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ROY WILBUR BUSCH

ROY WILBUR BUSCH

Roy Wilbur Busch, 73, found peace on June 18, 2015. He was born May 10, 1942 in Modesto. His parents Kaj and Marian Busch, as well as his stepdaughter Stacey Gonsalves, preceded him in death. Roy was raised in Ripon and resided in Manteca for th...Read More
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Posted: Jun. 23, 2015 3:57

Jones Recognized As Veteran Of The Year

 

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto, honored Army National Guard Capt. Cynthia Jones as the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 12th Assembly District. Capt. Jones is currently serving as the Company Commander for the Chinook Unit in Stockton, Bravo Company, 1-126th Aviation Regiment – and is the first woman to serve in this capacity.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 4:58 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 03, 2015 6:00 p.m. | Jones Recognized As Veteran Of The Year Comments 0 Comments

Air Officials Urge July 4 Fireworks Restraint

 

As Independence Day approaches, local air officials remind Valley residents that July 4 fireworks increase levels of dangerous particulate matter (PM) and pose a health threat to themselves and their neighbors. Historically, the Valley experiences dangerous particulate levels four or five times higher than the health based federal standards. These spikes are largely attributable to personal fireworks use throughout Valley neighborhoods.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 4:59 p.m. | Updated: Jul. 02, 2015 6:00 p.m. | Air Officials Urge July 4 Fireworks Restraint Comments 0 Comments

Industrial Accident Seriously Injures Plant Worker

 

An accident while cleaning a peeling machine left a 68-year-old Escalon Premier Brands worker with major injuries, the man losing both his arms in the industrial accident on Thursday afternoon, July 2.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 5:00 p.m. | Industrial Accident Seriously Injures Plant Worker Comments 0 Comments
Retired Racehorses Help Returning Veterans

Retired Racehorses Help Returning Veterans

 

Incorporated in 2014, the goal of Healing Arenas, Inc. is to help humans and horses heal.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 1:01 p.m. | Retired Racehorses Help Returning Veterans Comments 0 Comments
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Felony Arrest Made

 

A late night traffic stop on Sunday, June 28 left one man jailed and facing multiple felony charges.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 12:55 p.m. | Felony Arrest Made Comments 0 Comments
Nel’s Is Golden

Nel’s Is Golden

 

Celebrating fifty years in business isn’t something that happens all too often – especially when the business has been in the same location and owned by the same person all five decades.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 12:48 p.m. | Nel’s Is Golden Comments 0 Comments
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Relay Rallies Past Goal

Relay Rallies Past Goal

 

Weather that was hot – but not unbearable – was the backdrop as nearly 300 participants gathered at Escalon High School’s Engel Field for the fifth annual Relay For Life of Escalon.

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Posted: Jul. 02, 2015 12:42 p.m. | Relay Rallies Past Goal Comments 0 Comments
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Fire Officials Urge Caution

 

Community residents are encouraged to join the festivities on Friday, as the Escalon Covenant Church hosts its annual community Independence Day Celebration. The gathering, this year on July 3, is open to all and is staged at the Escalon Community Center Park. Activities run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and a barbecue dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., including barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, watermelon, drinks and more.

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Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire

Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire

 

A fast-moving fire in the area of River Road and McHenry Avenue along the Stanislaus River in Escalon prompted closure of the McHenry Avenue bridge that links San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties at midafternoon Thursday.

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Posted: Jun. 18, 2015 5:23 p.m. | Multiple Agencies Respond To Wildfire Comments 1 Comment
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Community Eyes Park Fete

 

A full week of events is being coordinated – as Escalon gets ready for its annual summer celebration of Park Fete.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 2:30 p.m. | Community Eyes Park Fete Comments 0 Comments

Stable Survivors Project

 

Stable Survivors, a new project designed by Healing Arenas, Inc., will address the emotional well-being of the area’s underserved Veterans population and their families. Julie Baker of Healing Arenas said the project will kick off with an Open House on Thursday, June 25 at the Healing Arenas ranch, 31345 Combs Road in Escalon.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 2:29 p.m. | Stable Survivors Project Comments 0 Comments
Curtain Rises On Library Summer Reading Shows

Curtain Rises On Library Summer Reading Shows

 

If the first two shows were any indication, the Summer Reading Program at the Escalon Branch Library will be playing to sold out crowds.

