Dan Barnett Passes Away; A Community Leader

A community leader and longtime Amador County Business man has passed away. KVGC has learned that Dan Barnett unexpectedly passed away Tuesday night at the age of 83.  A Newspaper man for most of his life, Dan started in the business at age 12, and eventually became owner and publisher of the Amador Dispatch in the 1960’s.  Later he partnered with Mike Bohl to form Gold Web publications and to merge the Dispatch with the Amador Ledger.  He also helped start the Buy & Sell Press in 1973, and the Scenic 88 Fun Times.  Active in several community groups, Dan was instrumental in getting the Argonaut High School football field up and running and in 1993, the field is named in his honor.   After enjoying a few years of retirement and traveling, he returned to Jackson, and as was his nature, couldn’t stay away from the office.  He continued to remain active with the daily operations of the Buy and Sell with his son Kevin up until this past week.  In 2017 Barnett was honored as Amador county Business Person of the Year.  Services for Dan Barnett are pending, but are expected to be held sometime next week.

Written by KVGC Staff

 

 

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