DOWNIEVILLE – This past Sunday, July 17, the entirety of the Downieville High School Class of 1960 — Don Costa, Carolyn Ebbert, Bob Latta, Arlene Reed, Ila Williams, and Ken Wilmarth — met here to reminisce and catch-up with each other with each other, sixty-two years after they received their high school diplomas.
The group had an “awesome time” with everyone looking healthy and, since this group started school together as kindergarteners, they wonder if their class has earned to right to be included in the Guiness Book of World Records. Are there any other classes who attended K-12 together and could reunite over sixty years later without losing a single member?
By Duncan A. Kennedy, County Fair Board Director
QUINCY – As part of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair’s grand reopening this July after two years of hiatus, the County Fair Board of Directors has announced their first major grandstand show in several years. On Saturday, July 30th, up-and-coming country musician and Portola native Jake Jacobson will perform a live concert in the Fair Grandstand starting at 7 PM.
Although the Fair Board had previously considered several different options including Lonestar and Wynonna Judd, Fair Manager John Steffanic settled the debate for once and for all by booking Jacobson as the Fair’s first grandstand entertainment act in several years. In previous recent fairs, acts such as the band Trailer Choir and a drone race had taken place in the grandstand, to disappointing reception. The board hopes that enthusiasm will be much higher in the wake of recent events such as the Dixie Fire and COVID-19 pandemic, and aim to market this event to those affected by both as a way to boost community morale.
Jacobson’s website describes him as having “…a boot stomping sound combining that of cowboy crooners, honky tonk, traditional country sounds, and a hint of southern rock” that “draws influence from artists like Josh Turner, George Strait, Justin Moore, and Cody Johnson”. Jacobson is currently touring as an opening act for Country Now’s 2022 Country Artist to Watch, Randall King. For Jake, one must imagine that returning to his Plumas County roots to play a show for a hometown crowd must be an indescribable thrill. Jacobson currently has two singles out, “Speed of Neon Light” and ”One of Those” from his new debut EP, “Lovin’ and Leavin’”.
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