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The short life of Dickenson Ferry, Chester communitities

In the 1860s and ’70s many immigrant families were looking for locations to settle and make a good living. Stage roads were established and many small communities were started. Dickenson Ferry/Bridge/Chester were one of these communities. Dickenson Ferry had several names over time, once known as Cottonwood Ford and later called…

A day to honor those who served to protect lives, liberty

Hundreds of residents from across the county lined Main Street in Merced on a sunny Saturday afternoon to celebrate Veterans Day with a hometown parade. The festivities kicked off at Bob Hart Square with a special ceremony led by local, state and federal representatives to honor those who have served. They gave special recognition…

Bianca Trindade Crowned New Miss Merced County

Where can you find community initiatives, classical piano, gymnastics, choreography, and a whole lot of pink? The Miss Merced County competition, of course. Fourteen contestants competed for the roles of Miss Merced County, Miss Yosemite Valley, Miss Sierra Nevada, Miss Merced County Teen, and Miss Yosemite Valley Teen. The event,…