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Tuolumne County’s oldest residents inducted into Centenarian Society

People inducted Wednesday into Tuolumne County’s Centenarian Society included Betty Joy, of Sonora (center), friends Gary Walter and Shirley Combs, both of Columbia, attended the ceremony with her. Lacey Peterson / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Tuolumne County centenarians and those nearing 100 years old were honored Wednesday at a lunch at the Tuolumne County Senior Center. 

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Vets' Corner: Korean War MIAs ID’d, home for burial

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced the identification of remains belonging to two Army soldiers who has been missing in action from the Korean War.

Bullfrogs hope ‘The Drive’ leads to more victories

Bret Harte head coach Casey Kester (right) and quarterback Michael Ziehlke (left) watch the action Wednesday during practice. Jason Cowan / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Last Friday vs. Summerville, Bret Harte began a drive — early in the fourth quarter, tied at 22 — with most of their players feet, on offense, touching their goal line. 

Torre catching on in ’Skins offense

Calaveras tight end Shane Torre makes a reception last Friday night against the Sonora Wildcats at Dunlavy Field. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 In week five, the Calaveras Redskins hosted Bret Harte at Frank Meyer Field and the Bullfrogs had one person in the Calaveras offense that they knew they had to stop — receiver Trevor Ramirez.

Wildcats want to make it 6 straight victories

Sonora cornerback Johnny Tahara makes a leaping interception Thursday during practice at Dunlavy Field. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 The Sonora Wildcats may be on a five-game win streak, but when they don’t do their homework, they have to pay the price.

‘Never, until now’; Bears think they can beat ’Cats

Summerville tight end Cole Brewster evades a block attempt form a teammate at Tuesday’s practice at Thorsted Field. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 There is only one play that senior quarterback Travis Rodgers wants to call tonight against the Sonora Wildcats. 

Wrong address on Calaveras County tax bills

When Marilynn Meyer, a Copperopolis resident, retrieved her mail Wednesday, she saw that her annual tax bill had come in.

TUD makes case for rate increase

A photo from July 2015 shows reeds and other vegetation crowding an edge of Phoenix Reservoir, a key water storage facility for Tuolumne Utilities District. A proposed TUD rate increase would help pay for a project to expand storage capacity at the reservoir by 300 acre-feet. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Some of Tuolumne Utilities District’s water pipelines are 80 years old, its water tanks serving Columbia and Sonora are falling apart, and the total backlog of needed projects has reached an estimated $70 million.

Sonora High student receives death threat

While a thwarted mass shooting at Summerville High School has the community on edge this week, the latest in a string of death threats against a Sonora High School student was turned into police Tuesday. 

More school counselors needed

There is a shortage of counseling and broader wellness support for the students of Tuolumne County, according to Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Margie Bulkin. 

Wet winter more likely; significant rains could cause problems in burn areas

Cal National Guard firefighters from A Company 1-160 Infrantry, Team One, work Sept. 25 in the Butte Fire burn near Michel Road and Old Gulch Road. A strong El Niño bringing significant rains could wreak havoc in recent burn areas. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 The increasing likelihood of a wet winter for the Mother Lode, the Central Sierra Nevada and Northern California is potentially good news for most Mother Lode residents, farmers, ranchers, foresters, land custodians and water managers.

Accident closes South Washington Street

A vehicle versus pedestrian accident has closed part of South Washington Street in downtown Sonora. 

The street is closed from Lytton to Bradford streets, according to a Sonora Police Department dispatcher.

The status of the pedestrian is unknown. 

Wednesday night shooting under investigation

Law enforcement officers restrain a suspect in a reported shooting Wenesday night. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, copyright 2015
A reported shooting Wednesday night ended with two men in the hospital.

The shooting was reported about 8:15 p.m. on the 17000 Block of Valley Oak Drive in Mono Vista, north of Soulsbyville.

Stories of survivors of infamous Emigrant crossing told at gathering

Marie Malo, an interpretive specialist with the Stanislaus National Forest Summit Ranger District, dressed to portray Leanna Charity Donner App, a survivor of the ill-fated 1846 Donner Party. Guy McCarthy / Union Democrat, copyright 2015
Stories of Mother Lode pioneers include more than upbeat Gold Rush stereotypes and jumping-frog humorists.

Some of the first emigrants to the Sonora area endured crushing physical hardship, emotional anguish and starvation to get here before and after 1849.

Tuolumne County leaders back CCWD request for New Melones storage

New Melones Reservoir could provide additional storage for the Calaveras County Water District if its Warren Act request is approved. File photo / Union Democrat
Tuolumne County leaders are supporting Calaveras County Water District’s request for a Warren Act contract to store water in New Melones Reservoir, saying the additional storage would provide a much-needed backup source for the region.

A contract would allow CCWD to store up to 100,000 acre-feet of the district’s water released from Spicer Reservoir in the federally owned New Melones, which is located farther downstream on the Stanislaus River.

Transient man arrested on suspicion of vandalism

Barbecue grills were among items destroyed early Wednesday morning at Lowe’s in Sonora. Courtesy photo
A Sonora transient was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of vandalizing merchandise in front of Lowe’s.

About 3:35 a.m., an officer conducting a patrol check of Lowe’s noticed a large number of items had been broken and strewn about the parking lot, according to a Sonora Police Department press release.

Arnold woman on a mission to educate about latex allergies

Peggy Rourke-Nichols, of Arnold, has a latex allergy and packs a variety of medications and medical supplies with her every time she leaves home. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, copyright 2015
Peggy Rourke-Nichols has almost died three times  from a severe latex allergy.

She has gone into anaphylaxis 22 times.

Me-Wuk Indians, casino make big donation to Sonora Regional Cancer Center

Standing with a “check” for $100,000 are (from left)Tuolumne Me- Wuk Tribal Council Chairman Kevin Day, Sonora Regional Medical Center President Andrew Jahn, Black Oak Casino General Manager Ron Patel and Sonora Regional Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Gail Witzlsteiner. Courtesy photo
Sonora Regional Medical Center’s capital campaign for its new Cancer Center received a huge donation from the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians.

The Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal Council donated $50,000, and the Black Oak Casino Resort donated another $50,000 for a total gift of $100,000.

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