John Barnett was one of Madera’s most colorful lawmen.
Madera’s police force has always been of the highest caliber, so this story is not meant to suggest anything to the contrary.
Editor’s note: Madera Tribune writer Leon Emo remains hospitalized while he recovers from an illness.
What’s in a name? Just ask the students at Jack G. Desmond Middle School.
Judge Conley’s Madera County courtroom held a standing-room-only crowd on Nov. 18, 1914.