Donna Gale Konklin

Church secretary Donna Gale Konklin died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas. She was born April 4, 1930, in Battle Creek, Mich. She was 72. Mrs. Konklin was a 10-year resident of Mokelumne Hill and a church secretary for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stockton. She is survived by her husband, Russell Konklin […]

Calaveras closes out pre-league football season at home

Home sweet home. After playing three out their last four games on the road, the Calaveras varsity football team will close out the non-conference season tonight with a game against Patterson at Calaveras. Following the game against Patterson, the farthest Calaveras will travel the rest of the regular season is Jackson and Angels Camp. “It is nice to be at […]

DA’s doubts eased by budget increase

District Attorney Jeff Tuttle says he experienced doubts about continuing with his job a few months ago, but local officials said a letter he gave to county supervisors stopped short of being an actual resignation. Rumors were circulating Tuttle had submitted a letter of resignation to the Calaveras County Administrative Office. One published report said he was talked out of […]

Soccer Reds win 2; Bret Harte ties Linden

The Calaveras varsity soccer team carried the momentum from its victory over Linden Monday night into Wednesday’s battle at Summerville by defeating the Bears 3-1. With the victory, Calaveras improved to 4-8-1 and 2-1 in the Mother Lode League. The victory also ties the Reds with Amador for second place in the league. “We’ve gained a lot of confidence in […]

New winery to locate on Red Hill Road

Calaveras County’s wine industry continues to grow, with Twisted Oak Winery the latest addition to the ranks. Spearheaded by owner Jeff Stai and winemaker Scott Klann, Twisted Oak will be located on Red Hill Road, just off Highway 4 west of Vallecito. Construction is already under way on the facility’s wine caves. Dave Sidle is serving as the general contractor. […]

Cross-country teams do well in league race; Karr finishes first in varsity race

Coming off a break from non-league competition, the Calaveras and Bret Harte cross-country teams returned to racing in the Mother Lode League Wednesday afternoon at Westside Park in Summerville. Varsity girls Natalie Karr of Calaveras won the varsity girls’ race in 21:58. Bret Harte’s Nikole Harmon was third with a time of 23:15. Harmon’s teammate, Rachel Francis, followed in with […]

Albert Allen Pacheco

Spray rig operator Albert Allen Pacheco died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas. He was born on Dec. 22, 1945, in Martinez. He was 56. Mr. Pacheco was a 13-year resident of Vallecito and a spray rig operator for Dow Chemicals. He was a seven-year Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, […]

Mary “Patricia” Smith

Retired librarian Mary “Patricia” Smith died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at her residence in Altaville. She was born May 14, 1929, in Los Angeles. She was 83. Mrs. Smith was a 65-year resident of Altaville and a former librarian at Bret Harte High School for five years. She was as member of the Union Congregational Church in Angels Camp and […]

Russian artist calls Calaveras home

Ushangi has a gallery in downtown Angels Camp By: Mike Taylor “My work is an ongoing study of the dynamic relationship between form and emotion,” said Ushangi, the native of the Republic of Georgia in the former Soviet Union. At the age of 9 he began his first sculpture, which was complete at 11. He won his first award in […]

Contractor Dave Sidle and Nordby Wine Caves foreman Lee Mitchell check out the drilling progress at Twisted Oak.