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Profiles of Courage: WWII veteran Vincent Shuttera shares his service story

Vincent Shuttera, 99, vividly recalls the moment he heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor. A green Marine barely having completed boot camp, he...

Schramm twins wreak havoc on gridiron and find solace in surprising places

By Paul Meadors | Sports Editor paulmeadors@gmail.com @paulmeadors Let me introduce you to D.J. and Dusty Schramm, identical twins, future Division I college football players...

Profiles of Courage: The unbreakable Wayne B. Thompson

By Valerie Shelton Prior to D-Day—June 6, 1944—the odds of an Air Corpsman landing safely after a mission was about 75 percent, meaning one in...

Chris Colfer visits Clovis on ‘Land of Stories’ book tour

By Valerie Shelton | Reporter Famous Clovis East alum Chris Colfer returned to his hometown July 25 to celebrate the launch of the final book...

Ananya Vinay: 2017 Scripps Spelling Bee Champion

  When Ananya Vinay took the trip to Maryland for the Scripps National Spelling Bee last year the hopes were high, even as a first-year...

Buchanan graduate a step above the rest

Growing up in Clovis as a Dry Creek Panther and a Alta Sierra Bruin, Charles Harris knew that his path would take him to...

Clovis Mayor Bob Whalen: A Man of Many Kinds

Clovis Mayor and councilmember Bob Whalen has had the experiences you only hear about. Growing up with a stepfather running for the State Assembly, Whalen...

Clovis North Teacher Honored With National Recognition

The National Speech & Debate Association announced that Clovis North English teacher and speech and debate coach Chad Hayden was one of 34 coaches...

Fresno man loses 200 pounds, creates nutrition supplement

John Giannandrea was at this home in Fresno four years ago when his obese friend suffered a brain aneurysm in the bathroom. Giannandrea rushed to...

VA Medical Center tends to veterans’ spiritual needs

As a lead chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Fresno, Terry Rommereim encounters many veterans who are looking for guidance. Rommereim, along with fellow...

Clovis Community College graduate Hiba Mirza named recipient of President’s Medal, four earn Dean’s...

Clovis Community College graduate Hiba Mirza and four fellow classmates received top honors during the college’s Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony on May 20...

Old Town says farewell to Bear Creek Gifts

“We just want to say … thank you!” was the heartfelt message posted by Pat and Larry Grossi, owners of Bear Creek Gifts. After...

The Right Stuff: Daly Meinert’s rise from young three-sport star to tennis champion

Daly Meinert faced the toughest decision of his life: continue with baseball and basketball where he was very good, or play tennis, a sport...

Local educator ready to take over as new Buchanan principal

Going through the Clovis Unified system as a kid, Joe Aiello knew the "CUSD way of life" at a very young age. Growing up making...

Student-Athletes honored at Torch of Excellence Banquet

After graduating from Madera High School in 2015, Oksana Reynoso was close to choosing Madera Community College as her next destination. Little did she know,...

Madison Jones Crowned 2017 Rodeo Queen

The 2017 Clovis Rodeo crowned its queen on Thursday, April 27. Her name is Madison Jones, a freshman at Fresno State who is sponsored by...

Cowboy Ken Melchor: Remembering a Clovis Legend (Jan 6, 1943 – Apr 16, 2017)

By Valerie Shelton, Former CR Editor/Friend “I’m not a cowboy,” Kenny Melchor would say, as he looked you square in the eye donning his Stetson...

Young gymnasts thrive at Clovis Academy of Gymnastics

For the average person, gymnastics is a sport that comes around every four years. At the Clovis Academy of Gymnastics, however, gymnastics is an everyday...

Beast Mode: Jonah Wilson sets California discus record

Jonah Wilson woke up with a feeling on the morning of the Battle of Central Cal Invite that something special was about to happen....

Standout wrestler Seth Nevills commits to Penn State

Well on his way to perhaps the most decorated high school wrestling career in the history of California, Clovis’ Seth Nevills has committed to...

Lynne Ashbeck: A Life of Service

Some of the strongest influences in Lynne Ashbeck's life came from her mother and father. They instilled in her and her sister the belief...

Q&A: Katie Mcdougald looks back on Rodeo Queen reign

A year ago, Katie McDougald, a sophomore at Fresno State, was crowned Miss Clovis Rodeo Queen, winning both the Horsemanship & Poise and Personality...

Former Miss Clovis Rodeo Queen Kadee Coffman Staying True to Her ‘Cowgirl Roots’

Growing up in Clovis on her family’s horse and cattle ranch, Kadee Coffman quickly learned at a young age about the importance of agriculture...

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