It was the beginning of "Van" Van Vught's second retirement when he turned in his VIPS' badge Tuesday after serving in the volunteer police organization for nearly 20 years in support of the officers on the street in Ripon.
On the Ripon High campus Friday students were all smiles and excitement as they realized the always-sacred countdown to the end of the school year was finally over.
Freedom is never more than one generation away, Memorial Day keynote speaker, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, told a hushed crowd at the Ripon Cemetery Monday morning.
Citizenship and Trustee awards were handed out last week to students at the five Ripon elementary schools during graduations held throughout the district.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
That freedom is not free is a truth that Ripon residents are reminded of year after year in the city's Memorial Day Observances planned jointly by the American Legion 190 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 1051 posts.
Ripon High Valedictorian Ruth Waters is the epitome of a student-athlete.
Ripon Christian High School graduated 60 seniors Friday night in their packed gymnasium – with countless dreams backed by their deep religious faith in God.
Terri Beam sat among her students in the computer lab on campus on Wednesday morning, glowing as warm and as bright as the blouse she wore.
Anne DiGiulio didn't sit much during Thursday's graduation ceremony at Park View Elementary School.
Eighth-grade students at Ripona School shared a bittersweet moment on Thursday.
The Ripon Elementary School 8th graders – some 60 of them – marched up the center aisle of the Ripon High School multi-purpose auditorium to hear speakers, receive awards and take their diplomas they had worked for over the last nine years.
Manteca's Austin Road Business Park that includes housing for 10,200 people has both the City of Ripon and the Ripon Unified School District concerned.
Shredded document restoration and cyber crime are both a reality in our country today, Modesto private investigator Jon Jacobson of the Dakota Information Group, told Ripon Rotarians at a recent noon meeting at the Barnwood Restaurant.
George Cross was the first to cross the finish line in the inaugural running of the half-marathon event at Rina's Run on May 10.
Five teens - 18 and 19 years old - who robbed Ripona Market at gunpoint last August have been sentenced to multi-year state prison terms.
Graduation at Ripon High is Friday, May 29, at Stouffer Field.
The City of Ripon must reduce its water usage by 36 percent.
The Color the Skies event is being taken over by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.
Ripon's city-wide cleanup of is half way complete as crews finished with residences on the west side of Highway 99. Next week the city will collect the remaining articles placed in front of homes.
The Ripon Unified teachers will be getting raises next year.
Ripon Unified teachers will soon be getting an 8 percent on-going salary increase.
Jack Tone Golf Course could soon see some improvements.
Road closures are being coordinated by the Ripon Police Department on Saturday for safety purposes during the 5K and the first 1.5 miles of the Half Marathon course of Rina's Run from 7 to 7:50 a.m.
It's been an interesting year for eighth-grade students at Weston Elementary School.
The City of Ripon is required to maintain its existing storm water permit program while implementing new permit requirements that gradually takes effect over a five-year term.
The coveted, nearly four feet high, Audie Murphy Trophy went to JROTC cadet Captain T.J. Hobbs at the annual Ripon High JROTC awards ceremony and banquet for the Indian Battalion.
A quarter mile of Main Street in Ripon is due for reconstruction.
A dynamic "Hooah!" literally rocked the walls of the Ripon Community Center by gathered battalion troops – past and present – of the Ripon High JROTC, leaving little doubt how they felt about their retiring Lt.Col. Patrick Dunn.
Folks bellyaching about their lawns being less green in order to meet a state mandated 25 percent water use cutback may want to consider themselves lucky.