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County willing to gamble on jail grant-- Page 2A .... k QCSD considers rate changes --Page 3A Serving Quincy and Surroun :] Vol. 148, No. 23 www.plumasnews.com 530-283-0800 Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 5O Tomorrow:. 2015 labor law update, 10 a.m. - noon, Mineral Building at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Business and Career Network presents workshop covering labor law changes. $39 per person. For information: Joelle Breazier, 283-1606. "Window Between Worlds" workshop, 11 a.m. - noon, Plumas Rural Services at 711 E. Main St. Facilitated by trained women's group leaders, weekly workshops designed to use art as healing tool. For information: Beth or Stacie, 283-5675. Friday: Public meeting on bicycling, 3:30 p.m., public health conference room at courthouse annex. Bike collective seeks public input on improving bicycle culture in Quincy. For information, to get involved: community outreach coordinator Nicholas Poole, 283-6337, nicholaspoole@county ofplumas.com. Quincy High School Leadership Pulled-Pork Dinner, 4 - 7 p.m., QHS cafeteria. Leadership class offers fundraising dinner with all proceeds benefiting QHS students. Tickets $8 presale, $10 at the door. Dine in or take out. See Q, page 5A .llIJlW!l To subscribe to the Bulletin, call 530-283-0800 The Butte County Sheriff's Office displays the firearms and drug paraphernalia that were concealed under GD Hendrix's jacket when he was arrested Jan. 6. Photo courtesy Butte County Sheriff's Office Arrest made in murder case Victims' Berry Creek a person of interest Dan McDonald Managing Editor dmcdonald@plumasnews.com A man considered "a person of interest" was arrested last week in the shooting deaths of Cromberg husband and wife Mike and Olga Kroencke. On Tuesday, Jan. 6, 44-year-old GD Hendrix was apprehended at a store a few miles from where the Kroenckes were found shot to death in their car Dec. 20. Hendrix lived a couple hundred yards away from the Kroenckes' second home in the Berry Creek area. A family member of the Kroenckes, who didn't want to be identified, said Olga Kroencke had confronted Hendrix about neighbc)l considered in double homicide giving methamphetamine to her mentally disabled son. Responding to a t Jan, 6, Butte County sheriff's detectives found Hendrix at the Canyon Creek Store at 9607 Oro-Quincy Highway. According to reports, someone inside the store saw Hendrix eating there about 6 p.m. The informant reportedly noticed a gun partially visible under Hendrix's coat. Since Hendrix was considered armed, detectives waited for him to leave the store before trying to arrest him. With guns drawn, detectives told Hendrix he was under arrest Hendrix reportedly raised his hands and yelled something back at the officers, and then lowered his hands and attempted to reach under his jacket. The officers tackled Hendrix and placed him in handcuffs Hendrix was heavily armed, with three guns and a knife concealed under his jacket. Officers found Hendrix had an AK-47-style semi-automatic assault rifle loaded with a 30-round magazine strapped to his back. He also had a loaded .22-caliber revolver on his waist and a loaded .223-caliber hunting pistol slung over his right arm. He also possessed a concealed dagger and brass knuckles hung around his neck. "This is a perfect example of why we had to be careful about the information we were putting out (regarding the This Jan. 6 booking photo of 44-year-old GD Hendrix was provided by the Butte County Sheriff's Office. Hendrix, of Berry Creek, is a person of interest in the Dec. 19 shooting deaths of Cromberg husband and wife Mike and Olga Kroencke. double homicide)i" Butte County sheriffs spokesperson Miranda Bowersox said. "He's a very dangerous person See Arrest, page 4A A moment of silence: Board remembers Kroenckes during first meeting Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com The Plumas County Board of Supervisors and its audience opened the first meeting of 2015 with a moment of silence to remember Mike and Olga Kroencke. The Cromberg husband and wife, both county employees, were found shot to death Dec. 20 in the foothills near Oroville. The Butte County Sheriff's Office reported last week that a "person of interest" has been arrested in the case. District 2 Supervisor Kevin Goss called for the moment of silence as he opened the Jan. 6 meeting. Just a few minutes later he was elected board chairman for 2015 and District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall became vice chairman. Goss was also appointed as the county's delegate to the Rural County Representatives of California, with District 5 Sujervisor Jeff Engel as - {fie alternate/ ::,," New software : : Thesuperviso:" " : .:': .... approved Audit :: ::i::, Allen's request t :,:i: looking for a rep, :-::i: i for the county's ac( .:... ; software, Pentamatil '- : The system was .  . originally purchased :  ': :; 1992 and upgraded in : :i;i,i(:):: To continue to functlo i:!/,:ii another upgrade woulc ....... be required, but due to .... (' the age of the server th; ::i: is not advised : :. "All of the County's  ::: revenue and expendit data resides on the s .., : .... as well as employee payroll data," Aller in a memo to theb See Sup Year's first baby delivered at PDH At 7:50 p.m. on Jan. 5, Miles Elwood Picou was born at Plumas District Hospital, marking the hospital's first delivery of 2015. Miles was born to parents Kassy and Jared Picou, both of Quincy. Dr. Erin Barnes delivered Miles, who weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. Though Miles was the first baby to be born in Plumas District Hospital., he wasn't the first Plumas County newborn of the new year. On Jan. 2, Axyl Leland Berg was born to parents Bjorn and Ashley Berg, of Clio. The Clio couple drove to Reno for the delivery, and Axyl was born at Renown Regional Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 18 inches in length. Happy father Jared Picou holds his newborn son Miles Elwood Picou with mother Kassy Picou by his side Jan. 6. Born the day before, Miles was the first baby delivered at Plumas District Hospital in 2015. Photo by James Wilson Hospital retains its leadership te November's bottom line n, , Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com The Plumas District After sev improving numbers, Novemb : ' : "It x, Hospital board of directors is fo keeping its leadership team ,  in place, with Bill Wickman : ::i: continuing as president and Kathy Price as secretary Wickman has already served two years as board president, but during the Jan. 8 meeting, his fell: directors unanimously ............ elected him to an add term: John Kimmel said :o:: retaining Wickman  important for the . : i continuity of lea. i :"I do accept and i : : appreciate your sut Wickman told the a '- :,.: directors. !: :!::: During presentati;:  i! Dr. JeffKepple, the ' ; hospital's officer, and Ron TeP chief fiscal officer,;  of the meeting gre?= : serious. , ,,,, '