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Multiple commenters demanded action on homelessness at the Jan. 17 meeting of the Galt City Council, saying they feel less safe in their neighborhoods and places of work. Also at the meeting, Council reviewed a cannabis public-outreach plan; approved, by a split vote, new approval thresholds…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has opened a disaster recovery center in Galt at the Chabolla Community Center. People affected by the recent winter storms can visit the center for assistance applying for aid through FEMA, and for resources from a range of other organizations.

Who doesn’t have that one clothing item that, when they put it on, makes them feel ready to take on the world? A Galt writer’s son had a shirt like that when he was a kid, and her short story recounting the anecdote recently got published in a Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology.

The Galt Teen Center held its first pool tournament recently, with Mayor Jay Vandenburg and Council Member Shawn Farmer joining in the competition. Parker, third from right, was the champion and won an Amazon gift card.

Sports

According to head coach Rob Huarte, it had been three years since the Hawks had beat El Dorado twice in the same season. The ladies were extremely excited to have done it Thursday night in a close 2-1 game.

The Warriors started off playing well against Union Mine Friday night. In fact, they kept up with them all through the first quarter and were even ahead some of the time. Galt had scored eight points in the first quarter with Union Mine barely ahead with only 11 of their own.

Lifestyle

Herald Happenings

Today, on Irish Coffee Day, we celebrate and warm up with Irish coffee, a drink made with Irish whiskey, hot coffee, heavy or whipped cream, and brown sugar. According to Checkiday, the drink was created in Ireland during World War II and made its way to America in the 1950s. Usually served …

From the Archives

A photographer snapped this photo of a man trying to hand-start a car before it took its place in a Fourth of July parade in Galt around 1920. The entry represents the Valley Oaks Grange of Galt, which, at the time, was a six-year-old fledgling of the national organization. The Grange, offic…

Jan. 29, 1943

More boys from Galt who left here two weeks ago for Army and Navy service: Albert Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Caldwell; Andrew Cass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cass; Lido Ceccarini, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ceccarini; Glenn Ruth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ruth; and Earl Goehring, son of Mr. and Mrs. Goehring. All these boys were graduates from Galt schools.