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Chowchillian Madison Gies (16) Crowned 2012 Miss Madera County Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:01

CHOWCHILLA - Wednesday night the Chowchilla Fair kicked off it's 2012 season with the crowning of a new Miss Madera County. Madison Gies (16) was named 2012 Miss Madera County. Gies is the daughter of John and Kathy Gies and is a junior at Chowchilla Union High School where she is a cheerleader.

Ashley Pettit, who's reign ends Saturday as the 2011 Spring Festival Queen was named the first runner up. Pettit is the daughter of Kevin and Renee Pettit and is a senior at Chowchilla Union High School.

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Schnoor Avenue Closed Off Friday Night For Solo Vehicle Crash Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:43

MADERA -  Madera Police closed off a section of Schnoor Avenue near Cleveland Avenue Friday night when a woman drover her car into a tree over the sidewalk.

Sergeant Tom Burns believes the woman was traveling approximately 40 miles an hour just past Bally's Fitness when she lost control of her Saturn Vue slamming into the tree just missing the brick wall that surrounds a housing subdivision.

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Peter Ficklin Recieves Honors for Local Wine & Lifetime Achievement Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012 22:47

MADERA WINETRAIL THIS WEEKEND

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- Ficklin Vineyards will receive California State Fair’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for wine industry leadership and contributions to the advancement of California enology and viticulture. This prestigious accolade will be presented in July at the California State Fair Gala at Cal Expo in Sacramento. For the last 17 years pioneering figures in the wine business have been bestowed with this respected award.

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Funding Falls Through For Club Yes & Key Visions at Madera Unified Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 May 2012 03:48

"Arredondo was hell bent on getting rid of Club Yes at MUSD for two years" - Trustee Lynn Cogdill

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-  Over 19,000 students from the Madera Unified School will have no where to go but home after school next year. The school district, which made a move to take over the successful Club Yes and Key Vision programs operated by the Madera County Office of Education, was turned down for state funding for the 2012-13 school year.

According to a county source, "MUSD was making a grab to collect the 10% administrative fees of the $2.6 million grant for their budget instead of letting the county continue with their programs. Now both programs are dead."

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CHP Officer Shot While Monitoring Traffic Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 May 2012 07:26

BAKERSFIELD - The California Highway Patrol is on the look out for three individuals in an SUV that opened gunfire at one of their own. Sunday evening a CHP officers was stopped on the westbound shoulder of State Route 178 operating a radar unit and monitoring traffic.

The suspect driving a blue SUV slowed, made a u-turn, crossed the double yellow lines, then re-entered the westbound lanes, traveling the wrong way towards the officer. As the suspect closed in on the officer the left rear passenger fired multiple shots at the officer. The officer, who was struck in the hand and chest, drew his service weapon and returned fire.

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