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The William Ireland family moved from New York to Galt around 1905. William went to work at the Sego Milk Plant. The two youngest children attended Galt schools. Donald, the youngest son, graduated from Galt High School in 1921. In 1925, he graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeo…

Friends of NRA fundraiser Aug. 19

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Today is National Watermelon Day. It is always celebrated on Aug. 3. This big and juicy fruit deserves its own big day. So, we pause to celebrate watermelon.

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The two-room Herald School was originally located behind the Herald Store but was later moved to a site on the northeast corner of the present Arcohe School. The earliest documents found date the school to 1926. Herald School closed in 1957 when it combined with Arno and Colony schools to fo…

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Today we celebrate National Creme Brulee Day. Always celebrated on July 27, creme brulee is a custard made up of a mixture of vanilla infused cream, egg yolks, and sugar, with a scattering of sugar on top. If you’ve never tasted one, add this luxurious dessert to your bucket list.

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A weathered photo from 1912 shows the entire student body of Galt Joint Union High School (with a couple of teachers) waiting their turn to participate in a parade. They’re assembled facing south in front of the Wriston House on the corner of Fourth and B streets. At the time, Galt High Scho…

Squishy night lights at library on July 28

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Today is a special day. Not only is it National Ice Cream Soda Day, but it is also Don’s birthday. Happy birthday, Honey Bunny! Hope you have a wonderful day. I love you more. Thanks for being my proofreader. You are the best.

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Charles Rodney Simons was born in Alexandria, Grafton County, New Hampshire, in 1830. Like numerous early settlers, Simons made his way to California sometime in the early 1870s, and he made Galt his home. In 1877, he purchased a large portion of the old Chabolla Land Grant (north of Galt) a…

LRHS cheer holds golf tourney July 22

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Today, July 13, is National French Fries Day. One wonders why it is called a “national” day as french fries are popular around the world, it should be considered an “international” day.

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The Galt Area Historical Society secured a series of photos from the California Department of Transportation archives. They showed the northern entrances into Galt from State Highway 99 in 1939. At the time, Highway 99 was a two-lane route with unencumbered turns onto side streets and countr…

Warrior football car wash July 16

The time to protect mature trees on your property from damage during a house remodel (if you decide to save the trees), is before construction starts. Otherwise, you could end up paying many thousands of dollars to replace trees that are injured or killed by heavy machinery or other mishaps.

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Henning Botzbach came to this country from Broager, Sonderborg, Duchy of Denmark, in 1854. He made his way to the Lodi area, where he married Helene Nenn. They moved to Galt around 1893, where Henning worked in a bakery. In 1899, the Botzbachs were the proprietors of the Union Hotel. Henning…

Sixteen years after fielding the school’s first football team, the Galt High School Warriors won their first championship in 1941. Led by Coach Dominick J. “Dom” George, the team had a record of 5 and 2 and beat league adversaries San Juan, Courtland and Elk Grove. The group included future …

Legos at Galt library, Thursdays in June

Kids Bible Club at Adventist church

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You are at your favorite burger joint; you just ordered a burger with all your favorite toppings. Then the serving staff asks if you want anything with it. Of course, you do! But you are tired of French fries or a salad; you want something different. Then a smile creeps across your face as y…

This unique photo was taken around 1880 and shows Galt’s Fourth Street commercial section. The businesses along the street face west, toward the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. A keen eye can spot several early structures, such as the Brewster building on the left. Behind that is the first…

Legos at Galt library, Thursdays in June

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June 15 is the day we always observe Smile Power Day. Feel the power. Give everyone you see a big friendly, “I like you” smile. You never know, your warm smile just might turn someone’s day right around for the good!

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