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Nevada County’s good kids

Girl Scouts Lydia Lee, Nikki Turner and Olivia Kohler, pictured above left to right, worked with fellow scouts Kate and Tera Arenchild, Haley Blair, Sara Lundmark and Natalie Lundmark and Michaela Martinez to make quilts.

Here’s another reason to be proud of the many, many young people in our area who already are participating in their community and showing what they are made of.

This comes from scouting mom Tracy Kohler:

“The members of Girl Scouts Troop 192 made eight blankets to donate to Project Linus. The girls picked Project Linus as a service project, which allows them to earn their Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. The girls from Troop 192 all worked on various types of blankets: Crochet, quilt and fleece. They worked on the blankets for four months to accomplish what they did!”

Project Linus is a national organization that provides handmade blankets to children who have been traumatized, seriously ill or otherwise in need.

By the way, Tracy also has been an active Cub Scout mom, and just passed on her role as chief-volunteer-in-charge-of-nearly-everything for Pack 23 to Yolanda Bodine. Yolanda’s husband, Rich Bodine, is new pack scoutmaster, taking over from Andrew Pawlowski.

Mapping the past

Did you see the article in Monday’s edition of The Union about the Grass Valley Mining District map? Here’s what Mary Ann Trygg, the Nevada County librarian, said the day after it came out:

“I have already received an e-mail about some other historic documents that someone in our community would like us to see. This way, we will be able to capture more Nevada County history for generations to come.”

Thanks to that e-mailer and all others who are considering a donation of documents to the pubic library system. You also can loan documents to be copied. Call Mary Ann at 265-1407.

Thanks for your dedication

Two wonderful teachers are retiring from the Twin Ridges School District.

“Bill McQuerry has worked for the district for 37 years, and Pete Milano has worked for the district for 35 years,” reader Cheri Smith writes. “Both of these fine teachers deserve recognition for their many years of service to public education.”

Readers’ Corner is compiled by The Union staff. To submit items, e-mail them to, and put “RC” and your topic in the subject line, or call 477-4230.

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