Born on a Nebraska farm he came to California with his family and settled in Lodi. Nelson bought some land near Chowchilla in 1936 and became a farmer. Nelson became one of the pioneer cotton farmers in Madera County. Later he diversified to...
5/19/2017
According to California Highway Patrol Lt. Kevin Clays, 11 officers, along with five K-9 officers, died in service in 2016. In Madera County, eight personnel have given their lives since the death of Madera Police Night Watchman Bernard McCluskey in...
5/16/2017
Behind the hot hitting of Colton Cardoza and the clutch pitching of Nathanael Samarin, the Liberty Hawks baseball team avenged an earlier loss with a 6-3 victory over the Chowchilla Redskins to remain at the top of the North Sequoia League. The...
5/3/2017
The Madera Tribune Two longtime Chowchilla residents were killed after being overcome by smoke inhalation in a structure fire on Humboldt Avenue. The Madera County Coroner's office identified the men as Orville Arms, 87 and Steven Silva, 65. The fire...
4/30/2017
From December 1944 to February 1946, German prisoners of war, like these shown here in Murdock, Neb., were shipped to Madera, detained in camps, and used to work on local farms. The late John Sordi remembered transporting some of the prisoners in...
4/25/2017