Stouffer Field is ready for spring sports. That's according to Stephanie Hobbs, president of the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation. On Thursday, she indicated that the D-shape inside the north end of the stadium track – it's a rubberized all-weather surface – is all but complete. "We poured concrete today for the baseball bullpen," she said. Hobbs ran down a few items that needed to be done in order to compete this initial phase stadium improvements, ...
There were some 80 members and guests celebrating a quarter century of togetherness in their modern Ripon Senior Center at a Thursday afternoon open house.
Elected leaders finally amended part of their ordinance that now includes their compensation.
In an effort to prevent campus crime and violence, public schools throughout the state are now required to have a comprehensive school safety plan in place.
It is seen as a pleasant surprise when "Welcome Buckets" are hand delivered to new residents moving into the Ripon Community.
A banner season for Ripon Christian boys and girls basketball produced two more awards. Point guards Danny Vos and Teagan Manus were recently named the Southern League's most valuable players, in a vote of the league's coaches. Both varsity programs captured Southern League crowns and reached the CIF Northern California regional tournament. The boys went 14-0 in conference play, while the girls shared the title with Turlock Christian at 13-1. It is Vos' second straight ...
Weston School appears to be the first in line for renovation under the Measure G projects. That's based on the preliminary timeline as provided by the facilities planning / public finance / program administration firm of Caldwell, Flores, Winters, Inc. At Monday's Ripon Unified school board meeting, Khushroo Gheyara, CFW chief operating officer based in Emeryville, indicated that the first bond sale, in turn, will help fund renovations to Colony Oak School. "Weston will be ...
George Ingerson won't curse the sunshine and warm weather. The arrival of spring means cycling season is in full bloom, and Ingerson's livelihood is attached to the selling of bike product, parts and service. "This is the busy season," he said. The owner of George's Bike Shop just wasn't expecting it so soon, as witnessed by his showroom floor. His new product line – 2013 Felt and Bianchi road bikes – is still being shipped ...
No doubt that declining enrollment is an issue at Ripon Unified. For example, the second interim report for this year factored in "down 57 enrolled students from the prior year," according to the California Basic Educational Data System numbers taken last October This translated into the Average Daily Attendance – or ADA, the state's generating revenue formula that divide the number of days of student attendance by the number of days of school taught during ...
The days of using Stouffer Field to host the Ripon Chamber of Commerce's Fourth of July fireworks display could soon be winding down.
The Ripon Senior Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this Thursday and will have their doors open to all comers from 4 until 6 p.m. at the corner of Wilma Avenue and Fourth Street.
He never stepped foot on foreign soil during wartime, but his allegiance to those that did is unwavering.
Enrollment is down once again at Ripon Unified. After a slight increase in students from the previous month, the school board will hear about a dip in those numbers during a report at tonight's monthly meeting in the Council Chambers at Ripon City Hall, 259 N. Wilma Ave. All told, RUSD – based on figures for the seventh month of the 2012-13 school year – is reportedly down 79 students compared to same attendance period ...
Dot Veltkamp wrapped her grandson Lincoln in a hug, kissing the shy 4-year-old on the top of his head.
After six years of fundraising, members of the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation have managed over $1 million of installed infrastructure at Stouffer Field.
The annual Taste of Ripon wine stroll saw crowds going from shop to shop sampling wines and enjoying the finger foods that were included in the frigid evening. The attendance was more than twice of that recorded last year.
The City of Ripon now has clear-cut definition of the "Central Traffic District."
A two-night Christian-based ballet dance production on stage at the Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center is expected to draw thousands on Friday and Saturday nights.
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.