Focusing on a long slate of health concerns from exercise to hearing loss, Bethany Home's Health Fair Friday morning was seen as a success for the community at the Town Square Apartments campus on West Main Street.
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.
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.
A dynamic "Hooah!" literally rocked the walls of the Ripon Community Center by gathered battalion troops – past and present – of the Ripon High JROTC, leaving little doubt how they felt about their retiring Lt.Col. Patrick Dunn.
Have you felt that everything you ever worked for could potentially be taken from you at the last possible minute? Whether you have, it is an experience everyone can and will have at some point in their lives.
March 31, 2015|
By GRASIE FRANCO-CARRENO, JROTC S5
Special to the Bulletin