Welcome to Kerwest Newspapers
KerWest Newspapers publishes three legally adjudicated newspapers: The Kerman News and its companion advertising medium The Kerman News Advertiser, Firebaugh-Mendota Journal/Mendota Times and its companion advertising medium the Shopping Guide, San Joaquin-Tranquillity West Side Advance
Coverage Area: KerWest Newspapers are published every Wednesday, covering the communities of Kerman, Biola, Mendota, Firebaugh, San Joaquin and Tranquillity. The newspapers reach over 14,500 households each week in northwest Fresno county, every postal address receiving a copy of one of the publications.
The newspapers are weekly, hometown publications, highly valued by readers. A large percentage of the papers are paid subscription newspapers which makes them a great value added advertising medium for advertisers. Kerwest Newspapers are hyper local and geographically concentrated.
All property rights to any stories produced by KerWest, Inc. shall be its property. No such story or any part thereof may be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher.
KerWest, Inc. is a member of the American Press Association and the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
Police seek suspect
Yesterday afternoon (Nov. 12), the Kerman Police Department responded to a residence in the 700 block of Walnut. A resident reported that he had confronted an unknown male subject in the back yard of the residence. The resident reported a physical confrontation with the suspect who fled after the confrontation. There was no entry into the house and the victim sustained minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises. The suspect was reported to be an adult male, about 6 feet tall, heavy build, wearing black clothing, dark mask, grey beanie, and armed with a knife. After receiving the call, multiple Kerman patrol units were on scene within 3 minutes. Officers conducted yard to yard searches of the neighborhood, but none of the neighbors had seen the suspect. After the search was complete, two patrol units remained in the area for several hours. A Detective from the Kerman Police Department was on scene and was able to interview the victim. The Detective is continuing to follow up leads and verify information on the case today. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact the Kerman Police Department. Please remember to always use caution throughout the year and to lock your houses, businesses, and vehicles. Remember to report any suspicious persons or activities to the Police Department. It is always better that citizens ask us to check suspicious circumstances than it is to regret that you didn’t report something. that turned out to be a crime.
Source: Kerman Police Dept.
Kick off Food, Toy Drive
Once again the Kerman Community Services Organization will provide food and toy baskets for families in need who live in Kerman. Registration will take place at the Senior Center 720 S. 8th Street, through Nov. 30; four days a week Monday – Thursday noon – 3 pm. Please bring ID, income verification and proof of residency. For more information contact Vanessa at 846-9330 or Arlene 846-9324 The KCSO has set Dec. 18 as the date for it’s 2015 Holiday Toy and Food Drive. Each year, the KCSO provides assistance, to approximately 200 families in the community who might not have had the opportunity to share in the spirit of the season. The KCSO provides food boxed for families, toys and gifts for children Infants – 18 years of age.
DINNER - All Kerman residents are invited to a free community dinner from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 in the Kerman Community Center, 15101 W. Kearney Plaza. The dinner is sponsored by the Kerman United Methodist Church and the Kerman Covenant Church. Details 846-8686.
DINNER - DANCE -- The Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner-Dance will be held Friday, Nov. 20 at the Kerman Community Center, from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free for the Kerman senior community. Call to make a Reservation: 559-846-9329.
CHRISTMAS PARADE - "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree" is the Pageantry of Lights Christmas Parade theme for Saturday Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in downtown Kerman. The parade route is Madera Avenue, "C" Street to "G" Street. The announcer’s table will be located in front of the Kerman Chamber of Commerce Office, 783 S. Madera Avenue.
For an entry form, contact the Kerman Chamber (559) 846-6343; or visit www.kermanchamber.org, click on News & Events to download the form. Entry forms are due Nov. 21.
GIFT FAIR - A Holiday Gift Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the parking lot located at Madera and "C" Street in Kerman, starting at 2 p.m. Crafts, gifts, food and more will be available. Browse and stay for the Christmas Parade. For more information contact the Kerman Chamber of Commerce, 559) 846-6343.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE - Help stock the Kerman Food Bank with canned and non-perishable foods. Bring your items to the Holiday Gift Fair on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 2 – 7 pm at Madera Avenue and C Street. A donation box will be available. For more information contact the Kerman Chamber of Commerce, (559) 846-6343.
US Mail: P.O. Box 336, Kerman, CA 93630