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Eight orphaned Russian children whose mothers were killed in a 1900 massacre were brought to the United States in 1908, through Ellis Island,for a chance at a new life in the United States. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Sierra Amador Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced this year’s essay contest, which is divided into two levels by grade of the student, and each level is open to any student at the correct level regardless of where they attend school, their race, religion, sex or national origins.

The grade levels and correspoding essay information follows.

For grade levels 5 to 8, the essay title is, “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.”

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Ellis...

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Bill Lavallie
2 days ago
Rodney Wayne Maisenbach, Jr.
A West Point man has been arrested after leading police on a wild chase on an all terrain vehicle in the Upcountry area near Mace Meadows on Sunday. It all started around 8:45 p.m. when an Amador County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop on a man driving an ATV on back roads near Mace Meadows. The man failed to yield and a chase ensued over several back roads in the area. The chase continued on to Sugar Pine Drive and a short time later the driver of the ATV abandoned it and fled on foot down an embankment into a... [Read more]
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Emily Metzger, left, and Monica Drazba lend their experience to the local Farm To School Effort. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Mother Lode attracts emerging leaders in the Farm to School movement by keeping it local.

“Locally grown” has a new meaning for University of California Cooperative Extension and FoodCorps in the Mother Lode region of the California Foothills. In their second year as a FoodCorps service site, the UCCE, in partnership with Gardens to Grow In, now has two locally-grown service members — one in Calaveras and the other in El Dorado.

Now in its fourth year, FoodCorps, a national service organization, recruits and trains a team...

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6 days ago

Quinn Korematsu 17, of Volcano, CA has been selected to represent Amador High School and California at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC. The Congress is sponsored by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. Korematsu, an Amador High School senior, was nominated to attend the Congress based on his “outstanding grades, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.”

Korematsu is one of only hand-picked students selected from California to attend and...

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4 days ago
The Studio’s Kids On Stage prepare high-energy musical numbers for the Night In Paris community college fundraising event. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Come to the Cabaret, old friends. Spend an evening in the City of Love, dine on elegant Parisian cuisine and dance the night away with Darin Sexton & Highway 49. Wear your finest themed or semi-formal attire and be swept away by the glitz and glamor.

The Amador Community College Foundation cordially invites you to attend its second annual “A Night in Paris,” a gala which raises half of the annual operating expenses for the Amador Learning Center. Be transported to an evening by the Seine on Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Guests...

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Natalie Snider and Kyleigh Casagrande are among those performing in the annual Broaday Dinner. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Amador High School Culinary, Floral Design and Performing Arts students are presenting their eleventh annual Broadway Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m., at the Saint Katharine Drexel Parish Hall, located at 11361 Prospect Drive, in Martell.

Seating is limited to 112 guests. Reservations are being accepted now for $25 per person, and a table for eight may be reserved for $175. Reservations may be made through the Amador High Performing Arts Department, at 267-0108.

The extravaganza, sponsored by Spinetta Family Vineyards...

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Matthew Hedger
2 days ago
Taylor Brianne Hammock

The Amador County Sheriff’s office has released the names of the persons arrested following a report of shots fired and the discovery of an illegal marijuana grow and package operation in the 1500 block of Duck Creek Road near North Lake Camanche in the Ione area on Sunday.

Deputies located and detained three subjects, Blake Arnold Bowman, 23, of Martell; Taylor Brianne Hammock, 24, of Jackson Valley; and Zachary Gene Mabrey, 25, of Jackson Valley; who were inside the residence when deputies arrived on scene. Deputies also discovered...

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Matthew Hedger
3 days ago

From the scene of an intense manhunt near Ione today:

A shots fired call that came in to Amador Dispatch 911 this morning turned into a manhunt for 6-8 Latinos who allegedly fled the scene of an apparent illegal marijuana grow at a house in the 1500 block of Duck Creek Drive near North Lake Camanche near Ione.

Unconfirmed reports were that two white male subjects and a white female have been detained inside the residence while at least two teams of officers accompanied by canine units and a helicopter searched for the subjects...

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Matthew Hedger
3 days ago

At least five people have been arrested and several more are still being sought in connection with the discovery of a marijuana grow and processing operation in the Ione area near North Lake Camanche after an early Sunday morning call about “indiscriminate shooting” led law enforcement to police the area.

Amador County Undersheriff Jim Wegner provided details to the Amador Ledger Dispatch late this afternoon.

“About 7 a.m. we got a call (about) indiscriminate shooting in the Duck Creek road area,” he said. “When two deputies...

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Matthew Hedger
3 days ago

Lavallie now says the helicopter has departed this scene after an unsuccessful search. There is a heavy smell of marijuana streetside in the 1500 block of Duck Creek Road where authorities have entered a house and have detained three people.

The earlier breaking story is below:

A large law enforcement presence is actively searching for six or eight individuals suspected of being involved with an illegal marijuana grow off of Duck Creek Road near North Shore Lake Camanche and Ione.

On the spot photojournalist Bill Lavallie...

