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.
Last year, the City of Ripon submitted two proposed projects for the San Joaquin One Voice trip to Washington, D.C.
Ripon has more than complied with Gov. Jerry Brown's drought emergency request calling for Californians to cut water use by 20 percent.
Seven applicants are scheduled to be interviewed by four elected leaders with the goal of filling the seat once held by Vice Mayor Elden 'Red' Nutt, who passed away suddenly on Nov. 21.
A Saturday night DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Jack Tone Road saw 441 vehicles funnel through the cone zone as officers checked for those under the influence as well as motorists without licenses to operate their cars and trucks.
At tonight's Ripon City Council meeting, elected leaders will discuss appointments to various commissions.
Ripon Rotary has given the community the gift of time.
Monday is the deadline for applicants seeking the Ripon City Council seat left vacant following the sudden passing of Vice Mayor Elden 'Red' Nutt on Nov. 21.
Despite the recent wet weather, water needs were addressed at last week's Ripon City Council meeting.
Riponites paid homage to their "gentle giant" of a leader Friday with a heart-and-soul tribute.
Donna Parks has served on the Ripon Unified school board since 2006.
The weather did a great job cooperating with this year's annual "Taste of Ripon," sponsored by McManis Family Vineyards.
Cliff Jorgensen held a cookie in his left hand.
Elden "Red" Nutt was remembered as a friend, father figure, and even a common sense guy.
The Ripon City Council is looking for applicants to fill the vacancy left with the passing of Elden "Red" Nutt.
The annual Ripon Christmas tree lighting set the mood for the season Monday night, drawing more than 200 people – mostly families – to Veterans' Memorial Park.