Cupid hit his mark 25 years ago with Vince and Stephanie Hobbs, a couple connected by heart and soul with a twinkle in their eyes.
The first almond tree was planted where the Ripon Grange Hall now stands on the corner of Milgeo and Ripona avenues, securing its place during the city's signature weekend.
For Danny Vos and Kaylie Colyn, Dordt College had a feeling of home. The two student athletes of Ripon Christian High chose the Iowa school over that of Trinity Christian College located just outside of Chicago. A three-year varsity basketball player, Vos will take his point guard skills to Dordt. Colyn will do likewise with her first love, soccer. "I've always looked forward to playing soccer," she said on Wednesday. Colyn, for the past four ...
His football jersey. Her basketball uniform. Their tournament fees, equipment and championship memorabilia. Want a stadium, with prospects of a new sod and track? They'll help with that, too. For more than 30 years, the Ripon Quarterback Club has watched over the city's athletic programs, raising the funds necessary to outfit and support youth athletics. What began with a dinner to benefit the Ripon High football team in 1983 has evolved into a multi-faceted, year-round ...
Romantics, rejoice. In this age of iPads, iPhones and I've-got-to-have-its, the written word, a fistful of flowers and gifts of sentimentality – not price – still make the teen-aged heart skip a beat. Write a letter. Bake a batch of cookies. Fill a jar full of Kisses. It all seems to work for Ripon High senior Cole Herrin, a tenacious point guard for the boys basketball team but a softie in the hands of girlfriend ...
If all goes accordingly, Ripon High students could soon have access again to Stouffer Field for track and field practices.
Bowling for a couple hours on Saturday can help 147 Ripon students involved in free tutoring do better in school.
Former water company owner Harrison Gibbs wants to help expand reference books at the Ripon Library.
It used to be that more families would move into Ripon Unified rather than leave.
It was a simple case of expired registration that sent four Modesto residents to jail Saturday afternoon on a variety of charges from possession of drugs to destruction of evidence.
The little hands of kindergartners made special imprints on quilt squares Thursday afternoon in Kim Zuidervaart's class, all for a "Quilt of Honor" for U.S. troops.
A private firm will explain how they will help the Ripon Unified district manage improvements at the Weston and Colony Oak elementary campuses when the school board meets tonight.
Ripon Unified teachers want all furlough days reinstated to restore the 180-day student school calendar that existed before the budget crisis started forcing staffing and compensation cuts.
Tom Terpstra has often described the last few decades of his professional life as "fun and fast."
Denim on denim is the style for this year. So when it came to sporting that casual look, Andrew Lee, executive director of Bethany Homes, appeared quite comfortable in the all-denim pants and shirt look while on the runway at the 51st annual Almond Blossom Fashion Show on Thursday. He's also a past president of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the event held in the Ripon High Multi-Purpose Room. This year's theme is ...
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 ...