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.
Two car batteries, a garbage Toter, a bicycle, and the top of the golf cart were some of the items volunteers retrieved from the Stanislaus River in Ripon during a clean-up effort.
Residents in the northeastern section of Ripon flooded a police dispatcher with calls shortly after 8 p.m. Monday night after hearing what they described as a bomb blast near a church and adjacent park in the 300 block of Boesh Avenue.
Once upon a time, the City of Ripon had the Police Athletic League.
Tim and Matt Niblett can easily be referred to as the "Whiz Kids" of Ripon Unified School District having soared from kindergarten through high school and are now on the verge of receiving similar doctorate degrees.
The City of Ripon will look to do something special for those who have served or are serving their country during November.
The race for the Ripon City Council may have already been decided.
Suicide is very real issue.
Ripon residents can do their part to rid the Stanislaus River of trash on Saturday, Sept. 20.
Paul Lagier and his late father Fred have had a lifelong passion for building boats in their back yards - 44 of them - with the latest about to be towed out of his almond orchard enroute to the docks at the Port in Stockton.
A rib-tickling evening on Sept. 13, combined with a sit-down dinner with chicken cordon bleu as the main entrée, will go a long way toward helping research to find a cure for cancer and making hospitalized veterans have a merry Christmas.
Somewhere in Ripon is a garden that is right in the heart of century-old olive trees.
An ornamental clock will soon grace downtown Ripon.
The crew of W.C. Maloney, Inc. has been paving the way for construction to begin soon at Weston Elementary School.
September Stroll, the annual garden tour sponsored by the Ripon Garden Club, will feature four country properties and two in town. The event, which is now in its 17th year, will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each property offers features that will inspire visitors. Some of the homes will be open to walk-through as well.
All signs point to a positive first-year experience for the Ripon Farmers Market at Stouffer Park.