Courtesy of Madera County Historical Society
Twenty-five years ago, Jack Netherton had an emotional final week at Alpha Elementary School. The school principal retired after 38 years with the Madera Unified School District.
25 Years AgoWeek of July 30, 1992
McCLURE KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT — Dr. Cuvier Dean McClure, 69, the benevolent physician who had overseen the Madera County Health Department for most of the past 19 years, was killed instantly Thursday after his car was broadsided while crossing Highway 152 at Road 16 near Chowchilla. McClure had been working to establish health centers in Chowchilla and Oakhurst. County Administrative Officer Stell Manfredi said of McClure, “He was a gentleman’s gentleman with an impeccable family. The county family will miss him tremendously.” Board of Supervisors Chairman Al Ginsburg said, “I was absolutely shocked to learn of his death. I couldn’t believe it” Supervisor Gail Hanhart McIntyre said, “It is a real tragedy. He was an excellent department head who was well respected at the state level.”
MADERA WINS LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNEY — For the first time in Madera Little League history, a Madera team will be playing in the divisional tournament for the Northern California State Championship. The Madera National Little League team, behind the pitching of Danial Ferrell, shut out Visalia Wednesday night in Selma 2-0 in the Section Six Tournament to advance to the Divisional Tournament Sunday in Petaluma. In eight tournament games, Madera has outscored its opponents 80-12, thanks to the strong pitching of Mark Davis and Ferrell. Madera will be among six teams playing Sunday. The teams range from the…
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