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Readers lament loss of Klein’s truck stop

The Madera Tribune read the following comments online about articles and local happenings.

Klein’s truck stop

Readers weren’t pleased that Klein’s truck stop, northwest of Fresno, will be dismantled due to the state’s high-speed rail project.

  • “Bryon Johnson” wrote, “They should keep it open, because high speed rail is not for cargo.”

  • “Nathan Graves” wrote, “They should make something near there.”

  • “Dwayne Campbell Sr.” wrote, “Sad day for truckers.”

  • “Joyce Van Curen Thomas” wrote, “It’s been there a long time.”

  • “Darlene Floriano” wrote, “I always went there on my way out of town for the best diesel prices.”

  • “Gunther Carr” wrote, “Klein’s hasn’t been Klein’s in years. The restaurant part from old days has been closed … and it’s gone downhill.”


Readers were divided about the Madera City Council’s workshop on marijuana legalization.

  • “Timothy Riche” wrote, “It’s just a crop.”

  • “Diane Rutschow” wrote, “The city council should jump on the wagon! Lots of money for the city. It’s legal, (so) let’s move forward!”

  • “Cindy Chidlaw Diaz” wrote, “No way. Never ever!”

  • “Jeanie DeWitt Reece” wrote, “Why don’t you just encourage more crime!”

Mariah Davis

Readers liked an update on how former Coyote softball standout Mariah Davis is doing as she begins her senior year at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida.

  • “Cynthia Armiento” wrote, “Great article and thanks again, Mariah Davis, for helping out our little ones at the little league softball clinics. We love having you out there as you give back.”

  • “Anjelica Guzman Garcia” wrote, “Great article on Mariah Keith Davis, wish her the best year yet!”

Rants and raves

  • Rave — “Priscilla Baker” wrote, “I want to let the Tribune know that the series of ag and local business profiles that you all have started doing are fantastic. I look forward to them! I think they are very positive for the community and Madera County. Thanks.”

  • Rave — “Bobby Kahn” wrote of the late Michael Purl, “Mike was a great man that made Madera a better place to live. He supported so many groups and nonprofits. He will be deeply missed. God bless.”

  • Rave — News that the Madera District Fair’s Junior Fair Board had hidden painted rocks around Madera prompted “Sophia Medina” to tell a friend, “You and the boys need to go (rock) hunting.”

  • Rave — “Jim Curry” was grateful to hear that the Yosemite Lakes Park arsonist would not be paroled. He wrote, “Praise Jesus.”

  • Rave — Madera sisters Sophia and X Mireles recently competed at the AAU Junior Olympics in Michigan, and Sophia placed fifth in the U.S. in the 3,000 meter run. “Tammy Rethwill” commented, “That’s freaking awesome.”


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