Alyssa Drennan has been in the Almond Blossom Parade before. Multiple times in fact. As a longtime participant in Ripon band programs Drennan has had the opportunity to see the people as they line up along Main Street and feel the electricity that comes with the biggest event of the year. But there was always something about the Almond Queen contestants that stood out to the Ripon High senior. The pretty dresses. The pretty cars. ...
A US Army veteran and a former general contractor has taken over the helm at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ripon.
The Ripon Community Athletic Foundation received much-needed support Tuesday from the Ripon City Council.
If Jack Ford was again given the word "lasciviousness," chances are strong that he'd spell it correctly.
Ripon Christian Schools (RCS) is offering all-day, every day, kindergarten classes effective at the start of the 2013-14 school year.
Seeing her sisters as part of the Ripon Christian prom court was enough to pique Lauren Van Till's interest.
Eli Postma is a woman with a mission. As a cancer survivor, her passion to help others has made her a hero as she prepares for a marathon April 28 in Washington, D.C. A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Bethany Home and a school teacher in her native Azores, Elizete Postma has a history of setting goals in life and persistently seeing them through to positive ends. She cites her strong faith ...
The Ripon Police Department was contacted by several concerned citizens last week, regarding door to door sales of alarms and misinformation.
About a year ago, Ryan Hansen and Josh Sarratt started up the Ripon Warriors. They kicked off this non-profit organization with 22 boys, filling two teams – one seventh-grade and one eighth-grade – with the goal of keeping the young basketball talent in Ripon. "I had to go to Modesto (Central Catholic) for my kids to play basketball," said Hansen, who, along with Sarratt, attended Monday's Ripon Unified school board meeting with ...
Delmar Otten will be honored at tonight's Ripon City Council meeting. He'll be recognized by incoming Mayor Dean Uecker for his years of service on the Senior Commission with a proclamation at the 7 o'clock session at Ripon City Hall Council Chamber, 259 N. Wilma Ave. Otten, who has served on the commission since 2005, has been active in the many programs offered at the Ripon Senior Center, according to the proclamation. ...
Being an Almond Queen candidate just looked so glamorous to Morgan Scott. Here were a handful of young women – groomed to be leaders in the community – that got to model the latest fashions; learn more about the community that has given so much to them; ride in the parade that serves as the focal point to an annual three-day festival that draws thousands to Ripon's downtown streets. And at the ...
The next time you see a Ripon Police officer you might want to think about thanking a trucker.
The seven-member Measure G citizens' oversight committee will be announced at tonight's Ripon Unified school board meeting.
This won't be Graelyn Pope's first rodeo. Last year the Ripon High School senior was a hit with her fellow Almond Queen candidates with her fun and friendly demeanor. She hopes that her devil-may-care attitude will win over a few of the judges this time around. If you ask her why she's making another go at it, she'll say – with a straight face – that it's really the only way that ...
Richard Hodder browsed the safe room at Barnwood, stopping to examine a firearms storage unit as tall as him.
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.