Dean Uecker sat among many of California's new mayors last month and gave himself to the promise and potential filling the room.
In a bright blue shirt, shorts and black-framed sunglasses, Connor Norton looked more surfer boy than knight in shining armor.
From all indications, Diamond Pet Foods wants nothing more but to be a good neighbor. Since expanding its West Coast operation about two years ago, the facility in the former 157-acre Neenah Paper Inc. mill has been just that. But the Ripon City Council members recently heard complaints from several residents regarding odors coming from the plant. For their part, they've established a group – not a committee – to provide information and updates to ...
What's the role of the citizens' oversight committee? At the bond oversight committee meeting on Monday, the group for the voter-approved Measure G projects will have a chance to review just that under Proposition 39. The 6 p.m. session will take place in the Ripon High library, 301 N. Acacia Ave. It is the next step toward starting construction for permanent classrooms at Weston and Colony Oak elementary schools. Don Gatti and Lori Adams were ...
Literacy in the world is a main concern of the international Rotary Club. It was in the forefront Wednesday when Ripon Rotarians gathered in teams to personally hand out new dictionaries to the third graders in the community. Members of the Ripon service club signed up to take part in the classroom presentations on Wednesday beginning at Colony Oak Elementary and on to Weston, Ripon Elementary, Parkview and Ripona – finishing at Ripon Christian Elementary ...
Declining enrollment has been an issue at Ripon Unified. While the numbers are still down, district officials were somewhat pleased recently to hear of the slight increase of the past month. According to the sixth month attendance report, enrollment was up 14 students from the previous month. However, the overall numbers weren't as encouraging. RUSD was down 72 students compared to last year's figures at this time, reported the Director of Curriculum and Categorical Programs ...
The first of its kind Trivia Challenge is planned for Saturday night to raise funds for Ripon Christian High School's annual trek to the nation's capital in April. The school's Close up Club is sponsoring the contest.
Special evening gown fitting for Ripon High seniors were the order of the day Sunday at Marissa's Closet in the center of downtown in preparation for the March 16 Sober Graduation Fashion Show. It was billed as a "dress party" for the 17 and 18-year-old girls.
The Blossom Express bus service will officially make its debut next week. The 35-foot, environmentally-friendly transit – the bus uses compressed natural gas – will begin operating this Tuesday at several places along or near Main Street, Ripon, to the Save Mart shopping center east of Highway 99. According to the City of Ripon website (see: www.cityofripon.org), the Blossom Express is scheduled to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday ...
Trophies and plaques line the walls of three classrooms along this back stretch of Ripon High School.
A chlorine leak at the Ripon High pool on Monday morning forced administrators to close down two classrooms and cancel all water activities.
The Ripon Soroptimists' 15th annual golf tournament takes place Monday, May 6, at the Spring Creek Country Club.
Tucked among the various Almond Blossom Festival booths is one that's locally owned and operated.
Ripon residents who pay higher electrical rates than their neighbors who switched to Modesto Irrigation District may soon have their bills slashed by 15 percent.
A morning meeting for the City of Ripon's oversight board to the successor agency of the Redevelopment Agency is scheduled for Monday.
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.