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.
What's the best way to disperse over $6,000?
The Ripon Rotary Club has played an active role in the community.
Even though January was a dry month, the City of Ripon still did its part to conserve water.
During his days as superintendent of the Ripon Unified School District, Leo Zuber recalled catching the Fourth of July fireworks show from the district office.
The weather for the opening day of the 53rd annual Almond Blossom was ideal for this time of the year.
These are exciting times for Ripon Christian High athletics.
The Delta Tule Trekkers will host a noncompetitive 5K and 10K walk during the Ripon Almond Festival this weekend. The walks will take place from 8 a.m. until noon today, Feb. 21, and Sunday, Feb. 22.
Amanda Neeley was crowned Thursday as the 2015 Almond Blossom Queen.
Kevin Tate uses no carnival barkers.
Midway of Sacramento has an opening for the Fourth of July weekend.
Barbara Van Tol has now bowled up to her 100th birthday.
The 53rd Almond Festival is this Friday through Sunday at Mistlin Sports Park in Ripon.
Kaitlyn Batterton was quick on her feet.
The Ripon Video Showcase is coming soon for all to view online.
Shannon Wesley – a Ripon High senior – took first place in the annual Ripon Rotary Speech Contest at Spring Creek Country Club.