Newspaper Archive of
Feather River Bulletin
Quincy, California
December 30, 2015     Feather River Bulletin
PAGE 12     (12 of 30 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 12     (12 of 30 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
December 30, 2015

Newspaper Archive of Feather River Bulletin produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

12A Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 Feather River Bulletin 2015, from page 11A found a body, which has been transferred to the Washoe County Coroner's Office in Nevada for an autopsy and identification. Though the victim has not been formally identified, Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood said that based on Steward's statements in the hospital, the victim is believed to be a male, also from the Bay Area, and the two men knew each other. Hagwood announced Sunday afternoon that Steward had been arrested in his hospital room on a charge of homicide. Upon his release from Enl0e Medical Center Sunday evening, Steward was transferred to the Plumas County jail. His bail is set at $1 million. Sept. 9 The Quincy Community Supper celebrates 13 years and 78,000 meals this week. The first meal was served Sept. 11, 2002, by leaders of the town's faith communities as a ministry of hospitality, table fellowship, camaraderie and service designed "to feed not only the hunger of the body but also hunger of the heart." Every Wednesday, a business or organization prepares a free meal and invites the entire community. Attendance spikes during the school year when Feather River College students gather to enjoy the home-cooked meals. The Sept. 2 supper provided by Quincy Natural Foods served 167, compared to the 85 to 120 who attend the summer dinners. Sept. 16 Quincy High School graduate Jack Kuipers had some fans in attendance when he accepted his white coat signifying that he is now a student doctor. Kuipers' family, as well as Quincy physician Dr. Rachel Hurlburt, flew across country to be part of the Aug. 29 ceremony. Kuipers, who graduated from Quincy High School in 2008, is in his first year of medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He chose osteopathy because of its holistic approach to the patient. Hurlburt is a doctor of osteopathy and when Kuipers job-shadowed her work, he was impressed by her practice. Sept. 30 Two inmates escaped from the Plumas County Jail on Thursday morning, but didn't get too far. James Lawrence Amergian-Garrett and James Woodrow Swangler were on the run for about 45 minutes before deputies apprehended them in a nearby corn INCORPORATED ' neighborhood at 9:45 a.m. Officers in the Quincy area responded within minutes, including deputies, detectives, courthouse security officers and an investigator from the district attorney's office. The escapees headed east past Mill Creek Road and encountered several unsuspecting residents in the neighborhood. The two men were seen cutting through yards and peering over fences before they were captured. Oct. 7 Area students are teaming up with community merchants and organizations to help give Quincy an autumn attitude. Scarecrows and other Halloween d cor are spicing up the town thanks to Quincy High School senior Breanah Braswell, Feather River College students Alexis DePaolis and Anna Volsberger, the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Council, Bargain Boutique and others. As part of her senior project, called Project Scarecrow, Braswell canvassed local businesses to gather materials and help build and display scarecrows. She even offered a workshop on the arts and crafts of creating scarecrows with supplies donated by Mountain Builders and Main Street Thrift. Oct. 14 The exposure to asbestos found at Quincy Junior-Senior High School on Sept. 23 was, "thankfully short term and likely minimal," according to Plumas Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Terry Oestreich. But, the investigation into why the hazardous material wasn't detected earlier, as part of a contract agreement with Aztec Construction, probably won't be. The campus was evacuated when the hazard was first identified last month in felt under roofing tries of the school's former art building. Classes and extra-curricular activities were cancelled for several days. Oct. 28 Plumas County real estate remains steady for the third quarter, according to the Plumas Multiple Listing Service, as reported by the Plumas Association of REALTORS. Yet a continued high volume of properties for sale throughout the county has area realtors reminding sellers to set appropriate asking prices for successful results. There were 180 housing units sold from July through " September, as compared with 158 in the same quarter in 2014. The average sale price of these homes was $271,334, down just slightly from the average price of $274,524 in the third quarter last year. A possible sign of market recovery is that at only eight percent of the total residential market were foreclosure sales, the lowest percentage since 2007. Land sales continued to improve as well, with 73 units sold in the third quarter as compared to 48 units in the third quarter of 2014. The average sale price of land units was $44,984, as compared to average sales price of $31,850 in this same period last year. Nov. 4 Jim Boland spent the first months at his job vowing, "Two years max and I'm gone." Twenty-four years and nine months later, he is set to retire from his post as general manager of Central Plumas Recreation and Park District. Nov. 11 After a 10-year legal battle, former employees Laurel Wartluft and Michelle Henley have reached settlements worth $1.5 million with Feather River College. A third plaintiff, Paul Thein, said he would continue with his case against the school. The trio claimed whistleblower status, alleging they were dismissed, harassed and retaliated against for Calling attention to what they characterized as sexual harassment and discrimination at the school. The college's board of trustees approved a $350,000 agreement with Henley in closed session at a special meeting Oct. 29. It follows a $1.25 million agreement with Wartluft, approved by trustees in July. Nov. 25 Just after 3 a.m., Sharon Johnson was awakened by the sound of a car crash in front of her home along Highway 70, east of Gill Ranch Road in Cromberg. "I looked outside and there was a car in the ditch," Johnson said. "It must have been going pretty fast because it left ruts in the dirt." The noise that woke Johnson was the sound of the car hitting the back end of her parked Ford truck before the car went into the ditch. The accident turned out to be part of a crime spree that involved three stolen vehicles, three crashes, and a high-speed pursuit by the California Highway Patrol. When the spree ended more than three hours later, two of the three people involved were arrested. All three were taken to the hospital. The driver of the stolen vehicles, 33-year-old Robert Cooper of Salem, Ore., was arrested on multiple charges, including felony theft of a motor vehicle, felony hit and run, evading a police officer, possession of stolen property and illegal possession of a firearm. Dec. 2 Humor and appreciation marked longtime board member Ernie Eaton's departure from the East Quincy Services District board. Eaton, who had been serving as board chairman, complimented and thanked the rest of the board for their help. He lauded the "outstanding work of employees," before turning to board members elect Mike Beatty and Darrell Brown and offering them "my congratulations and condolences." After noting the positive feedback he has heard from the public about the district's employees, Eaton joked, "I would say I regret leaving, but I would be lying." Board member Kathy Felker praised Eaton for "how you've handled meetings." Bill Martin, another board member, echoed Felker's comments and ribbed Eaton: "I will be calling on you, just to rattle your cage." The meeting was also the last for board member Greg Margason, but he was ill and could not attend. Dec. 9 Students are used to seeing Lara Hollister on the playground or in her classroom, but now they will see her in the principal's office. Hollister, 46, has been a foui'th-fifth grade combination teacher this year at Quincy Elementary School and will now succeed Kristy Warren as principal. Warren accepted the position of Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Plumas Unified School District. Teaching and being a principal weren't part of Hollister's career plan. She began her adult work life as a research chemist. But when she and her husband, District Attorney David HoUister, moved with their two small children from the Bay Area to Quincy in 2002, life changed. Hollister said that Quincy Elementary has a long history of outstanding principals and she would do her best to live up to their examples, .8 Piece Home Elegance 'Taupe: Sofa, Love Seat, 3 Tables, 2 Lamps Room Group 7 Piece Room Group 8 Piece Group SUPER BUY! 15 Cur s in, 8 Piece Room Group Now only.., i SiX MONTHS SAME AS CASH! OAC * i