Saluting local veteran Sylvester Ramacher

El Dorado Hills resident Sylvester Ramacher, 85, has done something few have — he served in three branches of the military. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, then the Navy and finally the Army Reserves, embracing the experiences that have shaped him into the man he is today.

EDH Crime Watch: Oct. 25-31

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Oct. 25 6:37 p.m. Deputies arrested a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman on Telegraph Hill Drive. Marijuana found during the warrant arrests was booked for destruction. 8:05 p.m. Deputies arrested two teenage boys on suspicion of shoplifting from a Post Street business. Oct. […]

Lake Forest School to honor veterans

Lake Forest Elementary School invites area veterans to be honored at the Celebration of Freedom assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at 2240 Sailsbury Drive, El Dorado Hills. Veterans from local Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and friends and relatives of Lake Forest students will be present. A reception will […]

Michelle Koopman achieves gold

Oak Ridge High School senior Michelle Koopman has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her efforts to raise awareness about the importance of joining the national bone marrow registry, a topic that has extra meaning for the 17-year-old. “I chose this project because when I was 4 I was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, which […]

Trojans stand with Texas

Although Hurricane Harvey left Texas over a month ago, there is still a lot of work to be done. Oak Ridge High School and the California Interscholastic Federation have paired with Houston schools to help ease the pain. Oak Ridge was matched with J. Dobie High School in Houston. “They told us what their needs […]

Cameron Park Crime Watch: October 2017

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Oct. 1 2:42 p.m. A vehicle burglary was reported on Cameron Park Drive. 3:11 p.m. Fuel was reported siphoned from a vehicle on Robin Lane. Oct. 2 1:45 p.m. Mail theft was reported on Chasen Drive. Oct. 5 12:30 a.m. Deputies cited a 32-year-old […]

Celebrating a local veteran: Harold Kiser’s story

With the announcement of Japan’s surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, Harold Kiser thought he had safely made it through World War II. There would be no more pulling gliders or supply drops in the jungles of Burma for this C-47 pilot. Assigned to the 10th Air Force’s 2nd Commando 317 Troop Carrier Command since May 1944, Harold and his crew had flown numerous missions supporting Allied troops, and supplying Chinese forces. The conflict with Japan would not officially end until the surrender was signed on Sept. 2, 1945.