Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Rodrigo Martinez-Sanchez stands in front of what remains of a barn and a trailer after a fire ravaged the structures on April 15. Martinez-Sanchez was hailed a hero after he pulled out the owner of the trailer, who is confined to a wheelchair. He not only saved the owner, but also saved the wheelchair. Ron Pistoresi was awakened by noises across the street. He looked out his window and saw a barn up in flames and a nearby trailer home also i
Choose your partner, skip to m’lou, Choose your partner, skip to m’lou, Choose your partner, skip to m’lou, Skip to m’lou, my darlin’. — Skip to My Lou, Traditional American Folk Song, 1844 Skip today. That’s the advice from exercise experts. Today is National Skipping Day, the one day each year when we’re reminded of the health benefits of skipping rope, also known as jumping rope. To get the best results from jumping rope, we are informed that skipping at a moderate pace fo
The year 2021 has barely begun, and it is not much better than last year. I’m with Lucy Van Pelt, who proclaimed we got stuck with a used year — and a crummy one at that! OK, whining over. I know without the help of social media, especially Facebook, my connection with those I consider friends would not exist. Connecting with former Madera County Supervisor Ronn Dominici, he suggested I write a Gravy column about all the great watering-holes in Madera’s past. While my meander
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Madera South’s Murf Gray celebrates with Brian Monges at home plate after Gray hit a two-run home run in the first inning of Wednesday’s victory over the Clovis Cougars. Normally, when a Div. IV team takes on a Div. I team, the Div. 1 team wins. However, this isn’t a normal season for the Madera South Stallions baseball team. Not only did they punctuate a 10-0 start with a 7-3 victory over Div. I Clovis, they did it with their No. 2 and No.
With the Derek Chauvin conviction of George Floyd’s death, The Madera Tribune reached out to the leaders of Madera’s law enforcement for their reaction and statement about what their department is doing to be proactive in supporting the community. Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue We support the justice system and recognize its critical role as one of the paramount institutions in our society for maintaining order. The Madera County Sheriff’s Office strives to maintain a posi
Courtesy of the Madera County Historical Society In 1895, killer Victor Adams was headed for this newly constructed Madera County Jail. Unfortunately for him, he never made it to the lock-up. Instead, he got justice at an old oak tree on Finegold Road. If anyone ever deserved the epithet “no account,” it was Victor Adams. He deserted his wife and four children in Arizona and came to Madera County where he settled in O’Neals. There Adams married a widow with two children and p
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Madera’s William Bispham is congratulated after scoring the game’s lone goal Tuesday. Like all teams in Madera, pre-season training was not ideal. For the Madera Coyotes boys soccer team, they’ve found a way to not only maneuver around the challenges, but also thrive. So far in 2021 County/Metro Athletic Conference play, the Coyotes are 2-1 after a 2-1 loss to Madera South, a 6-0 victory over the Edison-Fresno Tigers and finally, Tuesday’s 1
Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune Madera’s Rhynne Mitchell drives to the hoop to score two of her team-high 14 points in Tuesday’s season opening victory over the Reedley Pirates. After taking a nine-point lead into halftime of the season opener, the Madera Coyotes girls basketball team outscored the Reedley Pirates 18-13 to come away with a 44-30 victory in Joe Flores Gym. The Coyotes got 14 points from Rhynne Mitchell and 11 from Stephenie Jordan in the victory. Jasmine Le