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Shooting Scare At Summerville High  MyMotherLode.com

Tuolumne, CA – A Summerville High School student was taken out of class today after threatening to shoot up the school. Calls from several parents to Clarke ...



Hear From Summerville High’s New Superintendent  MyMotherLode.com

Michael Merrill is in his first year as Summerville High School's Superintendent, and this weekend he will be on Mother Lode Views.



Ditler Named Principal At Summerville High School  MyMotherLode.com

Tuolumne, CA — Summerville High School did not have to look far to find its new principal. Kellene Ditler was hired today by the school's board of trustees to ...



Summerville’s New Superintendent From Calaveras High  MyMotherLode.com

Outgoing Summerville Union High School District Superintendent Robert Griffith announces that his successor has been chosen.



‘Harvey’ opens at Summerville High School  Union Democrat

Summerville High School and Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy will introduce “Harvey” this week in Tuolumne. The play is about a man and his ...



‘Every 15 Minutes’ Hits Home At Summerville High  MyMotherLode.com

Tuolumne, CA -- As first responders converged in a central part of the Summerville High School campus, two smashed, overturned vehicles made for a grim ...



Summerville High Principal Harford Accepts New Position  MyMotherLode.com

Tuolumne, CA -- Summerville High School will begin the search for a new principal following the resignation of Diana Harford. Superintendent Robert Griffith.



Update: Summerville High Was Put On Lockdown  MyMotherLode.com

Update at 3:06pm: Summerville High officials are further clarifying actions taken to call for a temporary campus lockdown earlier this afternoon. Superintendent ...



Summerville High board to consider superintendent candidates  Union Democrat

The search for a new Summerville Union High School District superintendent is on schedule, and officials expect to announce the hire at a June 27 board ...



Summerville principal resigns to take director role at county office  Union Democrat

Diana Harford announced her resignation as Summerville High School principal Monday to take the position of director of school and district support beginning ...



It was homecoming at Summerville  Union Democrat

Kat McKinstry was crowned homecoming queen Friday night at Summerville High. Escorted by her grandfather Richard McKinstry, who she calls Pappa, ...



Summerville High superintendent to retire  Union Democrat

Robert Griffith on Friday announced his retirement after five years as Summerville Union High School District superintendent. Griffith, 63, a resident of Twain ...



4 Students Arrested in Northern California, Suspected of Plotting Killings in High School  New York Times

Four Northern California high school students have been arrested in connection with what law enforcement officials called a highly detailed plan to shoot and kill ...



Summerville music teacher honored for decades of service and encouragement  Union Democrat

A Summerville Union High School District choir teacher and the director of the acclaimed and award winning jazz choir Jazz@8 was honored Tuesday night with ...



High School Football Tonight  MyMotherLode.com

It is week one of the high school football season for some teams, and week two for others.



Long-time Tuolumne County educator to retire in June  Union Democrat

When Dave Urquhart was principal of Summerville High School in 2002 and awaiting heart transplant surgery in a Stanford-area hospital, he heard that a staff ...



Westside Tribute Band Brew Fest This Saturday  MyMotherLode.com

The third annual Westside Tribute Band Brewfest will take place Saturday July 21st at the Westside Pavilion in Tuolumne City.



Mother Lode school superintendents respond to shootings, safety, and armed teachers  Union Democrat

Several superintendents in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties disagree with President Donald Trump's proposal to arm teachers to prevent school shootings.



Summerville Football Player Injured In Crash  MyMotherLode.com

Sonora, CA – The driver involved in a tree versus vehicle crash last night that slowed traffic on a heavily traveled Sonora road involved a Summerville High ...



Youth Concert to feature local young musicians | Community  Calaveras Enterprise

The Sonora Bach Festival will present its Youth Concert on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. The concert will feature instrumentalists and vocalists up through high school.



Sonora, Summerville senior projects touch lives  Union Democrat

When deciding on a senior project, Summerville High School student Clare Caldera set out to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease. “My grandmother ...



