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Merced High Celebrates 2023 Hall of Fame Class

Both current and former Merced High Bears gathered together at the County Fairgrounds on Saturday for the 2023 Hall of Fame Dinner. As guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner prepared by Pereira Catering, the spotlight was on 14 former MHS athletes and a string of championship wrestling teams — all of whom were being honored for their…

Easter Bunny Arrives At The Merced Mall

The Easter Bunny has arrived at the Merced Mall after a warm, and very cute welcome last Saturday. Young students from Denisa’s School of Dance searched the location to find the curious and energetic holiday icon. Once the children found the Easter Bunny’s hideout, they escorted the big-eared star to the mall’s center court where they…

Bicycles and Blossoms Highlight Downtown Scene

Cyclists from across the state gathered in the heart of Downtown Merced last weekend to put their athleticism to the test as part of the annual Original Merced Criterium cycling race. Despite the cold February weather, the event filled out well over a half dozen race categories with some contests drawing as many as 60 racers onto…

Friends come to the rescue for small Planada business

As the Planada area continues to recover from the impacts of recent flooding, a number of residents and businesses are finding help and camaraderie as they work together to restore their town. Along the Broadway street corridor — one of the harder-hit areas during the flood — many residents are inspired with hope by the work they…