Romero Elementary hosted their annual science fair May 25. All fifth grade students were required to participate but other grade levels were invited to join in. Staff member, Jessica Moua, reported about 30 students completed science products. The projects were set up for display in the scho…
The traditions at schools continue on as new generations of students participate in activities that created memories for those that came before them. Such is the case of the Von Renner Olympics for me; specifically during my visit to the event last week.
The Gustine High School Band presented their Spring Concert on May 24 in the GHS auditorium. The performers are pictured on the stage with band director, Steve Mitchell, sitting in front.
On May 23 2023, the Gustine FFA Chapter held their 85th Annual banquet at the Al Goman Center. FFA members received recognition for their accomplishments. Awards were received, scholarships were given, and heart-felt speeches were shared.
The Gustine Historical Society will be hosting an Open House at the Gustine Museum this Sunday to kick off their new display - Yokut Indians of San Joaquin Valley. The event is free of charge. Doors open at 1 p.m.
Memorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and died fighting for our freedom.
After three consecutive months of rising unemployment rates in Stanislaus and Merced counties, the statistics provided by the State of California’s Employment Development Department finally started to improve during the month of April.
Two young women will compete for the title of Dairy Princess during the District 4 Dairy Princess contest on June 15 at the Turlock Ballroom.
History was made May 25 when the Merced College Los Banos Campus hosted its first ever graduation on campus.
During the first quarter of 2023, several indicators signal a significant slowing in the Central Valley’s overall economic activity if there is no rate cut by the end of the year, according to the biannual San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast produced by Gökçe Soydemir, the Foster Farms endo…
Blake Giles is the newest member of the Gustine City Council and he will complete the term of former Councilman Dennis Brazil.
Memorial Day is a National Holiday set aside to honor and remember the men and women who have served this country in the military and have passed.
Jocelyn Zacarias knew she wanted to go to college when she was a young girl. She also knew she wanted to grow up to help people in some way. In junior high at Yolo, she was introduced to her first service club, Hispanic Youth Leadership Conference. She connected with the ideals of that community.
The Gustine Library is open and active once again as staff prepares to launch the summer programs just after school lets out in little more than a week. The facility had been closed for about a month while a couple improvements were completed. As is common when undergoing work in an older st…
Gustine High School was well represented at the 2023 Regional Migrant Education Speech and Debate competition. Alma Medina Tovar won First Place in English Speech 11th grade.
The Stanislaus County Library invites all ages to join the Summer Reading Challenge, “Find Your Voice,” taking place May 16 through Aug. 1.
This year Newman FFA held their annual end of the year banquet on May 10th. Throughout the banquet students from Newman FFA were recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year. Two officers of the 2022-2023 officer team retired, and newly elected Newman FFA officers were installed.…
The volunteers that make Motors on Main a success in Gustine were able to present Erin Nelson from Jessica’s House with a $30,000 donation from the proceeds raised at the car show. Jessica’s House, located in Turlock, is one of only four grief centers in California that are set up to specifi…
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that left one man injured Sunday night in the outskirts of Newman.
At the site of a future solar farm in Patterson, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday the state’s most ambitious permitting and project review reforms in a half-century to build California’s clean energy future while creating thousands of new jobs.
The Yolo Auditorium was transformed Wednesday evening into a celebratory banquet honoring Orestimba students pursuing higher education. As generous donors, community members, parents, and students gathered for the presentation of 161 scholarships totaling over $232,000, the excitement was palpable.
History will be made May 25 when the Merced College Los Banos Campus hosts its first ever graduation on campus.
Legislation addressing the use of Fentanyl, Fentanyl overdoses, the harms of Fentanyl, storylines on TV involving Fentanyl...it seems that I’ve been reading and hearing about Fentanyl a lot lately. So, when I first heard about the Town Hall Meeting being held in Newman on May 9, honestly my …
Alondra Perez of Newman is headed to Brown University this fall. The Orestimba High School senior received early action admission including a full-ride scholarship. A few weeks ago, she learned she is also a recipient of The Gates Scholarship which will provide funds for unmet needs while sh…
The Newman FDES Committee will present their annual Festa next week starting with the recitation of the Rosary each evening in the chapel; concluding with a weekend of traditional festivities.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a border security and immigration bill, hours before the Trump-era Title 42 was set to expire — and Rep. John Duarte of Hughson was one of just two Republicans to vote against it.
