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Two-car accident leads to moderate injuries

A two-car accident in El Dorado Hills caused moderate injuries on May 20. A white Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 east of El Dorado Hills Boulevard at 2:55 p.m. when a tire blew out and the driver lost control of the vehicle, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. The Explorer struck a gray […]

Man dies in single-car accident on Carson Road

A man died in a single-car accident on Carson Road Oct. 6. Cory McGee, 22, had been traveling eastbound at an unknown rate of speed at 2:15 a.m. just west of Indian Lane when, for an unknown reason, he turned to the right and drifted off the road, said California Highway Patrol Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. […]

State Fair entertainment, car accident and elections make news

Special to the Democrat 25 Years ago Aug. 23, 1985 Entertainment at State Fair Hollywood comes to the 1985 California State Fair in Sacramento with the popular road show version of the always unpredictable Truth or Consequences. … Hosted by veteran TV announcer and game show host, Bob Hilton, the show allows the audience not […]

Greenwood man dies after two-car accident

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, morning at approximately 8 a.m., Kirby Root, 68, of Greenwood was traveling southbound on Highway 193 when his car left the roadway and hit a tree just past South Kelsey Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident involved Root’s 2010 Mercedes GLK350 and 45-year-old David Edwards’ 1986 Toyota pickup. […]

Two killed in early morning, three-car collision

Two teenagers were killed in a multiple-vehicle collision on Highway 49, two miles South of China Hill, Tuesday morning. At about 6:05 a.m. the driver of a blue Ford Focus, 18-year-old Gabriella Briceno of El Dorado, apparently lost control on northbound Highway 49, crossed into the southbound lane and side-swiped a Toyota Camry, according to […]

EDH woman shot dead in Carmichael

An El Dorado Hills woman died after an accidental shooting in a Carmichael apartment Saturday.

Joslynn Ledezma Sovenski, 18, went to Oak Ridge High School, graduated from Ponderosa High School and, according to her Facebook profile, worked at Togo’s in Cameron Park. Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives arrested 22-year-old Kenyatta Brown on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter; he’s being held at the Sacramento County Jail and is currently ineligible for bail.

“It is believed that Brown and the victim had no pre-existing relationship, but rather ended up together at the apartment as a result of mutual acquaintances who were also there,” sheriff’s officials reported. “Brown is believed to have been negligently handling a firearm in his possession, at which time he accidentally discharged it, mortally wounding the victim.”

Heard overthe back fence: Hangtown Car Show

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EID Communications Director Carlton to retire

After a whirlwind career that has included stints in human resources, customer service, management consulting, community relations and more fields than you can shake a stick at, Mary Lynn Carlton, 59, El Dorado Irrigation District’s Communications/Community Relations director, is retiring. While still officially on the job until July 14, Carlton said she’ll be gone before […]

DUI crash leads to car chase

An alleged DUI crash led to a chase on April 16 in Placerville. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Peterson was flagged down by a motorist at about 6 p.m., a press release stated. The motorist reported a female was driving a white SUV the wrong way on Missouri Flat Road. Peterson found the SUV […]

‘Accidental collector’ shares African-American memorabilia

Esther Roman is, by her own admission, an “accidental collector.” She had no interest in collecting memorabilia relating to African American history 25 years ago. But since then, the El Dorado Hills resident has collected more than 1,000 pieces for her own personal museum. The catalyst for her collecting was a 6-inch ruler, an item […]

Western Slope Health Center offers intensive medical care

The Western Slope Medical Center is a skilled nursing facility located in the wooded hills of Placerville. This 5-star (Medicare rated), 99-bed campus features dementia care, diabetes management, a restorative nursing program and nutritional care and a widely respected physical therapy department, all ably administered by Doug Hawkins, RN, and a staff of 17 managers. […]

Fatal accident in Camino

A man was killed in a fatal accident Thursday afternoon near Camino. Lawrence Alvin Randall, 78, was driving his 1997 Toyota 4Runner westbound in the No. 2 lane of Highway 50 east of Carson Road at about 4:10 p.m., a CHP press release stated. He was traveling at approximately 55 mph when, for unknown reasons, […]

Fatal accident on Lotus Road

A collision between a car and two to three motorcycles resulted in a fatality over the weekend. On Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m., Irene McPherson, 82, of El Dorado Hills was driving northbound on Lotus Road near Springvale Road when she collided with several motorcyclists. At the time she was driving her 2008 Ford Focus […]

