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February 3, 2017 by Ronald Perryman (Register to contact)

Mary Beth Maloney from the class of 1969 passed on January 24, 2017. Obituary on Stratford Evans website under Mary Beth Swanson. Service and reception noted on obituary.

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‘I’m going to miss this place a lot.’ Twins not in a hurry to leave Atwater family.  Merced Sun-Star

Twin sisters and Atwater High School seniors Kelsey and Lexi Valencia discuss their time playing girls basketball. The Falcons team captains, leaders on ...



Atwater High School sweethearts win Super Proposal contest  YourCentralValley.com

ATWATER, California - Sunday may have been all about the Super Bowl, but there was also a "Super Proposal" for one lucky couple, courtesy of Ara Karkazian ...



New floral shop to boost Atwater High students' job opportunities  Merced Sun-Star

Kaylyn Davenport, a floral design instructor at Atwater High School, is helping students run a new floral shop. The experience is intended to give students the ...



Do you know which 'The Talk' co-host went to school in Atwater?  YourCentralValley.com

Sheryl Underwood grew up in the Central Valley and made it to Hollywood.



How did your Merced County school district’s students do? State test results released  Merced Sun-Star

State test results show most Merced County students, as in previous years, are not keeping up with the state average. But local educators are focused more on ...



The Save Mart Companies Celebrates Earth Day by Switching to Neste MY Renewable Diesel  PRNewswire

MODESTO, Calif., April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Day 2019, The Save Mart Companies (TSMC) is proud to announce that by the end of ...



Obeid and Mirelez top brackets at CCC Wrestling Finals  The Tracy Press

The newly reorganized Central California Conference held their 2018-19 league championships at Merced High on Jan. 31, marking the beginning of the final ...



Atwater High School students graduating top of her class despite missing school due to illness  KFSN-TV

ATWATER, Calif. (KFSN) -- Catrina Velarde, 18, looks like any other healthy high school senior preparing to walk at her high school's graduation this week, but ...



Atwater promotes Seneca Ybarra to head football coach  Merced Sun-Star

Defensive coordinator Seneca Ybarra has been named Atwater's new football coach. He replaces Nelson Medeiros, who resigned after one season in which the ...



Revenge an ‘awesome motivator.’ Hilmar gets rematch with Strathmore for state title.  The Fresno Bee

Hilmar suffered a gut-wrenching, double-overtime loss to Strathmore last year. Can the Yellowjackets get revenge with a state title on the line?



One dead in officer-involved shooting near Atwater High School  Merced Sun-Star

At least two Atwater police officers are believed to have opened fire on a person today on Winton Way, authorities have confirmed to the Sun-Star.



Here are the Top 10 football games to watch in the Stanislaus District for Week 8  The Modesto Bee

The Buhach Colony defense brings down Gregori junior quarterback Baker Melendez (12) during a game at Atwater High School in Atwater, Calif., on Friday, ...



Atwater school on lockdown while police chase man with a gun  Merced Sun-Star

Atwater police arrested a man allegedly pointing a gun at another person and firing it on Thursday.



Atwater police officers identified in fatal shooting near high school  Merced Sun-Star

Two Atwater police officer who shot and killed an armed man this week have been identified. Sgt. William Novetzke and Officer David Walker opened fire around ...



MUHSD selects new superintendent  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District has selected Alan Peterson, a longtime Merced County educator and administrator, as the district's superintendent and ...



California school apologizes for video that faked shooting  CBS News

ATWATER, Calif. -- A California school district apologized for a video spoof that ended with a security officer pretending to shoot students from a rival high school ...



Buhach Colony continues to honor fallen teammate  Merced Sun-Star

David Giron's death hit the Buhach Colony High School football team hard three years ago and the Thunder seniors continue to honor their former teammate by ...



Mark Beck Galt high school district board candidate  The Galt Herald

Mark Beck and his wife Kellie have been married for 15 years. The couple has four children, two attend Galt High School and the other two attend Galt ...



Merced Union High school board censures Opinski  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District governing board voted Wednesday night to censure Area 1 Trustee Greg Opinski.



Buhach Colony inches closer to playoffs with CCC win over Pitman  Modesto Bee

Highlights from Buhach Colony's 27-14 victory over Pitman in a Central California Conference football showdown played at Atwater High School on Friday, Oct.



7 grapplers bound for the next round | Patterson Irrigator Prep Sports  The Tracy Press

ATWATER- Eight wrestlers from each weight bracket were permitted to advance from the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys finals and the CIF ...



