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Springfest Aftershock Car Show set for Saturday

Saturday is the big day. It’s the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Aftershock Car Show which will be held in downtown Corcoran.Pre-registration is currently underway and is $35 through Thursday, May 12 at noon. Those paying after the deadline or the day of...

Free ASES program at the RAC

A free ASES Summer program will be held at the Recreation Association of Corcoran (RAC) for children enrolled at school sites in Corcoran.The program will feature arts and crafts, sports, teacher learning activities, field trips, swimming and much more. Breakfast and...

1970-1979 Corcoran Class reunion

The Corcoran High Classes of 1970-1979 have planned a class reunion which will be held Sept. 17 from 5:30-10 p.m. at The Woodlands in Visalia.Tickets are $65 per person which will include cocktails, dinner, dessert bar and music provided by a DJ. Tickets can be...

Family Day at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church will host Family Day-Dia de la Familia Sunday, June 5 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church parking lot.The event will follow each of the Holy Masses. There will be entertainment, live music, food, interactive games, a raffle...

The Corcoran Journal will once again pri…

The Corcoran Journal will once again print its Senior Spotlight articles in the newspaper. To submit your Corcoran High School senior email tbotill@hotmail.com for more information. Source: Corcoran Journal Facebook Page

Council votes to change meeting dates

Starting in April, Corcoran residents can attend both the Corcoran City Council and Corcoran Unified School District (CUSD) board meetings which were previously held on the same night. Last Tuesday, members of the Corcoran City Council voted to change their board...

Preschool, TK, Kindergarten registration

Preschool, TK and Kindergarten registration will be held beginning Tuesday, April 19. Parents are asked to call or visit the Bret Harte School office to set up an appointment and pick up a registration packet. There is no closing date for registration, it will remain...

Salinas, Moore are top CUSD employees

The Corcoran Unified School District (CUSD) named their top employees of the year last week. Crystal Salinas was chosen as the Teacher of the Year while Ofelia Moore was named Employee of the Year for CUSD. Crystal Salinas is in her eighth year of education for the...

Corcoran Memorial Wall honorees chosen

Plans are currently underway to hold an unveiling ceremony for the Corcoran Memorial Wall which was created to honor deceased members of the Corcoran community for their contributions to the city. The wall is located on the grounds of the J.G. Boswell II Park near the...

City schedules Spring clean-up

The City of Corcoran is hosting their annual Spring Clean-Up Monday, April 4 through Saturday, April 30 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kings Waste and Recycling Authority on Hanford-Armona Road. The event is free to any customer current and paying for refuse services with...

Headlines

Homes hit by gunfire

Homes hit by gunfire

Corcoran Police officers are searching for more information on a shooting which occurred Sunday, March 21 at approximately 5:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of King Avenue.

Local man arrested for murder

Local man arrested for murder

An argument led to the murder of a much loved local transient woman. On St. Patrick’s Day in the 1000 block of Norboe Corcoran Police Officers were called to a residence at 5:32 p.m. for a female fall victim.

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CHS Class Athletes of the Year

CHS Class Athletes of the Year

Corcoran High Class Athletes of the Year were honored during last week’s Athlete of the Year banquet which was held in the Technology Learning Center at CHS. A female and male athlete of the year are chosen in each class. The following are the winners

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Aftershock set for May 15

Aftershock set for May 15

After having to cancel the event last year due to COVID-19, the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is looking to hold their Aftershock Car Show, Saturday, May 15.

Nominations sought

The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce is in search of Corcoran’s finest for 2018. The chamber is looking for nominees for Man, Woman, Jr. Citizen and Organization of the Year.

Pizza Factory celebrates 30 years

Pizza Factory celebrates 30 years

Corcoran Pizza Factory celebrated 30 years in business Monday, May 16. The neighborhood pizza parlor has successfully captured the taste-buds and hearts of those in Corcoran.

Obituaries

Betty Ann Dawes

Betty Ann Dawes passed away in her home, at the age of 76, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday April 5, 2022. She was born to Deward and Rena Eagle on September 27, 1945 in Arkansas. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Eagle; her...

Luis Vasquez

Luis Vasquez, 68 of Visalia, California, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in Los Angeles, California.  Luis was born to Refugio Vasquez and Della Rogriguez on September 22, 1953 in Corcoran, California. Luis grew up in Corcoran and graduated...

Billie Byrne

Billie Byrne passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the age of 86 with her family beside her. Billie was born to Sacramento and Mary Bloyed Bynum on February 24, 1936 in Fayetteville. Arkansas. Her family moved to Corcoran,...

Frances Beth Speck

Funeral Services for Frances Beth Speck were held March 3 at 11 a.m. at Living Christ Church, 2516 N. M St., Tulare. She passed away February 6 at her home in Tulare. Beth, a former resident of Corcoran, was born in Exeter, California, on November...

Michele (Kreel) Souza

Michele Ilene (Kreel) Souza was born June 8, 1947 in Rochester, NY to Steve and Betty Kreel. Michele is survived by her sister, Pam Davis of Corcoran. Michele is also survived by two children son, Michael and daughter, Janis (John) Frye; and three...

Manuela “Nola” Robles Robinson

Services were held Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at Bledsoe Family Peoples Funeral Chapel for Manuela “Nola” Robles Robinson, 72, who died Feb. 25. Robinson was born Oct. 24, 1949 in Senora, Arizona. She had been a resident of Corcoran since 1980....

Gilberto Alejos Del Valle

Gilberto Alejos Del Valle was born on Feb. 4, 1947, in San Benito, Texas, to Apolonio Del Valle and Paula Alejos Del Valle. He entered into eternal rest at his home in Corcoran Feb. 8 at the age of 75 years. A celebration of life was held Saturday,...

Verdo Benjamin Gregory

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022 for Verdo Benjamin Gregory, who passed away on January 20, 2022 in Fresno. Verdo was born on September 12, 1944 in Tulare to Verdo Gregory Sr. and GraceAnn Gregory. He spent his youth in...

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