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Kidnapper’s parole renews interest in dusty ag museum

Way out on Plainsburg Road, about a couple miles each way between Highway 99 and the town of Le Grand, there’s a huge metal building — a warehouse, if you will — that’s the exact size of a football field. It’s surrounded by rows and rows of almond trees, and the workshops of the old Bright’s Nursery operation established in 1945.…

Le Grand High ranks first in annual magazine survey

Le Grand High School has been ranked the top high school in Merced County through the U.S. News and World Report magazine’s annual survey. And this isn’t a one-time fluke — the school also received similar honors from 2016 through 2019 academic years. Donna Alley, superintendent of the Le Grand Union High School District, said what she is most…

One giant leap for Le Grand’s Class of ’69

You may have heard about the Summer of ’69, but some fun-loving former Le Grand students actually lived it. Now that it’s the Summer of 2019, members of Le Grand High School’s Class of 1969 are celebrating their 50th anniversary. The came together last Saturday at the beautiful Vista Ranch & Cellars on Highway 140. The former students…

Le Grand, Stanford Connection Grows Stronger

Le Grand Union Elementary School District students are reaching for the stars. In collaboration with Stanford University students who love exploring space, eight sixth- through eighth-grade Le Grand Student Space Initiative students recently launched their own weather balloon at a Hollister park. It ascended to 75,000 feet and was…