Derrs shared homes in rainforest, Auburn

It seems like a long time ago, and maybe it was, but in the late 1950s Auburn residents Dan and Elly Derr were very involved in Christian missionary work in Mexico and South Americ ...

Put Rudd on college board

This year, we have the opportunity to elect a terrific candidate to serve our community on the Sierra College Board of Trustees. Howard Rudd is a longtime supporter of Sierra Colle ...

Hanley works effectively

I am supporting Kevin Hanley for election to the Auburn City Council. Kevin Hanley works quietly and effectively to make significant improvements in our city government. He come ...

School bought Apples — why?

In reading the Journal this morning (Oct. 21) I noticed 32 Apple laptops valued at $36,000 were stolen from the Newcastle school. Now, my question is this: anybody with computer k ...

Grandparents support ‘L’

I grew up in Auburn and have great memories of my elementary schools — Lincoln Way and E.V. Cain. We had enthusiastic teachers and a strong basic curriculum enriched with opport ...

Money for public schools misspent

Measure L on the ballot is sad testimony to the degraded state of public school education. An additional tax to teach math and science? What are you teaching in middle school? I ...

Re-elect these proven leaders

I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly state my support for three proven leaders who are running for re-election to their respective boards. For the Auburn Recreation Dis ...

Ainsleigh earns much credit

I have some history for people with poor memories who criticize my friend Gordy Ainsleigh for having a negative effect on Auburn Recreation District. Scott Holbrook was elected to ...

Miners’ rescue effort superb

I totally agree with the letters by Carol Wallgren and Elly Derr (Reader Input, Oct. 19). Kudos to everyone involved in the rescue of the miners in Chile. Working most of my life ...

Leave deity out of miners’ rescue

Along with other folks around the world I enjoyed watching the “miracle” of the Chilean miners’ rescue. It was extraordinarily heart-warming. However, I do not view it as a ...