U.S. Navy

Fighting fire a most exhausting ordeal

I begin by expressing my heartfelt thank you for the fire people coping with the Robbers Fire and thank you to all the people supporting their efforts. Back when I was in the Navy ...

How someone thanked veteran

On Veterans Day we came up to Auburn from Rocklin to attend the Veterans Day parade. Auburn should be proud of the wonderful parade and the fine turnout! After the parade my husban ...

Casualties of war not mere statistics

In reference to the Auburn Journal’s Reader Input, (“Twist of fate reunites men 66 years on,” Nov. 11), wherein it was reported three men sitting at the same Navy League meet ...

Auburn’s parade first-class yet again

What a wonderful day 11-11-11 was. I rode in a car in the (Auburn Veterans Day) parade and only got to see what was ahead of me or behind me, but what I heard from everyone was it ...

Behind the Signature: Knight Wagner

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Knight Wagner Lives in: Auburn, 18 years, with his wife, Bette, whom he married in 1963. Wagner lived in Iowa until he e ...

Community Portrait: An aptitude for fixing things carries him through

Auburn’s Bill Carpenter has lived a lot of life in his 76 years. He has the looks and has the energy of a man 10 years his junior; he has seen many things over the years and has ...

Please respect the US flag

On July 11, my cousin Ruben (U.S. Marine veteran of Vietnam War) and I went to visit my husband’s gravesite (Navy vet of Vietnam War). Upon leaving the cemetery (which is beauti ...

Another View: Auburn-area firms flying high, earn top county awards

Despite a lagging economy weighed down by lackluster home sales and sluggish job growth, Auburn and the foothills are alive with award-winning businesses. A trio of top businesses ...

Behind the Scenes: Take pride that our nation is first to help

With moist eyes and usually a lump in the throat, most of us watch the herculean efforts turned in by rescuers and aid workers in Haiti. Maybe it’s because that nation is so clo ...

Auburn icon never misses a good parade

If there is such a thing as an Auburn icon, Ralph Roper fits the bill. Husband, father, successful businessman, civic leader, community volunteer, 57-year Auburn resident, and just ...