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Matthew Hedger
6 days ago

The following is a partial listing of traffic arraignments scheduled to be heard in Amador Superior Court on Monday, October 20. For a full list, visit amadorcourt.org

Charlie Anne Eichler, no evidence of current registration

Jesse Lee Campacampbell, “red” signal — vehicular responsibilities.

Dorothy Lee Phillips, exceeding maximum speed of 55 miles per hour.

Albert A. Camacho, exceeding maximum speed of 55 miles per hour.

Mark Wayne Caverly, exceeding maximum speed of 55 miles per hour.

Jonathon David Walloupe, exceeding...

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Matthew Hedger
6 days ago

A Walnut Creek woman trying to save her dog from getting hit by a car wound up getting hit herself in a single car accident on Highway 88 east of Golf Link Drive near the Mace Meadows Golf Course in Pioneer Oct. 14.

The California Highway Patrol said Jennifer Rainwater, 33, was walking on the north shoulder of the road when she apparently tried to retrieve her dog — which had wandered onto the roadway — without first checking for oncoming traffic.

She was struck by 82-year-old Earl Maris Garrett of Pioneer, who was driving a 1996...

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Matthew Hedger
6 days ago

The following is a partial listing of people facing misdemeanor arraignments in Amador Superior Court on Monday, October 20. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Chamarsie Alexander Breed

Sean Des Verdadero

Steven Humbert Serrato

Cal Nolan Stockman

Khambang Thepthongsene

Jessica Marie Burger

Tina Marie Valdez

Walter Gerald Hatch

Kelsey Marie Gatts

Efren Casillas Jimenez

Janet M. Pickens

Robert Murtagh

Gale Eugene Allen

Michael Keola Isa

Seritha Lashon Mosby

Thomas Henry Staehnke...

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Matthew Hedger
6 days ago

The following is a partial listing of family law cases scheduled to be heard in Amador Superior Court on Monday, October 20. For a full list of all court-related activities, visit amadorcourt.org

Jessica S. Ramsey vs. Robert J. Ramsey, case management conference, dissolution with minor child.

Tom Esposito vs. Janice A. Esposito, case management conference, dissolution without minor child.

Kathleen Mary Thomas vs. Stephen Robert Thomas, case management conference, dissolution without minor child.

Tammy Lynn Finch vs. Douglas...

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John Tuttle
6 days ago

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is once again appealing to the public-at-large to help them capture “cyber-criminals” they say are responsible for a wide array of online crimes — and some of the criminals could be operating out of Northern California.

They are wanted on a variety of charges—like installing insidious malware on unsuspecting victims’ computers, hacking into company networks and stealing trade secrets and user identity data, selling fraudulent computer security programs and other bogus software, manufacturing...

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Matthew Hedger
6 days ago

The following is compiled from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

October 7

11:11 a.m. Serving Civil Papers at an address on Plymouth Highway in Ione. No one contacted.

12:04 p.m. Suspicious Person at American River Bank on Buckhorn Ridge Road in Pioneer. A white male subject in his twenties acting strangely, said he would be back at 2:30 p.m.

12:28 p.m....

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Matthew Hedger
4 days ago

Today is Saturday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2014 with 74 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.

In 1776, the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania was established. Dubbed the Mason-Dixon line, it became the unofficial boundary between North and South.

In 1851, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville was published.

In 1898, the United States took control of Puerto Rico one year after Spain had granted self-rule to the Caribbean nation.

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Bill Lavallie
4 days ago
Phillip Robert Maxwell was arrested at 12:21 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014. He remains in jail charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct involving alcohol and one count of violation of probation. As of Saturday, he is being held without bail pending a court appearance. All arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A quiet evening in Jackson turns chaotic.

In the last couple of days rumors and speculation have run rampant on social media as to what exactly occurred at the National Hotel on Thursday evening, October 16. This is an attempt to clear up what happened.

As patrons of the National Hotel sat enjoying cocktails and appetizers at the bar while watching the Giants baseball game and others were having dinner in the dining room, the makings of a "perfect storm" was brewing around them.

Later in the evening, the first event...

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Tessa Marguerite
5 days ago
Argonaut students, family and friends gather and release balloons as a message to loved ones who are battling, or have battled against cancer. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
At the Argonaut High School football game on Friday night, Oct. 10, Argonaut High School students honored those who have fought and are fighting cancer in a unique and memorable way. During halftime, students, family members and friends all gathered in the center of the football field with clusters of pink, green, purple, white and other colored balloons, each color representing a different type of cancer. These balloons were then released to heaven as a message and memorial to those that have passed, and a way to honor those who are... [Read more]
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Tessa Marguerite
5 days ago
Mayor Pat Crew at the Jackson City Council meeting. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite

The final hearing for the sewer rate increase will be on Monday, Oct. 27

At the Jackson City Council meeting on Oct. 14, Mayor Pat Crew remarked that until now, “The rates have been artificially lower than they should be. That’s a fact.” One resident made a public comment and informed the council that, “From a resident’s perspective, we don’t understand completely what’s going on.” After presenting some questions and complaints, this resident suggested getting the information out to the public. “I would be very supportive of...

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