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Al Svare, a World War II Veteran and retired employee from United Airlines, celebrated his 96th birthday on Thursday, September 9, 2021, with many friends from United Airlines at El Torero, 11968 Highway 88 #3002 (Amador Plaza Shopping Center) in Jackson. The sombrero never looked so good, A…

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An institution for over a century, the City of Ione’s first mayor, Bill Gebhardt celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Friends and family decided to provide a parade by Bill’s house to honor him on his special day. As was stated by one participant, “Everyday is a spe…

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Ezra James Walbert was born on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, weighing 9 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring 22 inches long to parents Daniel and Lauren Walbert of Sacramento. Ezra was welcomed home by his grandparents Mark and Danielle Walbe…

Mike & Sharon (Hearnshaw) Hewitt are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, September 11, 2021. They were married September 11, 1971, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. According to this Golden Anniversary couple, “We’ve muddled through. It’s been ‘the best of times and the worst o…

Boone Thomas Simmons was born on Monday, August 27, 2021, at 8:07 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces and measuring 19 inches long to parents Kimberly and Morgan Simmons of San Andreas. Boone was welcomed home by his siblings Ackley and Gatlin.

Athena Grace Blackwell was born on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 8 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 5 pounds and measuring 18 inches long to mother Christie DeVeney of Ione. She was welcomed home by her siblings Joshua and Lucinda, grandparents Christopher and Debra DeVen…

Patrick Henry Fillmore was born on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 8:40 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches long to parents Casandra and Billy Fillmore of Sutter Creek. Patrick was welcomed home by his siblings Jay, Robbie, Scott, and…

Brooklyn Rae Lister was born on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 11:22 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 8 pounds and 4 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long to parents Jennifer Armstrong and Rocky Lister of Jackson. Brooklyn was welcomed home by her brother Kaden Leppo, and gran…

Amanda Halvorson and Jacob Carter were married on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the home of Lorraine Halvorson in Stockton. Amanda is the daughter of Frank and Lori Halvorson of Sutter Creek, while Jacob is the son of Robert Carter of Mountain Ranch and Brenda Carter of Albuquerque, NM. The Mai…

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Gaylan and Debra Miller (McKamey) are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 21. They met at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. They were married in 1971 in Fortuna, California — Debbie’s hometown. They moved to the City of Ione in Amador County in 1977, and have made t…

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Georgia Rose Wester was born on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 10:05 a.m. at Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center in Modesto, California weighing 8 pounds and 13 ounces and measuring 21 inches long to parents Dekotah and Rebecca Wester of Valley Springs. Georgia was welcomed home by grandpare…

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Logan Rocky Konopasek was born on Friday, May 7, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. at the Methodist Hospital of Sacramento in Sacramento, California weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches to parents Amanda and Kasey Konopasek of Pioneer. Logan was welcomed home by his brother Landon, grandpa…

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Alice Anne Cucuk-Rantasuo was born on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 11:35 a.m. at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, California weighing 2 pounds and 5.6 ounces and measuring 13 inches to parents Kelly Cucuk-Rantasuo and Brandon Rantasuo of Sutter Creek. Alice was welcomed home by her siblings…

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Sawyer James Simmons was born on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 8:35 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center in Modesto, California weighing 9 pounds and 8 ounces and measuring 21 inches to parents Kaylee and James Simmons of Valley Springs. Sawyer was welcomed home by his sister Paisley.

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Amelia Grace Perez-Westbrook was born on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 2:27 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, California weighing 7 pounds and 15 ounces and measuring 20 inches to parents Angelina Serna and Lamont Perez-Westbrook of Fiddletown. Amelia was welcomed home by her brothers…

Cash Santiago Gamez was born on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 12:15 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 19 inches to parents Kilie Daneri and Ryan Gamez of Pine Grove.

