covenant Church Authentic leadership in ministry is about servant leadership and few have demonstrated that better than Pastor Ronald F. Short or “coach” as the Oak Ridge High School football team called him. Pastor Ron was the catalyst behind the vision 23 years ago to plant what is now Lakehills Covenant […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Longtime Marina teacher dies

Marina Village Middle School teacher Janet Mattey, seen here at San Pedro harbor last summer, died last week. Courtesy photo

Marina Village Middle School teacher Janet Mattey, 68, collapsed and died in the staff room during her lunch break Thursday. Staff tried to resuscitate her until emergency personnel arrived. Described by students and colleagues “as funny and caring,” the beloved math and Spanish teacher taught at the school for 24 years. She lived in El […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

DOT worker hit by steamroller

Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum A California Highway Patrol vehicle is parked at the scene of an accident at which an El Dorado County Department of Transportation worker was struck by a steamroller Tuesday afternoon. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

An El Dorado County Department of Transportation worker suffered injuries when struck by a roller at a construction site on Industrial Drive in El Dorado Hills around 11 a.m. Tuesday. “He is still in the hospital and we are not giving out his personal information,” said DOT Director Bard Lower. At the scene, the victim’s coworker […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Student of the Month: Sarah Howell

Student of the Month Sarah Howell is seen here with, left to right, Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, Rescue Union School District Superintendent David Swart, Jackson Elementary School Principal Michele Miller, teacher Melissa Heninger, little brother Adam, 8, and proud parents Sean and Heather Howell. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and Jackson Elementary School staff celebrated Student of the Month Sarah Howell at the May 11 meeting. “Sarah is the epitome of a hard worker,” said Principal Michele Miller, who added that she has enjoyed watching the fifth-grader blossom into a kind-hearted young adult. “I’m very proud of her,” […]

Comments Off / May 16, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Library goes high-tech

El Dorado County Office of Education Communications Director Dina Gentry, left, shows off a phone cover made with the El Dorado Hills Library’s new 3D printers during a recent demonstration. Standing next to her is tireless library volunteer Greg Self. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Thanks to an $8,000 donation from the Serrano Country Club Men’s Book Club earlier this year, the El Dorado Hills Library has purchased a 3D printer system, which is now available to anyone with an El Dorado County library card. “This is one of those Jetsons things that’s going to change the world,” said 3D […]

Comments Off / May 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 2 incumbent: Frentzen focuses on community needs

Shiva Frentzen

“Budget will be one of my top priorities and matching it with the needs of the community. I want to stay connected. I don’t want to lose that touch,” said District 2 Supervisor Frentzen, when asked what she will focus on if reelected. Aiming to keep jobs in the community is another priority Frentzen’s list. “Seventy percent of […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

District 2 candidate: Pratt focuses on core obligations

Dave Pratt

Dave Pratt likes living in the country. He knows country-life is different and he wants to represent country folk as El Dorado County’s District 2 supervisor. Pratt said he sees running for elective office as “another way of reinventing myself.” As a small town kid from upstate New York through his teen years on the […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »