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Pleasant Grove House sinking into the dust of history

Pleasant Grove House, across the street from Pleasant Grove Middle School on Green Valley Road in Rescue, is slowly sinking into the dust of history. Surrounded by chain-link fence and minus a few outbuildings, the former road house and Pony Express stop is deteriorating daily and no one can stop it. The house was built […]

May 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Nutting acquitted of felonies, guilty of misdemeanors

A jury found El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting not guilty of three felonies but guilty of six misdemeanors, it was announced mid-morning Wednesday. The guilty verdicts stemmed from Nutting’s attempt to solicit bail money from county employees and county contractors. The jury acquitted Nutting of felony charges of filing false documents and conflicts of […]

May 21, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

St. Stephen’s celebrates 50 years of serving God, the community

Le and Elaine Wallin were playing badminton with their children in the front yard when a pastor walked up. Rudolf Johnson wanted to start a church in El Dorado Hills. “So we knocked on doors and helped,” Elaine said. Fifty years later, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church has a few hundred members, 50 to 70 attending each […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Oak Ridge receives Global Education Excellence Award

Oak Ridge High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year. The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. Oak Ridge High School was one of a select […]

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Rolling Hills Church hosts national leadership event

“The power of what we do is not just in the day-to-day. It’s in thinking big ways beyond ourselves to change the world,” SAP AG CEO Bill McDermott said during Leadercast Live last Friday. Gems of wisdom like these were peppered throughout the televised event from Atlanta, which was streamed to 750 host sites around […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student of the Month: Emily Corvalan

When Emily Corvalan started at Jackson Elementary, Principal Michele Miller said she or the young student’s mom would have to carry her to class. Now a confident fifth-grader, Emily walks into Jackie Tweed’s class ready to learn. “Emily is an outstanding student,” her teacher said. “She has a terrific attitude and everything she does is […]

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Teachers celebrated

No cell phones, paper planes (do kids still do that?) or whispers — Three of El Dorado Hills’ great teachers had the audience’s full attention last Wednesday as they received Teacher of the Year awards during the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills breakfast meeting. Receiving top grades were Lake Forest Elementary teacher Rob McClurg, […]

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