Lincoln Chronicles

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1 YEAR AGO Feb. 10, 2011: Local man indicated on child porn – Five men indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday include a Roseville man and a Lincoln man investigated by the FBI, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner. Robert Curtis Bauer, 62, of Roseville, was charged with two counts of distribution and possession of child pornography, Wagner said in a release. Justin Graham, a 29-year-old martial arts instructor from Lincoln, faces two counts of distribution and possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors. Bauer allegedly transferred the pornography through a file-sharing network between May 5, 2008 and May 2, 2010. The FBI arrested Graham on Jan. 20 following an undercover operation that revealed his work with children could put them at risk, the release said. The other suspects are from Carmichael, Elk Grove and Fairfield, said Wagner, whose office covers California’s Eastern District Court. All five men reportedly face a maximum 20 years in federal prison, $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision. 10 YEARS AGO Feb. 7, 2002: Wayne Vineyard is farmer of the year – Local farmer Wayne Vineyard was honored as 2002 Farmer of the Year at the PlacerGROWN farm conference on Saturday at Lincoln High School. He was lauded as a pro-active leader in Placer County’s agriculture, and a good friend and mentor to many. Vineyard has been an agricultural mainstay in Placer County for a half century, leading, participating in and acting with organizations which promote the agricultural way of life both in his own community, the county and state. He is always ready to assist and consult with anyone who has agricultural interests. 20 YEARS AGO Feb. 6, 1992: Lincoln’s first public safety chief named – Lincoln’s first public safety director was named Tuesday by Mayor Ron Barringer. Ernie Klevesaht, a lieutenant for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, will start his new job Feb. 18, said Barringer. The 20-year law enforcement veteran began his career as a police officer for the city of San Diego. According to the statement, Klevesahl was selected among 140 candidates during the seven-month search. A position for a public safety director opened last year when the City Council made a move to combine the police and fire services in the city. 50 YEARS AGO Feb. 1, 1962: New Sponsors Reactivate Lincoln Potters Baseball Club for 1962 Season – The weather indicates that spring may be a few weeks away yet, but for many Lincolnites, it moved a lot closer this week with the announcement that the Lincoln Potters are back in business. And that means that within a month or so, baseball will return to the old stand here. News of the Potters’ return to the sports world came at a meeting of Placer-Nevada league directors Sunday in Roseville. At that time, the league voted to readmit Lincoln to the fold. The Potters has missed one season with the last sponsors being the James E. Fowler post, American Legion. The 1962 version of the Potters will be sponsored by Lincoln Ice and Beverage, Johnny and Lou’s East Avenue Market, and Don and Lou’s. Donald Noyes will serve as league director for the new club. Joe Franco and Micky Gotcher will serve as business manager. Noyes stated that a field manager will be named in the near future. 75 YEARS AGO Feb. 11, 1937: A Sad Story Of A Devoted Father – Colin B. Hislop has been coroner and public administrator of Placer county. He has been a mortician for many years, but it taxed every year of his experience last week, to keep back a tear when Thos. Laam, who resides on the Forest Hill divide, brought his two month old baby into Hislop’s Little Chapel of the Hills last Saturday, carried in his arms, and tearfully asked the youngster be interred. He had walked through six foot drifts of snow to bring the youngster out, after she had died in the cabin in which Laam and his family reside, near the American river. The others all ill with influenza were unable to accompany the father to the highway, where an auto picked him up and brought him to town. He deposited his precious burden and then sorrowfully made his way, through deepening drifts of snow to the sick members of his family, left in the lonely cabin, near Butcher ranch. On Monday he was able to return for services, which were held here. Kind hands had dug the grave, a kind mortician furnished the wherewithal for burial and Laam who had been unable to return to make arrangements had his heart gladdened with the kindness of those whom he contacted in his hour of suffering. – Auburn Journal Compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made. Entries appear as originally published.