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South Valley water agencies form coalition

By Reggie Ellis Valley water agencies banned together last month in response to stricter rules regarding water discharge and storm water runoff. Because the new regulations require annual monitoring and consulting fees it is estimated to cost each farm $7,000 to $14,000. However, Mendes said as a coalition, they can develop Monitoring and Reporting Plans […]

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LHS joint use library bond application denied

By Carolyn Barbre Last week the Office of Library Construction announced the cycle 2 grant awards. More than $108 million was awarded to 16 different communities from Shasta County to San Diego for library construction. Included were Frazier Park Branch Library , a Kern County Library, and Mendota Branch Library in Fresno County. Lindsay, the […]

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Union says negotiations at Champion are slow go

By Carolyn Barbre On Aug. 22, 2003, Judge Robert E. Coyle with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, found Champion Home Builders in Lindsay was engaged in unfair labor practices and ordered them to immediately commence negotiations with Carpenters Union Local No. 1109, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. […]

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Forgotten Veteran

By Carolyn Barbre Local veteran Bill Newton Gardner had earned 11 bronze stars by the time he was discharged from the Navy at the age of 22 on Dec. 27, 1945 as a Seaman 2nd Class. Gardner passed away on Oct. 1 at the age of 81. His last official residence was in Lindsay. He […]

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Coo coo clocks cure childhood wounds

By Carolyn Barbre She is a petite 4 feet 8 inches tall with a robust smile and a thick German accent. A candidate for Mrs. Claus, Barbara Newman, surrounded by her beloved coo coo clocks, has brought a bit of Bavaria to her Lindsay home. But the 80-year-old widow and mother of two sons still […]

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Exeter, Lindsay square off in first ‘Orange Crate’ game

Highway 65 is alive with a new rivalry. Yes, there has always been Woodlake versus Exeter and Strathmore versus Lindsay - and there always will be! But no two towns and football teams share more common threads than Exeter and Lindsay. Both communities are on the rise with exciting new projects. Their murals are only […]

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Rick Grimsley awarded Law Enforcement's Purple Heart

By Reggie Ellis Prior to the events of Sept. 1, 2002, Rick Grimsley never thought he would be a hometown hero for doing the job he had dreamed of since elementary school. He most certainly didn't think he would be a national hero, but this month he became just that when he was awarded the […]

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Exeter, Lindsay square off in first ‘Orange Crate’ game

Highway 65 is alive with a new rivalry. Yes, there has always been Woodlake versus Exeter and Strathmore versus Lindsay - and there always will be! But no two towns and football teams share more common threads than Exeter and Lindsay. Both communities are on the rise with exciting new projects. Their murals are only […]

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Rick Grimsley awarded Law Enforcement's Purple Heart

By Reggie Ellis Prior to the events of Sept. 1, 2002, Rick Grimsley never thought he would be a hometown hero for doing the job he had dreamed of since elementary school. He most certainly didn't think he would be a national hero, but this month he became just that when he was awarded the […]

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