When Dr. Obed Harvey moved to southern Sacramento County in 1868, he built a beautiful home and this office on his 3,000-acre estate. He had made his fortune in El Dorado County where, in the previous 18 years, he practiced medicine. He convinced the Central Pacific Railroad to lay their tra…

Wren is an approximately 7-month-old spayed female Tortie. Little Wren was part of a litter of four that was abandoned, along with their mother and rescued by PALS. The kittens were already close to 3 months old, and didn’t seem to have had much social interaction with people before we took …

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt High School and Liberty Ranch High School graduates. If you are interested in being considered as part of this series or you know a GHS or LRHS graduate with notable accomplishments, career o…

Annual ceremony at Tonn Memorial Jan. 15

Mayor Paul Sandhu swears in the 2020 Galt Area Historical Society officers Monday, Dec. 16 at the society’s annual Christmas gathering. Pictured from left are Harry Souders, second vice president; Bobbi Lewis, treasurer; Janis Barsetti Gray, president; Liz Haglund, recording secretary; Dan T…

Dana and Terence Edlund were installed as the newest Kiwanis Club of Galt members at the club’s regular meeting on Saturday, Jan. 11. Pictured are Kiwanis Division 7 Lt. Governor Kirsten Ireton, Dana Edlund and Galt Kiwanis Club President Liz Haglund. The Kiwanis Club of Galt meets at 8 a.m.…

Hang on to your hats and celebrate in style today on National Hat Day. Hats may be worn for safety and protection, religious reasons, ceremonial reasons, warmth or fashion. In the Middle Ages, hats were an indicator of social status. In the military, hats may denote one’s nationality, branch…

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt High School and Liberty Ranch High School graduates. If you are interested in being considered as part of this series or you know a GHS or LRHS graduate with notable accomplishments, career o…

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

Sophie is an approximately 5-year-old spayed female black and white Alaskan Malamute who weighs approximately 64 pounds. This sweet girl has a very playful and friendly personality, and is looking for that special forever home that will give her the love and activity level that she needs to …

A photo from 1920 shows the construction of a building familiar to most Galtonians. Originally called Ogden’s Garage, local mechanic Raymond Baima purchased the structure in the mid-1920s. In 1927, the garage was sold again to another mechanic Angus “Red” Quenell, who operated his garage the…

Happy Joygerm Day! Yes, this is one germ you will want to catch. Joan White created it in 1981 to remind people across the country that, by being positive and treating people with kindness, they can influence those around them and pass that positive attitude on to others. When we share good …

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features local businesses that use clean, healthy and sustainable practices and are doing their part to help keep our earth beautiful. The series will lead up to the Galt Earth Day Celebration in April 2020 presented b…

Wrapping up a year of celebrations, the Galt District Chamber of Commerce has published a book commemorating Galt’s sesquicentennial year. Only offered through the chamber and select businesses throughout Galt, the 100-page book is the ‘labor of love’ of long-time resident Toni Gerling of Ex…

A rare snowstorm provided more than a dusting of this winter phenomena at McFarland Ranch around 1922. Because of the altitude (47 feet above sea level), most of the snow that falls around Galt during the coldest weather melts before it hits the ground. When it does snow enough to be measure…

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt High School and Liberty Ranch High School graduates. If you are interested in being considered as part of this series or you know a GHS or LRHS graduate with notable accomplishments, career o…

Wine Down at Barsetti Vineyards

Nearly a dozen guests sat down and watched a cluttered nursery quickly burst into flames.

Happy New Year! Another one of the most recognizable holidays around the world, New Year’s Day is observed on Jan. 1. Celebrations will begin in the Pacific Ocean with Samoa celebrating the New Year first before the rest of the world. The latest stroke of midnight will occur in the middle of…

Herald Community Club (HCC) hosted its free annual Christmas event last Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Herald Barn. Held for Arcohe School students, the annual event boasted free lunch, craft stations, cookie decorating, free books and, of course, a visit with Santa Claus.