Car show keeps legacy moving forward

A love of cars, people, life and laughter summed up 17-year-old Scott Santana’s many passions. Now, his legacy is being propelled forward through the Live On, Drive On campaign started by his parents in the wake of his fatal car accident. Following his car crash on May 17, 2011, Scott’s family carried out his wishes […]

Thank you to caring people

EDITOR: On, Saturday, April 19, I was with a friend kayaking on Sly Park Lake when I received a phone call that every mother dreads to hear. My son was in a vehicle accident and was being Life Flighted. I was instantly terrified, anguished, scared. I couldn’t get any answers as to his condition; I […]

Good Living: Ask a care manager: What do we have in front of us? Aging in community?

A recent American Society on Aging (ASA) Journal, “Generations” devotes the entire issue to Aging in Community (asaging.org). Being a social worker working with older individuals and their families for many years always draws me to professional publications and programs that deal with the issues. It was on a recent vacation with friends that I […]

Bunco is more than a card game

“It’s not rocket science,” said Nancy Erlich, “but it’s fun.” In the 20 years since Erlich founded a Bunco club in order to spend time with women she’d met in her real estate career, the membership of the group has changed, the size of the group has both expanded and contracted, husbands have died, people […]

Affordable Care Act continues to produce confusion and anger

Problems implementing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) continue, adding to the anger and confusion over the new law. Breakdowns and security breaches have characterized the federal health exchange Website from the outset. Despite some improvements, problems persist. According to a recent report from ABC News, one-third of the 149,000 people who have been able to […]

My turn: The new year of Obamacare

A great tragedy is now unfolding across America as we prepare for the new year. Millions of Americans are losing their health plans; millions more are facing staggering price increases; millions more are having hours cut or seeing their salaries pared back at work because of Obamacare. Sadly, this is just the beginning. In coming […]

Camino accident kills two Placerville men

An accident on Nov. 9 on Barkley Road in Camino claimed the lives of two Placerville men. Trent Wanta, 23, was driving his 2001 Toyota Echo westbound on Barkley Road at 7:10 p.m. with Cody Clevland, 24, as his passenger, a CHP report stated. Driving at an unknown rate of speed, Wanta failed to negotiate […]

Hangtown Haven profile: Auto accident took Derrick’s short-term memory

Hangtown Haven, the city’s legal encampment for the homeless, will end its one-year experiment in communal living on Nov. 15 when its Temporary Use Permit expires. The camp has more than 30 residents, and a Community Council of four residents who run the camp and enforce its regulations for the safety of all and a […]

Accident brings out concerned Samaritans

A Sunday afternoon drive on westbound Highway 50 turned into a car accident that brought a flurry of people to help. A white vehicle carrying a family of five was traveling west bound on Highway 50 east of Greenstone Road when it suddenly veered to the right, off the freeway and down an embankment. Ashlee […]

Car technology

We’ve all seen stories about Google’s driverless car. It won’t be a driverless car when it really starts getting used. It will be a car that drivers can put on autopilot while they take a nap, read a book, type on the computer or do makeup on the way to work along with eating a […]

Bass Lake accident victim identifed

The victim of a solo vehicle fatal accident early Friday morning on Bass Lake Road has been identified. Ashley Culver, 22, of Shingle Springs, was the victim of the accident, CHP Officer Ron Davenport said. Culver’s 1997 Pontiac was heading eastbound on Highway 50 at the Bass Lake Road undercrossing at 2:05 a.m. when the […]

EDH accident leaves one dead

A solo vehicle accident left an unknown person dead in El Dorado Hills early Friday morning. A 1997 Pontiac was heading eastbound at Highway 50 and the Bass Lake Road under crossing at 2:05 a.m. when it left the roadway, off the west dirt embankment, said CHP Officer Frank Rodriquez. The car launched into the […]

Car kills Pollock bicyclist

A woman died from injuries sustained in an April 26 night traffic accident in Pollock Pines. Michelle Erickson, 30, allegedly hit Crystal Wood, 28, with her 1997 Silver Toyota 4Runner on Pony Express Trail just west of Pony Bob Drive at 10 p.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. Wood was on a bicycle, […]

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Take my word for it: A scary moment

Nothing prepares you for a major car accident. There are precautions you can take in case an accident occurs — proper insurance coverage for your vehicle, health insurance for yourself, etc. — but when a crash happens, more than just the hunk of metal (or fiberglass) you’re in is shaken up. I received a call […]

