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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:
  • Shock and grief: Friends and co-workers try to come to grips with the death of Cromberg couple Mike and Olga Kroencke whose bodies were found Saturday near Oroville.
  • Plan approved: Supervisors approved the county’s new mental health plan, but some are wondering aloud if it will make any difference.
  • Ice cream cash: Sheriff Greg Hagwood’s appearance in an ice cream commercial last April resulted in a sweet treat for the county.

Local CHP undergoing an officer transition

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor

A transition is underway at the California Highway Patrol’s Quincy Area office.

Three veteran CHP officers are transferring out of the area and two veterans are moving in.

Read more: Local CHP undergoing an officer transition

County residents line up for flu shots

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

Nearly 2,000 doses of flu vaccine were dispensed last week as Plumas County residents took advantage of free drive-thru clinics offered by the Public Health Department in conjunction with Eastern Plumas Health Care.

During an interview following the final clinic in Quincy, on Oct. 31, public health nurse Tina Venable said she was pleased with the turnout.

Read more: County residents line up for flu shots

Quincy nurse worked in Liberia during Ebola crisis

Sheri Sawchuk, a nurse who has worked for the Christian charitable organization Samaritan’s Purse and was just recently named assistant professor of international studies at Chamberlain College of Nursing, talks with a young girl during her recent trip to Kenya. Sheri was in Liberia this past summer to work with Ebola patients and will soon be in India to work in a leper colony. Photo submitted
Debra Moore
Staff Writer

A local nurse planned to spend two weeks caring for Ebola patients in Liberia this past summer, but her time there was cut short.

Quincy resident Sheri Sawchuk traveled to Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, July 26 as part of a disaster assistance team for the Christian charitable organization Samaritan’s Purse. She arrived the same day that Dr. Kent Brantly was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

“Everyone was very subdued,” Sawchuk recalled, because at the time they were unaware of what was occurring. Usually the arrival of a new group was cause for celebration.

Brantly’s diagnosis had come just days after another health care worker, Nancy Writebol, contracted the deadly virus.

Read more: Quincy nurse worked in Liberia during Ebola crisis

Engel wins District 5 race

Feather Publishing

Jeff Engel has been elected District 5 Supervisor. Kathy Williams, the county's chief elections official, made the announcement this morning after the provisional ballots and the mail-in ballots dropped off at the polls yesterday were counted. Engel received 717 votes and Jim Judd received 674 votes. The write-ins are still being tallied.

Read more: Engel wins District 5 race

County supervisors respond to grand jury report

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

The Plumas Board of Supervisors responded to the grand jury report on time this year.

“I want to emphasize that,” Supervisor Lori Simpson said of the timeliness during a meeting in mid-October. “It was easier this year.”

Read more: County supervisors respond to grand jury report



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