18-year-old man killed in officer-involved shooting in Atwater has been identified  Merced Sun-Star

A man shot and killed Tuesday by Atwater police has been identified as 18-year-old Ezekiel Juan Duran, the Merced County Coroner's Office said Wednesday.



Master Arts Plan Will Play on Campus's Beautiful Spaces | Newsroom  UC Merced University News

In some ways UC Merced is still a blank canvas, even 13 years after opening. But that just gives this year's artist in residence Otto Rigan more room to dream as ...



Merced County high school graduation schedule  Merced Sun-Star

Merced County high schools are sending off their seniors this week while friends and family witness their graduations.



Merced: City on the Rise  Merced Sun-Star

Nowadays, the popular city slogan is “Merced is a city on the rise,” which is a catchy and clever way to coin the changes taking place in our historic town.



Homicides climbed significantly in Merced County in 2017. Here’s a look at each case.  Merced Sun-Star

Deadly violence rose in 2017 in Merced County with 20 reported homicides countywide, more than double the number of slayings reported in 2016, but still ...



Merced high schools get new principals  Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Union High School District named two principals this week, each a graduate of Atwater High School. The board of trustees, during a special meeting ...



Mayhem and tragedy mark Merced Sun-Star’s most read stories from 2016  Merced Sun-Star

Tragedy grabbed the most eyes in 2016 on the Merced Sun-Star's website, according to records, in a year that saw stabbings, car crashes and a toddler who ...



Empower Program offers training, guidance for young adults in Merced County  Merced Sun-Star

If you're a young adult, out of high school and unsure of what your next step in life will be, the Empower Program could provide some guidance. The program ...



Atwater High senior Jose Hernandez wins congressional art competition for Cardoza's district  Merced Sun-Star

Jose Hernandez, a senior at Atwater High School, has been named the winner of the 18th Congressional District's Annual Art Competition, according to Rep.



Gustine track team competes in SL meet | Prep Sports  West Side Index & Gustine Press-Standard

Gustine High track and field athletes opened their season last Friday at a Southern League meet in Atwater. Gustine High's varsity women's team placed fourth ...



Water plan will ‘decimate’ economy; hundreds converge at Capitol for protest  Merced Sun-Star

A boisterous rally Monday sent a message to the state to keep its hands off the water rights of communities in the Central Valley and reconsider a new water ...



Atwater twins win national FFA titles  Modesto Bee

Twins from Atwater FFA both won national competitions at the group's convention in Indianapolis.



Think yesterday's drug bust was big? Check what the Merced County Sheriff's Office found today.  Merced Sun-Star

Less than a day after the Merced County Sheriff's Office's marijuana enforcement team busted an illegal marijuana stash house, resulting in one of its largest ...



New high-tech sign board at Atwater High  Merced Sun-Star

There's no comparison between the costs, clarity and message potential of the new digital signboard at Atwater High School and the aged device it replaced.



Strong showing for OHS track, field athletes | Prep Sports  West Side Index & Gustine Press-Standard

Orestimba track and field athletes turned in a strong showing Friday during a Southern League meet at Atwater High School.



Matchups set for CIF NorCal Regional Football Championship bowl games this weekend  Elk Grove Citizen

The matchups for the 2018 CIF NorCal Regional Football Championship Bowl Games are set following the placement of the Central Coast Section, North Coast ...



Police expand search for hit-and-run driver accused of killing Atwater teen  ABC30.com

ATWATER, Calif. (KFSN) -- A North Valley community is mourning the loss of an Atwater teenager while police expand their search for the hit-and-run driver ...



This Merced County superintendent is moving to a new district, MCOE says  Merced Sun-Star

An award-winning superintendent in Merced County is taking the top administrator's spot in Gustine Unified School District, according to a news release.



Hit-and-run driver sought in Atwater crash that killed teenage boy  ABC30.com

Authorities are searching for the driver who killed a 16-year-old boy in Atwater and left the scene.



Wolfpack no match for a pack of Wildcats  Union Democrat

Just in time for the start of Mother Lode League play, the 'Cats are back. Sonora High School earned their first win of the season Friday night, besting Merrill F.



Local Digest: Group of athletes sign at Modesto High; Gardner visits Central Valley  The Modesto Bee

A group of Modesto High School athletes signed their national letters of intent on Friday at Modesto High School in Modesto, CA.



