Feb 262015
West Sac, Clarksburg women part of history program

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 18, 2015 — By Al Zagofsky Correspondent “We are weaving the stories of women’s lives into the fabric of the history of Yolo County and also get young women interested in history by involving them in the program,” said Shipley Walters, Yolo County Historian  and Secretary for the Yolo County Women’s History […]

Dec 242014
McGowan takes one last look back at his public service, Part III

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final piece in our three-part interview with Mike McGowan, who was West Sacramento’s first mayor and later its longtime county supervisor.   We talked with McGowan in March, and that chat covered his view of a lot of […]

Dec 192014
Mike McGowan looks back: Part II

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 10, 2014 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, the City of West Sacramento opened a bridge named after Mike McGowan, the city’s first mayor and later its longtime representative on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors.   Earlier in 2014, the News-Ledger had a lengthy chat with […]

Apr 222014
Fifty years of Wednesdays: reception marks opening of mini-exhibit on News-Ledger

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 16, 2014 — Dozens came to the West Sacramento Historical Society reception on April 3 at the city community center. The reception launched the opening of a mini-exhibit on the 50th anniversary of the News-Ledger. Publisher Steve Marschke talked about the past, when the paper was led by lifelong newspaperman […]

Mar 272014
History exhibit to open on West Sac's longtime local newspaper

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The West Sacramento Historical Society will host an exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the first edition of the News-Ledger. The display can be viewed from April 3 through August at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. You’re invited to the opening reception on Thursday, April 3, from […]

Jan 202014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — The Yolo County Women’s History Month committee invites nominations for Yolo County women to be honored at the group’s March 6 luncheon. Nominees must have a track record of contributing to their community along the theme of “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” Individuals and organizations may nominate an […]