Call for action after death of Gregori High student

It likely will be more than a month before an official cause of death is determined for the 16-year-old Gregori student who collapsed during physical education class, but a local cardiology nurse practitioner is on a campaign to prevent it from happening again.


Cressey home for sale: Mind your manors, Modesto

The recent listing of 102-year-old Cressey Manor offers a look back at another era of the lifestyles of the rich and locally famous. Never let it be said Modestans of yesteryear didn’t have good manors. Wayne Mathes of the McHenry Mansion and Museum is hoping to arrange a public tour while the manor is vacant.


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Ron Agostini

Agostini on golf: Escalon course celebrates its 35th anniversary

Tom Hagan, 98, remains the vision behind the family-run Escalon Golf Course, which celebrates its 35th year of golf operation. Since the death of his wife, Betty, on Christmas Day five years ago, Tom mostly has watched while his children tend to the course’s day-to-day chores. Together, they honor the vision of the family patriarch, the former Escalon mayor and city councilman.

Jeff Jardine

Cemetery trail is worn as family, friends bury another cowboy in Hornitos

It seemed like they’d just been through this, saying goodbye to a friend and cowboy in Hornitos. And they had, twice in the less than three years. Cowboys who worked the same ranch were buried close by, in the same cemetery. The coffin was made by the same friends who made the last one, with a notable exception: Instead of helping build it, Gary Thompson was inside it, destined to join his two dear friends in the rocky ground at the top of the hill.


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