Franco’s Nursery in Madera had a long history before it ever sold a plant here. It really had its beginnings when a group of 40 Italians gathered around an old gentleman to have their family picture taken.
Mostly excerpts of columnists published in The Madera Tribune.
The Rebels may have lost the Civil War, but “Dixie” is still being played, and the Confederate battle flags are still flying down South — way, way down South, like in South America.
Sometime today, the former Bowl Championship Series format that has served college football for the past 14 years will be laid to rest.
One of the hardest things to keep is silence. Calvin Coolidge was wonderful at keeping it, so much so that a lot of what we know of him has to do with his ability to say a lot in a few words.
In major college sports, there is always a price to be paid for success, especially in the billion-dollar football corporations.
There is cause for pessimism and optimism locally.
Time is running out to sign your team up for the summer softball leagues. This is the final week if you want to play.