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Orin Paul Compton was born on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11:21 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces and measuring 20 inches to parents Andrea Tremblay and Shawn Compton of Sutter Creek. Orin was welcomed home by his grandparents Roger and Clara Lundin…

Mayla Swift and Tyler Burgess were married on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Swift-Schafer Ranch in Sutter Creek. Mayla is the daughter of Jim Swift and Cathy Castillo of Sutter Creek, while Tyler is the son of Ernie and Trudi (Truscott) Burgess of Sutter Creek. The best man was Kyle Burgess…

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Ed and Rose Alvarado celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Monday, May 31, 2021. They met at a dance in San Jose, CA – Ed’s hometown. After a whirlwind courtship, they were engaged on Valentine’s Day 1961, eloped and married in the Chapel at the then existing Overland Hotel. They feel …

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Samuel Arthur Chavira was born on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at 9:54 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, California, weighing 7 pounds and 4 ounces and measuring 21 inches long to parents Erika and Miguel Chavira of Ione. Samuel was welcomed home by his sister and brother Victoria and Hug…

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Robin Virgil Cowan was born on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 8:34 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, California weighing 9 pounds and 14 ounces and measuring 21 inches to parents Skyler Teaghan Reynolds and Thomas James Cowan of Plymouth. Robin was welcomed home by grandparetns Christoph…

Courtney Eble and Austin Wilson were married on Saturday, May 1st, 2021, at Plymouth Ranch, in their hometown, Plymouth. Courtney is the daughter of Kevin and Lori Eble, while Austin is the son of Frank A. Wilson Jr. and Dawn L. Wilson. The best man was Anthony, the maid-of honor was Brittne…

Madden Alexander Grundland was born on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 12:02 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, California weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces and measuring 19 inches long to parents Michelle Hillis and Alexander Grundland of Sutter Creek. Madden was welcomed home by his sibli…

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True Emily Lyle was born on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 11:25 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, California weighing 7 pounds and 2.5 ounces and measuring 21 inches long to parents Kathleen Fillmore and Michael Lyle of Pioneer. True was welcomed home by her brother Michael, grandparen…

Conor James Dougherty was born on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 7 pounds and 15 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches to Rachael Davis and Anthony Dougherty of Sutter Creek. Conor was welcomed home by his sister Chloe Elizabeth Dougherty and his gran…

Donna Richelle Rodrigues was born on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 12:59 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 5 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring 18 inches long to Johnna Doran and Mark Rodrigues of Sutter Creek. Donna was welcomed home by grandparents Valerie Rodrigues, Donn…

Gracey Rey Fischer was born on February 9, 2021, at 7:13 a.m. at the Anderson Lucchetti Women and Children’s Center in Sacramento, California weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces and measuring 19 ½ inches to parents Kimberly and Jeremy Fischer of Rancho Cordova.  She was welcomed home by her sisters …

Jaxon Dean Randolph was born on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6:55 a.m. at Kaiser Roseville Hospital in Roseville, CA, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20.5 inches to parents Kierstyn Gold and Dax Randolph of Ione. Jaxon was welcomed home by grandparents Troy and Melanie Gold, and Joey and Denis…

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Liam Jon Walsh was born on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:42 p.m. at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces and measuring 20 inches long to parents Donovan and Shawna Walsh of Ione. Liam was welcomed home by doggy Chuck and doggy Lily, grandparents Diane and …

Riot Timmo Johnson was born on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 5:26 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 6 pounds and 3 ounces and measuring 20 inches to parents Holle Richardson and Packard Johnson of West Point. Riot was welcomed home by his sister Rylee Ann and grandparent…

Opal Juliette Smith was born on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 11:11 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hopsital in Jackson, Ca, weighing 5 pounds and 2 ounces and measuring 13 inches to parents Tim and Carly Amatisto-Smith of Sutter Creek. Opal was welcomed home by her brother Wade, and grandparents Mike and…

Levi Paul Monterrey was born on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 5:02 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Ca, weighing 7 pounds and 4 ounces and measuring 19 inches to parents Camille Sobon Monterrey and Martin Stephen Monterrey of Sutter Creek. Levi was welcomed home by his grandpare…

Hunter Rodney William Smith was born on Wendesday, March 24, 2021, at 6:05 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Ca, weighing 5 pounds and 7 ounces and measuring 17 inches to parents Tara DeVeney and Ben Smith of Ione. Hunter was welcomed home by his grandparents Chris and Deb DeVeney, …

Wyatt Andrew Turpen was born on Monday, March 8, 2021, at 9:34 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Ca, weighing 8 pounds and 8 ounces and measuring 20 inches to parents Andrew and Rizza Turpen of San Andreas. Wyatt was welcomed home by siblings Dylan, Emaline, and Yurika, and grandpar…

