Bill Kirkpatrick

Jan. 24, 1934 — Aug. 30, 2013 Bill Kirkpatrick went to his heavenly home to be with the Lord on Aug. 30, 2013, after a short illness. He was born in Benton, Ark., and raised in Tuscon, Ariz. He loved the Lord, his family and many friends. He was a member of the Pipe-Fitters and Steamfitters […]

Phyllis Rupley Snyder

Nov. 10, 1915 — Sept. 6, 2013 Phyllis Rupley Snyder, 97, 1994 El Dorado Rose and the matriarch of an El Dorado County pioneer family died in Placerville on Sept. 6, 2013, after a brief illness. Born in Placerville to Charles and Clara Jerrett Rupley on Nov. 10, 1915, she was the oldest living alumni of […]

Thomas G. Neutzling

June 18, 1945 — Aug. 30, 2013 Thomas Neutzling was born on June 18, 1945, in St. Cloud, Minn., and departed Aug. 30, 2013. He was one of 12 children born to Andrew and Florence Neutzling. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Thomas briefly taught English before becoming a pilot in the U.S. Air […]

Lee Igel DeLangie

March 30, 1917 — Aug. 13, 2013 Lee Igel DeLangie (née Leola May Robinson), widow of Joe Igel (deceased 1987) and Francis DeLangie (deceased 2000), all former residents of Cameron Park, died in Cathedral City on Aug. 13, 2013. She was 96. Lee grew up in the Hollywood Hills but spent most of her life […]

Foothill gourmet: Pesto is great

My friend, Betsy, wanted an answer to the question: What is pesto? As a result, a recipe for classic Italian pesto appeared in one of the my first Foothill Gourmet columns. Imagine my delight when I found additional ways to use pesto beyond pasta. Traditional pesto is a combination of fresh herbs, oil and cheese. […]

As we were: Maintenance is an ongoing thing

25 Years ago Sept. 9, 1988 SMUD’s Loon Lake drained for dredging Loon Lake, already 86 feet below its maximum level, is going to get “a dam sight smaller” before autumn is over, according to Ray Sherrett. Sherrett is a hydrographer for the Sacramento Utility District that operates Loon Lake and 10 other reservoirs as its […]

Fire up the grills and get barbecuing

Professional competition barbecue pitmasters will blow smoke over Cameron Park in September to benefit local organizations at the 2013 Rubstock BBQ Championship. More than 40 pitmasters and their teams are scheduled to compete in the Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 event. “These professional competition barbecue teams, one coming from as far as Nixa, […]

Laughter is good for everything

What: “Stand Up For Kids” Who: Leadership El Dorado Class 6, El Dorado County’s Chamber of Commerce Where: Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave., Placerville When: Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $35 tickets can be purchased at the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce in Placerville, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce in Cameron Park […]

Second incarnation of Hangtown Halloween Ball

What: Hangtown Halloween Ball Who: Railroad Earth, Hangtown Halloween partners Ryan Kronenburg and Adam Northway of Pet Projekt Events, and Roy Carter of High Sierra Music Festival Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville When: Friday, Oct. 26, 1:45 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 28, midnight Cost: 60 for a single day or $160 for a three-day pass […]

Enjoy A Night at the Theater to aide Partners in Care

What: Ninth annual A Night at the Theater Who: Partners in Care Where: Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Friday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 per person and in advance and $40 at the door the night of the event Information: 530-344-0700 If you enjoy listening to a variety of popular […]

At a glance: Sept. 26, 2012 An apple a day

For the members of the Apple Hill Growers Association it is a big day. Johnny Appleseed was born on this date in 1774. Jonathan Chapman recognized the value of apples and introduced apple trees to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. El Dorado County is fortunate to be a great place for growing apples and we […]

Chili cook-off was a cool event

CAMERON PARK — It was a hot time at Burke Junction as cooks prepared their chili for the 2012 Chili Cook-off and Classic Car Show on Saturday, Sept, 8. The day was warm, the music by Out of the Blue was definitely hot, the classic cars were smoking’ and the chili heated met expectations. The […]

Crime Log — Sept. 20-23

Sept. 20 8:25 a.m. 
A crime report was taken regarding an attempted vehicle burglary on Los Santos Drive in Cameron Park. Suspect(s) are unknown. 8:30 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) remove catalytic converter from motor vehicle on Broome Place in El Dorado Hills. No one was seen or heard. 9:30 a.m. Loss prevention reported that a subject […]