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Months of work for Sacramento area youth came to a head on May 28, as the members of FFA and 4-H chapters showed hundreds of head of cattle, lambs, goats, chickens and other animals at the Sacramento County Fair’s 2023 Junior Livestock Auction.

Two crashes snarled traffic through Galt last week, taking place on the same northbound stretch of Highway 99. Contacted by the Herald, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson shared some highway-safety reminders for motorists.

Members of Galt’s Special Olympics team recently thanked Kiwanis Club of Galt for its support. Reuben, Bradley and Kelly from ACES (Athletes Competing for Excellence and Spirit) represented their group.

Galt City Council on May 16 unanimously authorized changes to the city budget that account for higher-than-expected tax revenue, add new positions in some departments, and finalize plans to expand parks and recreation service with Measure Q funds.


Liberty Ranch finished a very successful stunt season as league champions once again. In fact, they are the only Hawk spring team to finish as solo league champions. The softball team finished as co-league champions.

The Galt High School baseball team had a lot to celebrate at their awards banquet this year. While the team came in third place with their 8-7 league record, they won their first playoff game against Marysville and ended their season with a loss to Oakmont that would go on to be section champions.

Liberty Ranch baseball finished second in league this year with a 11-4 league record. They entered playoff season and beat their first opponent, Wheatland 2-0. The season would finish with the second playoff game against Woodland where they lost 5-0.

Galt High School stunt had a young team this year with no seniors. After competing in league, they paced third place at the end of the season.


World Otter Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in May. Holiday Insights says it was created to celebrate the cute and playful otter, and it is intended to raise awareness of otters’ importance to the environment, their falling populations and the reasons for the decline. There are 13 sp…

From the Archives

This photo was in the collection of the estate of the late Eugenia Olson. “Genie” was the archivist and a founding Galt Area Historical Society member. In her 30-plus years of involvement in the society, she was given originals or scans of original photographs from people of the Galt area. S…

June 2, 1983

When Bill Spaans heard about the magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Coalinga on May 2, he decided to bake cookies to bring to the town. Volunteers in the effort included City Administrator Joe Tanner, banker Art Heinle, chamber President and former Mayor Bob Dunnett, current Mayor Marian Lawrence, and June Gilmore.