Summerville High honors graduates with annual fireworks display  Union Democrat

The stands at Thorsted Field were packed with family and friends of the 129 graduates of Summerville High School and Connections Visual and Performing Arts ...



Sonora headed to playoffs after win over Bears  Union Democrat

For much of the first half at Dunlavy Field in Sonora, Summerville High School was in contention for a shocking upset over the Wildcats, but a second half ...



Foundations, donor team up to send Summerville students to ‘Mock Trial’ competition  Union Democrat

The Summerville High School Foundation recently partnered with Sonora Area Foundation and an anonymous donor to award a Bear Grant of $3100 to ...



Kirk and Sylwester square off to win votes in Tuolumne County’s 3rd District  Union Democrat

The two challengers vying to replace Evan Royce on Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors District 3, squared off Tuesday evening to debate and to try to ...



Summerville Bears are ready to roar into the new football season  Union Democrat

Fostering dedication in his players is key for Summerville high School football head coach Sean Leveroos. He uses a point system to gauge how dedicated his ...



Black Oak Casino Brings New Music To The Foothills  MyMotherLode.com

Tuolumne, CA -- Music lovers in the Mother Lode can kick-up their heels as a new concert series featuring mostly country acts kicks off in May. Black Oak ...



The lights are bright on Friday night | Home  Calaveras Enterprise

For five seasons from 2006 to 2011, the TV drama “Friday Night Lights” focused on the small-town phenomena of Friday night football. I was a latecomer to the ...



Westside Development To Spur Economic Growth  MyMotherLode.com

Tuolumne, CA -- Plans are coming together for Black Oak Casino Resort's concert series at the new Westside Pavilion in Tuolumne. Resort Executive Director of.



Students to represent Mother Lode at national FFA convention  Union Democrat

For the Bret Harte High School Future Farmers of America floriculture team, the opportunity to compete at the national FFA convention in Indiana this year was ...



Summerville High, Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy announce honor rolls  Union Democrat

Summerville High School and Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy have announced honor rolls for the fall semester of the 2017-18 school year: ...



Fake school threat prompts added security at 'SHS' schools  KCRA Sacramento

A shooting threat that was deemed as a hoax posted on Facebook prompted schools across the nation that had the initials SHS to take extra precautions.



Schools name high achievers for March  Union Democrat

Tuolumne County schools have announced Students of the Month for March: Ahna Bell, second grade, Belleview Elementary — Ahna, the daughter of Eric and ...



Tuolumne County Sheriff Race Looks To Be Competitive  MyMotherLode.com

Sonora, CA -- On the same day that Tuolumne County Undersheriff Bill Pooley filed his election papers to officially become a candidate to replace Jim Mele, a.



Part One: Are Tuolumne County Schools Safe?  MyMotherLode.com

Sonora, CA -- When mean locker notes and menacing texts escalate into an on-campus battery by a hooded attacker, are local schools as safe as they could be ...



Bret Harte team to go to state | School News  Calaveras Enterprise

The Bret Harte High School Academic Decathlon team earned enough points to dethrone the Summerville High School Bears from a six-year run as regional ...



Four vie for Roundup crown, one for junior crown  Union Democrat

The Mother Lode Roundup is just around the corner, and the contests for 2018 Mother Lode Roundup Queen and Junior Roundup Queen have begun.



MLL Finals  Union Democrat

The Mother Lode League track and field finals took place Thursday at Summerville High School's Thorsted Field. The events started in the afternoon and went ...



Summerville Bears stung by the Hilmar Yellowjackets  Union Democrat

ed/mb The Hilmar High School Yellowjackets buzzed by the Summerville High School Bears with a 47-3 victory in the opening CIF Sac-Joaquin Section football ...



Columbia College preps for 50th anniversary celebration  Union Democrat

Columbia College students, staff, faculty and generations of graduates are preparing for the school's 50th anniversary celebration community picnic this ...