Senior Day Care provides hope and respite

The greatest generation suffers Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic maladies in unprecedented numbers. Caring for them places extraordinary demands on their families and the public health system. The El Dorado County Senior Day Care Center provides treatment for chronically ill seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and allows them to live […]

High-speed accident leaves teens with ‘major injuries’

Three juveniles were involved in a traffic accident Sunday evening, leaving two with major injuries and one with unknown injuries. The three juveniles, all between 16 and 18 years old, were traveling westbound on North Shingle Road towards Ponderosa Road,  CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. They were going “too fast” Cuthbertson said, and lost control […]

Former carpenter opens gallery

If you’ve traversed Main Street in Placerville in the past five weeks, the photographs in the new Jim Powers Gallery have probably caught your eye. They caught the eyes of a group of photographers on Feb.27 who hustled into the gallery to inspect the brilliant details more closely. Powers, 57, opened the gallery of his […]

Oak Ridge student dies in sledding accident

An Oak Ridge High School student and football player was pronounced dead after a sledding accident Feb. 17.

Dylan Ridolfi, 15, had been sledding with his family at Sheep’s Flat, about a mile away from the Mt. Rose summit near Route 341 in Washoe County, Nev., where witnesses say he had been going at a “high rate of speed” before hitting two trees, said Washoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Armando Avina.

Deputies were dispatched at 3:34 p.m., with medical units, fire engines and a Care Flight helicopter ambulance also responding. Ridolfi was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 p.m.

Accident kills one, injuries another

An accident on Jan. 7 claimed one life and injured another Sly Park Road.  A 1993 blue Ford Ranger was traveling westbound on Sly Park Road at 1:25 p.m., going between 50 and 60 mph when it traveled off the north shoulder, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. The truck fishtailed, rotating clockwise towards Shell Lane. […]

Performance Chiropractic and Sports Center certified for accident victims

Physician, heal thyself … and that’s just what Dr. Yong Kim did, after a fashion. When Kim, owner of Performance Chiropractic and Sports Center in Cameron Park, was a teenager he suffered chronic back pain following numerous vehicle accidents and sports injuries. Add poor posture to the mix, and soon Kim was the victim of […]

Top 10 — No. 1: Rubicon Trail accident, 60th Jamboree

The Rubicon Trail was in the news throughout 2012. Much of the news was good, including the Jeeper’s Jamboree celebrating its 60th run, and the county supervisors paving the way for work on the trail, but the trail was also struck by tragedy in 2012. Rachel Anne Gray, a 21-year-old from El Dorado Hills, was […]

The accidental dentist

Dr. Robert Catron, of Sierra Dental Group in Shingle Springs, might not be going on another vacation for a while — not if his wife Yami has anything to say about it. Five years after  birth of the couple’s twins, Catron was finally able to talk his wife into a second honeymoon — their first […]

My turn: Health Care — at what price?

In a telling moment on Meet the Press (Sept 9, 2012), the Republican nominee for President, Mitt Romney, confessed that he did not want to get rid of all of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) colloquially known as “Obamacare”. He began listing the various programs he would like to keep in his […]

EDH man recovering quickly from dirt bike accident

A dirt bike accident in June nearly left 21-year-old Josh Cooper in a wheelchair for the rest of his life but the El Dorado Hills resident credits his family and friends for his speedy recovery. “I’m about 80 percent recovered,” Cooper said a little more than two months after he flew off his dirt bike. […]

Accident on South Shingle leads to fatality

A fatal accident occurred Aug. 3 on South Shingle Drive in Shingle Springs. At 11:05 p.m., a 1990 Toyota pickup truck was heading southbound on South Shingle Road north of El Camino at an “unknown high rate of speed,” said CHP Officer Dan Stark. While trying to go around a curve, the driver lost control […]

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As we were: Light-pane accident

25 Years ago July 17, 1987 ‘Pilot misjudgment’ caused recent crash “Pilot misjudgment” is being cited as the cause of the light-plane accident last week in Cameron Park, according to Debbie Eckrote, air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Eckrote said the final report has not been prepared, but she said it appears […]

The rural life: Providing care, or taking liberties?

