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Stabbing victim dies

A 911 call reporting a fight in progress came into the Lindsay Police Department at 5:35 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29. A car was immediately dispatched to 521 N. Mirage Ave. where Orlando Carrillo, 20, was found in the middle of the street with multiple stab wounds to his abdomen. A second victim, Eusebio Vasquez, […]

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Easton's box lunches pay handsome dividend

By Carolyn Barbre When muralist and famous portrait painter Wei Luan came to town to paint "The Birth of Modern Irrigation" mural on a long wall beside the Edison Substation in Lindsay in September, it was suggested that members of the mural committee could take turns providing him with a box lunch each day. Helen […]

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Stalker arrested at Wilson School

By Reggie Ellis & Nancy Gutierrez A Farmersville man was arrested on Monday, Nov. 24 after a 12-year-old girl attending Wilson Middle School told a teacher she recognized a mini-van that had previously followed her home. Wilson Principal Rebecca Mestaz said the teacher contacted Vice Principal Frank Silveira who then called the Exeter Police Department […]

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City of Exeter buys land across from city hall

By Reggie Ellis The Exeter Redevelopment Agency stalled a dangerous trend of losing parking spaces by approving the purchase of a 39,460 square-foot lot on F Street across from city hall. At its Nov. 25 meeting, the ERA unanimously approved the $108,515 purchase of Union Pacific Railroad property using $50,000 from the contingency fund budget […]

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Popularity keeps Kiwanis event in good spirits

By Reggie Ellis Advance tickets are still available for what has become one of the fastest growing and most anticipated holiday events of the year - Spirit of the Holidays. Now in its 12th year, the Exeter Kiwanis Club sponsored event has seen attendance increase each year almost doubling since 1995. In 1995, 260 people […]

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'Wading' Ends Dec.10

Exeter's 21st mural will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Exeter Boys and Girls Club. The theme of the mural is the 1926 dedication of the wading pool in the Exeter City Park, which after 77 years is still a wonderful landmark for the city. The Exeter Kiwanis Club was the […]

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Principal accused of verbal abuse

By Nancy Gutierrez In a letter regarding unprofessional conduct by an administrator at John J. Cairns Continuation High School, attorneys for the Lindsay Teachers Association and Ruth Kimball, an employee of the district, accused acting principal David Reisinger of, "causing a hostile and unsafe working and learning environment." The letter was mailed to Lindsay Unified […]

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End of bumpy ride in sight

By Carolyn Barbre A map showing every street in the city had each street marked in one of five different colors indicating the degree of damage, and improvements done or needing to be done. Public Works Director Tom McCurdy started with a history of Lindsay streets. He said to fix all of Lindsay's streets today […]

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It's safety first for young hunters

Wood smoke wafted through the gray, drizzling Saturday morning that legitimately passes for autumn in the foothills as 50 young hunters paused to say the Pledge of Allegiance. The youths, up to age 15, were about to set out on the Southern Tulare County Sportsman Association's 19th Annual Junior Pheasant Hunt. For the complete story […]

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More than Regular

By Nancy Gutierrez Ask Daniel Lovik when he wants to attend school full time and he'll respond with a confident, "Today." "I want to see my friends and be like a regular kid," he said. But for now Daniel will have to make due with half days at Wilson Middle School. Daniel has just returned […]

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