Karen Schauer has her eye on the future. During her report at the March 24 meeting of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Education, the superintendent began by noting the imminent return of in-person instruction and the work on the district’s three-year plan.

Due to the retirement of Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Superintended Karen Schauer, the governing board has selected David W. Gordon, Sacramento County superintendent of schools, as its adviser to assist the board in its search for a new superintendent.

In its April 1 meeting, the Galt Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees discussed multiple items related to maximizing students’ success for the remainder of the current school year as well as in summer school, and discussed specifics concerning graduation ceremonies.

A vehicle was struck by a train on the morning of April 5 as the driver attempted an unsafe railroad crossing on Twin Cities Road, the second such incident at that location since January.

After 40 years of working in the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) including starting out as a first grade teacher at Fairsite Elementary School, GJUESD Superintendent Karen Schauer announced she will be retiring.

Seven agencies that have been working together to sustain the groundwater in the Cosumnes Subbasin, which includes the communities of Galt, Herald, Wilton and Rancho Murieta South, held a workshop March 24.


In a whirlwind season that lasted less than half the length of a typical season, the Liberty Ranch Hawks gained steam in the fourth quarter of the Dairy Bowl against their crosstown rivals to bring home a 30-16 victory and retain the coveted milk can trophy.

With an 11-1 win over Chavez on March 30, the Liberty Ranch Hawks earned their third softball win of the season. The Hawks are 2-1 in the Sierra Valley Conference and will face El Dorado Thursday in their fifth league game, having faced Bradshaw Christian Tuesday in a game that was played af…

After starting off their season with four straight wins, the Liberty Ranch Hawks are at the top of the Sierra Valley Conference with a 4-0 league record.


As warmer weather approaches, both rural and urban residential homes may see an increase in critters and rodents searching for water and food. Rather than utilizing poison or traps that can harm children or other animals, including wildlife that may ingest poisoned rodents, cats are a natura…

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