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    Demanding Drama

    The emotional story of blind, deaf, and speechless Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, opened last weekend, bringing the painfully honest and inspirational story to life at the Golden Chain Theatre.

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    Support sought for sober grad

    A group of Yosemite High School parents, teachers, and students are determined to raise $10,000 from the community for the traditional Sober Grad Night, after the school announced it could no longer be the primary supporter of the event.


    Superb Sipping

    Westbrook Wine Farm of O'Neals, owned and operated by Ray and Tammy Krause, has been named "Winery of the Year" and Idle Hour Winery's Anna Marie dos Remedios "Winemaker of the Year" by the Madera Vintners Association.


    Badger swimmers plan to continue league title streaks

    The Yosemite High School boy's varsity swim team showed Fresno's San Joaquin Memorial High School why they have won the North Sequoia League title the past eight consecutive years — the Badgers defeated SJM in a non-league meet March 6, 104-71.


    Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park opens Saturday

    To the delight of many, the long-awaited public opening of the 241-acre Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park, on Highway 49 adjacent to Wasuma Elementary School, will happen at 7 a.m. this Saturday.


    Talent abounds at YHS musical event

    More than 450 music lovers sat at tables covered with linen and long-stemmed roses in vases in Yosemite High School's Baker Gymnasium, transformed into a concert hall March 1 for the Sixth Annual "Nite on the Town." The fundraiser for the YHS music department featured more than 100 students performing...


    Water an issue with new hotel

    Hotel developer-operator Paul Patel feels Madera County is placing unfair demands on his four-story, 108-room Holiday Inn Express he wants to build on the west side of Highway 41 between the Glass Hut and the Oakhurst Fruit Stand — county representatives say they just want Patel to do what ...


    'Night On The Town' Saturday at YHS

    Tickets are going fast for Yosemite High School's Sixth Annual "Nite on the Town," a musical extravaganza to raise funds for the school's music department, that will be held 7-9 p.m. Saturday in the YHS Baker Gymnasium.


    Tuggle ranked nationally in three swimming events

    Eight swimmers from the 40-member Yosemite Marlins Swim Club made a huge splash with their first appearance at the Central California Section Junior Olympics meet Feb. 14 in Bakersfield — a meet that draws some of the fastest young swimmers from Central California and Nevada.


    Holiday Inn Express construction underway

    Ground work has begun on the first of three well-known chain hotels on the west side of Highway 41 between the Glass Hut and the Oakhurst Fruit Stand.

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