The Corcoran Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet last Wednesday where they honored their top citizens award winners. The 2018 Man of the Year went to Raul Gomez while Anita Roby was named the 2018 Woman of the Year. Taking home Junior Citizen of the year honors was Oscar Miranda and The Corcoran 50-50 Club was honored as the Organization of the Year.
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Raul “Paul” Salinas was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 11, 1946. Raul was a 1965 graduate of Corcoran High School. He passed away on January 26, 2019 in El Monte, California at 72 years-old after a long illness.
Wilma L. Burruss was born November 30, 1921 in Fort Worth, Texas to Roland M. Adney and Pearl Foster Adney. She was married to Durwood Burruss for 61 years and to their union were born Ron and Jan. Durwood passed away February 16, 1998.
Corcoran Unified School District recently named their Star Students for the second quarter. One Star Student is chosen from each of the local school sites. Students are chosen based on over-all improvement, character and other criteria. The students are nominated by their teachers. This quarter’s students include:
Larry Ronk III has joined the City of Corcoran staff serving as the new Code Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector.
The Corcoran Journal has begun publishing a series of articles which will visit past Colonel James G. Boswell Scholarship winners and update local residents on where they are now. This week The Journal will feature Boswell Scholar Peter Michael Rietkerk.
Roberta Gilham was born in Bell, California on October 21, 1939. She passed away January 21, 2019 at the Remington at the age of 79.
Services were held Friday, Jan. 4 for Lupie G. Campos, 93, who died Dec. 29, 2018 in Porterville.
A 19 year-old male and a 21 year-old female were shot Saturday, Jan. 26 in the 800 block of Claire Avenue.
The people of Corcoran is what Corcoran City Councilman Jerry Robertson loves most about his hometown. He also feels that people should give back to their community so that’s how he got started serving as a councilman—that and a visit from two locals is what kick started his public service career.
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