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Latrobe School District wins Golden Bell Award

Latrobe School eighth-graders Nicholas Fernandez, Luci Gulbransen, Erin Horan, Morgan Dougherty, Haley Mahan, Ryan Miller, Wyatt Pittman, front row left to right, and Max Southworth, Jenna Kendrick, Emma Seymour, Ty Louie, Austin Garland, Jennifer Isaacson and Jacob Silvey, back row left to right, are participants in the school's Real Game and Speech Contest. Courtesy photo

The Latrobe School District recently became the proud recipient of the Golden Bell Award for the extraordinary curriculum and instruction used in its Real Game and Speech Contest. The California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards, now in its 36th year, promote excellence in education and school board governance by recognizing outstanding programs and governance practices […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Suspect on the run caught

A manhunt that began in Amador County ended with the arrest of Shannon Lee Henson, 37, in Pilot Hill Thursday afternoon. The Shingle Springs man was caught near Salmon Falls Road after he hid at a vacant property, according to El Dorado County sheriff’s officials. The pursuit started around 4:37 a.m. when Amador County officers attempted […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Student of the Month

Student of the Month Jayse Mixon, holding plaque, poses with Principal Kevin Cadden, his brother Justyce, 13, mom Jody Kitchens, teacher Erick Nordquist and Buckeye Union School District Superintendent David Roth, left to right.

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills celebrated its first 2016 Student of the Month last week, honoring William Brooks Elementary School student Jayse Mixon. Principal Kevin Cadden said Jayse, 10, is always pushing himself to do better. “He doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk,” Cadden said. Teacher Erick Nordquist called Jayse […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Jan. 14-20

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Jan. 14 12:22 p.m. A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle was reported on Hazelnut Circle. 2:50 p.m. A white male adult entered a Park Drive business and stole items. 4:23 p.m. A resident reported that a cluster mailbox on Besana Drive was pried […]

Comments Off / January 24, 2016 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Marshall executive gets regional council position

T Abraham

SACRAMENTO – The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California has named an experienced hospital director and government relations executive as the new regional vice president for the North Bay, Northern Sierra and Redwood Coast sections. William T Abraham, who goes by “T”, is a founding member of the El Dorado Hills Government Relations Committee […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

El Dorado Hills Fire contracts for outside review

It took a couple meetings to come to agreement, but the El Dorado Hills Fire Board of Directors approved a contract for a three-part comprehensive review of the district. The contested issue was the selection of a contractor to prepare the district’s community risk assessment, standards of cover and a facilities master plan. On Sept. 15, 2015, […]

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Former EDH man guilty

SACRAMENTO — Gregory J. Chmielewski, 46, of West Bend, Wisc., and formerly of El Dorado Hills, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud for a scheme where he transferred business funds to his own personal use, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced earlier this month. According to his plea agreement, Chmielewski set up a professional […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »