After the program on bulb planting on October 22, the Sierra Madre Garden Club surprised Thelma Clancy with an expanded birthday celebration, first of many to be sure. (She wanted to bring a cake to celebrate her and all members birthdays.) She was asked to come to the front of the room wher…

Vincent and Jeanette DeStigter of Pioneer celebrated their 50th Anniversary. Married on November 1st 1969 in Hayward CA. Hosted by their children Aimee and Ryan Gillaspie of Pioneer and Laurie and David Pera of Santa Cruz. Grandchildren are Katie Howard of Santa Cruz and Jake Gillaspie of Pi…

Asher Lloyd Peterson was born on November 2, 2019 at 8:06 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 8 pounds and measuring in at 19 inches in length to parents Ashley Steele and Lloyd Peterson, of Camanche, CA. He was welcomed home by siblings Angela, Alex and Anthony, and gran…

Kaytlyn Elizabeth Shelton was born on September 17, 2019 at 9:40 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces and measuring in at 19.5 inches in length to parents Katherine and Glen Shelton, of Pioneer, CA. She was welcomed home by siblings Destiny, R.J. and…

Amie Bertrand and Jonathan Davidson of Jackson will be married on October 31, 2019 at the Italian Picnic grounds in Sutter Creek. The groom is employed by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.

Robert and Shirley are celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary with family and a card shower. They were married on October 6, 1949 at the Open Bible Church in Ottumwa, Iowa. Both are now retired. Their children are Cindy (Rick) Bennett of Batavia, Iowa and Randy (Carletta) Creek of Agency…

Thomasina Shannon Schultz was born on July 25, 2019 at 9:08 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring in at 19 inches in length to parents Shannon Ferreira and Gage Schultz, of San Andreas, CA. She was welcomed home by grandparents David and The…

Randi McCarley and Benjamin Long of Fresno, CA are engaged. McCarley is a 2013 graduate of Amador High School, and a 2017 graduate of Fresno Pacific University. She is an office assistant at Fresno Superior Court. Parents of the bride are Rick and Rhonda McCarley, formally of Pioneer. 

Novalea Faith Barnes was born on July 25, 2019 at 11:21 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces and measuring in at 19 inches in length to parents Ciera and Travis Barnes, of Angels Camp. She was welcomed home by brothers Zackary and William, grandparents G…

Two local students achieved honor roll at Oregon State University for the Spring 2019 term. Brett A. Case, of Pioneer, a senior majoring in Computer Science and Sarah A. Kirkman, of San Andreas, a senior majoring in Environmental Engineering, both made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the term,…

Quinn Korematsu of Volcano is a member of the class of 2019, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Samueli School of Engineering of University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. Korematsu is also a graduate of Amador High School.

Evangeline Marissa Renee Green was born on June 28, 2019 at 3:46 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 8 pounds and measuring in at 19.5 inches in length to parents Stephanie Green and Robert Green Jr., of Valley Springs. She was welcomed home by brother Robert III, and grandpa…

Kai Evan Candle Wheeler was born on May 18, 2019 at 6:48 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 6 pounds and 13 ounces and measuring in at 19.5 inches in length to parents Dylan Wheeler and Virginia Johns, of Jackson. He was welcomed home by overjoyed grandparents Tonia and Scot…

Lily Rose Smalley was born on May 19, 2019 at 2:55 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces and measuring in at 19.5 inches in length to parents Marisa and Daniel Smalley, of Pine Grove. She was welcomed home by siblings Elias and Anna Marie, grandparents Sco…

Jessica James Morgenstern was born on March 25, 2019 at 8:03 p.m. at Kaiser Roseville, weighing 7 pounds and 15 ounces and measuring in at 21 3/4 inches in length to parents Lori and Jake Morgenstern. She was welcomed home by sisters Aimee and Katherine, grandparents Beth Tanis, and Barbara …

Larry and Shiela Dotterman, of Volcano, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 3, in Tahiti and Bora Bora with their son Larry Jr. and his wife Heather, of Buckeye, Arizona, and their daughter Heather Blanco and her husband Richard, of Roseville.

Shiloh Eliyanah Marie Somerville was born on April 2, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces and measuring in at 20 inches in length to parents Mercedes and John Hayes Somerville, of Plymouth. She was welcomed home by sister Harper, and grandpa…

Matthias James Anaya was born on February 19, 2019 at 7:24 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 8 pounds and 10 ounces and measuring in at 20.7 inches in length to parents Ashley and Victor Anaya, of Jackson. He was welcomed home by siblings Christopher, Mason and Elizabeth, g…

Andrew Paul Bettencourt II was born on February 25, 2019 at 4:49 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 9 pounds and 2 ounces and measuring in at 21.5 inches in length to parents Jessica and Andrew Bettencourt of Mountain Ranch. He was welcomed home by grandparents Juan Ramos, K…

Katharine Weir and Tony Ebster, of Antelope, California were married October 19, 2018 at Tree of Life, Audubon Park, in New Orleans. Weir is a 1997 graduate of Amador High School and a 2007 graduate of Sacramento State University. She works as an Information Officer for the California Depart…

Cassandra (Cassey) Cook and Daniel Bienko of Millani, Hawaii are engaged. Cook is a 2011 graduate of Enoch High School in Modesto,  and a 2019 graduate of Excelsior College. She is an active duty member of the U.S. Military. Parents of the bride are Dale and Susan Cook of Pioneer. 

Santiago Alexander Servin was born on January 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Kaiser Roseville, weighing 9 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring in at 20.5 inches in length to parents Noe and Mariah Servin, of Plymouth. He was welcomed home by grandparents Amy Sohnrey, Brian and Karen Horn and Noe and Gua…

Jayce Michael Asencion Flores was born on December 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces and measuring in at 19.75 inches in length to parents Alyssa and Alonso Flores, of Jackson. He was welcomed home by sister Ashlynn, and grandparents C…

Wyatt Lee Awbrey was born on November 27, 2018 at 9:05 a.m. at Kaiser Roseville, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces and measuring in at 20 inches in length to parents Samantha Knuist and Matthew Awbrey.

Legend John Hogue was born on November 8, 2018 at 5:50 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces and measuring in at 19.5 inches in length to parents Jessica Hogue and Mike Ferro, of Pine Grove. He was welcomed home by grandparents John Hogue, Gloria Garcia a…

Abel Matthias Marley was born on August 21, 2018 at 9:05 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 5 pounds and 13.4 ounces to parents Samantha and Diego Marley, of Jackson. He was welcomed home by brother Aiden, and grandparents Teresa and Richard Morse, of San Andreas, Jon and Sa…

Alexis Quick, of Jackson, and Brennen Stalker, of West Point, will be getting married on March 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. in Sutter Creek. Alexis is the daughter of Josh and Jennifer Quick, of Jackson. She is a 2013 graduate of Argonaut High School and a 2016 graduate of Adrians Beauty College. She i…

Quinton Oliver Rivera was born on June 20, 2018 at 2:14 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 6 ounces and measuring in at 19.75 inches in length to parents Andrea and Zachary Rivera, of Jackson. He was welcomed home by big sister, Eliza, grandparents Christine and…

Jaxton Robert Thomas was born on September 10, 2018 at 3:56 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces and measuring in at 20 inches in length to parents Julianne Nevin and Joseph Thomas, of Jackson. He was welcomed home by grandparents Joseph and Kathy Thomas…

Arthur Jay Robinson was born on August 24, 2018 at 4:46 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 15 ounces and measuring in at 19 inches in length to parents Desirae DeFilippo and Arthur Robinson, of Mountain Ranch. He was welcomed home by sister Mia June, grandparent…

Elicia Soto of Pine Grove and Dustin Ezparza of Jackson were married at a private elopment ceremony on the beach in Santa Cruz on August 18, 2018. 

Emma McCrory Puente was born on May 28, 2018 at 3:15 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces and measuring in at 19 inches in length to parents Leonardo and Shannon Puente, of Jackson. She was welcomed home by brother Rafael Puente, grandparents Karen McCror…

Hannah Runnings and Mitch Banicevich of Pioneer were married on August 4, 2018, at the St. George Hotel in Volcano by officiant Pete Hertzog. 

Crystal Thomas and Jason Greco of Pioneer were married on August 11, 2018 at Mel & Faye’s Diner in Jackson by officiant Rev. Edward Evans. 

Kyleigh Erin Parkyn was born on May 5, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces and measuring in at 19 inches in length to parents Artina and Sean Parkyn of Jackson. She was welcomed home by brother Anthony, grandparents Michael and Kimberly John…

Olivia Jane Herd was born on July 13, 2018 at 2:37 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, weighing 9 pounds and 12 ounces and measuring in at 20.5 inches in length to parents Ashley and Jeremy Herd of San Andreas. She was welcomed home by sisters Emily and Natalie, and grandparents Tom …

Hadley Ray Margaret Rankin was born on June 13, 2018 at 11:55 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital, in Jackson, weighing 6 pounds and 6 ounces and measuring in at 18 inches in length to parents Tessie and Shawn Rankin of Jackson. She was welcomed home by grandparents Mike and Cindy Rankin, and Ada…

Jackson King Russi was born on June 7, 2018 at 12:50 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces and measuring in at 20.25 inches in length to parents Taylor and Brian Russi of Ione. He was welcomed home by siblings Brayden and Karson.

Sasha Hernandez and Justin Kristoffersen were married on March 23, 2018 in Jackson. The marriage was officiated by Sasha’s brother Pete Hertzog II. The bride is an employee of The Resource Connection WIC Program and is the daughter of Naida Hertzog, of Sutter Creek, and Peter and Ashly Hertz…

Happy 50th anniversary to Marilyn and Carl McDanel of Brown’s English Toffee and the Mother Lode Highland Games. Friends and family gathered at Helwig Winery to celebrate the happy couple. They happily celebrated their many adventures, past present and future.

Ashlynn Grace Peterson was born on April 16, 2018 at 2:34 p.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds and 15 ounces and measuring in at 21 inches in length to parents Raquel Lucero and Nathan Peterson of Valley Springs. She was welcomed home by sister Lillianna, grandparents…

Covey Kurt Schneider was born on March 3, 2018 at 11:57 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 8 pounds and 8 ounces and measuring in at 20 inches in length to parents Taryn and Kurt Schneider of Angels Camp. He was welcomed home by grandparents Rose and Evan Giudicessi, Greg an…

Bill and Judy Rutherford of Plymouth recently celebrated their 6oth wedding anniversary. Judy worked as a homemaker and Bill worked for Procter and Gamble for 38 years. The couple have four children together, Kevin, Keith, Michael and Eric. They have seven grandchildren and four great-grandc…

Andrew Axl Joel Graham-Shults was born on February 10, 2018 at 2:57 a.m. at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces and measuring in at 20.5 inches in length to parents Bailey DeWitt and Christopher Graham-Shults of Sutter Creek. He was welcomed home by grandparents Er…