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Wife pleads guilty to 2011 murder of Susanville police officer

Sam Williams
Staff Writer
3/7/2014
 

Joanna McElrath, 39, who pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 28 to the Jan. 1, 2011 premeditated and deliberate first-degree murder of her husband, off-duty Susanville police officer Robert McElrath, will be a senior citizen if she’s ever allowed to walk free from behind those prison walls.

According to a plea bargain offered by Lassen County District Attorney Bob Burns, McElrath is expected to receive a 25-years-to-life sentence during a 1:30 pm. May 23 hearing in Lassen Superior Court.

Read more: Wife pleads guilty to 2011 murder of Susanville police officer

 

Customer told to leave meeting after confrontation

Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
3/7/2014

 

A heated dispute with an angry customer overshadowed regular business at an electric company meeting in Delleker last week.

Out!  You are filming me without my permission, and that is a crime in California.” Bob Marshall, General Manger of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

During the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative meeting Tuesday, Feb. 25, a Clio couple blasted the co-op over a disputed meter.

The confrontation ended after PSREC General Manager Bob Marshall told the couple to leave for shooting video during the members’ meeting.

Read more: Customer told to leave meeting after confrontation

 

Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Council meet

Feather Publishing
3/7/2014
 

With more than 120 countywide sponsors, a core group of 12 impassioned people gathered at Moon’s on Thursday, Feb. 27, to discuss website analytics, upcoming events and opportunities to market Plumas County to the world.

The website, Plumascounty.org, is flourishing under the management of the group while being maintained by Karen Moritz.

Read more: Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Council meet

 

Indian Valley residents start first Pheasants Forever chapter in Plumas County

Samantha P. Hawthorne
Staff Writer
3/7/2014

 

A group of Indian Valley residents are in the process of establishing a Pheasants Forever chapter in Plumas County.

As its first order of business, Indian Valley Pheasants Forever Chapter 0920 is hosting a dinner April 5 to help raise money for club activities.

Read more: Indian Valley residents start first Pheasants Forever chapter in Plumas County

 

Vintage Gardens owner dies in tree-falling accident

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The community has an opportunity to remember Vintage Gardens owner Joe Parrish, who died in a tree-falling accident Feb. 21, at a memorial service and benefit dinner in his honor.Photo by Carolyn Shipp
Carolyn Shipp
Staff Writer
3/6/2014

 

The friends and family of 30-year-old Joe Parrish were left devastated after a tree-falling accident claimed his life the morning of Friday, Feb. 21.

The owner of Vintage Gardens just recently took over his father, Don Parrish’s, business after Don’s death in July 2013.

Parrish said in a Profile in Business, published in Feb. 19 Feather River Publishing newspapers, that he was trying to keep the nursery open to honor his father, but he had quickly made the business his own project that he wanted to see thrive.

Read more: Vintage Gardens owner dies in tree-falling accident

 

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