Warren Council had a passion for struggling students at Ripona Elementary School where he served as principal for nearly 20 years until this spring when he closed his office door for the last time.
They were a rag-tag bunch of football players wearing basketball shorts and sneakers.
Ripon residents on Fourth Street near Vera Avenue had unexpected praise for Ripon's motorcycle traffic officer who was back on the street Wednesday morning with an eye toward moving violations.
It is billed to be a senior health fair like none other to date in Ripon starting with a five mile walk at 8 a.m. from the Bethany Home Town Square, Main Street campus on Friday.
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.
An unattended donation bin that asks for clothes and shoes sits neatly and cleanly in front of Ripon Elementary School.
Weston Elementary School is close to completion.
Colony Oak Elementary School has a new principal.
The Police Athletic League may be no more, but funds from this City of Ripon program that once accommodated youngsters when school was out of session still serves a purpose.
In her role as representative working alongside of Ripon Unified's elected leaders, Claire Wever will soon have a chance to reflect the student sentiment regarding issues to the school board.
Ripon Unified has a new leader.
Stouffer Field recently hosted several big events.
Ripon officer Raul Hernandez was on routine patrol when he discovered a large stash of meth after coming across suspicious activity at a freeway service station over the weekend.
The Ripon Unified School District is in search of a Chief Business Officer.
The City of Ripon and TPR Baseball entered into an agreement on the operation and maintenance of the new concession stands at the Mistlin Sports Park softball fields.
Families will have to seek out other options to cool down other than the splash park at Mistlin Sports Park.
Ripona Elementary School Principal Dante Alvarez was joined by School District Trustee Christina Orlando in handing out diplomas to the 19 members of the eighth grade class.
Ripon High School twins were an inspiration to each other throughout their four years of high school – along with their "mom" who was always there for them – urging them on to do better after their dad died some 10 years ago.
Throw out a question – any question – and chances are that Gagandip Singh and Shannon Wesley might give you a near identical answer.
The Bugle Call opening the Ripon Memorial Day ceremonies at the Ripon Cemetery Monday morning was one of the best coming from a career member of the U.S. Army Band - Starrann Wise.