Sonora, Summerville take their shots at annual Columbia College tournament  Union Democrat

Columbia College is hosting their annual boys basketball tournament. Eight high school teams are in action, including Summerville and Sonora. Final round The ...



Urquhart Retiring After 41 Years In Education  MyMotherLode.com

Groveland, CA -- A longtime local educator will retire at the end of June, and a transition plan is already in place for his leadership role in the Big Oak Flat.



Late Summerville Athlete Is Subject Of Book  MyMotherLode.com

Gabe Rice was a local outstanding athlete who was a part of the Summerville Bears Football team during the 1990's. Guy Dossi, first cousin of Rice, has ...



Fire destroys house of well-known Tuolumne family  Union Democrat

A fire on Woolworth Street in Tuolumne consumed the home of a family well-known to the Tuolumne education community on Saturday, prompting a ...



Summerville High School bears down on Denair in season opener  Union Democrat

It's no wonder that in the animal kingdom the bear is known to be more formidable than the coyote. That proved to be true in the kingdom of school mascots as ...



Mother Lode schools receive threatening message believed to be a hoax  Union Democrat

An email sent to Calaveras County school administrators and others throughout the state that threatened to bomb schools and shoot students and staff has been ...



Small town, big decision — Four vie for two seats on the Sonora City Council in Tuesday’s election  Union Democrat

Although the size and population of the City of Sonora is relatively small, many Tuolumne County residents can be affected by the decisions made within the ...



Schools name November’s star students  Union Democrat

Tuolumne County schools have announced Students of the Month for November: Ronan Kennedy, sixth grade, Belleview Elementary — “Ronan Kennedy is a ...



MLL boys basketball players earn all-league picks  Union Democrat

The Sonora Wildcats ended their regular season with a 12-0 record. And two of the players who helped get them there ended their high school careers as ...



Sierra Xplosion Champion Athletes Head To U.S. Vegas Finals  MyMotherLode.com

Sonora, CA -- "It's Vegas, baby" next month for the Mother Lode's all-star competitive cheerleading teams whose recent wins have qualified them for the U.S..



Thousands line Washington Street for Roundup parade  Union Democrat

The 61st annual Mother Lode Roundup Parade was held Saturday morning in downtown Sonora. More than 100 entries marched or rode down Washington ...



Sonora Defeats Highland In Opening Round Of Football Playoffs  MyMotherLode.com

Sonora, CA -- Sonora High School started it playoff run in a big way last night, and Summerville High School gets going this evening. You can hear Summerville.



Twain Harte School to seek new superintendent  Union Democrat

Jeff Winfield, who has been superintendent at both Soulsbyville Elementary and Twain Harte schools for the past three years, will serve as superintendent only ...



Calaveras High School rolls past the Summerville Bears  Union Democrat

Calaveras High School beat the Summerville High School Bears in a nail biting homecoming matchup of rivals Friday night at Thorsted Field. Calaveras High ...



WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Attempted murder and relatively quiet Mother Lode Roundup Parade  Union Democrat

Attempted murder in Sonora A Sonora woman was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder after authorities say she shot her ex-boyfriend ...



Tuolumne County FFA students to benefit from homegrown meal  Union Democrat

Community members will get a taste, literally, of the work of agriculture students from throughout Tuolumne County at a Community Farm to Table Dinner on ...



Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office: Four Arrested In School Shooting Plot  Capital Public Radio News

In Tuolumne County, four students at Summerville High School have been arrested for plotting a school shooting.



Students present ‘Grease’ musical at Summerville  Union Democrat

Students from Summerville High School and Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy will present the musical “Grease” this week in Tuolumne.



Summerville Parent Nursery School averts a shut down  Union Democrat

On a recent sunny Monday morning, in the hills outside Tuolumne, the Summerville Parent Nursery School perched serenely a few dozen feet off Tuolumne ...



