Honoring a legend

Beloved educator Rod Fiester will retire, honored at festival


Rod Fiester (front of vehicle) waves to the crowd at the annual Butterfly Festival last Saturday. Fiester was the parade’s grand marshal. Photo submitted by Charlie PhillipsRod Fiester has spent 31 years as a teacher for the Mariposa County Unified School District, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
As the son of legendary music teacher Richard Fiester, it seemed only fitting that Rod would follow in his father’s footsteps. Rod went straight out of service in the United States Army into his ...

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