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Excerpts of news published in The Madera Tribune newspaper.
The Madera County Arts Council will be gathering essays from students in grades 6-12 for a contest celebrating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act by President Abraham Lincoln.
Candidate Michael Kime has been flooded with questions and skepticism, he said, about his plan to return about $170,000 a year of his salary and benefits if elected Madera County sheriff.
Kenneth James Wilson has been charged with first degree murder with special circumstances for the 2001 death of Gary Flynn, according to authorities.
Women helping women is the main focus of a local 70-year-old service club that celebrated its anniversary this week in the event center at Cru Winery.
Valley residents gave a total of 30 ponytails and $220 at the 5th annual Locks of Love at St. Joachim School early this week.
They say he was responsible for dissension in the district attorney’s office