Mother Lode League football playoffs begin Thursday at Sonora  Union Democrat

Friday night marked the beginning of the postseason for Calaveras, Sonora and Summerville high schools' varsity football teams. With final stats and records in ...



Michael ‘Mike’ James Christ  Union Democrat

Husband. Father. Brother. Officer. Friend. Mike was born in Inglewood, California, and was the fifth of seven children born to Charles and Ruth Halligan Christ.



Summerville High locked down after student threat  Union Democrat

Summerville High School was on lockdown for about 30 minutes Tuesday morning after a student went into a keyboarding class and threatened two teachers.



Coaching in the Mother Lode isn't easy!  Calaveras Enterprise

A little after 9:30 p.m. on a typical fall Friday night in the Mother Lode, high school football players and their families head to their favorite postgame spots ...



Inmates At Work Outside Tuolumne County Jail  MyMotherLode.com

Sonora, CA – The Tuolumne County Jail outside inmate work crews program is almost a year old -- so how is it working? "So far, we have not had one issue with ...



Curtis Creek, Sonora strongest at youth track meet;  Union Democrat

The Curtis Creek boys and the Sonora Elementary girls were the strongest teams Thursday at the Tuolumne County Middle School Track Meet. Curtis Creek and ...



Harford named principal in administrative shakeup  Union Democrat

Diana Harford will take over as principal of Summerville High and Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy next year, while Stephen Sweitzer will be ...



Rumors of threats keep law enforcement busy at schools in Stanislaus County, foothills  Modesto Bee

Rumors swirled around schools in the Northern San Joaquin Valley and foothills as reports of potential threats of violence circulated.



Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians opens new Public Safety Building  Modesto Bee

The tribal security and fire departments of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians have moved from separate headquarters into a new 8640-square-foot Public ...



Summerville students build 300-pound car  Union Democrat

When Summerville High School rolled out its “Cardboard Car Challenge” more than eight years ago, it didn't suspect the cars would get so big. This afternoon at ...



Students celebrate famous Miranda court case for Law Day  Union Democrat

On March 13, 1963, Ernesto Miranda, a criminal suspect in the kidnapping and rape of an 18-year-old girl, was led by officers through the doors of a Phoenix ...



County kids are back in class  Union Democrat

A portion of Tuolumne County schools began classes on Tuesday and administrators all agreed that an atmosphere of optimism and zeal descended on their ...



Tuolumne County champs  Union Democrat

Soulsbyville had four individual champions and two runners-up Saturday, Dec. 10, and won the Tuolumne County Elementary Schools Wrestling Meet at ...



Marching to the beat  Union Democrat

Several Tuolumne County school bands participated in the annual band review Wednesday evening at Thorsted Field in Tuolumne. The review is one of many ...



The man behind the lens  Union Democrat

Much has changed in the world of photography since Rich Miller opened his own studio 30 years ago. A lot, including Miller's innate ability to make subjects ...



Summerville cuts down the Ripon Christian Knights  Union Democrat

The Summerville High School Bears cut down the Ripon Christian Knights 42-30 in their first away game Friday night, and extended their unbeaten streak to 3-0.



Tattoos taboo? Acceptance of employee body art growing over time;  Union Democrat

Whenever Danny Wandersee, 38, extends a hand to greet a client at Black Oak Casino, a small bit of tattooed scripture peaks out from his right cuff. The suit the ...



Twins have passion for orienteering  Union Democrat

There are three things that paternal twin sisters Katie and Sarah Petersen need to put distance between themselves and the majority of high schoolers: a ...



Coroner IDs Stanislaus River victim as a 22-year-old Sonora woman  Union Democrat

A Sonora woman was pronounced dead at Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday following an inner tube float accident at Knights Ferry on the ...