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt High School and Liberty Ranch High School graduates. If you are interested in being considered as part of this series or you know a GHS or LRHS graduate with notable accomplishments, career o…

Local fireman Jacob Jacobson surveys the aftermath of a fire that destroyed the MarVal Supermarket January 1973. It took 40 volunteer firefighters from Galt, Herald and Elk Grove using 12 pieces of fire equipment to put out the blaze. The 8:47 p.m. fire came at the same time as a local crab …

Starting the meeting off on two high notes, the Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board of Trustees honored Liberty Ranch High School special education teacher Mitch Gorelick for exemplary service, and the Galt Community of Character Coalition honored Liberty Ranch student Myrac…

Calendar items for the About Town section of The Galt Herald will be accepted for all local nonprofit events held for the community, and for nonprofit fundraising events at the discretion of the editor. Calendar items must be received by 12 p.m. on Monday to ensure publication in the Wednesd…

Six times a year the Galt Community of Character Coalition (GCCC) honors individuals and organizations who are living examples of character traits identified as being those that make a community a safe and inviting home for all residents.

It’s the celebration of our Savior’s birth – one of the biggest holidays of the year. Christmas has not only a strong religious meaning but also many traditions are celebrated. It has a certain feel, all to itself, that you usually do not feel at any other time of the year. It creates within…

The ongoing monthly calendar for the Galt Marian O. Lawrence Library is listed below in alphabetical order, with any upcoming special dated and featured monthly events highlighted above.

Wine Down at Barsetti Vineyards

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt High School and Liberty Ranch High School graduates. If you are interested in being considered as part of this series or you know a GHS or LRHS graduate with notable accomplishments, career o…

A young Alfred Denier had his portrait taken some time in the early 1940s. Born to Swiss immigrants, Denier went into the family cattle business, A. Denier and Sons, after his World War II service. Wanting to serve his community, he was a member of both the Galt High School Board of Trustees…

Baby is an approximately 4-month-old male Blue Tabby kitten with white markings. Baby is a handsome little guy with a great big personality. We don’t know what Baby’s situation was before coming into the shelter, but he’s very eager to be around people, and he just loves to be held. There’s …

More than 100 guests celebrated with hotelier Ray Patel and his family at the grand opening ribbon cutting of the Days Inn and groundbreaking of his new La Quinta Inn on the same property Monday, Dec. 16.

Sierra MacLeod and Benjamin Aster, both 23 years old, were married on July 13 at 5 p.m. at the Heirloom Inn in Ione. Pastor Adam Wilson, cousin of the groom, officiated the beautiful garden ceremony. Ben and Sierra expressed their love and vows to each other in front of 140 friends and family.

You got to love today. It’s Bake Cookies Day! Christians have Christmas, Hanukkah is for the Jewish community, Ramadan is for those of Islamic decent, Kwanzaa is for those of African origin, Native American Day is for American Indians, but Bake Cookies Day is for everyone!

Despite the rain, Herald Community Club held its annual Christmas in the Park Dec. 7 at Herald Park. Santa arrived via the Herald Fire Protection District and handed out candy canes. Hot dogs, chips, hot cocoa and treats were served. Carols were sung, led by members of Herald Baptist Church.…

Dozens of little ones and their families dined with Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday morning at the first Galt Market Breakfast with Santa event at the Chabolla Community Center. With volunteers from the community, including the Liberty Ranch High School baseball team, Parks and Rec staff serve…

As third grader Rocco Bitondo proved, don’t underestimate the little guy. Standing on tiptoes at the microphone for each of his turns, Bitondo won Marengo Ranch’s annual spelling bee on Thursday Dec. 5, competing against eight fellow Marengo Ranch students, most of whom were older than him.

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features local businesses that use clean, healthy and sustainable practices and are doing their part to help keep our earth beautiful. The series will lead up to the Galt Earth Day Celebration in April 2020 presented b…

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