Being sheriff of Madera County has never been easy.
Almost 164 years have passed since the foothills were set aflame with the fires of vengeance by the murder of three men on the Fresno River, and a posse of 74 men set out to exact the proverbial pound of fle
It was Friday morning, and although it was cold and windy in San Quentin, Madera County Sheriff John Barnett was up early. He had a date with the hangman, for this was the day that Walter P.
In 2002, voters within the Madera Unified School District passed a school bond for the first time in its history, and four years later they did it again.
It was the middle of August, and in a few days school would begin again for Burt Hambleton and Jimmie Thurman. The summer of 1902 had been pure elixir for the pair of Madera teenagers.
This year’s Old Timers Day, with its parade and gathering in Courthouse Park, is an important piece of Madera’s past.
Bold headlines on the front page of The Madera Tribune proclaimed, “Freight Train is Wrecked at Storey Depot.” The date was Aug. 6, 1947.