world war ii

United States Navy calls Auburn car buff to service

Nathan Beldner comes across as a good, ol’ fashion American. From his polite but protective nature to the U.S. Navy sticker on the back of his classic Dodge truck, the 22-yea ...

Reader Input: City’s inept actions hurt community

What is to be the future of DeWitt? Placer County is reviewing that question now. It is a valuable asset and resource that should be fully utilized to benefit the taxpayers of the ...

New Placer County museum in North Auburn will tell story of WWII military hospital

A new museum featuring the history of the Placer County Government Center-Dewitt Hospital is taking shape. Located in the former home of the Interfaith Food Closet on Richardson D ...

Reader Input: We must unite with same zeal

I was a child during World War II. Our entire lives were devoted to winning the war. We totally accepted rationing of food and other scarcities. Government posters with a soldier ...

The year 1941 brought World War II to Auburn

World War II came to Auburn just two days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. That’s when men of the Army infantry were rushed here from a camp in Louisiana to protect th ...

WWII ace’s wife Eleanor Anderson gave strength, support

The consummate officer’s spouse, Eleanor Anderson – wife of World War II ace Col. Bud Anderson – has died at 91. Anderson died peacefully Friday after living sev ...

Another View: Change starts first within us

A few weeks ago I saw the movie “Unbroken.” This movie depicts the life of Olympian Louis Zamperini while he was a prisoner of war. Before going to the movie, I had h ...

Reader Input: Parade supplied ultimate experience

My wife and I, having lived in Meadow Vista for nearly 50 years, decided to go watch Auburn’s Veterans Day Parade for the very first time. We were standing at the parade&rs ...

Schroeder confirmed as director

The Auburn City Council made short work of Monday night’s mostly administrative agenda and discussed the possible next steps for the city’s performance-based budgeting ...

WWII hospital building demolished at DeWitt

(Auburn Journal/Gus Thomson photo) A demolition crew works Thursday to tear down a Richardson Drive building in North Auburn – labeled on maps as Building 201 – th ...

Reader Input: Prepare for life challenges

My religious mom and grandma, who raised me from infancy, told me if I just trusted in the Lord, everything would be OK. I wish they had told me how difficult it was going to be. ...

WWII air ace in line for share of another medal

World War II air ace Bud Anderson is on target for yet another medal. Anderson, a Placer High grad who grew up in Newcastle and now lives in Auburn, has been decorated 25 times i ...

Reader Input: Join efforts to rescue theater

Welcome to the historic DeWitt Theatre by Bell Road in Auburn. The land on which the theater is constructed was originally part of the local Native American ancient history, and ...

Reader Input: Theater built for WWII temporary use

In regards to the DeWitt center theater, this structure was built during World War II for the benefit of the armed services personnel lodged in the area. All the structures were bu ...

Reader Input: Don’t blow it at DeWitt Center

"The love of money is the root of all evil.” This fits the situation with Costco who has proposed paying the county only $325 a year rent for 16 acres. What a joke! I th ...