Richard (Rick) Kuebler Jr.  South Platte Sentinel

Richard (Rick) Arthur Harry Kuebler Jr., (formerly of Sterling), died suddenly on Fri., Oct. 9, 2015 at his home in Twain Harte, Calif. at the age of 68. At Rick's ...



MLL teams battle at cluster meet  Union Democrat

Summerville High School's Thorsted Field was the sight of the first Mother Lode League cluster track meet and a Bear freshman had possibly the most ...



Hundreds celebrate life of Lucas Gruenther;  Union Democrat

Tears, laughter and applause erupted intermittently Sunday as friends and family celebrated the life of Tuolumne County native and Air Force Major Lucas ...



DA: SHS scuffle evidence lacking;  Union Democrat

The Tuolumne County District Attorney will not pursue charges against Sonora High School Principal Todd Dearden for an incident involving an alleged scuffle ...



Brian Kent Taylor  Union Democrat

On Aug. 5, 2017, Brian Kent Taylor passed away in Emmett, Idaho, at the age of 65. He was born in Oakland and moved to Mi-Wuk Village at a young age.



Bears rally to beat Coyotes in Denair  Union Democrat

DENAIR — The first time the Summerville Bears touched the ball and the last time had the same result – Zach Marquez punched it in for six. The 5-foot-6 senior ...



Living the dream  Union Democrat

Soroptimist International of Twain Harte held its annual scholarship awards luncheon Tuesday in Twain Harte. Brittany Boucher was the recipient of the group's ...



Former Tuolumne woman forging fame  Union Democrat

A letter, a Skype interview and a passel of questions earned Knights Ferry resident Kelly Vermeer Vella one of four spots to compete on the reality show “Forged ...



Four vie for Twain Harte school board  Union Democrat

Besides the countywide Tuolumne Utilities District race, the second-most competitive local contest on the Nov. 8 ballot is for the board of a small school district in ...



Angels Camp's Radford closes out record-setting college career  Calaveras Enterprise

In the spring of 2014, Danny Radford of Angels Camp and Columbia College head basketball coach Rob Hoyt attended an open gym for the California State ...



Thousands attend downtown Sonora parade  Union Democrat

The day was picture perfect for the 60th anniversary of the Mother Lode Parade in downtown Sonora Saturday. More than 100 entries drifted down Washington ...



Calaveras uses depth to propel past Bret Harte in rivalry track showdown  Calaveras Enterprise

The Mother Lode League track and field season is starting to hit its stride. Wednesday's cluster meet at Summerville High School was the second league cluster ...



Youth theater group gets new hideout;  Union Democrat

After years of rehearsing wherever there was space, students in the Mountain Youth and Community Theatre now have a stage of their own. The nonprofit group ...



Indigeny Reserve Adds Products, Accolades  MyMotherLode.com

Sonora, CA – Although fully open to the public only since early 2012, Sonora-based Indigeny Reserve already ranks as one of the Mother Lode's top tourist.



Vella cuts through competition on History Channel program  Union Democrat

A gleaming steel blade with a horse-head pommel won Kelly Vermeer Vella $10000. About 200 people attended a viewing party for her episode of “Forged in ...



Pokémon Go descends on the Mother Lode;  Union Democrat

When Troy Lockwood moved to Sonora around early June to take a job as a cook at Black Oak Casino Resort, he mostly stayed inside. “I didn't have any friends, ...



Student essays address freedom, visions for America;  Union Democrat

VFW Tuolumne Post 4748 and VFW Sonora Post 3154 reviewed student essays as part of the Patriot's Pen 2015-16 competition, whose theme was What ...



Coastal Carolina’s CWS championship hits close to home  Union Democrat

Jeremiah Grove and Brett Gordon were 1600 miles and two time zones away from each other. Grove was on his feet, holding his breath inside TD Ameritrade ...



Everything for a purpose: one day as a CHP cadet  Union Democrat

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a soldier. It was the sort of life that would befit the son of 30-year Marine Corps Reserve veteran — rigid discipline, ...



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