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City of Lindsay says golf course maintenance is unaffordable, potential business is hoping to lease

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – The City of Lindsay has made some serious budgetary progress over the last year, unfortunately it has come at the cost of making some difficult decisions. The latest decision concerns the Lindsay 9-hole golf course. City manager Bill Zigler says the City has not made any formal decision on what […]

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WUSD superintendant Drew Sorensen retires after 38 years in education, last six at Woodlake

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE – Come June 29, Woodlake Unified’s current superintendent will be moving on from education. In his full 38 year career Drew Sorensen has spent time in the classroom teaching students, organizing school programs, starting as the first ever principal of El Diamante High School and then holding the top spot at Woodlake. […]

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City of Lindsay looks to hire new finance director after Bret Harmon leaves on March 1

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – The chief architect of Lindsay’s 1 percent sales tax increase passed last June, and their debt repayment plan will soon be moving on from Lindsay City Hall. Now the City will have to find someone to fill his seat before the end of the month. “Yes, I am leaving the […]

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Green Bean Pharm behind initial opening schedule but still projects multimillion-dollar year

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN WOODLAKE – Green Bean Pharm, one of the two soon to be marijuana dispensaries in Woodlake, has plenty of work to do before opening. Located on Naranjo at the old High Sierra Lumber building, co-owner Michael Dunaway says there is plenty of exterior and interior work to be done. And while they […]

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GSAs lay groundwork for sustainability plan

Mid Kaweah, Greater Kaweah and East Kaweah collaborate to begin process toward long-term ground water sustainability in Tulare County By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN TULARE COUNTY – Politics came to an end over the Kaweah Sub-basin last June. Cities, counties, water authorities, irrigation districts and everyone else of the like chose what groundwater sustainability agency (GSA) they […]

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Girls Soccer: Exeter comes up short in fight for first place

Monarchs drop chance to pull even in league with loss against Kingsburg 3-1 By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Exeter drove into Kingsburg riding high from a four game winning streak. Their last loss was in fact against the Kingsburg Vikings (20-1-1, 7-0) on their own turf, 1-0. Unfortunately, the Monarchs (10-5, 5-2) weren’t able to […]

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Man of the Year Adrian Gutierrez helps parents, learners make their way to college

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – It is no secret Lindsay’s population struggles with poverty. But it might not be well known some people are trying to fix that from the inside. At least thwarting poverty and changing culture is the mission of Lindsay’s 2017 Man of the Year award winner Adrian Gutierrez. The 38-year-old Orange […]

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Lindsay expects higher revenues by spring but recognize considerable deficit in water fund

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – The City of Lindsay’s midyear budget review was a mixed bag of encouragement and tough decisions ahead. Since passing Measure O, the City’s 1% sales tax increase in June, there have been promising signs of increased revenue. But enterprise funds where sales tax revenue doesn’t apply are struggling to cover […]

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Former prosecutor Matt Darby challenges Tim Ward for DA seat

Former Tulare County prosecutor Matt Darby runs to unseat current District Attorney Tim Ward this year By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN TULARE COUNTY – Current Kings County Assistant District Attorney Matt Darby is campaigning to unseat his old boss, Tim Ward, in this year’s election. And he knows the system he is campaigning to be in charge […]

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Lindsay City Council takes issue with reasonable concessions made by TCAG over the City’s grossly misspent Measure R funds

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN LINDSAY – Some would say reducing the full breadth of a punishment for a million dollar blunder is overly generous. But the City of Lindsay would consider it a “poke in the eye.” During Lindsay’s City Council meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 9 mayor Pam Kimball informed her fellow council members, minus Laura […]

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