Hesperia is less of a small town with the addition of Oak Hills High. It certainly complicates the unofficial city football championship situation. Ever since Sultana High was built in the early 1990s, Sultana and Hesperia high schools would go head-to-head at the annual Key Game. But what happens now? Do the three comprehensive public high schools in Hesperia fight for one key, or will new traditions be established for each game?


Guess we'll find out fairly soon.


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Former Hesperians Kathy and Gregg Stotesbery are enjoying their new digs in the Ozarks. According to Gregg, who wrote a column for the Hesperia Star several years ago, the area is incredibly beautiful.


"The trees are changing colors!" Gregg notes.


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Speaking of relocations, I noticed that local attorney Todd Turoci, who moved away from Hesperia for the south a few years ago, is back. Todd's mother, Marcia Turoci, played a pivotal role during Hesperia's drive to incorporation. Later she was elected to the First District County Supervisor seat, now held by Brad Mitzelfelt.


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Paula Nowicki, Brad Mitzelfelt's former chief of staff, and her husband Dennis, who served for many years on the Hesperia City Council, are enjoying their second home in Arizona. The Grand Canyon Skywalk, which hangs over the natural wonder, is only miles away from their spread. The Skywalk cost $30 million to build and was built to withstand 71 million pounds in weight. Incredible!


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A familiar face has been seen around town with his video camera. Rene De La Cruz shot an ample amount of video footage of Hesperia Days festivities. He's posted videos at two web sites he maintains, hesperiadays.com and highdesertpeople.com.