On the Ripon High campus Friday students were all smiles and excitement as they realized the always-sacred countdown to the end of the school year was finally over.
Freedom is never more than one generation away, Memorial Day keynote speaker, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, told a hushed crowd at the Ripon Cemetery Monday morning.
Citizenship and Trustee awards were handed out last week to students at the five Ripon elementary schools during graduations held throughout the district.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
That freedom is not free is a truth that Ripon residents are reminded of year after year in the city's Memorial Day Observances planned jointly by the American Legion 190 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 1051 posts.
Ripon High Valedictorian Ruth Waters is the epitome of a student-athlete. During Friday night's 2013 commencement ceremony at Stouffer Field, Waters represented her graduating class of 209 with a speech that segued into the presentation of the class as well as the presentation of the diplomas. Waters will be headed to the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey on a full-ride academic scholarship and will get to play Division III basketball as well. She ...
Ripon Christian High School graduated 60 seniors Friday night in their packed gymnasium – with countless dreams backed by their deep religious faith in God.
Terri Beam sat among her students in the computer lab on campus on Wednesday morning, glowing as warm and as bright as the blouse she wore.
Anne DiGiulio didn't sit much during Thursday's graduation ceremony at Park View Elementary School.
Eighth-grade students at Ripona School shared a bittersweet moment on Thursday. Not only did they bid adieu to their years at the Ripon Unified school site but also to one of their favorite teachers. Kim Johnson, an eighth-grade teacher, is retiring after 27 years. "She'll fondly be remembered," said class President Courtney Slamon. "I'll miss her witty comebacks." Slamon recalled her days as kindergartener, in particular, the first day of school coupled with her first-ever ...
The Ripon Elementary School 8th graders – some 60 of them – marched up the center aisle of the Ripon High School multi-purpose auditorium to hear speakers, receive awards and take their diplomas they had worked for over the last nine years.
Manteca's Austin Road Business Park that includes housing for 10,200 people has both the City of Ripon and the Ripon Unified School District concerned.
Shredded document restoration and cyber crime are both a reality in our country today, Modesto private investigator Jon Jacobson of the Dakota Information Group, told Ripon Rotarians at a recent noon meeting at the Barnwood Restaurant.
George Cross was the first to cross the finish line in the inaugural running of the half-marathon event at Rina's Run on May 10.
Everything from Ripon schools and roads to fire service will feel the impacts of the Austin Road Business Park - the largest development ever approved in Manteca.
Chuck Winn is the new mayor of Ripon. For the third time, he was named to the post. But this was time he slotted for the top position as specified by an ordinance based on the rotation by the Ripon City Council seating. At the organization session on Tuesday, Winn, who previously served as vice mayor under Dean Uecker, advanced to the top spot, with Elden "Red" Nutt moving up one to vice mayor.
The City of Ripon can now look to lease the baseball fields along with the recently completed softball complex at the Mistlin Sports Park to an outside organization.
It's as much fun bouncing around on the new rubber playground base for Colony Oak students as it is climbing on the playground equipment.
Anna Fassler took time out from her studies Monday for civic duty.
November is National Runaway Prevention Month.
It was something of a history lesson for kindergarten children at Park View Elementary School when they hosted newcomers in the form of "Indians" from other Ripon schools to a Thanksgiving feast in their classroom on Tuesday.
Since September, the Youth Police Advisory Committee along with Ripon Police Chief Ed Ormonde reviewed various municipal codes.
The Ripon Christian "Knights of the Roundtable" competitive civics challenge team took first out of 14 teams from as far away as the Bay Area at the annual regional contest.
After two months in session, Ripon Unified saw attendance figures take a slight dip.
Ripon Unified recently filled several positions and is still looking at yet another hiring. Included is a secretary at Weston School. This temporary position is necessary in assisting duties associated with the site. The person picked will be called on to help out at Weston, from Jan. 7 to June 30 or the end of this school year. Duties will consist of performing "a wide variety of responsible clerical work involving staff and pupil record ...
The City of Ripon Christmas Tree has a new home.
When Bill Draa was at the Banta Elementary School District, he encountered his fair share of hair-lice infestation among children.
Large granite slabs were lifted into place Monday afternoon as part of the creation of a Ripon Police Department Memorial near the recently restored 1925 vintage jail house and adjacent to the Veterans' Memorial Museum and its wall of names of those who served.
San Joaquin Valley Marine veterans and active officers and men celebrated the Corps' 153rd Anniversary Thursday with a breakfast in the Spring Creek Country Club dining room.
The chair usage policy was put on hold.