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Go Cooper Go! Mariposa owner, dog on way to Westminster

Sharon Freeman of Mariposa is going to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City this week, taking her Icelandic Sheep Dog “Cooper” with her in hopes of bringing awards home. Freeman is the president of the Yosemite Kennel Club with members in Merced and Mariposa counties. The premier, nationally-televised…

‘I Was Saved For A Reason’

Eleven years ago Mellissa Mondragon was nearly killed in a collision with a semi truck in Merced. The traumatic brain injury meant she had to learn most everything all over again. It left her angry and bitter until she let go of these feelings and surrendered herself to God. After the Sept. 28, 2008 accident when her Ford pickup…

Details emerge on important new center for children’s care

By September 2021, Merced will have a new children's outpatient care center costing millions of dollars. The new complex within sight of Mercy Medical Center will encompass 25,000 square feet of facilities arranged in three pods, staffed at first by 25 to 30 medical professionals. Rob Saroyan of Fresno, president of the Valley Children's…

Downtown Merced on verge of major transformation

By early next year, things will be dramatically different in a core block of downtown Merced that's undergoing some major renovation now. A representative for the company orchestrating new uses for the Hotel Tioga at Main and N streets, a completely repurposed Mainzer Theater just across the street and the transformed El Capitan Hotel at…

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