Clara Rose Bramell was born on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 12:44 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Ca, weighing 6 pounds and 12 ounces and measuring 18 inches to parents Jeffrey Jordan and Tiffany Mitchell Bramell of Pioneer. Clara was welcomed home by grandparents Stephanie and Tony …

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Brody James Allen was born on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 10:30 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Ca, weighing 6 pounds and 5 ounces and measuring 19.75 inches to parents Jared and Kiely Allen. Brody was welcomed home by his brothers Mason and Hudson, grandparents Dale and Mary K…

Isaiah Douglas Nottnagel was born on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 3:45 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 9 pounds and 1 ounce and measuring 20 inches to parents Matthew and Angelene Nottnagel. Isaiah was welcomed home by his siblings Riley, Payton, Giavanna, Haleigh,…

Addilyn Rae Herndon was born on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 12:41 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 8 pounds and 12.8 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches to parents Mary Ickes and Kenneth Herndon Jr. of Jackson. Addilyn was welcomed home by her sisters Braelyn and Lillia…

Hazel Grace Edmonson was born on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 7:09 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches to Aaron and Bayleigh Edmonson of Ione. Hazel was welcomed home by her brother Grayson, and her grandparents Mike and Davin…

Kehlanni Aria Drayton was born on Friday, Janaury 22, 2021, at 7:50 p.m. at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Sacramento, CA, weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches to parents Tyrique and Analysa Drayton of Jackson. Kehlanni was welcomed home by her grandparents Kevin and Ka…

Tatum James Leppo was born on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 5:20 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 8 pounds and 2 ounces and measuring 20 inches to parents Mariah Stoddard and Kyle Leppo of Pine Grove. Tatum was welcomed home by his sibling Kaden, and grandparents De…

Melody Rain Justice was born on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 8:40 p.m. Sutter Roseville Hospital in Roseville, CA, weighing 8 pounds and 8 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches to parents Steven and Heather Justice of Ione. Melody was welcomed home by grandparents Michael and Susan Justice, Art…

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Thomas Ray Duncan was born on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 7 pounds and 8 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches to parents Crystal and Thomas Duncan from Pioneer. Thomas was welcomed home by his sister Amelia and grandparents Lisa Hoo…

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Clayton Martin Demere was born on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 4:40 a.m. at Lakeland Hospital in Lakeland, FL, weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces and measuring 20 inches long to parents Melissa Gonzalez and Clayton Demere from Lakeland, FL. Clayton was welcomed home by his siblings Isabel, Ad…

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Bentley Wayne Harper was born on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 7:05 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces and measuring 20 inches to parents Sarah Adler and Ethan Harper from Pioneer. Bentley was welcomed home by his grandparents Debbie Adler, Russell B…

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Agosto “Augie” Tiego Espana was born on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Ca, weighing 6 pounds and 13 ounces to parents Paige Quick and Manny Espana from Jackson. Augie was welcomed home by grandparents Josh and Jennifer Quick, Gustavo and Lucia Espana, and K…

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Sadie Ann Adele Hartmann was born on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at UC Davis in Sacramento, Ca, weighing 7 pounds and 7 ounces and measuring 21 inches to parents Ashley and Stephen Hartmann from Jackson, CA. She was welcomed home by her brothers Isaiah and Hudson, grandparents Rob and Ladele…

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Matthew Albert Rehkopf McIntosh was born on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 9:05 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 9 pounds and 4 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches to parents Kris and Rho McIntosh. Matthew was welcomed home by his siblings RJ, Abby and Oliver, by his gr…

Leia Genesis La Vielle was born on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 9:25 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 5 pounds and 12.4 ounces and measuring 19 inches to parents Adriana and Jesse La Vielle of Jackson. Leia was welcomed home by her grandparents Debbie La Vielle and Le…

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Chloe Noelle Olivero was born on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 2:06 a.m. at UC Davis Hospital in Sacramento, CA, weighing 6 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring 18 inches to parents Angela and Kevin Olivero of Fair Oaks. Chloe was welcomed home by her grandparents Ron and Chris Olivero, Gladys…