2021-02-25 E-Edition

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HOMELESS IN MARIPOSA

FREE Sheriff begins seeking solutions fearing local fire danger

It sits just below Pioneer Market in Mariposa. Even though a huge portion of the population goes into the grocery store, or the nearby auto parts store or the post office or anywhere, they most likely don’t have a clue it is even there. “I want to tackle this,” said Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese. What he’s talking about is […]

Cancer connection?

Four teachers, one classroom, all have disease


Shown from left are educators Eva Mabon, Robin Dormer, Veronica Oldfield and Wendy Flores. Four educators believe their individual cancer diagnoses are linked to Mariposa County High School. Eva Mabon, Robin Dormer, Veronica Oldfield and Wendy Flores all worked inside Room Two — a shared special education classroom in the school — and are now asking district leadership to thoroughly […]

VFW marks 75th

Post now seeking new members to grow ranks


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6042 Commander Keith Stowell, right, poses with Bob Johns, the post’s quartermaster, and the local organization’s charter. The official document’s seal was stamped on Feb. 17, 1946. Photo by Allen LamanBill Boyd would find you. Years ago, he’d meander around Mariposa, approach unsuspecting pedestrians and say: “Howdy, partner. Are you a combat veteran?” Those who […]

Vaccinations to reach people in upper 60s, county to stay in red



After what was a disappointing day for some on Feb. 18, the canceled Covid-19 mass vaccination clinic was rebooted within the 12-hours notice given on Feb. 19, held over the weekend. Last week’s Thursday cancellation was due to winter weather conditions on the East Coast delaying the shipments of the Moderna Vaccine all last week. Moving along and hosting a […]

Your photos

Submitted photoReader Bob Ummels of Mariposa was recently at Yosemite National Park and said he was driving past Bridalveil Fall at around 4 p.m. “My jaw just about hit the floor when I looked and saw it had the most vivid rainbow I have ever seen in a waterfall,” he said. He stopped and shot these pictures with his Nikon […]

Donald Hixson

Donald S. Hixson passed away of natural causes in his sleep at his home in San Luis Obispo on Feb. 6, 2021. He was 99 years, eight months. He received his last rites by Zoom from Father Ian of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church with his loved ones gathered at his bedside. No other services are planned. Donald was a Navy […]

Elizabeth Vander Karr

Elizabeth “Betty” (Oechsner) Vander Karr passed peacefully Feb. 13, 2021. She was born Jan. 23, 1941, to Donna and Ed Oechsner in San Bernardino, Calif. During the 1940s, the Oechsner family moved to Mariposa to work a ranch near Indian Peak while her father worked for the U.S. Forestry. Betty attended grade school at the Indian Peak schoolhouse, and graduated […]

Bertram Wentzek

Bertram Wentzek, age 87, passed away in his home on Jan. 26, 2021 in Hemet, Calif. He was born July 13, 1933, in Bremerhaven, Germany. Bertram is survived by his wife and best friend, Hope; his son, William; two daughters by marriage, Allison and Kate; his sisters, Dagmar of North Carolina and Trauduer of Germany; as well as numerous friends […]

Lucy Zimmerman

Lucy Tiffany Zimmerman of Midpines passed away on Feb. 15, 2021, at the age of 81. Lucy was born to Frank and Lucy Tiffany on Dec. 13, 1939 in Pomona, Calif. She was a graduate of Mariposa County High School and worked for more than 30 years as a hairstylist. Lucy was a caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She […]