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…

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…

They are small in numbers but those numbers are made up of doers. The Kiwanis Club of Galt sponsors numerous events throughout the year, as well as sponsoring youth projects and scholarships. They meet once a month, early on a Saturday morning for coffee and sweets, and the atmosphere is lik…

In our archives at the Galt Area Historical Society, we have several photos that were taken during an event that sheds light on something else. This photo shows kids in a Galt Festival Parade around 1970 as it passes through the C Street and 5th Street intersection. In the background is a bu…

Hyrum Sheldon, a Galt native, chose Veterans Day for the culmination of his Eagle Scout Project of retiring American Flags. Four months of work went into the event that retired over 320 American flags in the presence of around 20 attendees at the McFarland Living History Ranch on Nov. 11.

The Galt Beautification Committee recently held the dedication of the Marian O. Lawrence Library Memorial Rose Garden. The Beautification Committee felt that the library is a part of Galt’s history and that it would be appropriate to establish the memorial rose garden there. They also wanted…

It’s Sadie Hawkins Day, which originated from Al Capp’s comic strip, Li’l Abner that ran from 1934-1977. In the comic strip, Hekzebiah Hawkins, a long-time resident of Dogpatch, is worried about his unmarried, 35-year-old daughter Sadie Hawkins, who has yet to marry. In an effort, to marry h…

Fido is an approximately 5-year-old male black and white Chihuahua who weighs approximately 12 pounds. This confident and somewhat independent little guy is looking for a fairly mellow home with other small buddies to play with. Fido didn’t always show the confident personality he does today…

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…

More than 60 family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of WWII veteran Carl Champ on Saturday, Oct. 19. Champ’s daughter Mary and her husband Jim Underhill hosted the party.

A bird’s eye view of the Thornton Cannery looking west shows the cannery at its prime. The Thornton Cannery was the brainchild of William Hammond, who owned hundreds of acres of fruit orchards in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties. He didn’t like the prices other canners were paying for his…

The Galt Beautification Committee honors Mike Guttridge, builder and developer in Galt, upon his retirement for helping to ‘Keep Galt Clean and Beautiful’. In addition to his beautifully built homes throughout Galt, Guttridge built the Raley’s Center and the office building across from Galt …

Nothing says Halloween is just around the corner more than a bowl full of candy corn. Today we celebrate the multicolored candy that resembles a corn kernel. Made of sugar, corn syrup and coloring, candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company in Pennsylvania.

This month, I’d like to present two items of interest to you: (1) vacancy on the commission and (2) how to get legal help – specifically geared toward seniors.

This unidentified photo shows a local butcher and possibly the owner in a Galt meat market from around the turn of the 20th Century. It could possibly be the Whitaker Estates Meat Market that was on the southeast corner of C and 4th streets. Early meat markets, such as this one, were quite b…

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…

Leonidas is an approximately 7-year-old male Labrador retriever mix who weighs approximately 107 pounds. This big lug is about as easy going a dog as they come. Leonidas seems to be a very well mannered dog and he’s very people oriented. He’ll wander around the yard on his own for a bit, but…

It’s Boss’s Day today. The origin of Boss’s Day dates back to 1958. Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Illinois, registered it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Haroski chose the date because it was her father’s birthday. And who was her boss? … her father.

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…

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.

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 nondescript little building still exists on the original property and was built over 140 years ago. The very first residence of Volaski “Lac” Quiggle was built around 1875 and sat within eyesight of Quiggle’s Herald Store. Native Ohioan Lac Quiggle and his wife Isabella purchased 320 ac…

Members of the Seventh-day Adventist School and church celebrate new facilities at a special ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Members of the Galt District Chamber of Commerce and community were welcomed with open arms to join with the Adventist church and school members in celebrating …

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and tre…

The Galt City Council heard concerns over their decision to drop the adult softball league, which was a Parks & Recreation’s offering, from two residents who’ve participated in the sport for years. They also were asked to aide Parker Creek residents against the building of an AT&T ce…

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…

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…

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…

Happy National Custodial Workers Day! Today is the day we celebrate the custodians that keep our offices, churches and schools in tip top shape. They are the unsung heroes who work tirelessly, behind the scenes, keeping our workspaces clean and in good repair. They and are seldom recognized …

#Timmy Strong Family & Community Day

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…

Flash is an approximately 6½-month-old neutered male Labrador Retriever/Doberman Pinscher mix that weighs approximately 52 pounds. This goofy and highly energetic puppy showed a tremendous amount of resiliency and strength while recovering from the Parvo Virus, and now he’s looking to find h…

Vintage Antiques and Uniques is recognized as the Beautiful Business of the Month by the Galt Beautification Committee. Owners Tyler and Hilary Devaney have made their storefront inviting to people in the C Street area, which is the gateway to Galt. The vintage goods displayed on the porch m…

Throughout the years, the seniors at Galt High School have taken a day off from school to celebrate the end of their high school days. It occurred anywhere from April to June and went by many names, including Senior Sneak Day, Senior Freak Day and Senior Ditch Day. There were trips to the sn…

Velvet Grill and Creamery owner Kirk Smith presents a $900 check to Bev Cooper with the Galt Teen Center at the monthly Galt District Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The money was the proceeds from ice cream sold at the Galt Sesquicentennial event earlier this month, money that Smith felt shou…

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