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Slow Ride rolls for a good cause

Just out of high school in Idaho years ago, Steven Poindexter landed a job as a gravedigger. He didn’t know he would soon be burying one of his buddies from school, killed in Vietnam. “That’s when I became patriotic,” said Poindexter, 61, of Pollock Pines, who three years ago decided to organize an event to […]

Comments Off / September 15, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Oak Ridge students tackle hunger

Oak Ridge students Courtney Hutchins, Jennifer Sink and Daphne Benguerel, left to right, sold Tackle Hunger T-shirts every day at lunch during a week-long event to help the Food Bank of El Dorado County. The event ended with a check presentation at the Tackle Hunger football game Friday night. Courtesy photo

Oak Ridge leadership students and staff spent last week spreading the message that people in our community struggle to put food on the table as part of the third annual Tackle Hunger week in partnership with Rolling Hills Christian Church and the Food Bank of El Dorado County. ASB students Jennifer Sink, Daphne Benguerel and Courtney […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Senior Day Care throws a party

The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Services Program hosts an open house and 25th anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Placerville Senior Day Care Center, 935A Spring St. The Senior Day Care Center in Placerville first opened its door on Aug. 28, 1989, and in early 2014, the El Dorado […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Sept. 7-12

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: No parking Sept. 7: Someone parked their vehicle in a Tarvisio Way resident’s driveway without permission. The vehicle was towed. Big haul Sept. 8: Thieves made off with several items, including two vehicles and two trailers, at a El Dorado Hills Boulevard property. Open door […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2014 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Deidre Fleischer

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Deidre A. Fleischer, daughter of Timothy J. and Victoria L. Fleischer of Placerville, was recently promoted to her current rank while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, homeported in Norfolk, Va. Fleischer was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Fleischer […]

Comments Off / September 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Special election: Frentzen wins District 2 Supervisor race

Shiva Frentzen

In a rout of the other five candidates running for the job, Shiva Frentzen handily won in the Sept. 9 special election for the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat. The Elections Department’s official final report gives Frentzen 2,617 votes, more than 1,000 votes ahead of her nearest competitor. In second place was George Turnboo […]

1 Comment / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: William Tostenson

William K. Tostenson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet has graduated from the three-week airborne training course, also known as “jump school,” at the U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The airborne school allows the cadets attending host colleges and universities to earn their jump wings. After completing the course as qualified paratroopers, cadets return […]

Comments Off / September 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »