Merced County Times Newspaper
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Lake Yosemite In 1909: Supplying water to Merced

Lake Yosemite took shape in the late 1800s, but did you know that recreational activities on the water were prohibited prior to 1917? As one of the major projects of the Crocker-Huffman irrigation company, Lake Yosemite was created to supply water to the City of Merced. The construction of Lake Yosemite Reservoir commenced in February…

Delhi celebrates community with summer Block Party

By Yanira Ledezma Delhi residents came out to celebrate their unified community last Friday, Aug. 16, during the town’s annual Block Party. The big event at Delhi High School was sponsored by the local Fire Department. A variety of community members — including business owners, employees, students, parents and first responders — mixed…

DAV donates $500 to Blue Star Moms

Mike Wegner, representative from the local Atwater/Merced Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 31, presented a $500 check to Sandy Gonzales, president of Merced County Blue Star Moms, during a recent meeting. These funds will go towards providing care packages that the Blue Star Moms (a nonprofit organization) assemble and sends to our…

Harvest of Hope gathering honors community standouts

Incredibly, two Catholic bishops and more than a dozen “monsignors” and/or priests were in attendance, along with Merced community supporters who filled up the Parish Hall of St. Patrick’s Church for the fifth annual Harvest of Hope community celebration. It’s the largest annual fundraiser for the local Catholic Charities mission. The…

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