It’s her lucky day

Gwen Danley turns 12 on 12-12-12 “It was a master plan made 13 years ago,” Karen Kukoda joked about her daughter’s 12th birthday on Dec. 12, 2012. All kidding aside, the Rolling Hills Middle School sixth-grader said, “It’s cool.” And since 12-12-12 is the last repetitive date most of us alive today will ever see […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Rotary honors Officers of the Year

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies Keith Maher and Bryan Brown received accolades from the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills and their boss, Sheriff John D’Agostini, Wednesday morning as they received the title of Officers of the Year for their outstanding work and service to the community. Both men exemplify the Sheriff’s Department mission, D’Agostini said […]

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Genealogical society president steps down but his name stays with the group

The El Dorado Hills Genealogical Society’s retiring President John C. Bronaugh, and one of its founding directors, received an unanticipated honor at the society’s Nov. 28 meeting. Dr. Gwynn Akin, also a founding director, announced she would fund the establishment of the John C. Bronaugh Speakers’ Fund in Bronaugh’s honor because of his valuable and many contributions to […]

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Rebecca Dudley fights for justice

Rebecca Dudley, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, has a passion for learning and she took that passion to 2012 Girls State at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont earlier this year. The senior was one of 500 girls who attended the summer government camp to expand her leadership abilities. Dudley was city clerk for the city […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Interact volunteers give back

No offense to teens who spend their Friday evenings playing video games and Saturday mornings sleeping in … the Oak Ridge High School Interact Club members have better things to do. Last week the students spent hours giving their time and energy to children they will likely never meet. About a dozen club members shopped […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Student’s video encourages safety on the road

Oak Ridge High School senior Danielle Punao completed a video project to educate students on traffic safety. The video was part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project and will be shown to local middle and elementary schools. “I knew that there were a lot of safety incidents with drivers and students who were going […]

December 12, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Retiring fire chief Ballenger to volunteer back

Brad Ballenger began his fire service career in 1987 as a barely paid reserve for the West Sacramento Fire Department and landed a roster spot on the El Dorado Hills Fire Department the following year. On a clear winter morning 24 years later he stood at attention and received his department’s highest honor, its “colors,” […]

November 28, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,