Sarah Behrle and Rex Stevens, Jr. are engaged to be married June 27, 2009, in Crescent City.
Behrle, a resident of Crescent City, is the daughter of Jack Behrle of Crescent City, and the late Carol Behrle.
Stevens, Jr. of Brookings, Ore., is the son of Rex Stevens, Sr. of Columbia Falls, Mont., and the late Brenda Schaefer.
The couple will reside in Crescent City.
Betty Musser was something of a queen for a day at her 85th birthday party. (Submittted)
More than 120 people gathered Sunday afternoon, May 24, at the
Crescent Fire Protection District building to celebrate Betty Musser’s
The party was hosted by her son, Dennis Sutton of Crescent City,
niece Joyce Arnold and great niece Carrie Reed, both from Rohnert Park.
Betty is well known for her love of chocolate and therefore was
deemed “Queen of Chocolate.” Her regalia included a royal red robe, a
crown, a candy necklace, and a five-foot scepter encrusted with jewels,
candy and a huge Hershey’s Kiss on top.
Logan Edward Kennard
Logan Edward Kennard was born May 3, 2009, at Trident Hospital in
Charleston, S.C. He weighed 8 pounds and meaured 20 3/4 inches. His
parents are Benjamin and Erin Kennard of Goose Creek, S.C. His
grandparents are Norman and Jeanne Nelson of Smith River, and Merle and
Patty Kennard of Salem, Ore. His great-grand parents are Connie Blagden
of Smith River, and Charles and Margaret Darr of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Vernon Vonheeder checks out the control panel of an airplane at the Azalea Festival Airport Days. (Submitted)
Do dreams really come true? For Addie Meedom House resident Vernon Vonheeder they certainly do.
Vonheeder’s wish was to fly again, but at age 89 he thought that those days were behind him.
His flying days began as a Navy pilot during World War II when he
flew the P2V Neptune, a twin-engine military aircraft that was designed
to hunt for submarines. His job was to train women pilots.
Many people leave their homes in search of something that interests them. Some go in search of lighthouses; for others its bridges.
And then there are those who hunt for murals.
Some of Crescent City’s murals are featured as the first entry in “Large Art in Small Places: Discovering the California Mural Towns” by Californian Kevin Bruce, which was recently published.
“It’s a beautiful thing,” Redwood Mural Society President Helga Burns said about the book.
New mural depicts roadwork on highways past and present
A new mural for Crescent City is in the works and lead artist Kathleen Kresa promises it will be done by the Fourth of July.
Kathleen Kresa stands next to the mural's first phase. The Daily Triplicate/Bryant Anderson
Drive by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) building where U.S. Highway 101 intersects Northcrest Drive and you’ll notice a scene from what it might have looked like when the highway was being constructed 80-some years ago.
The first phase of the two-part mural is already finished, depicting the early highway system in Del Norte County. The second phase, now under way, will depict work Caltrans is doing today. Kresa has a mock-up of what the finished mural will look like on her Web site, www.kkmurals.com.
“It’s the history of transportation,” said Helga Burns, president of the Redwood Mural Society, who is sponsoring the mural. “Del Norte County was very isolated before roads and bridges. The other side is color and more modern.”
Del Norte campus holds ceremony
Commencement was held for graduating students of College of the Redwoods Del Norte Campus on May 15 at Mary Peacock School.
Pictured in the front row, from left, are Valedictorian Rachel McCain, Crystell Wise, Amber Jokela, Hilary King-Hartman, Sarah Skudstad, Jo’Ann Davis, Kelly Wilson, Carol Mathews, Melina McDade, Amalia Rodriguez, Kristina Abernathy, Katherine Mize, Jasmine Yang, Mauricio Contreras, Kaitlin Freese.
Middle row, from left: Katie Graves, Robert Burrell, Hailee Beckendorf, Jennifer Dutton, James O’Brien, Shylla Raine, Christine McAllister, Vicky Hisoire, Lawrence Holbert, Sheldon Thuemler, Stephen Thuemler, Linda Peacock-Espinoza, Traci Weiser, Chelsea Anderson.
Top row, from left: Mark Achziger, Lisa Harris, Tamara Hawkes, Susan May, Leann Babcock, Jamie Brown, Thomas Treviño, Clark White, Jared Turner, Meng Lo.