Person of interest arrested in double homicide case
|The Butte County Sheriff’s Office displays the firearms and drug paraphernalia that were concealed under GD Hendrix’s jacket when he was arrested Jan. 6. Photo courtesy Butte County Sheriff’s Office
A man considered “a person of interest” was arrested last week in the shooting deaths of Cromberg husband and wife Mike and Olga Kroencke.
On Tuesday, Jan. 6, 44-year-old GD Hendrix was apprehended at a store a few miles from where the Kroenckes were found shot to death in their car Dec. 20.
Hendrix lived a couple hundred yards away from the Kroenckes’ second home in the Berry Creek area.
A family member of the Kroenckes, who didn’t want to be identified, said Olga Kroencke had confronted Hendrix about giving methamphetamine to her mentally disabled son.
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County willing to spend $229,000 to apply for jail grant
There’s no guarantee that paying a consultant a quarter-million dollars will result in funding for a new jail, but Sheriff Greg Hagwood thinks it’s the county’s best chance to secure funding from the state for that purpose.
“Does this make you nervous? This amount of money?” Supervisor Terry Swofford asked Hagwood.
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Born to play; Quincy girl makes it as professional musician
James WilsonStaff Writer
|Ginny Eck plucks her bass strings during a performance on “Good Day Sacramento” in summer 2013. Eck, from Quincy, moved to Los Angeles after college to pursue her dream of becoming a professional musician. Photo submitted
Ginny Eck’s schedule is full, she spends most of her life on the road, she rarely gets a full night of sleep and there’s nothing she would rather be doing. She’s attained her dream — to make it in the music world.
Growing up in Quincy, Eck joined a dance team at the age of 6. After several classes, it became apparent to her and her parents that she wasn’t a natural dancer.
Still wanting to encourage Eck’s creative abilities, her parents asked her if she wanted to learn an instrument instead. Eck agreed, and began practicing violin with Johny McDonald. Thus began Eck’s interest in music, which eventually inspired her to play professionally.
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Fire safe council offers to assist communities with wildfire mitigation projects
The Plumas County Fire Safe Council invites citizens to attend and participate in its regularly scheduled monthly meetings. These meetings occur the second Thursday of each month; the next meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Plumas County Planning & Building Services office, located at 555 Main St. in Quincy, from 9 to 11 a.m.
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Even after rain, we aren’t out of the drought woods yet
Special to Feather Publishing
The Lake Almanor Basin picked up almost a foot of moisture during the month of December.
Most of that arrived in the form of rain, although we did receive 14 inches of generally wet snowfall on the West Shore.
Read more: Even after rain, we aren’t out of the drought woods yet