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A white sheet is used to cover a portion of a tan Lexus where two of four deceased victims were found after the vehicle collided with a large metal TID utility pole along Marshall Road near Ward Avenue Monday evening around 7:30 p.m. 

Newman woman among four dead in crash

A Newman woman was among four people killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday evening on Marshall Road south of Patterson, authorities said. The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased […]

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Task force hosts annual health care summit

A team from the city of Newman weighed in for the “Biggest Loser” at the West Side Healthcare Task Force’s healthcare summit Thursday.NEWMAN – Civic leaders, community members and health care providers serving the West Side gathered Thursday for the sixth annual “Healthier Choices Summit” held at the West Side Theater in […]
August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Police chief addresses Rotarians

Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson gave local Rotarians a look at current crime statistics and projections for the city and outlined departmental goals for the future at a recent Rotary […]
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Newman Fall Festival: Scavenger hunt offers $500 prize

NEWMAN – Fall Festival weekend is still two weeks away, but the path to a possible payoff of $500 opens Monday for teams in the celebration’s first-ever scavenger hunt. That […]
August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Opinion »

Dean Harris: Special honor in memory of a remarkable woman

A little bit about a lot of things: •  The city of Newman and Newman Fall Festival will honor a special woman at this weekend’s community celebration. Proclamations naming the […]
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Toni Butero: Ready or Not – Fall Festival is here!

Months of planning, discussions, meetings and countless orders of ribbons, plaques, t-shirts and more all converge this weekend for the 44th annual Fall Festival. It is always a busy time […]
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Letter: Overwhelming support for fashion show

To the editor: The Newman business community shines yet again for its overwhelming support of the Gustine-Newman Soroptimists fashion show. Our sincere thanks for over $1,500 worth of door prizes […]
August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Sports »

Fast start to season critical for Warriors

Joseph DeLaRosa looks for running room in Orestimba’s varsity scrimmage Saturday morning.An entire season of football awaits Orestimba’s varsity Warriors, but of the 10 games ahead none may be as important as the first. The Warriors are looking to bounce back […]
August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Full Story »

High expectations for soccer Redskins

Michael Carrillo and his Gustine High soccer teammates are gearing up for the new season with high expectations.The Gustine Redskins’ boys soccer program is carrying high expectations into the new season after a 2013 season that saw its share of challenges. Coach Octavio Martinez returns to the […]
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Experience a strong suit for soccer Warriors

Orestimba High soccer players are going through their practice paces in preparation for the upcoming season.The Orestimba High soccer Warriors will take the field next week looking to make an impact with their return to the Southern League. The Warriors have been taking part in […]
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Obituaries »

Obituary: Mary Muratore

Mary MuratoreLong-time Merced resident Mary A. Muratore passed away Aug. 21 at 92 years of age. Mrs. Muratore was born May 14, 1922, in Stevinson to the late Manuel and Maria […]
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Obituary: John J. Schuler

John SchulerJohn J. Schuler of Crows Landing passed away peacefully at his home on  Aug. 22 surrounded by his wife and children. He was 81. Mr. Schuler was born in El […]
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Obituary: Gerilyn Silva-Terrill

Gerilyn Marie Silva-Terrill of Gustine passed away Aug. 22. She was 49. Mrs. Silva-Terrill was a native of Gustine. She was a resident of Gustine for 32 years. Mrs. Silva-Terrill […]
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