Mark Klaas

Holy Family Catholic School students reach out to help small nation

Hope comes in the shape of a soccer ball for one impoverished, small African nation. Recognizing this, a compassionate teacher and her gracious students at Holy Family Catholic School made the long-distance connection.

Auburn’s young, blossoming photographer captures beauty

When Katelyn Cooper was 2 years old old, she was clicking photos from a film-loaded Fisher-Price camera.

Hall directs the show as new leader of ACAP Child and Family Services

Shelley Hall has aggressively taken on a daunting job. Helping low-income families and responding to the educational needs of children is no easy task for the new program director at ACAP Child & Family Services.

It’s time for mayor to resign | Klaas

Pacific's government is broken. Mayor Cy Sun and a frustrated City Council can no longer coexist.

Food war rages on the storefront | Klaas

Like an extensive cable or satellite television guide, today's grocery store outlet menu is rife with choices. But in a soft, slow-to-recover economy, the wide-open market is banking up closures, too.

Auburn’s Pacin’ Parson completes 1,508-mile walk for the blind

Auburn's 76-year-old ultra-marathon walker came home last Friday, completing a 1,508-mile journey halfway across the country for a worthy cause.

Blast from the past: Jerry ‘The King’ Ruth did it his way as legendary drag racer

As photos and videos of his thunderous, smoke-spewing dragster flashed across a screen in a darkened room, Jerry Ruth picked up the mic and tried to put his past into perspective.

Well-traveled Ciaramello to guide Auburn’s Holy Family Catholic School

Change offers new learning experiences and greater possibilities to Dr. Bertha "Bert" Ciaramello.

Auburn pub pursues outdoor seating area

Henry DeHoog hopes to open an extension of his Homeplate Pub on the south side of East Main Street — a year-round, outdoor seating area in the B Street Plaza just to the east of his establishment.

Green River steps it up for veterans | Klaas

Already known for having one of the state's largest community college enrollments, Green River Community College keeps on growing with a healthy infusion of returning veterans ready to rediscover the classroom.

Auburn woman finds magic as published fantasy novelist

KateMarie Collins' quest to become a fantasy novelist began with an unfortunate ending.

EZ Wheel makes inroads with multi-service center in Auburn

Determined to bring back old-school customer service and offer a well-stocked inventory under one roof, Eran Zantkovsky wanted to open his kind of tire and wheel center in Auburn.

Auburn’s cast from the past presents Ayckbourn comedy

It's unmistakably British, uproarious and different, which is perfectly fine with Paul Fouhy and his seasoned cast from the past.

Auburn woman strikes a strong pose

Auburn's Nicole Kupfer is a source of strength – in more ways than one.

Auburn mom takes a stand, organizes campaign for GOP

When Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen stirred controversy in April by criticizing Ann Romney – wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney – for having "never worked a day in her life," she fired up one stay-at-home mom from Auburn.

New Auburn studio offers the total package

Having experienced a personal transformation to better health and wellness, Tracy and Joe Knutson decided to take it one step further.

Pacific’s Hildreth, area team to build homes for Kenyans

Richard Hildreth is about to serve the people again – this time, the people of Kenya.

Proud Auburn celebrates, sends off Olympian Kukors

A humbled and grateful Ariana Kukors stepped to the podium Friday night.

Scobee Elementary kids go to recess for special cause

Students at Dick Scobee Elementary ran, jumped, skipped and crawled with a special purpose last Thursday – part of a school-wide Relay Recess that raised money for the American Cancer Society.

March chosen Pioneer Queen

Shirley March has spent a lifetime devoted to children and community. Years ago, the Auburn woman established a Boy Scout troop for special needs kids, a group that included her oldest son, born with a handicap.