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Astronauts’ talk out of this world in 3 Rivers

  Almost every child dreams of becoming an astronaut. And while most of those dreams will go unrealized, our childlike sense of wonder about space rarely seems to wane. As we age and launch careers into different trajectories, adults still seek out those who have journeyed beyond the boundaries of Earth to behold the dream [...]

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Chase cruises through Exeter

  Thousands of fans from all over the Valley came out to see one of country music’s hottest artists/songwriters Chase Rice perform at Exeter City Park on July 24. The last installment of the KJUGs Summer Concert Series in Exeter was seen by an estimated 4,000 people who came to see the songwriter turned reality [...]

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Farmersville Fire Dept. grows with City’s safety needs

  Farmersville has grown since forming its own fire department in the mid-1980s. Its highway commercial corridor has expanded this year. Several national chains have opened in its central commercial corridor. Sales tax revenues are on the rise. More people are living in Farmersville, which means the need for fire service has continued to grow [...]

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County may sign 1-yr. deal with SEIU

  About 3,200 Tulare County employees will get a raise for the first time in six years. On July 21, the County signed a tentative agreement with Services Employees International Union (SEIU) for a 3% raise this year, according to Kermit Wullschleger, part of the negotiating team for the Local 521. The Board of Supervisors [...]

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Lightning sparks fires in Nat’l Parks

  Recent lightning activity has started four fires in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Due to their remote locations, these fires do not pose a threat to life or property. The combined acreage of all four fires is less than four acres. At this time, suppression action will not be taken, and park staff [...]

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Exeter District Ambulance may need new bylaws

  The Exeter District Ambulance opened its July 24 meeting with a simple question from Board member Wes Grim. “What is our policy on hiring a new permanent employee?” The question triggered a heated exchange that set the tone for a contentious meeting. “I personally don’t know why you are getting involved,” said Don Schultz, [...]

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Laying the foundation for Exeter

Editor’s Note: This is part 8 of an ongoing series looking at local service clubs and what they mean to the foothills area.   The Exeter chapter of Kiwanis is currently ranked as the third oldest club in its division. Established in 1923 Kiwanis Club of Exeter has faithfully served its community for nearly 90 [...]

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Moto. rider survives collision

A motorcycle rider is lucky to be alive after he was hit by an oncoming car last week. The accident happened at 10:50 a.m. on July 25 on Marinette Avenue just west of Anderson Road in Exeter. According to witnesses, the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Marinette when the rider attempted to pass the vehicle [...]

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Exeter talks water image

  Exeter City Council and staff discussed the possibility of replacing the police station and city hall’s grass with synthetic turf. While the Council took no action at the July 22 meeting, they did give direction to city staff to gather more information as a possibility in the future. According to Public Works Director Daymon [...]

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