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Humane Society hosts St. Patrick’s Day dinner

Friday, March 13, 2015 — Those looking to spend St. Patrick’s Day supporting a local cause and eating a great dinner can attend the Lassen Humane Society’s seventh annual corned beef and cabbage dinner.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at the Lassen Senior Center on Sunkist Drive, the Lassen Humane Society is hosting its annual fundraiser, according to secretary Chris Geffre.

Supporters can either sit down or take their corned beef and cabbage dinner to go.

“We always have really good food,” said Geffre.

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Inmate sentenced to eight years for assault

Monday, March 9, 2015 — An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Herlong was sentenced to eight years in prison for an assault resulting in serious bodily injury to another prison inmate.

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentenced Thomas Roullier, 34, a former resident of Spokane, Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 25, according to a press release Benjamin Wagner, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California.

The court also ordered the payment of $15,040.34 in restitution to reimburse the United States Bureau of Prisons for expenses incurred in providing medical treatment, transportation and other services to the victim of the assault.

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Trustees hear about plan update

Monday, March 9, 2015 —Susanville School District Superintendent Jason Waddell shared an update on the Local Control Accountability Plan update during the Wednesday, Feb. 18 board of trustees meeting.

The accountability plan is under the Local Control Formula Funding, which was adopted by California, and has all schools in the state comply and focus spending on eight identified goals. The change in funding has been called one of the most drastic changes in funding in 40 years, according to the district website.

During the meeting, Waddell shared about school climate and parent involvement, which were two categories the district has to focus on in the plan.

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District discusses new charter school

Sunday, March 8, 2015 —Lassen Union High School District staff are exploring the possibility of starting a new charter school, different than the ones already offered in the community.

Daedalus Academy, named after a Greek god who was a skillful craftsman and artist, will focus on project-based, hands-on learning education.

Students will have regular attendance on campus each day, along with frequent learning adventures in natural and other settings.

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Utility discusses power outage

Sunday, March 8, 2015 —A portion of the Tuesday, Feb. 24 Lassen Municipal Utility District meeting focused on the early February power outage caused by a windstorm.

“As you’re fully aware, we had that outage that lasted to the last customer for over a week. It went from a Friday to a Friday before we got Eagle Lake, the last customer on,” said electric operations manager David Folce.

Folce also noted there may be some customers still without power since there are some summer residents who have not been to the area.

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