If a child is injured or sickened, that’s a bad thing, right? And the purpose of a pediatrician is to keep a child healthy, correct? If these statements are true, then why would it be a bad thing for a pediatrician to ask a parent questions meant to protect the health of a child? I’ve […]

Striking it rich by accident

The Coloma-Lotus area seems to be a very lucky place for all kinds of treasure hunters. For Mitch Carey of Shingle Springs, it came by accident when he was thinning out the poison oak on his property in Lotus last Saturday. He looked down and noticed what looked like a piece of charcoal. After checking it […]

Girl loses leg in bus stop accident

A 15-year-old girl waiting for her El Dorado High School bus lost her leg after a car lost control in the snow and pinned her to a power pole. Karly Bray was hit on Pony Express Trail near Mace Road at 7:15 a.m. March 1 after Kassandra Hoelscher, 18, lost control her of 1992 Chevy […]

Deputy kills Tahoe bear in apparent accidental shooting

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot a black bear with a live round rather than a rubber bullet during a recent incident that resulted in the death of a mother of two cubs. About 10 p.m. on a recent Friday, deputies responded to the Tahoe Shores Mobile Home Park in […]

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Never give up on a dream

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2015 stats: Violent crime up

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EID directors trade insults over compensation

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Report: Man sets girl on fire

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ORHS principal still out

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Accreditation reaffirmed for all four Los Rios colleges

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Eldorado National Forest hosts OHV grants open house

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Mik running for Assembly

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Camino district proposes bond

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Have a game plan for Super Bowl 50

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Free state tax assistance online

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EDH property serves as fiery training ground

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Sailing returns to Folsom Lake

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Use your intelligence, Gene

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Board majority sell-out

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Hit in the head

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Who’s the real phony?

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EID disaster

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Tahoe seniors delighted

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Are you hornswoggled?

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Teacher shortage

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Denial

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Hands up, don’t shoot?

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Disdain and disgrace

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Altshuler’s insults

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Helping the homeless

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Herd immunity doesn’t work either

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Clay Street problems?

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Numbers add up for Bruins’ team title

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Oak Ridge athletes sign

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Outside with Charlie: Echo Lake trek

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Costa breaks through for first win

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Six lady wrestlers advance

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Troy tests Woodcreek

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Cougars win rematch, eye title

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Roundup: Feb. 8, 2016

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Schedule: Feb. 8-13, 2016

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Roundup: Feb 4, 2016

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Bruins clinch CVC

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UM, ED Sierra Valley Conference champs

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D’backs fall to Cordova

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Troy downs Woodcreek

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Bruins breeze by Bella Vista

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Trojan War Wrestling Tournament

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Prospecting »

Learn how to utilize social media

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Golden Memories Photo Contest invites entries

By Apple Hill Growers | From Page: B1

Cutting edge outdoor education where the Gold Rush started

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Eskaton residents honor Placerville employee

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Register today for GTUSD 2016-17 school year

By Gold Trail Union School District | From Page: B2

At a glance: Let’s do something

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Discover Gold Rush emigrant trails into county

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Roxanne DeLillo to speak at Divide club luncheon

By Divide Women's Club | From Page: B2

After 5 Club meets

By Senior Day | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Got chickens?

By Heidi Napier | From Page: B3

Master Food Preservers: Yes you can, can

By Earlene Eisley-Freeman | From Page: B4

Sacramento State offers vibrant Black History Month events

By California State Unversity, Sacramento | From Page: B6

Career fair showcases opportunities

By El Dorado Union High School District

‘Ancestral Voices’ inspire dancers in spring concert

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Essentials »

Building permits issued Feb. 1-5

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News Bites 2/10

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Divorces: December 2015

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Placerville Police crime log

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EDSO crime log

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Lake levels

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On the agenda: EID

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DUI Log

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Building permits issued Jan. 25-29

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News Bites 2/3

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Building permits issued from Jan. 18-22

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Rainfall totals: January 2016

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Lake levels

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News Bites: 1/27

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EDSO Crime Log

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Placerville Police Crime Log

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DUI Log

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Lake levels

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News Bites: 1/20

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Building permits issued Jan. 11-15

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Obituaries »

Michael “Mike” Edward Wurm

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Dennis “Spike” Wright

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Lloyd Frank Romberger

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Cristin Claire Hesse-Gill

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Joseph Richard Erickson

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Philip John Garthe Jr.

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Bell Weaver

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Charlotte Emily Dryden

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Donna Louise Ranger

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June Birtwell

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James Carroll Coleman

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