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Atwater set for big hometown celebration

This Monday, there will be a special hometown celebration in Atwater — the likes of which we have never seen before. More than 10,000 people are expected to join one of the longest running July 4th celebrations in the Central Valley. Kick off time for the parade is 9AM and the Run for Independence starts at 7:30AM. Atwater will not only be…

Former Supervisor Nelson announces run for mayor of Atwater

Mike Nelson, a former Merced County supervisor and firefighter, launched his campaign to become Atwater’s next mayor this week. The 64-year-old Nelson has served the community in a variety of roles over the past three decades, including on the Board of Supervisors and as the chairman of the Atwater Planning Commission. The candidate says…

Young Peggy Heller students celebrate 100th day of school

Carrie O’Bara, a Transitional Kindergarten teacher at Peggy Heller School in Atwater, created a fun and educational celebration of the 100th day of the school year for her 19 students, which they enjoyed on Jan. 25. The 100th day of school is an exciting time for elementary students.  It is an opportunity to reflect upon…

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