Madera County Sheriff’s Office deputy Schoonmaker and Corporal Roth were dispatched to a residence on Camden Drive for an in-progress domestic disturbance. When they arrived on the scene Feb. 5 just before 6:30 p.m., they contacted a suspect, 33-year-old Eric Joseph Ontiveros Jr. It was later confirmed he was a wanted parolee-at-large with a felony, no-bail warrant from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Deputies also found a loaded .40 caliber pisto
The Madera Police Department reported the following incidents. Jan. 17 1:25 a.m. — Shots fired in the 800 block of Washington Avenue. 2:41 a.m. — Noise music from party near Laurel Street and Sunset Avenue. 3:20 a.m. — Prowler reported in the 200 block of sassafras Drive. 4:55 a.m. — Man with a gun reported near Tozer Street and Raymond Road. 9:35 a.m. — Vehicle stolen in the 200 block of Wilson Avenue. 9:39 a.m. — Lost or stolen plates in the 300 block of West Clark Street.
For The Madera Tribune The Rev. Naaman Haynes. On June 12, 1963, Medgar Evers pulled into his driveway at Decatur, Mississippi, after returning from an integration meeting where he had conferred with NAACP lawyers. Emerging from his car and carrying NAACP T-shirts that stated, “Jim Crow Must Go,” Evers was struck in the back with a bullet that ricocheted into his home. He staggered 30 feet before collapsing, dying at the local hospital 50 minutes later. Evers was murdered jus
For The Madera Tribune In 1989, Kirk Edwards, a 1973 MHS graduate had an experience unique to any Madera native. He traveled as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Band to the Soviet Union — the first U.S. Band to do so. Throughout his stay, he kept a diary, which is here published, in serial form, for the first time. A Diary by Kirk Edwards Chief Warrant Officer Four, (CWO4) United States Coast Guard (Retired) Former Director of Cadet Bands, U.S. Coast Guard Academy THE UNITED
Sunday is a day for love. Flower arrangements and candy are typical gifts a man gives his sweetheart commemorating the event. Jewelry is always a nice present too. My first Valentine’s Day with my husband, he went the whole route. He came home from work with a cardboard heart full of chocolates and a bouquet of my favorite posies, red carnations. That was 45 years ago. Since then, our Valentine’s Day gifts have been hit and miss. One year he sent me a bouquet of flowers at wo
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Face it guys, it’s too late to get her something that will really impress her. Picking up one of those boxes of chocolates that have been on the supermarket shelves for the past three months just won’t cut it. The fresh flowers in the refrigerator at the front of the store will be okay, but they won’t elicit the level of gratitude that would ensue from the gift that you didn’t get. You know, the one that took some reflection. Unless you own a Lear
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Madera Coyotes cross country runner Unique Ford shows off her new Valley Championship ring, left, to go with her 2018 championship ring, which she received at a ceremony on Thursday at Madera High School. It took a little longer than usual, but Madera Coyotes Central Section cross country champion Unique Ford received her second Valley Championship ring during a subdued ceremony at Madera High School. Because of a pandemic and some extras ad
Courtesy of University of Colorado Former Madera South standout Eduardo Herrera runs to a second place finish at the Florida State Winter Classic for the Colorado Buffaloes. Former Madera South cross country standout Eduardo “Lalo” Herrera placed second at the Florida State Winter Classic to lead the Colorado Buffaloes to a third place team finish. The Buffaloes, who are ranked 13th in the country, actually tied for second with sixth-ranked Iowa State, but lost in the tiebrea