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Christmas, a Rifle, and a Life Lesson No season is quite like Christmas for welling up memories. And no Christmas season is more indelibly locked into my memory than the one that occurred back in 1958.
I grew up the third of seven kids in the small central Wisconsin town of Schofield. My parents were products of the Great Depression and World War II and disciplined differently. Six of the seven Schmitt kids were boys, and we were all boys, if you know what I mean!
Elk Grove Aquatics Center and that Giant Flushing SoundOn Wednesday, December 12th, at the request of public works director Bob Murdock, the Elk Grove City Council approved additional funding of one point four million dollars to cover cost overruns on the civic center aquatics facility.
People who have followed this problem plagued swimming pool were not surprised by the construction delays and a ballooning budget.
CCSD - Catalyst for Progressive Politics in Elk Grove? On Wednesday, December 5, Jaclyn Moreno was sworn in for her first term on the Cosumnes Community Services District Board of Directors.
After taking her oath, Moreno made a brief presentation with language that was decidedly progressive.
The Unexpected Consequence of a Basketball Game I suppose my journey began one afternoon during Christmas break in 1964 when I was 16. One of the few activities my friends and I did indoors during the cold, snowy north-central Wisconsin winters was play basketball. We were at the YMCA in my hometown when “THEY” arrived and put a dent in my sheltered existence.
Our Brush With Bush 41 Like many people, I had the good opportunity to shake the hand of an American President
In my case it was the recently departed George H. W. Bush.
To be clear when I met the 41st American President he was not yet President.
In fact, it was at the point when he was coming to widespread attention national attention.
To Serve Constituents Over the next few weeks elected officials will be taking their oaths for office.
Now is a good as time as to remind these officials their first priority is to represent, and, as needed, aid constituents.
The Secret to Happiness - A Tale Some years ago in the town of Elk Grove there lived a very unhappy young man named Joseph. Joseph had been afforded all the blessings and opportunities bestowed upon him and most other young people residing in Elk Grove. But still he was so very unhappy and pined to anyone who would lend an ear that there had to be more to life than what he had so far experienced.
What we're thankful for in 2018 Thanksgiving is that time of year where people meet, argue politics with that crazy brother-in-law or Uncle, watch the Detroit Lions get their heads handed to them - again, and if there is any time left, give thanks that matter the most.
Elk Grove's biggest loser in the 2018 electionIn elections there are metaphorical winners and losers, and the recent one in Elk Grove was no exception.
The difference is this time the biggest loser wasn’t on the ballot, or even a current office holder.
EGUSD Racial Incidents To Be TrackedOn Tuesday, January 16, 2018 the Elk Grove Unified School District held a community forum to discuss race relations and education equality.
The first of over 60 speakers was Lorraine Pryor of the Black Youth Leadership Project. Pryor told the EGUSD board members she was disgusted with how the district treats African-American student, and that they would be tracking such incidents.
Congressional Candidate Brad Westmoreland in Elk Grove Progressive Democratic candidate Brad Westmoreland speaks to the monthly meeting of the Resistance in Elk Grove. Westmoreland relates the experiences that led him to challenge incumbent and fellow Democrat Dr. Ami Bera for California's Seventh Congressional District in the 2018 primary.
Jerry Braxmeyer Discusses CCSD Candidacy Elk Grove resident Jerry Braxmeyer discusses his 2018 candidacy for the Cosumnes Community Services District. Braxmeyer is one of four declared candidates seeking two seats on the five member board of directors, The CCSD provide parks and recreation and fire protection services in Elk Grove and Galt, California.