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 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 will host a VA mobile clinic on Thursday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 35-foot Compressed Natural Gas transit bus still had that new-car smell. After months of anticipation, the Blossom Express was off and running this week. Ridership may have been sparse, but the bus, for the most part, ran its fixed schedule on time. "It'll get better once people become aware of us," said Rita Holquin, who is the San Joaquin Regional Transit District operator of the bus that links the downtown area to that of ...
The number twists and pulls at Tracy Crawford's heart and conscience. The commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1051 scans his monthly newsletter, stumbling over the suicide statistics. In 2012, suicides among U.S. military veterans hit a record high – 349, an average of more than one per day. A vast majority of the suicides (69 percent) were among the veterans in Crawford's demographic – 50 years or older. But while it saddens ...
Ripon's elected leaders are going to make sure that the US Fish and Wildlife Services clearly understand concerns they have over expansion of the nearby San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.
The Diamond Pet Food plant has been in operation for nearly a year. It's here that 130 to 140 truckloads of product will roll out each week while coming off three processing lines. But for the past five months, residents living nearby have complained about the odors coming from the plant that's been in operation since last May. The Ripon City Council, in turn, began working in cooperation with the folks of Diamond, most notably, ...
Don Gatti was named chairman for the Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee. At Monday's meeting at the Ripon High library, Superintendent Louise Johnson appointed Gatti, who had experience on the previous committee. He was also tabbed via luck of the draw to serve a two-year term on the nine-member group. Under the bylaws set forth by Proposition 39 – according to consultant Yuri Calderon of Caldwell Flores Winters, Inc., this bond measure required 55-percent voter ...
For months, the Ripon JROTC program has been practicing and rehearsing with two objectives in mind.
Members of the Measure G Citizens' Oversight Committee made the planning and design of Colony Oak and Weston schools to be conducted concurrently as one of their priorities on Monday.
Serving the needs of today's elderly population is a challenge in every community. Thank goodness there are places like Bethany Home and people like Joyce Heatwole, who commit themselves to meeting those needs. Joyce runs the Adult Day Services program at Bethany Home; a small but vital part of meeting the needs of seniors in our community.
Donna Parks will serve another year as president for the Ripon Unified school board.
As the reconstruction plans for Weston School were recently submitted to the Division of State Architect in Sacramento, the Program Management Integration team has kicked off early talks with Colony Oak School.
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 ...