October 27th, 2011
Diann Stever, aged 66, a resident of Bishop for 33 years, born in Detroit, Mich. on May 5, 1945, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2011.
Diann was raised in Tarzana and lived various places in Southern California prior to moving to Bishop in 1978. She worked at Safeway, later Vons, in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes and retired after 30 years of service.
Lorraine Julia (Hauck) Pischel
Lorraine Julia (Hauck) Pischel died Oct. 20, 2011 at Southern Inyo Hospital. Lorraine was born Sept. 4, 1927 in Beulah, N.D. to Fred and Rose (Braun) Hauck. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Goldade and Cleo Mettler; and is survived by sisters, Josephine Zeigler and Kathleen Breneman; and brother, Wilfred Hauck.
Lorraine grew up and attended school in the Beulah, N.D. area where she met and married Harold Walter Pischel on Oct. 25, 1949.
Pauline Elizabeth (Huarte) Pedro
Pauline was born in Round Valley, Calif. on Sept. 9, 1929 and passed away on Oct. 23, 2011. She was 82 years old. She was a lifelong resident of Bishop.
Local authorities are looking for information regarding a felony vandalism case involving buses in the Bishop Unified School District motor pool last week.
According to the Bishop Police Department, officers responded to a report of three juveniles seen in the area of Elm and Home Street schools at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 22.
â€śUpon search of Elm Street School, officers found small amounts of graffiti located on building number 36 and no further damage was located at the time of the original search.â€ť
City officials are providing a central location for Halloween festivities this weekend in hopes of bringing the community together and giving kids a safe trick-or-treating environment.
The second annual Truck or Treat event will be held from noon to about 9:30 p.m. Saturday between fields one and two in the Bishop City Park and will include a costume and vehicle decorating contest, a fun run and movies.
The City of Bishop has been chosen by the League of California Cities to join a new and unique program aimed at trying to help state municipalities share success stories as they weather the current financial crisis.
Bishop is one of the first two dozen out of more than 450 cities to be included in the program, a joint effort of the California City Management Foundation and League of California Cities known as â€śStrong Cities, Strong State.â€ť
City officials have spent the past few months gathering public comments on Bishopâ€™s Mobility Element, planned to be the transportation chapter of the cityâ€™s General Plan by February 2012. These elements help guide the city and its leaders in prioritizing, and eventually completing, projects that are in the best interest of the citizenry.
The city is, again, opening the door for comments on another draft of the element in November and January. This will be the new and final draft of the transportation chapter.
The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis squad hosted Desert for a rematch.
Desert won 10-8, with Bishopâ€™s singles taking 5 wins and the doubles, 3.
Madi Taylor and Ashley Lee each won two of their three sets; Taylor 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Lee 1-6, 5-1, 6-2.
Ricki Willey lost to Desertâ€™s third and first seeds but won against the Scorpions number 2, 5-1.
In doubles action, Katie Tanksley and Karen Hinek won the only two sets, 6-3 and 6-1.
Hope McIndoo and Tara Gardner played through their sixth tie-breaker of the season but lost 6-7. Jenelle Rafferty and Kelli Pfeiler lost their doubles matches.
Friday nightâ€™s game at John Schwab Field was all Bishop. The Broncos trounced the Frazier Mountain Falcons handily, 42-0.
The Falcons were missing two of their wide receivers, limiting their options and opening them up to the strong Bishop defense. That, and the Broncos played a good game. â€śWe played good defense against Cal City,â€ť said Egan. â€śWe played good defense and offense against Frazier. We keep improving.â€ť
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles havenâ€™t lost their luster. With the 55-20 win over the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Friday, the Eagles are undefeated at 7-0 with nothing between them and Lone Pineâ€™s first Hi-Lo championship but the Lee Vining Tigers, Nov. 4 at home.
Coach Chris Riesen gives the credit to his players, mostly seniors who know the game and are giving 100 percent.