Helen Bale

Call Joe Carroll reporter with a capital R

“I hate to be called a journalist. Years ago I was told that a journalist is an out-of-work reporter,” joked Joe Carroll. Carroll spent close to 60 years writing stories as a ...

Betty Windsor: Keying Journal success since 1960s

The year was 1969. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Woodstock Art and Music Festival took place in upstate New York and Richard Nixon became 37th president of the United Stat ...

TV ad prompts memories

From my Springville home I was half-way watching and listening to television when I thought I heard a familiar voice that was promoting something from CalTrans. I did a double-take ...

Senior swindler appeal denied

An Auburn man convicted of financial elder abuse for stealing from several local seniors lost an appeal this week to have the judgment overturned. He faces 10 years in prison. R ...

Helen Bale: Beloved writer, lifelong teacher

Stories were the bread of life for Helen Tierney Bale. From her first days as a high school editor to her final days as an Auburn Journal columnist, stories provided her a way to c ...

Bale memorial planned for Tuesday

There’s no doubt Helen Bale, former Auburn Journal publisher, touched many lives in the Auburn area. The community has the chance to share their favorite stories about Bale Tue ...

Former Journal editor touched thousands of lives

It has taken me some time to come to grips with the fact that Journal Editor Emeritus Helen Bale has left this world behind (Journal, March 22). When I was hired by the Journal a ...

Helen Bale still remembered by grand jury lunch bunch

Nice article honoring Helen Bale in the Sunday, March 22 Journal. I would like to add that Helen, at 80 years, was also a productive member of the 2001-2002 Placer County Grand Jur ...

Helen Bale an exemplary journalist and person

The report of former Auburn Journal Editor Helen Bale’s death in Sunday’s edition was very saddening to me, although I (and many other friends and co-workers) had been expectin ...

Longtime Journal columnist, former editor Bale passes

Helen Bale, former Auburn Journal editor and “Through Irish Eyes” columnist, passed away Friday afternoon at her Auburn home, surrounded by loved ones. She lived “88 very bu ...

Columnist outwits death rumor

Editor’s note: Journal editor emeritus Helen Bale wrote this column Monday after the Journal received a false report that Bale had died. Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! There is an errone ...

Columnist Helen Bale has inspiring attitude, humor

I just want to say how much we’ve enjoyed Helen Bale’s column over the years. We can relate to her adventures with “oh no” as we also adopted a similar feline. She’s a pi ...

Through Irish Eyes: Great friends make life even more wonderful

What is friendship? This question was posed in a holiday message from Barbara Covich, who has been a friend for upwards of 30 years. I first met her husband Jug, when he was princi ...

Tales of cats, kids and Christmas, too

It has been quite a combination at our house this year, not always a peaceful one. With the cats the excitement began some months ago when our resident feline, Oh No!, discovered ...

Through Irish Eyes: Without Christ there would be no Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere I go; the storefronts glisten — or is it glitter? — with the promise of things to come (from Mom or Dad of course). To ...