2021-09-16 E-Edition

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Building a family

Twiss moving — and adding — to downtown


Bringing a new operation into the downtown area and restoring another, Courtney and Jarrod Twiss have been busy. Courtney, the founder of Twiss Realty, will host a ribbon cutting on Sept. 17 to officially open Twiss Realty in Mariposa. In the meantime, both she and her husband Jarrod will continue working on restoring the historic Fremont Motel, renaming the operation […]

Lack of cooperation with contact tracing frustrates officials



Covid-19 cases from the Labor Day weekend, and more specifically the Mariposa County Fair, are now just beginning to surface in Mariposa County. On Monday the Mariposa County Public Health Department reported 35 cases, results collected from over the weekend. This peak in cases was not unexpected, said Dr. Eric Sergienko, the county health officer, and began last Thursday. The […]

Players, parents express concerns with football quarantine procedure



Mariposa County High School’s current Covid-19 protocols are shown in this diagram. The flow chart has morphed a couple times since students and teachers returned to classrooms last month. Submitted graphicAt last Thursday’s Mariposa County Unified School Board meeting, a total of 10 football players and parents presented a message with a common theme: The stringent Covid-19 sports policies in […]

Still no new leads about how county family died


There are still no new leads about how a local family died along a remote hiking trail a month ago. Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese said on Tuesday morning they continue to wait for official results from various experts around the country in an effort to solve the mystery. Jonathan Gerrish, 45, Ellen Chung, 31, and one-year-old Aurelia Miju, were […]

Bullis happy with how fair turned out



Ron Ritchie is shown dressed as iconic cartoon caveman Fred Flintstone during the fair parade — and turned his motorized wheelchair into Bedrock’s Flintmobile. See the parade results on page A-9. Submitted photoGold Bowl Arena dirt has settled, the carnival rides have closed and another Mariposa County Fair has officially come to an end. This year’s event — which ran […]

Cox is pleased about his Dr. Phil Show appearance


Jerry Cox and his fiance, Krystal Mongeon, are shown on the set of the Dr. Phil Show in Hollywood. Submitted photo Two weeks ago, Mariposa County made the national spotlight — some may say in a good way, others in a bad way. It happened when Jerry Cox, whose vast ranch was taken away from him by a local court, […]

Navy veteran Kermit Jones to run for Congress in California’s 4th District

Dr. Kermit Jones, a Navy veteran and physician, officially announced on Sept. 8 he is campaigning for California’s 4th Congressional District. Submitted photo Dr. Kermit Jones has announced he is campaigning for California’s 4th Congressional District. Jones is a physician as well as a U.S. Navy veteran who joined after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and deployed alongside Marines, according […]

Emelda Faught

Emelda “Mel” C. Faught was born Nov 27, 1938 in Hollister, Calif. She passed away on Sept. 6, 2021, at her home in Mariposa with her son, Billy Faught, Jr., by her side. Mel was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Billy Faught, her mother, father, brothers and sisters. Emelda and Billy married in Reno, Nev., in […]

Inez Terra

Heaven welcomed another angel on the night of Aug. 26, 2021. Our beloved mother, Inez Adrienne (Grose) Terra, 85, passed away peacefully at Ewing Wing in Mariposa. Inez was born on July 4, 1936, to Willard and Gladys Grose in Wauneta, Neb. When Inez was 3 years old, the family left Nebraska during the Dust Bowl exodus and first settled […]