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Posted: Jun. 17, 2015 2:28 p.m. | Curtain Rises On Library Summer Reading Shows Comments 0 Comments
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SSJID Water In Jeopardy

 

A curtailment order issued Friday by the state Department of Water Resources means the faucets of at least 9,650 San Joaquin County residents may go dry in the coming months.

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Up And Down Week For Gas Prices

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.81/gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Posted: Jun. 15, 2015 6:06 p.m. | Up And Down Week For Gas Prices Comments 0 Comments

Red Cross Issues Tips To Beat The Heat

 

Dangerously hot weather will likely hit the region many times this summer, and the American Red Cross wants to remind everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

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Posted: Jun. 12, 2015 2:13 p.m. | Updated: Jun. 13, 2015 12:00 p.m. | Red Cross Issues Tips To Beat The Heat Comments 0 Comments

Escalon’s Big Dipper Marks Anniversary

 

All are welcome to come celebrate The Big Dipper’s one-year anniversary.

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Posted: Jun. 12, 2015 2:09 p.m. | Escalon’s Big Dipper Marks Anniversary Comments 0 Comments

Retirees Feted For School Service

 

A special recognition ceremony at a recent Escalon Unified School District board meeting highlighted the careers of several longtime educators, as they looked toward retirement.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 2:25 p.m. | Retirees Feted For School Service Comments 0 Comments

AgFest Junior Show, Auction Next Week

 

Boots, belts, Blue Jackets, and green hats will converge as San Joaquin County Junior Exhibitors take on AgFest.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 2:23 p.m. | AgFest Junior Show, Auction Next Week Comments 0 Comments

City Starts Budget Work

 

With an eye toward keeping costs down and maintaining services, the City of Escalon has started its budget process for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 2:21 p.m. | City Starts Budget Work Comments 0 Comments
Graduations Take Center Stage

Graduations Take Center Stage

 

Over the course of three nights, graduates were front and center in the Escalon Unified School District.

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Posted: Jun. 10, 2015 2:06 p.m. | Graduations Take Center Stage Comments 0 Comments
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Country Artists Take Stage For Concert

Country Artists Take Stage For Concert

 

Summer is not quite officially here but with schools concluding and the temperatures rising the time to enjoy the great outdoors is upon us. For several years, the staff at KAT Country has tried to bring the community an all-star list of acts to perform in the Central Valley to show their loyal listeners some appreciation.

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Posted: Jun. 04, 2015 1:24 p.m. | Country Artists Take Stage For Concert Comments 0 Comments
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Community Gathers To Walk For A Cause

Community Gathers To Walk For A Cause

 

Several people gathered at the Main Street Park in Escalon on Saturday morning, May 30 to participate in a 5k walk along First Street through the local neighborhood to bring awareness to Tourette’s syndrome.

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Posted: Jun. 04, 2015 1:23 p.m. | Community Gathers To Walk For A Cause Comments 0 Comments
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Senior Meal Site Needs Coordinator

It is somewhat of a paradox – affordable, tasty, nutritious meals are offered for local senior citizens in Escalon – but not too many people take advantage of the opportunity.

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Posted: Jun. 04, 2015 1:16 p.m. | Senior Meal Site Needs Coordinator Comments 0 Comments
Canal Case Labeled Homicide

Canal Case Labeled Homicide

Two men were taken into custody Thursday, May 28, in connection with a body found floating in the canal at Henry and River roads in Escalon.

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Posted: Jun. 04, 2015 1:15 p.m. | Canal Case Labeled Homicide Comments 0 Comments
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Graduation Ceremonies Celebrate Achievement

Graduation Ceremonies Celebrate Achievement

 

A trio of graduation ceremonies are due in Escalon this week, starting with the Vista High event tonight, followed by El Portal and Escalon High School.

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Posted: Jun. 04, 2015 1:13 p.m. | Graduation Ceremonies Celebrate Achievement Comments 0 Comments
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