BERGON’S FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED — Frank Bergon, son of the late community leader Frank Bergon, will publish his first book in November, a novel about the last Indian massacre in the United States. Viking Press will release “Shoshone Mike” on Nov. 5. Bergon currently teaches courses on the American West, Native American cultures, and American literature at Vassar College.
STORM HITS MADERA —Marion Breedlove now has a new skylight in his living room at Highway145 and Road 30 ½ thanks to last night’s storm. High winds blew a portion of his roof off and sent a deluge of water into his living room. Fortunately no one was injured. Madera received 1.82 inches of rain along with high winds and a spectacular lightning storm.
COUNTY MIFFS SCHOOL TRUSTEES—A decision to sell a county building now used rent-free by the Madera Unified School District has miffed trustees and prompted talk of moving students out of the Duane Furman High School. Trustees said the county agreed to a trade-off of space—the county’s building on Pine Street for Eastin Arcola School. The County placed a fire station at the school last year. Supervisor Harry Baker called such a swap like trading a hotel for a dog house.
STUDENT PROTEST AT CHOWCHILLA HIGH — Some parents of black students removed their children from Chowchilla Union High School Monday and staged demonstrations outside the school. The students are protesting issues involving discipline on smoking, running on the grass, swallowing gum, putting slower students at the end of lists for privileges, and driving a car to school...