Janet Dyk couldn't be more thrilled with the opening of her Magpie Antique Shop in Ripon at the corner of First Street and Walnut Avenue where some 500 visitors crowded into the building in its first two days.
It's all about fun, fitness and friendship. Going for a walk is a passion for the Delta Tule Trekkers who are headed for this month's Ripon Almond Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23, billing their monthly outing as a walk between the two counties of San Joaquin and Stanislaus. A chapter of the American Volksport Association, the Delta chapter joins others in the state on treks through San Francisco to Sonoma County and the Low Desert ...
Tanner Jordan stood near midcourt and flexed, as a classmate tied a red cape around his neck.
Food and friends is a combination that has made dining the best small vacation that we can afford ourselves in our busy lives.
The 6th annual Rina's Run will take a bit longer to complete this year. The May 11 competition to support the Ripon High Stadium Project will be replacing the 10K race with a half marathon course reaching into Caswell State Park. The start and finish line will be in the stadium where a health and vendor fair will be taking place, along with a Ripon Rotary Breakfast Burrito fundraiser. The 5K course will be different ...
One e-mail. Four responses. Months of planning and execution. A thousand or more bright eyes lost in the glow and wonder of a children's playroom at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. That's the plan, says Ripon High Activities Director Jill Mortensen. Each year, Mortensen challenges her Leadership class with 10 hours of community service per quarter. It's a manageable number, she says, but… "I expect a lot." Four students have met her expectation, and with ...
Forget Paris, Milan, and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. When it comes to local styling, everything you need to know will be there on Thursday night at the Ripon High School multipurpose room as dozens of Ripon residents strut their stuff on the runway for the annual Almond Blossom Show Fashion Show taking place Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Ripon High Multipurpose Room. It is one of the final events ...
Diamond Pet Foods announced the opening of its long-awaited Ripon facility and the creation of 75 or more jobs on Wednesday.
Elected leaders will look to make a change on an ordinance regarding their reorganization and compensation on Tuesday.
Bethany Home held its Annual Society Meeting last week at the Calvary Reformed Church, but it was more of a celebration than a meeting.
The Ripon Arts League has scheduled "Golden Bough" to bring Celtic musical entertainment to the Ripon community on Lincoln's birthday, Tuesday, Feb. 12.
It is 5:30 a.m. and Ripon's historic downtown is sound asleep, except for a blinking traffic light and the shop at 115 Main Street.
For the past seven years, Delmar Otten has been an invaluable member of the Senior Center Commission.
Speaking on the topic of "Peace through Service," four high school students took to the podium at Ripon Rotary's annual speech contest vying for first place honors and the chance to go on to state competition.
The bell rings and the calm of the afternoon is shattered by hundreds of happy feet. They all cascade toward the corner of Acacia Avenue and Main Street, where Ripon Elementary crossing guard Michele Cook – no taller than many of kids – has been entrusted with their safety and travels. Her charge: Get them across the street and on their way. The challenge: Morning and afternoon traffic, thousand-pound cars and impatient drivers. Her tools: ...
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.