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 photo from around 1890 shows what appears to be a guy named Raymond in front of Raymond’s Clockworks. We have no idea where in Galt this was, nor do we know who Raymond was. Was Raymond his last name? Initially, Galt had general stores to fill everyone’s needs. They carried everything unde…

Juno enjoyed a nice vacation after his racing career ended due to a bowed tendon. After his pasture time, he has joined the Hope for Horses Program in Galt and is looking for his forever human. He has healed well and is cleared for competitive use. He’d enjoy low-level eventing, dressage and…

Peanut is an approximately 2-year-old male Chihuahua and Macho is an approximately 5-year-old male Chihuahua. Peanut weighs approximately 5 pounds and Macho weighs approximately 7 pounds. These two energetic little guys are best buds, and they love to hang out together. Both Peanut and Macho…

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.

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On this day, National Day of Service and Remembrance, Americans pause to reflect on the devastating Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. We remember those we lost. And, give thanks to the brave first responders that put their lives on the line to help. So today, this 9/11, take a moment to remembe…

Galt’s 4th of July parade and later activities epitomize the “small town America” feel – one of our greatest strengths as a community.

For Jennifer Johnson, who spent much of her childhood in Thailand and was homeschooled until sixth grade, high school theater was an opportunity to find her own voice through characters and monologues. Since then, her love of acting has opened doors for a creative career path – from writing …

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…

Like scores of ethnic Germans from Russia before him, Raymond Henry Ost migrated from North Dakota for the sunshine of California. In Lodi, he met and married another North Dakota transplant, Minnie Carolina Gruzie, and moved up the highway close to Galt. It was there the Osts opened Galt Lu…

Luna is an approximately 5-month-old spayed female black DSH kitten. Luna and her sister Lola, who was one of our Pets of the Week in July, are still looking for their very own special forever home. Like her sister, Luna is sweet and playful, and very outgoing. Luna loves being the center of…

Happy Eat an Extra Dessert Day! Now this is a day I can get behind and promote. All the dieting, ketoing (is that even a word?) lifestyle changes can be so depressing, why not treat yourself to an extra dessert without guilt and just enjoy.

Members of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce celebrate with Belinda DeSantiago, owner of Prime Nutrition, at the business’ ceremonial ribbon cutting. The event was celebrating Prime Nutrition’s new membership into the chamber. Located at 905 C Street, Suite 170, Prime Nutrition specializ…

Galt United Methodist to celebrate with special service

Galt District Chamber of Commerce members gather to welcome Brittney Blythe, Melissa Seifert and Louise Wayger, owners of The Hazel Haus, at a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 30. The newest full hair salon is located at 401 C Street in Old Town Galt. The Hazel Haus is open Mo…

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…

Born in Germany to a German mother and a U.S. military father, Rosi Milligan-Taweel (previously Rosi Milligan) didn’t move stateside until she was 11. After graduating from Galt High School in 1979, she was called back to Germany via enlistment in the U.S. Army.

The archives of the Galt Area Historical Society is more than just photographs, it also contains other Galt memorabilia. The photo shows a belt buckle of unknown origin found on the Rader property on Valensin Ranch Road north of Galt. According to Joseph Rader, his brother Mike found it abou…

Cheyanne is an approximately 3-year-old spayed female Australian Kelpie/Labrador Retriever mix who weighs approximately 50 lbs. This highly energetic and outgoing girl is looking for an active family to give her the loving and active forever home that she deserves. This sweet girl has a very…

Happy National Power Ranger Day! It’s Morphin’ Time! Yes, a special day to officially recognize the original “teenagers with attitude” and celebrate all things Power Rangers.

After making an announcement at the National Night Out event Aug. 6 asking local residents to help clean up the park the following day, the Galt Beautification Committee was joined by a mix of families and individuals Wednesday, Aug. 7, helping to make “Galt Look Good.”

Wow! Meet Gamora. This gorgeous thoroughbred mare was bred to race but was too slow to even make it to the starting gate. She’s just two years old and has a bright future ahead of her. She’s a little unsure, but very kind, and we know once she settles in with her human, she’s going to warm u…

Fred L. “Buster” May (left) and his brother Clifford (right) were the sons of local railroad freight agent Frederick George May and his wife Hadra. The May boys went to school together at Galt Grammar School and Galt High School before making their mark in the community in different ways. Bu…

Sometimes a change of scene is just what you need to jumpstart new growth in life. For 1984 Galt High School graduate Sue Cagle-Whitehead, moving to Galt just before her eighth-grade year was just that, and throughout her career with the U.S. Air Force, a new location has often meant a new p…

Happy National Senior Citizens Day! Each year on this date, there are various events and activities held across the United States in recognition of National Senior Citizens Day. This day was created to show support, honor and appreciation to our seniors and recognize their achievements.

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…

This photo dated 1937 shows the graduating eighth-grade class at Oak View School. Before the turn of the Twentieth Century, there were two schools in the northern area of San Joaquin County south of Dry Creek, Telegraph and Elliott. Both were one-room schoolhouses with 25 to 30 students each…

Wine Down at Barsetti Vineyards

Shelby is an approximately 4½-month-old spayed female Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix who weighs approximately 8½ pounds. This little sweetheart was just an 8-week-old bundle of love and energy when PALS rescued her. Though she had been abandoned, it didn’t take long for Shelby to warm up t…

It’s National V-J Day (Victory over Japan Day). On this day in 1945, news broke around the world that the Imperial Government of Japan would surrender, ending a long grueling world war. In Europe, the date was Aug. 15 due to the time zone difference, but regardless, the celebrations that bro…

Galt Christian School Open Enrollment

On July 4th, an appropriate time, I read that California is one of the least patriotic states (#48). The two indicators are military engagement (#37) and civic engagement (#48) – both are logical due to our immense size.

Despite the heat, Galt residents gathered at three locations Tuesday, Aug. 6 for the annual National Night Out (NNO) event. Meadowview and Galt Community parks and the Galt Marian O. Lawrence Library were the venues for the community gatherings.

If you’ve found yourself at Marengo Ranch Elementary School in recent months, it’s as likely that you’ve seen as many construction crews and scaffolding as students and school buses. Since early 2019, the school buildings have been undergoing repair and reconstruction to address concerns suc…

A full list of classes offered by Galt Parks & Rec can be found online at www.ci.galt.ca.us; or call 209-366-7180.

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.

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…

Annie Mae is an approximately 9-year-old spayed female Chihuahua who weighs approximately 7 pounds. This sweet senior girl is looking for a nice quiet home to call her own. Annie Mae was pretty shut down when she first came into the shelter. She would lie in her doggie bed and avoid even eye…

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