November 14th, 2013
Irene Johnson Maron
Irene Johnson Maron, age 91, passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, the 25th anniversary of the death of her husband Pete. They are now resting together.
Irene was born in Los Angeles on March 12, 1922 to her Swedish parents, Linus Johnson and Esther Sandeen Johnson. Irene was a bilingual child, speaking both Swedish and English. Musically gifted, Irene began piano instruction at an early age. The piano was to be a life-long passion.
Barbara Jill Grove
Barbara Jill Grove, 73, of Big Pine, passed away on Nov. 2, 2013 after a courageous battle with liver disease. She was born to the late Jean Durston and Irving Grove, on June 16, 1940, in Martinez. Jill graduated from Los Medanos College and received a B.A. in Science in 1983. She lived in the Walnut Creek and Concord areas before retiring to beautiful Big Pine in 2003.
Donna Jacqueline âJackieâ Allred
Donna Jacqueline âJackieâ Allred passed away at home after a 10-year battle with cancer on Nov. 4, 2013. Jackie was born on March 17, 1936 in Los Angeles to John and Rosemary Harris. She was raised in Montebello. She married Gary Allred and raised their family in Hacienda Heights before moving to Bishop in 1996.
Local leaders have approved the final, non-binding concept plans for the proposed county consolidated office building in Bishop.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors signed off on designs for a 41,944 square-foot building to house county Health and Human Services, Sheriffâs Department facilities and other departments who have offices or work primarily in Bishop.
The Northern Inyo Hospital Board of Directors is in the process of completing its final interviews with candidates vying for the position of NIHâs new chief operating officer.
In its search for a replacement for Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer John Halfen, who plans to retire in July 2014, the board of directors conducted the first of three final candidate interviews this past Monday evening. The candidate had spent the day meeting NIH staff and familiarizing himself with the facility, said board President Dr. John Ungersma.
The show must go on, but how? The Playhouse 395 âPirates of Penzance Jr.â cast of young actors recently took a break from a dress rehearsal to reflect on the artistic process.
In the first 50 years of filmmaking in the U.S., posters were considered consumables. Theaters used them to market the next film, and after the run of the show, they were often stored away, unprotected from the ravages of time.
While film fans and historians have come to realize that these artifacts are part of this countryâs cultural history, the understanding comes too late for many of the posters. They are in various stages of decomposition.
The Bishop Broncosâ football first round CIF Central Section playoff game against the Chavez High School Titans will kick off at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Delano. The game will be broadcast on KBOV FM radio.
The Bishop Lady Broncos ran head long into a pride of tenacious, skilled volleyball Cougars from McFarland High Tuesday night.
The game was the first round of the CIF Central Section volleyball playoffs; Bishop lost 3-2.
âIt was a great match. We were just out-played,â was coach Linda Frigerioâs simple explanation.
âThey were a good team,â she said. âWe were well-matched but I think we had better skills. They (the Cougars) have grit and tenacity and an unconventional style of play.â
Late last month, Augie Hess was at his second home, the Bishop Country Club golf course, hole 8 to be exact. He teed off and watched his golf ball veer to the left, then arc toward the flag. He and his buddies went to the green to finish out the hole. Hess assumed his ball had flown over the green; nobody could find it until someone suggested, âLook in the hole.â There it was, nestled in the cup like a little poached egg.