Patterson drops to 2-2 following loss to Modesto | Patterson Irrigator Prep Sports  The Tracy Press

Patterson put up a fight against Modesto, but the Panthers' ability to capitalize on more opportunities led to a 47-40 victory over the Tigers, dropping the varsity ...



Why college football recruiters are flocking to Buhach Colony  Modesto Bee

Lavon Wallace's stock is on the rise. To prove it, all you have to do is look at the e-mail inbox folder or voicemail list belonging to Buhach Colony High football ...



Merced fills long-vacant assistant city manager job  Merced Sun-Star

The city of Merced has hired an assistant city manager, a position that's been vacant since 2011, city staff announced on Thursday. Stephanie Dietz, a Merced ...



Togo's Opens in Atwater, CA With 1000 Free Hot Pastrami or Turkey and Avocado Sandwiches  RestaurantNews.com

“West Coast Original” Kicks Off with a Fundraiser and One Month of Giveaways. Togo's Opens in Atwater, CA With 1,000 Free Hot Pastrami or Turkey and ...



Burns: Manteca, Pitman girls make dramatic debuts in basketball poll  Modesto Bee

Week to week, The Modesto Bee's high school girls basketball large-school poll has been as turbulent as Dorothy's flight to Oz. The only team not twisting in the ...



9/11 memorial services planned in Merced, Mariposa counties  Merced Sun-Star

Communities in the area continue to pay respects to the thousands who lost their lives after terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center's twin towers 14 ...



Samuel A. Darby | Obituaries | democratherald.com  Albany Democrat Herald

Sam Darby passed away peacefully 10 days before his 93rd birthday. He wore many hats during his lifetime including pilot, cancer survivor, veteran, teacher, ...



Berkeley Teen Selected As Presidential Scholar  Patch.com

Berkeley Teen Selected As Presidential Scholar - Berkeley, CA - The 161 winners were chosen out of a group of 5100.



Lee Lor – Candidate for District 2  Merced Sun-Star

Voters who are unsatisfied with Merced County's economic standing, crime rate and general outlook have an opportunity to make over the board of supervisors ...



Turlock moves into sole possession of first place in CCC boys basketball race  Modesto Bee

The student rooting section at Turlock High School unveiled a new gadget during the Bulldogs' 60-43 Central California Conference victory over Atwater on ...



Pitman softball’s Mettler slugs way to Offensive Player of Year in CCC  Modesto Bee

The University of Virginia softball program was sold on the power and potential of Alexis Mettler, Pitman High School's red-headed right-hander.



Salute to Veterans: Marine from Winton served two tours in Iraq  Merced Sun-Star

U.S. Marine Sgt. Ricardo Robles knew he would be joining the military at 17, two months after his graduation from Atwater High School. What he did not know ...



US Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Friendly-Fire Incident ID'ed As California Native  KPBS

Army Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34, was one of five U.S. troops killed in a friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan, his father confirmed to The Associated Press.



New supe' intends to grow Sequoia Union  Foothills Sun Gazette

By Achelle Reynoso. Special to the Sun-Gazette. lemon cove – The students of Sequoia Union Elementary School District will not be the only ones eager for ...



A boost for students 'so close' to UC, CSU  EdSource Today

Surprised by data showing that thousands of high school students are just one or two courses shy of meeting state university admissions requirements, the ...



LASC Lady Cougars drop season opener to West LA, 80-95  Compton Herald

L.A. Southwest College women's basketball season opener was home Nov. 1, against West L.A. College in a high scoring game that favored the Wildcats, ...



Change at the top | Local | hanfordsentinel.com  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Hanford High School is getting a new head honcho. After spending the past three years as an assistant principal at Tulare Western High School, ...



US Top 500 Outdoor 800m Returnees: Caitlin Collier Seconds Faster Than The Rest  MileSplit

Caitlin Collier ran 2:03.32 last year at Festival of Miles. Collier's time is almost three seconds above the rest of the field. The second-fastest returning time in the ...



Every MLB Team's Biggest Prospect Bust of All Time  Bleacher Report

The annual Major League Baseball Draft has become must-see TV. Ever since 1965, players from the high school and college ranks have worked for most of ...



Hilmar Cheese Co. polluted wells, reports show  San Francisco Chronicle

Hilmar Cheese Co., one of the world's largest cheese producers, is responsible for spoiling neighbors' drinking water wells, new documents show. For two ...



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