University Prep Teacher Arrested

Margaret Gieszinger, a teacher at University Preparatory High School, was arrested Wednesday on charges of child endangerment. Gieszinger, 52, was arrested after a video surfaced of her cutting a student’s hair without their consent during a chemistry class at the high school. In the video, she appears to lunge at another student to cut their […]

Visalia students earn top honors in team Junior High Decathlon

On March 3, students from Tulare and Kings Counties competed in the Diocese of Fresno’s 22nd Annual Catholic Schools Academic Junior High Decathlon. Students from the Catholic School of Visalia’s George McCann Memorial in Visalia, St. Anne Catholic School in Porterville, and Mary Immaculate Queen Catholic School in Lemoore were included. The annual event, for […]

Golden West sophomore competes for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year

Five years ago Kiersten Greeson was looking for a way to honor her hero, mentor and friend, dairyman Eddy Boertje. Boertje had been diagnosed with blood cancer. Struggling to find a way to help, Greeson, a young dairy exhibitor, started donating 10% of her 4-H heifer sales to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). She […]

Tulare student wins County Spelling Championship

The 19th Annual Tulare County Spelling Championship was held February 21 with 232 spellers from grades four through eight competing for the title of 2018 Tulare County Spelling Champion and to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland the end of May. The winner was Jaskarn Singh, an eighth-grade student from […]

Showing dairy cows into the future

I am Rodney Paulo, dairy program specialist for All-West Select Sires. I’m also a partner in Paulo-Bro Dairy and a coach, advisor and supporter of all things youth related. The “show bug” bit me at an early age, perhaps 5 or 6 years old, while I watched my older siblings and adults show at various […]