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Soldier with Lyme disease needs help

All he wanted to do was serve his country. Unfortunately, 26-year-old Jeremiah “Jimmy” Katches never got that opportunity. The Colfax resident had graduated from Washington Adu ...

Applegate man killed in Afghanistan

A Placer High School graduate is among the casualties of one of the single deadliest attacks in Afghanistan. Josh Hardt, 24, of Applegate, was killed during a weekend attack in an ...

Weimar man's hobby proves fruitful

It’s not often that you find your future in a box discarded behind the supermarket. But not much about Weimar historian, author and artist Pat Jacobsen’s career path has been t ...

Placer Land Trust welcomes Gregg McKenzie

Gregg McKenzie, a Colfax High School graduate, has been named to the board of directors for the Placer Land Trust. McKenzie is an independent consultant with expertise in restorat ...

Caring for others with compassion

“Getting older isn’t easy,” said 83-year-old Byron Schroeder. “One day you wake up and can’t remember when you were born, where you were born or even if you were born. So ...

Weimar teen describes vicious dog attack

It’s been almost a week since four pitbulls attacked him and Joseph “JoJo” Kerschner still has the fresh wounds that remind him of the scary encounter. There are ...

Purther earns Eagle Scout rank

Boy Scout Troop 855 is pleased to announce that an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was recently held at Grace Lutheran Church for recent high school graduate Berean Purther. In additio ...

More people thinking ink?

Tattoos, once associated with the military, convicts or motorcycle gangs, are now being embraced by mainstream society. “People are more knowledgeable and put more thought into ...

First Falcons had to overcome obstacles

Glenn Poole remembers just like it was yesterday. The bus trips to the Auburn Fairgrounds for practice. Having classes on how to put on a football uniform. Finally finding a place ...

Retired officers reach out to colleagues

When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, he is often hailed as a hero who “paid the ultimate price.”And yet, officers who end their own lives are not given ...