Month: June 2007

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Ramping up accessibility

Sidewalks around Ellis Lake and throughout Marysville are getting torn apart so wheelchairs and baby strollers can roll. Work is already under way at 9th and D streets, where a construction crew is breaking up concrete curbs and putting in handicapped-accessible ramps to make the area compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, said assistant…
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Nielsen returning to politics

A former state senator says he will run for the Republican nomination in the 2nd Assembly District seat in 2008. Jim Nielsen, 62, declared his intent after Jason Larrabee, the closest competition in his party, stepped aside and endorsed him Wednesday. Nielsen is best known for his time in the Senate from 1978 to 1990…
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Honors for Hmong fighters

Sai Pa Thao still has a pea-size lump on his ankle from the fighting – and he’ll gladly press your finger to where shrapnel still rests under his skin after more than three decades. That lump is one of the many wounds he suffered in the Vietnam War. He received a Purple Heart in 2004.…
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Summer Kids: Frontier fun

With the spark of a flint, the click of an arrowhead and the whispers of a flute, about 40 children were whisked back more than 150 years to the time of the mountain men. The Muzzleloaders set up camp Wednesday on the back lawn of the Sutter County Community Memorial Museum in Yuba City with…
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ZIP code ripped

Three numbers drew the ire of Arboga residents in a ZIP code dispute, but a name change could help make the transition a little easier. A 90-minute meeting Tuesday night with postal service representative on the front lawn of the Arboga Community Center drew about 80 people to discuss moving the town’s ZIP code from…
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Looking good at age 104

The “trunk” of a family tree with five living generations celebrated her 104th birthday this week. Loretta Ensworth was born in Wakefield, Kan., on June 12, 1903. She’s the proud mother of three children, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Ensworth’s only surviving daughter celebrated with her and 40 other residents of Marysville Nursing…
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Nurses try to rally public

A newly formed nurses’ union at Fremont-Rideout Health Group is trying to rally community support for its contract demands. “We’re disappointed with the lack of change,” said union spokesman Dan Lawson. Today, nurses will deliver petitions with more than 2,500 signatures from community members to Lisa Del Pero, who chairs Fremont-Rideout’s board of directors. The…
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Gas prices giving state drivers a break

Pump pains for drivers have eased slightly in the last month, but it will be awhile before prices return to where they were a few years ago, according to a American Automobile Association report. The average price for a gallon of gas dropped 21 cents to $3.16 in Marysville between May 15 and June 12.…
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Looking good at age 104

The “trunk” of a family tree with five living generations celebrated her 104th birthday this week. Loretta Ensworth was born in Wakefield, Kan., on June 12, 1903. She’s the proud mother of three children, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Ensworth’s only surviving daughter celebrated with her and 40 other residents of Marysville Nursing…
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Nurses try to rally public

A newly formed nurses’ union at Fremont-Rideout Health Group is trying to rally community support for its contract demands. “We’re disappointed with the lack of change,” said union spokesman Dan Lawson. Today, nurses will deliver petitions with more than 2,500 signatures from community members to Lisa Del Pero, who chairs Fremont-Rideout’s board of directors. The…
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