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Alice Amelia Keener

Graveside service for Alice Amelia Keener, 84, was held on Sept. 30 at the Exeter Cemetery. She died on Sept. 26 in Visalia. She was born in Ava, Mo. to E.O. and Edna Johnson on Dec. 25, 1919. She came to Exeter in 1947 and married Louie Keener in Reno, Nev. in 1958. She worked […]

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Marion Polly

Services for Marion Polly, 95, of Lemon Cove were held on Sept. 24 at Lemon Cove Presbyterian Church followed by a private burial at Exeter District Cemetery. She died on Sept. 20 in Lemon Cove. Marion Polly lived the gift of 95 years. She passed away on Sept. 20 after a courageous fight with cancer. […]

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Vandals try to destroy historic tower

By C.J. Barbre Dan Sliskovich had grown used to vandals spray painting graffiti inside the beautiful old pump house designed in a California mission church style. However, it is made of poured concrete rather than adobe bricks, and has survived pretty much in tact for more than a century. The structure, just off of Avenue […]

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Too many cutbacks?

By C.J. Barbre Lindsay was applauded for cutting city staff by 22 positions in order to be able to fund long needed street repairs. Remaining staff has been required to "wear more hats," or assume more responsibility. But some haggard faces have started showing up around city hall. Could the city be running too tight […]

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Dealing with drought Las Vegas style

By C.J. Barbre After the Deep Fire in early August damaged the flume that carries Springville's water to the district's treatment plant, residents were asked to practice some conservation measures. The approximately 3,000 ecologically conscious citizens reduced water usage by 175,000 gallons per day according to the Springville Public Utility District (SPUD). That is a […]

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Ruby Rose Depew

Graveside service for Ruby Rose Depew, 87, of Visalia will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. at Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery. The service will be officiated by Reverend Thomas O. Elson. She died on Sept. 24 at Kaweah Delta District Hospital of Visalia. She was born on Jan. 12, 1917 in Butte, Mont. She […]

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Manuel "Manny" Villegas

Manuel "Manny" Villegas a loving father and friend to many passed away suddenly Sept 10. He was a long time resident of Oakland. He was 80 years old. He was born in Perris, Calif. and he was a long time resident of Lindsay. He served his country and enlisted in the Army during World War […]

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Chamber adds something old and new, borrowed and blue

No, the 91st annual Fall Festival will not feature a wedding but it will be adding something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. The Exeter Chamber of Commerce approached the Exeter City Council last night to request permission to bring back an old activity from the festival's past -- a cow chip throwing […]

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Battling drought Vegas style

By C.J. Barbre After the Deep Fire in early August damaged the flume that carries Springville's water to the district's treatment plant, residents were asked to practice some conservation measures. The approximately 3,000 ecologically conscious citizens reduced water usage by 175,000 gallons per day according to the Springville Public Utility District (SPUD). That is a […]

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