There are not many people who have made as huge a contribution to a community as Mark Crews. He’s been a fixture in the city of Galt for decades, serving, serving and serving some more and, now, Galt will have to saw a fond farewell to this community servant. Crews, his wife Rochelle and two…

L’Chayim of Galt volunteers, Angel Morgan, Melody Lambson and Gale Webber, present 450+ handmade pillowcases to CSD Fire and Galt Police for the Community Toy Drive. The pillowcases will be given to all children receiving toys from the community toy drive. Festive pillowcases are a specialty…

On Monday, Nov. 23, Galt City Councilmember Paige Lampson, Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli and Galt City Manager Lorenzo Hines congratulate CafЋ Latte owners Derreck and Linda Run as they celebrate 25 years doing business in Galt. Nottoli presented the local business owners with a p…

National Parfait Day is today, not to be confused with National Chocolate Parfait Day, which is May 1. It kicks off breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert exactly right for the day before Thanksgiving. This versatile dish serves up sweet or healthy in layers of goodness.

Girls’ Basketball 1923 - Parents founded Galt High School in 1911 and, by 1913, they constructed a new high school on the present site. The new gymnasium was home to the first interscholastic basketball teams for both boys and girls. The photo shows the 1923 girls’ basketball team, including…

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…

Councilmember Curt Campion is a matter-of-fact kind of person – no fluff, just a lot of knowledge gained from years of experience. The Councilmember began his connection with the city of Galt decades ago as the first city planner. But that’s not when he began making a difference in the lives…

Grape season - Most people know that the Galt area had successful wheat harvests and booming dairy farms in the past 150 years. What you may not know is that there were several grape vineyards. Known ranchers like John McFarland, Thomas Ferguson, and Whitaker and Ray grew hundreds of acres o…

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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…

Mel Shamblin, general manager at the Comfort Inn & Suites, leaves for his hometown of Medford, Oregon after 10 years in Galt. Succeeding him is Fernando Giron, a colleague in the hospitality industry from Sacramento.

Dexter Patton - Barbers have been plying their trade in Galt since early wooden buildings went up in 1869. One such tonsorial artist was Dexter Patton. Born in Humboldt, Neb., in 1873, Patton first worked on various farms before attending one of A.B. Moler’s Barber Colleges in 1901. After ma…

Wilton History Group cancels event

Galt High School graduate Brenden Antheunisse and Liberty Ranch High School graduates Katie Snow and Brooklyn Young have received the coveted American Farmer Degree during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo, held virtually Oct. 27-29.

Even with the downturn in business since the start of the pandemic, Galt businesses have found ways to connect to students isolated by distance learning. The donations have poured into Lake Canyon Elementary School in the form of coupons good for yummy eats. Those treats have also made their…

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…

It is important that you think before you act today. Why, you ask? Because today is Use Your Common Sense Day. You can’t use common sense if you act without thinking. It only stands to reason that a little common sense can avoid many problems and disasters.

Grand Old Lady - The third Galt High School, known as the Grand Old Lady, was completed in 1927 and was dedicated on Feb. 8, 1928. Architects designed the new building in the Spanish mission style with brick walls and terra cotta roof tiles. The building, designed for 300 students, was const…

The Galt Cemetery’s third annual Día de los Muertos event brought 100 locals together Saturday morning to celebrate the multi-day Mexican holiday. Complete with music, dancing, food, face-painting and ceremonial altars, the event thrived in the face of COVID-19 procedures put in place this year.

It’s harvest season at Oak View School thanks to the Doug Reece Foundation. The memorial foundation for beloved teacher Doug Reece provided the pumpkin patch at the school for eager students. Ms. Nelsen’s first grade class is pictured with their pumpkins on Friday, Oct. 23. The Doug Reece Fo…

Bill Richardson was born in Spokane, Wash., but lived in Tacoma during much of his childhood. As a 16-year-old, Richardson moved with his family to Galt, where he attended Galt High School. During his senior year, Richardson, the curly redhead, lettered in varsity football. He played alongsi…

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…

Each year on Oct. 21, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day ushers in the flavors of fall. Cheesecake is one of America’s favorite desserts and by adding pumpkin, we celebrate the essential flavoring of the season. This sweet dessert mixes fresh soft cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs an…

Tucked away toward the left side of Arcohe School’s campus lies a serene escape comprised of flowers, a pomegranate tree, a Rose of Sharon tree, a variety of plants and a pebble stone path leading to an umbrella-covered table and benches.

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Members of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce welcome The Printing Kings to Galt with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Oct. 1. Owners Alma and Carlos Vicenty, along with their team, stand ready to provide top customer service for your printing needs. The Printing Kings is located at 902 C S…

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…

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Galt District Chamber of Commerce has awarded Galt Smog as Business of the Month. Members of the chamber and friends, family and patrons of Galt Smog gather on Oct. 1 to congratulate owners Pam and Fred Cuevas. The Cuevas’ and their team were recognized for their commitment and contributions…

For the past two plus decades, Barbara Payne has been a mover and a shaker in the city of Galt. Her soft southern drawl and warm smile has worked magic in the community from the youth to the elderly and everyone in between. But when she felt strongly on an issue, she was a formidable opponent.

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…

To quote Erma Bombeck – Seize the moment! Remember all those ladies on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. Eat dessert first! Celebrated annually on this date, National Dessert Day is a holiday that is celebrated in the United States and should not be confused with “Eat an Extra Dess…

Galt residents Frank and Wendy (Porter) Blevins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 18. The happy couple started their journey way back when a young Wendy and Frank said “I do” on Oct. 18, 1970 in Carson City, Nevada.

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University of the Pacific alumni, specifically wine enthusiasts, are about to gain some insight into a fellow Tiger’s successful wines this weekend after Galt’s Barsetti Vineyards was chosen for a virtual tasting as part of the school’s homecoming celebration.

A frappe is an iced coffee that originated in France and has quickly become one of the most popular coffee drinks in the world. It’s a drink that uses a blend of coffee, water, sugar and milk to create something that is truly spectacular. The word frappe is French but the modern incarnation …

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