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  • Model T show transports Hiwan Museum back in time

    A visitor to the Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday might have sworn he’d been transported back to the early 20th century, as cars, costumes and political agendas harkened back to those earlier days.

    The Ford Model T Centennial Festival featured nine Model Ts and one Model A in the museum parking lot, where spectators could inspect each car inside and out, take photos and talk to the owners. One car’s front license plate went so far as to declare, “If this car gets any older, I’ll have to shoot it.”

  • Evergreen family reaches Mount Shasta summit

    The Wilhelm family of Evergreen successfully reached the summit of Mount Shasta last week in their effort to honor Mark Wilhelm’s mother and her battle with breast cancer.

    On June 18, Wilhelm, his wife, Nancy, and son Brandon joined 30 breast cancer survivors and others affected by the disease in climbing the 14,162-foot peak in Northern California

    "I would like to thank the community, friends and family for their support,"

    Mark Wilhelm said. "It was a fantastic experience, emotionally and spiritually,

  • Proposed building projects alarm Buchanan Park neighbors

    A neighborhood group is up in arms about the magnitude of the proposed unfunded structural amenities and parking lots described in the master plan for Buchanan Park in North Evergreen.

    A concept drawing shows a community center complex with three buildings, an outdoor amphitheater, a picnic pavilion, festival grounds and parking for dozens of cars, northeast of the existing ball fields.

  • Ex-EHS teacher guilty of sex assault

    Former Evergreen High music teacher William Eisenman, on trial for 13 sexual assault counts involving sexual relations with two students, was found guilty June 24 of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

    He also was convicted of providing alcohol to a minor but was acquitted of one count of unlawful sexual contact. He faces a mandatory prison term of eight to 24 years in prison, and possibly life behind bars. A sentencing date had yet to be set.

  • Floats fill downtown for a sassy spectacle

    Horses, floats and firefighters graced the streets of Evergreen during Saturday’s Rodeo Parade, as a crowd of 3,000 gathered on a beautiful 75-degree day to watch the annual Western-themed walk.

    “It gets better every year,” said spectator Casey Downare.

    The parade sauntered down Highway 74 into downtown, where three judges sized up the floats based on crowd appeal, originality and use of this year’s theme, Belles and Bulls. The Evergreen High Poms won a $50 cash prize, and three more prizes were awarded later.

  • The buck starts here: Celebrity bull riding lassos another kind of bucks

    Just when you thought Rodeo Weekend couldn’t get wilder, woollier or wackier, on June 13 the ever-innovative Evergreen Rodeo Association kicked off Friday Night Bulls with some rootin’, tootin’ and hootin’ at the expense of the high-falutin’.

    “We’re calling it the Celebrity Buck-off,” said association honcho Gail Ridings. “Last year’s ATV raffle was a big pain in the neck, and we thought this would be a fun way to raise some money for improvements on the rodeo grounds.”

  • Evergreen family climbing Mount Shasta to fight cancer

    Nancy Wilhelm has never been a big fan of climbing mountains, but when it comes to raising money for breast cancer research, she’d do just about anything.

    The Evergreen resident, along with her husband, Mark, and son, Brandon, is climbing Mount Shasta in Northern California this week.

    “I’m not used to climbing mountains, but I’m out there for a purpose,” Nancy said.

  • Habitat for Humanity builds on local volunteers

    Evergreen volunteers are stepping up to help shelter their fellow citizens — not by writing checks but by actually building them houses.

    And in the 17 years since Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity was organized in 1991, said Pandora Reagan, development director for the agency, those volunteers have built 21 houses under the aegis of the local affiliate of the international organization, which was begun in 1976 in Georgia.

  • A big step: The search for Sasquatch

    Editor’s note: Scout around Google Earth these days, and you might be astonished by what you find — such as the report by a man who claimed he spotted bigfoot between Kittredge and Indian Hills in 1974. He was a boy at the time, hiking with his brothers and the family dog. The incident scared him so badly he nearly choked the dog to death with its leash while climbing a tree.

  • Cabin-baby couple plead guilty in arson, theft

    An Evergreen couple pleaded guilty June 16 to setting a house on fire and stealing the owners' car and jewelry.

    Gregory Allen Leon, 24, and his girlfriend, Summer Lynn Baker, 24, will be sentenced Aug. 21. Leon faces between four and 48 years in prison, and Baker faces two to six years in prison. Leon is not eligible for probation.

    Leon pleaded guilty to first-degree arson and theft from an at-risk adult, both class 3 felonies. Baker pleaded guilty to class 4 felony theft.