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Two suspects allegedly forced their way into a room at the Holiday Inn in Grass Valley and broke a teenage boy’s nose Sunday morning.

One of them, Tyler Bancroft, 18, turned himself in to Grass Valley police later Sunday, according to authorities. The other suspect, Jordan Beaver, 18, has not turned himself in, according to Grass Valley Police Sgt. Doug Hren.

The suspects, allegedly aided by a third person who remained in a car outside, appeared to be upset that the victim spent time Saturday night with a group that included a girl who is one suspect’s sister and the other’s girlfriend, according to Sgt. Doug Hren. Bancroft and Beaver allegedly broke into the room where the victim was staying. One of them allegedly broke his nose with a punch to the face.

A call from the Holiday Inn on East Main Street reporting the incident to police was made shortly after 10 a.m., Hren said.

– Josh Singer

Annual donation parade set

The Grass Valley Ladies Relief Society is getting ready for it’s 123rd Annual Donation Day Parade, set for Dec. 22 in Grass Valley.

Donation Day started as one woman’s dream to feed and warm needy children, and turned into something that she never could have dreamed of. In 1883, Caroline Mead Hanson asked school children to bring one potato and one stick of stove wood to share with others.

Now, Donation Day is about people donating boxes of food. While the materials have changed, the feeling has stayed the same, society members assert.

This year’s Donation Day Parade will start at 10 a.m. on Mill Street in Grass Valley. Look for more from The Union as the event draws closer.

Supervisor speaks on Wednesday

District 1 Supervisor Nate Beason will give an update on accomplishments so far and goals for the next few months for the Nevada County Board of Supervisors at noon Wednesday at the Holbrooke Hotel. Cost is $16 with advance reservation, $19 at the door. For reservations call 478-1331.

– The Union staff

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