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Vets Corner: Bill would improve VA’s use of opioids

The VFW recently participated in a press conference to announce the introduction of the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act. 

Senior Center gives thanks

The holiday season is upon us, and it is a time of giving and receiving, a time of reflecting on the many memories and blessings that we have received over the year(s). It is a time to be grateful for all that we have in our lives.

S’ville tries to keep postseason hopes alive vs. Lions

No athlete or coach wants to look back at the end of a season and wonder, what if. For the Summerville Bears, the thought of “what if” and “if only” is a road that will be traveled for years regarding the 2015 season. A slew of injuries, misfortune and at times, flat out bad luck plagued the Bears from the start of the season.

Bullfrogs go for playoff eligibility

Regardless of the outcome tonight vs. Argonaut, first-year Bret Harte head coach Casey Kester says this season is a success.

’Skins play at Amador for 2nd place in MLL

Senior linebacker Wade McCann doesn’t dream about scoring the winning touchdown in the section title game. He doesn’t dream about making a hit that causes all in attendance to say, “OOOOHHHH!” His dream play is much more simple.

Soccer Bears outlast Bruins in 1st round

Summerville’s Braden Anderson (17) wrestles the ball away from Riverbank’s Adrian Benitez (10) Thursday night in Tuolumne in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Championships. Jake Noonan / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 For Summerville Bears head soccer coach Dave Reel, round one of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championships felt like Déjà vu. He stood on the Bears sideline Thursday night after his team had battled Riverbank for 100-minutes and was tied 2-2. 

Sonora SIR branch enters 30th year

The Sonora Sons in Retirement this month will recognize its 29th anniversary since the club was founded.

Volunteers recognized for community contributions

Holding their Volunteers of the Year awards from the Tuolumne County Commission on Aging Thursday are (from left) Alex and Isobel Wylie, of Groveland, Virginia Reed, of Sonora, and Gene Smith, of Sonora. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 Admired, appreciated and respected. 

Those were the words used to describe a group of senior citizens honored for their dedication to volunteering at the Senior Volunteer of the Year event Thursday in Sonora. 

Snow forecast at higher elevations

A change in the weather is on the horizon, and a new storm system will bring much-needed rain to the Mother Lode by Monday, according to the National Weather Service. 

Land transfer unites political foes

A proposed land transfer that would benefit the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians has forged an unlikely alliance between Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Roseville, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California.

Jamestown school to ‘trauma’ train its teachers

Traditionally, kids who are disruptive in class get a few warnings and then get sent to the office. However, those children might be going through traumatic life experiences outside of school that are causing the behavior. 

FBI report: Violent crime up in region

Tuolumne County experienced a big increase in violent crime in 2014 over the previous year, according to the most recent FBI report.

Calaveras tourism trending up

The Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee is a popular tourist attraction. File photo / Union Democrat.
 Something surprising has happened with Calaveras County’s No. 1 industry — tourism — since the Butte Fire swept through the heart of the county in September.

Calendar for Nov. 5, 2015

Annual expo will promote senior safety

The second annual Calaveras Fit and Safe Senior Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Calaveras Senior Center in San Andreas. 

Missing Angels Camp teen back with family

An Angels Camp teenager who was missing for eight days has been found safe. 

Three injured in Highway 4 wreck

A three-car pileup injured three people Tuesday afternoon after traffic was stopped on Highway 4 near Stallion Way due to a vehicle collision. 

Volley Cats earn top seed in D-4

For the third consecutive year, the Sonora Wildcats girls’ volleyball team earned the top seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV Championships.

Sonora rips Livingston in 1st round

Sonora’s Seth Farwell applies defensive pressure Wednesday during the Wildcats’ dominant 19-6 win over the Livingsotn Wolves at Sonora Sports and Fitness Center. Maggie Beck / Union Democrat, Copyright 2015.
 The first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Championships could not have started any better for the Sonora Wildcats boys’ water polo team. The ’Cats easily beat the Livingston Wolves 19-6 Wednesday afternoon at Sonora Sport and Fitness Center. The win sets up a much anticipated rematch with Benicia.

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