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.
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.
The Ripon Consolidated Fire District (RCFD) broke ground Thursday morning for its third station.
Jessica Carmona is no stranger to being around people.
For years, the City of Ripon entertained the idea of placing way-finding signs along with kiosks to help direct out-of-town visitors.
A kick-in rural Ripon home burglary early Monday afternoon netted thieves four flat screen televisions at a residence in the 19000 block of North Ripon Road, Sheriff's deputies reported Tuesday.
Last year was the first time that Kaylie Schaeffer went to the Almond Blossom Queen coronation ceremony.
Kaitlynn Bradley knows that the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival brings people together.
The Knight Sounds - the Downey Alumni Band was formed in 1991 - is performing on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ripon Arts League concert in the Ripon High multipurpose room. The band's main function is to play Big Band Era music for dances, although they do continue to play local festivals and special events. Pianist Richard Glazier performs on Tuesday, March, 25. For more information about the programs in the 2013-14 series, call Joe O'Leary at 599-3223. For information about be¬coming a member of RAL, call Jackie Ballatore at 599-3476.
Ripon continues to set the standard when it comes to home values in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.
What to do with students at Weston School as reconstruction takes place next year?
RIPON – Bing Crosby sang about the beauty of a White Christmas.
Ripon is now part of the San Joaquin Partnership.