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Romance endures for Gourleys

gourley 2A romance kindled in a furniture store decades ago has withstood the test of time. Newman residents Roderick and Wenona Gourley – better known as Rod and Nona – celebrated their […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: Community, News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

NPD crime, activity stats show decline

NEWMAN – A snapshot of police activity and crime in Newman during 2014 reflects declines in many areas. In some cases the decreases can be tied to having fewer officers […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: News, Police Beat | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Childhood friendship blossoms into romance

bell 3A friendship dating back to early childhood blossomed into love and romance for a Gustine couple. Richard and Michelle Bell have been married for nearly 17 years – but their history […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: Community, News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Ambulance weighs posting options

The West Side Community Healthcare District is weighing a number of options for both its operational headquarters and its ambulance posting locations. The posting has been a work in progress […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Council eyes Centennial celebration

GUSTINE – Gustine is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and local leaders want to throw a party commensurate with the milestone. What form that takes, however, remains to be […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Weekend rains deliver up to two inches

A weekend storm system delivered varying amounts of rainfall on the West Side. Weather watchers reported storm totals ranging from 1-2 inches of precipitation from the showers that swept into […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: Community, News | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Police Beat – Feb. 12

Newman Police Rape arrest Newman police said Alberto Ramos, a 30-year-old transient, was arrested Feb. 5 on suspicion of rape and burglary following an incident at a Driskell Avenue residence. […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: Police Beat | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Obituary: Mary Simoes

Mary Cecelia Simoes, 95, of LaGrange passed away Feb. 5. Mrs. Simoes was a native of Gustine. She lived in the Newman-Gustine area until 1990, when she moved to LaGrange. […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: Obituaries | 0 Comments | Full Story »

Obituary: Kenneth White

Former Newman resident Kenneth Paul White of San Jose passed away Feb. 6 at 88 years of age. Mr. White was born in Omaha, Neb. He lived in Newman from […]
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Gustine FFA members compete in ‘Super Saturday’

Thirteen Gustine FFA members competed in the Merced/Mariposa Section Super Saturday competition held Jan. 24 at Merced College. Five different contests were included in the event, including job interview, creed, […]
February 19, 2015 | Posted in: Schools | 0 Comments | Full Story »