Merced County Times Newspaper
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Comedian Smirnoff Makes Merced Laugh Again

Residents looking for a night of comic relief got their wish last Friday night at the Merced Theatre as renowned comic Yakov Smirnoff took to the stage. Smirnoff’s show — Make America Laugh Again — was months in the making after initially being slated for June but was rescheduled following restrictions aimed at curbing the COVID-19…

Atwater’s Mayor Creighton to run for county supervisor seat

At first, Atwater Mayor Paul Creighton thought those who had been pushing him to run for a higher office were just offering him pleasantries, or expressing support for his work in Atwater. “You kind of brush it off when people tell you you should run for another office,” Creighton told the Times. “But when I got this many people approaching…

John Pazin celebrates 93rd Birthday

Local resident John Pazin held a special birthday party inside of the Elks Lodge on Tuesday afternoon to commemorate turning 93. The special event brought together family friends and loved ones who helped him celebrate the occasion. In addition to relatives, the event was attended by a number of elected officials or their representatives,…

Annual Nannini baseball game returns for its 18th year

After a short time away, the annual Nannini Baseball game made its way back onto the baseball diamond at Merced High. The annual game is now in its 18th year and serves as a memorial game for Kevin and Brian Nannini, two former Merced High School baseball players who became accomplished athletes in the sport. Following the pair’s…

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