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Services For Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach

Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach passed quietly into heaven on June 2, 2019. Born to Clarence Adelsbach and Julia Benham Adelsbach in 1929, he was raised by his father and stepmother Della Satterberg Adelsbach on a small farm in Kingsburg until his late teens. Having had enough of farming, he began a short career in midget racing with the likes of ...

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Teens Get A Dose Of Reality At Wasuma Elementary

AHWAHNEE — How many thirteen-year-olds know how much renters’ insurance costs, or the price of an average car loan payment? Well, thirty-three of them do now, thanks to an event at Wasuma Elementary school recently that aimed to teach eighth graders about the cost of living. Entitled ‘Life 101,’ the program was developed by volunteers Sarah Persson and Barbara Irion ...

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Join Yosemite Audubon For Bird Walk At Ahwahnee Hills Park

Written by Scarlett Bullock – AHWAHNEE – The Yosemite Area Audubon Association (YAAS) is sponsoring a birding walk on Saturday, Apr. 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Some of the birds we may encounter are western blue birds, phoebes, kingbirds, red winged blackbirds, killdeers, ruby crowned kinglets, nuthatches, finches, creepers, towhees, sparrows, titmice, wild turkeys, ...

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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Highway 49 Identified

AHWAHNEE – The woman who died in a crash on Highway 49 yesterday morning has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Heather Dame, 43, of Ahwahnee, died when her pickup apparently skidded on black ice and veered into oncoming traffic. The accident happened at 9:34 a.m. just north of Oakhurst near Vista Del Rio Drive. The investigation is ...

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Dowling Digs Into Roots Guitar At Coolwater

AHWAHNEE — Coolwater Ranch and the Redwoods kick off their 2019 concert series with guitarist extraordinaire Mike Dowling, on Friday, Jan. 18. Mike digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar, favoring the melodic Piedmont style of acoustic blues masters like Mississippi John Hurt and slide great Tampa Red. This artist can’t be pigeonholed as a blues player, ...

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Applicants Sought For Ahwahnee Area School Board Trustee

AHWAHNEE – The Bass Lake Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees is searching for a community member willing to serve on the School Board. An open position on the Board has occurred due to the resignation of Dalene Stephens. Mrs. Stephens, who served on the Board from June 29, 2015 to Aug. 8, 2018, has moved out of ...

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Tom Wheeler Hosts Last Town Hall This Year

AHWAHNEE – Madera County District 5 Supervisor Tom Wheeler will hold the last Town Hall meeting of the year on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee. “We will be discussing a number of district issues including the up-and-coming hotel, the court house closure, and tree mortality efforts,” says Supervisor Wheeler. “I am ...

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Wildcats’ Color Run Raises Over $7,500

By Barbara Irion — AHWAHNEE — Wasuma Elementary School’s PTA held its first Color Run to raise money for the activities it provides for students throughout the year. This includes assemblies, field trips, music instruction, family movie nights, academic pentathlon, spelling bee, and book fair — to name a few. Students collected pledges per lap, or flat donations, from family ...

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Daniel R. Francoeur

Daniel R. Francoeur passed away Sept. 26, 2018, in Ahwahnee, Calif. He was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, to Louis and Edna Francoeur, and was the second of eight children. Dan was a wonderful husband and family man. He is survived by Eleanor, his wife of nearly 55 years; two sons, Dean (Sharon) and Chris (Jodie) of ...

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Activity Winding Down On The Oak Fire

AHWAHNEE – As mop-up continues on the Oak Fire, containment is now estimated at 90 percent on the 360-acre fire. All evacuations and advisories have been lifted. Crews continue to strengthen firelines as others are released to return home. The fire started on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 3:44 p.m. off Lonesome Oak Road north of Road 620. The cause of ...

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