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Longtime Marina teacher dies

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 […]

May 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

DOT worker hit by steamroller

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 […]

May 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged

Student of the Month: Sarah Howell

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,” […]

May 18, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Library goes high-tech

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 […]

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

District 2 incumbent: Frentzen focuses on community needs

“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 […]

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

District 2 candidate: Pratt focuses on core obligations

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 […]

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Jayden Gerran

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presented Silva Valley Elementary School fifth-grader Jayden Gerran with this month’s Student of the Month award. “He’s always been a wonderful student, kind-hearted,” said teacher Cami Soetaert, who told the crowd at last Wednesday’s Rotary breakfast meeting that she’s enjoyed watching Jayden grow academically. Silva Valley Principal Kathy […]

May 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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