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Wine, beer lovers gather at Castle Air Museum for festival

Aviation buffs joined with wine and craft beer aficionados last Saturday at Castle Air Force Museum for the annual Korks and Kegs festival. This year's event raised funds for an open air hanger to protect the DC-9 Presidential Plane display, one of the highlights of the aviation museum. The local historical display allows residents…

Football season begins at local high schools

High school football fans, students and family members of athletes filled up the stadium stands last weekend as the first games on the gridiron got underway in Merced. The Golden Valley Cougars took on Del Campo at Veterans Stadium and the matchup ended up being a hotly contested one. In the end, the Cougars had the edge, beating…

The Nighthawk Arrives At Castle

A crowd of aviation enthusiasts gathered outside of the restoration hanger at Castle Air Museum on an early Friday morning to witness the arrival of the long-awaited Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth aircraft. Crews carefully offloaded the nearly 20-foot-wide aircraft from a big rig that made its way to the museum via Highway Patrol escorts from…

Cycling Supporters Unite For ‘Ride With The Mayor’

Local bike riders from across Merced made their way to Main Street last Saturday morning for the annual Ride with the Mayor bicycle ride. Held for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family-friendly event is organized by the Merced Bicycle Coalition to bring riders of all ages and skill levels together for…

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