Monday, March 23, Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) officially launched their high school classes onto Canvas, a website for students and teachers, to allow for out-of-class learning. While COVID-19, the designation for the Coronavirus, which has swept the world, keeps us at hom…

Yesterday was National Waffle Day celebrating the patent of the waffle iron by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York. However, we celebrate today as International Waffle Day. On this day, you can “waffle” on issues and decisions. Boy, I can think of a few things I would like to “waffle” on r…

It is Sloppy Joe Day! One of America’s all-time favorite hot sandwiches, it is often made with ground beef, onions, tomato sauce, brown sugar, cola, or maple syrup to sweeten it and seasonings to add spiciness, all served up on a hamburger bun or roll.

Tweety is an approximately 2-year-old neutered male orange and white Tabby. This big boy is very laid back, and he’s looking for a forever home where he can take it easy and be treated like a king. Tweety isn’t exactly what we’d call an active cat, he’s a very mellow youngster that seems qui…

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

Like a lot of early citizens of Galt, James Ferguson found the allure of gold too tempting. Arriving in California in 1851, Ferguson tried his hand at mining in Calaveras County. When that didn’t “pan out,” he worked on farms in Stockton and Santa Clara County. Ferguson relocated to Galt in …

People in the Galt area feel so strongly about the importance of honesty that they selected it as one of the six most important character traits for our community. When the Galt Community Character Coalition (GCCC) conducted a community-wide survey of opinions about character over 10 years a…

Remember when you were a junior or senior in high school and the biggest dance of the year was coming up fast – prom? You were either wringing your hands in anticipation and practicing your acceptance speech or you were the one doing the asking and weren’t quite sure if that little cutie you…

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

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…

Little Jon is an approximately 1-year-old neutered male longhaired Black Tabby. This handsome boy may have outgrown his name since we first rescued him, but he’s definitely grown into his big personality. Little Jon recently underwent successful surgery to correct an eye condition (entropion…

Save Mart grocery store opened in Galt about 30 years ago, but this year decided to give a fresh new look to the store. The Galt Beautification Committee honored the store for making Galt look ‘Clean and Beautiful’. A new sign welcomes you to a bright and spacious inside. The Beautification …

National Hug a G.I. Day – celebrated on the only date of the calendar that gives a military command – March 4th (forth), and chosen by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in 1996 to salute the men and women who risk their lives for our country and freedoms. During World War I, the soldiers started in…

Brooke Beckett, Galt High’s media teacher, continues to inspire her students to aim higher while learning the technical aspects of media film production. Last week, her success in the classroom was recognized by Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium (SECC) and their Student Educational Vid…

Stella is an approximately 2-year-old spayed female German Shepherd Dog who weighs approximately 65 pounds and is current on her vaccinations, including her rabies vaccination. From the moment she came to our rescue on Christmas Eve day, Stella has become an absolute favorite for all of us h…

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

Galt and Liberty Ranch high schools’ Infinite Theater Group returns to the stage with its spring production of “In the Heights” beginning this Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., in the Galt High School auditorium. Performances take place Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. through March 7. Tickets…

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…

In recognition of their continued support and commitment to the community, members of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce congratulate Mach One Towing as Business of the Month. Mach One is located at 13208 W. Stockton Boulevard in Galt and is open 24 hours a day to help you during an emergency.

Before there was Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center on Twin Cities Road, there was St. Pius the X Seminary. One of its graduates was Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr., better known in Hollywood as actor Levar Burton. He played the role of a young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 ABC televi…

Today is Ash Wednesday. It starts the beginning of the 40 days of the Lenten season, ending on Easter. Ashes come from burnt palm fronds, gathered from the previous year’s Palm Sunday. A church leader uses the ashes to draw the shape of a cross on a person’s forehead. The ashes symbolize bot…

George is an approximately 4-month-old neutered male Silver Tabby kitten with white markings. This handsome guy is very outgoing and energetic, and he’s looking for a forever family to give him lots of love and attention. George has every bit as much energy and spunk as you’d expect from a k…

Our Lady of Fatima February events

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

For Chocolate Mint lovers, this is truly a great day. Whether it’s candies, ice cream or desserts, make sure to get your fill of Chocolate Mint today. That’s correct, today we celebrate anything and everything that is chocolate mint flavored.

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

Valentine See’s Candy sales at library

The photos of the winter birds in last week’s Galt Herald were taken by local resident Peter Bellville. Bellville visited the Cosumnes River Preserve in January. Although identified as courtesy photos, the photos should have been attributed to Bellville. Staff appreciates Mr. Bellville for s…

There were several small towns established during California’s Gold Rush that have come and gone. One of those started with a general store located at what is now the intersection of Elliott and Liberty roads. Originally called Hawk’s Corners, the town became Elliott, named after Dr. George …

The city of Galt has installed a special receptacle to collect household batteries to help residents dispose of the hazardous waste properly. Due to California environmental laws, batteries are not to be taken out with the trash to landfills. The receptacle is located in the Galt Police Depa…

Happy Birthday “Honest Abe”! Today is the actual date of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. However, in modern times, President Lincoln and all of the U.S. Presidents are celebrated on Presidents Day, the third Monday of February.

In 1919, Roy Allen purchased a root beer formula from a pharmacist and opened a root beer stand in Lodi, Calif. The following year, Allen became partners with Frank Wright and the two combined their initials to become A&W Root Beer. In 1924, Roy Allen bought out Wright’s share and began …

Wine Down at Barsetti Vineyards

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area 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 or otherwise, please email Faith Lewis…

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