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

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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…

Over its 18-year history in Galt (1937 – 1954), the Sacramento County Fair had a queen of the festivities. In 1939, that queen was Marjorie Osterman. Even though she lived in Wallace in Calaveras County, Marjorie was invited to run for queen for the Sacramento County Fair. She won over compe…

The South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) has reached a major milestone by receiving permits from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a water quality certification from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

The annual Herald Day festivities were another success this year as hundreds of friends and neighbors gathered for some fun and camaraderie.

Each July and August, Galt area residents celebrate pride in community, one of six character traits chosen by our community 12 years ago through the efforts of the Galt Community of Character Coalition (GCCC).  The other character traits we celebrate include responsibility, respect, honesty,…

Today is Purple Heart Day. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers. On this day, we commemorate the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit, the Purple Heart, and honor the men and women who are of the Mi…

Meet France, who goes by the name “Frog.” He is a bay thoroughbred gelding, 15.1 HH. This cutie was born on our ranch, Hope for Horses, four years ago, and has been loved by our crew ever since. If you are looking for an adoptable friend, you’re in for a treat. So far, Frog has never raced, …

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…

Galt Adventist School accepting applications

A playful Butch Huelet lays down on the railroad tracks for a photo taken around 1935. The tracks are a section of the Ione Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad extending from Galt to Ione. Sometimes called the Amador Line, SP completed the line in 1876 to service the Mother Lode gold min…

On Aug. 3 and 4, everyone wins at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter’s annual Kitty Palooza, including the many cats and kittens, who are ready for their loving “forever” homes and the adopters, who will get a greatly reduced adoption fee, free pet supplies and, most importantly, a new, furry best …

Alan Posey and Maria Gudelia Vivanco were honored by the Galt Community of Character Coalition (GCCC) for the character trait respect at the June 26 Galt Joint Union Elementary School Board meeting.

Holy Guacamole, it is National Avocado Day! Yes, that was cheesy, but it had to be said. Ripe for the picking; if you haven’t already, add this delicious superfruit to your daily menu. Guacamole is grand, but don’t settle for just chips and dip on this food holiday.

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…

Lilly is an approximately 1-year-old female American Pit Bull Terrier/Pug mix and weighs approximately 40 pounds. This sweetheart of a dog might sound like an odd pairing of breeds but, for her, it just works. She’s a medium sized dog with a huge heart, and lots of love to give. Lilly really…

Once located on the corner of 4th and B Streets, the Wriston House had an interesting beginning. It was once located across Dry Creek from the lost town of Liberty and along what is now Lower Sacramento Road. At the time, the two-story white house was a stage stop called the “Old People’s Ho…

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…

Happy National Drive-Thru Day! The drive-thru is the iconic measure of convenience. People have enjoyed this service since the 1930s.

Ivey McGee, age 12, is a gorgeous, very dark bay (almost black) thoroughbred mare – and definitely a looker. She is very energetic (temperament 9), athletic and responsive. When she’s turned out in the big area for a romp, she likes to kick up her heels and show off her racing stripes. She s…

Thanks to the hard work of Vice Mayor Shawn Farmer, Loren Thompson of Spaans Cookies, the Galt District Chamber of Commerce, the Galt Sesquicentennial Committee, Express Type and Graphics and a team from Galt Public Works, the Galt Sesquicentennial banner proudly hangs over C Street. Reminis…

When half of your family is in the medical field and the other half in the Navy, you have a choice to make. Galt High School graduate Angela Brush decided to follow in her grandparents’ footsteps and join the Navy. But after being medically discharged for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD…

If you enjoy good wine, scrumptious food and also have a taste for history, you won’t want to miss the 9th annual Sip & Snack at the Mac. Area wineries, breweries and restaurants will be serving their finest on Saturday, July 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Galt Area Historical Society President…

George H. Barber came to California with his wife Caroline and their three children in 1874. After trying his hand at farming in Stockton and Sebastopol, George moved his family to the Thornton area where he bought 100 acres of land. From 1887 to 1892, Barber served as the Justice of the Pea…

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…

Raven is an approximately 4-month-old spayed female DSH black kitten. Raven is an absolute sweetheart that we’ve had the pleasure of seeing her grow from a tiny little 4-week-old ball of fur, into the striking young kitten she is today. Raven was always the quiet one of her small litter. Whi…

Happy National Hot Dog Day! The National Hog and Sausage Council has designated July as Hot Dog Month and, for 2019, today is National Hot Dog Day. The first National Hot Dog Day was established in 1991 to coincide with a hot lunch on Capitol Hill every year on a Wednesday in July.

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…

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