The Newman Garden Club has chosen the home of Maryann Vierra as the garden of the month for May. The home is located at 140 Laurel Street in Gustine.
Gustine FFA brought home many awards and honors from the Merced County Spring Fair held the first week of May in the Los Banos Fairgrounds. Chapter members earned Champion honors in Sheep, Swine, Beef and Rabbits. They received Top awards in Showmanship competitions including a second place …
An annual event that started in 2018 at Gustine High School, Senior Signing Day is when all the seniors at GHS come together and represent their plans for after graduation. Most students choose to join the workforce, community college, university, trade school, tech school, or the military.
I went to jail a few weeks ago. Yes, you read that right. Well, I actually visited jail. I thought I would spend an hour or so meeting with the Sheriff and members on his team to discuss the new laying hen and goat facilities. But, what transpired was three hours with the Lieutenant and Depu…
It’s been a while since the Gustine Chamber office and park have been readily open to the public. Not like they haven’t been still working on all the projects they do to keep businesses in town connected and the community aware of what the town has to offer. Just since COVID shut the public …
The Merced County Probation Department is slated to receive $535,895 in grant funds to establish a mobile probation service center.
The Newman Police Department had a perfect record last week when it came to catching robbery suspects.
California’s almond acreage declined in 2022 for the first time in 25 years.
The Gustine Police Department recently had an opportunity to recognize those officers and volunteers who have really shined in their service to the community over the last year.
Ed Thornton was five years old when he last saw his father, Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Harold Lee Thornton, who walked out the door for the swing shift nearly 56 years ago on the afternoon of Aug. 23, 1967.
The Spring Fair in Los Banos has come and gone like the blink of an eye but Westside students have taken home awards, experiences and memories to last forever. Gustine FFA and two local 4-H groups showed in almost every livestock species last week winning champion distinction for market show…
Newman FFA welcomed elementary students to the Joe Terra School Farm for Ag Day last week. The young visitors made their way through various stations manned by chapter members who taught them about horticulture, animal care, shop work, ag products, and farming equipment. In addition, a repre…
The Newman City Council approved awarding a contract to start construction for the Newman Seasonal Inland Wetland Restoration Project.
Describing him as a “one-of-a kind” individual with a “heart of gold” Merced County Supervisor Lloyd Pareira presented Filberto “Filbert” de Souza with a Volunteer of the Year Award representing the Gustine area.
Last summer the Gustine School district, the City of Gustine and the Boys and Girls Club Merced County joined forces to bring a summer youth camp for local children to Gustine. The program was deemed a success with positive reviews from children, parents and camp staff so is being offered ag…
Following a Department of Insurance investigation, four Merced family members were arraigned this week for multiple counts of insurance fraud. The investigation revealed the businesses owned and/or operated by these residents had allegedly underreported payroll by millions of dollars, leadin…
State Sen. Marie Alvarado-Gil, (D-Jackson), helped law enforcement officials take a significant step toward disrupting organized crime in the illicit fentanyl trade by enhancing penalties concerning fentanyl.
The second annual Motors on Main saw a bevy of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles line-up in Gustine for enthusiasts to check out the work done on these old beauties.
Newman 4-H members Olivia Casey and Cailin Casey recently participated in Stanislaus County Presentation Day, followed by Regional Presentation Day. Both girls were awarded gold medals at each level with their prepared informative speeches. Olivia’s speech was titled “What Defines a Leader.…
The Merced County Fair is gearing up for its five-day run in June and has announced its entertainment lineup.
Keeping kids physically active during summer break can be challenging. That is why Newman Recreation started Fit Kids, a youth program that focuses on getting children out of the house, active, socializing with other kids and off electronics for a few hours two days a week.
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