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Au Revoir, Ronna: Longtime Local Artist Leaving Area

AHWAHNEE — Well known local artist and former landscaping contractor Ronna Adler is leaving the area — and on Sunday, June 9, friends and fans are gathering at Rev’s Farmhouse in Oakhurst to give her a proper send-off. Ronna, 83, has lived in Ahwahnee since 1990 and now she’s moving to Oklahoma next month to live with her daughter. “This ...

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In Memory Of Harry Martin Borrenson

Harry Martin Borreson, 89, of Santa Cruz, passed away on May 30 in his home in Coarsegold, California. Mr. Borreson was born in Osceola, Iowa to John Conrad Borreson and Caroline Edda Schotka on January 27, 1930. He married Mary Helen Valencia on September 27,1965 in San Diego, California. In 1974, he purchased a family grocery store, B&H Market on ...

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County Plans To Post Restaurant Inspection Reports Online

MADERA — Madera County plans to begin posting health department food inspection reports online beginning early next year. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4, the Madera County Board of Supervisors OK’d a plan that will allow a county employee in the Environmental Health division to set up and manage software for the new online reporting system. There are ...

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Night Of Riches: Senior Scholarship Awards Total $135,650

By Casper Nelson — O’NEALS — As the countdown continued toward graduation, Minarets seniors were graciously awarded $135,650 in scholarships during Senior Scholarship Night last month. 36 recipients earned scholarships from organizations in our local community. It was night filled with glee as each senior was awarded and recognized for hard work over their high school career by receiving financial ...

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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through June 2

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of reports taken locally from Monday, May 27 to Sunday, June 2, 2019. North Fork found property On Tuesday, May 28 at 12:26 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to the 34000 block of Road 274 regarding found property. A report was written and the case was closed. Oakhurst ...

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Sheriff Varney Welcomes New Hires To MCSO

MADERA COUNTY — Sheriff Jay Varney and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) hosted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, May 30, to formally recognize recent new hires within the department. Sheriff Varney welcomed communications dispatcher Kayla Boyd and deputies David Ochoa, Andre Pena, Michael Lewis and Johnathan Rodriguez. Communications Dispatcher Kayla Boyd was most recently employed by California Department of ...

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Fresno Flats Hires New Docents, Holds Old-Fashioned Barn Dance

OAKHURST — Not far from Yosemite, one of the area’s most treasured other parks is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. At Fresno Flats Historic Park, stakeholders behind the scenes have chosen the milestone as the perfect time to bring new life to the landmark establishment. The official birthday party is on Heritage Day and will be marked by an ...

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In Memory Of Witt Hawkins, Jr.

A man of faith and commitment to his Lord and Savior, Witt O. Hawkins Jr. enjoyed a life was well lived and he was well loved! Born in 1939, the Lord called him home on May 12, 2019, in Oakhurst, California. Witt was born in Chicago, Illinois to father Witt and mother Catherine 79 years ago. Witt, his wife Pam ...

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Sheriff Seeks Help To Find Missing At-Risk Man After Crash

MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing at-risk adult. The last known whereabouts of Antoine Christopher Williams, 41, are in the Eastman Lake area, according to the Sheriff’s Office. His Red Nissan Sentra was found crashed into a tree at Eastman Lake on Friday, May 31 at 6:30 a.m. Mr. ...

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County Hosts ‘Fire Safety In The Foothills’ Event

OAKHURST — With the season already upon us, Madera County will host a fire safety educational event on Saturday, June 15, with County staff and partners including Cal Fire, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, PG&E and more. Featured presentations and informational booths will provide resources for the public to be fire safe in the foothills, ensuring that County residents remain ...

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