Dereck Run is always excited to greet customers and provide a boost to their mornings, but now there are fewer customers to serve.

Get ready for the summer (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere) by learning more about sunscreen and its advantages; today is the unofficial day we celebrate sunscreen.

David Olson was a gunner’s mate aboard the aircraft carrier USS Monterey in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. In the Fall of 1944, the Monterey was part of Task Force 38 under Admiral Marc Mitscher that participated in Battles of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf. In 1945, she support…

Last Friday, May 15 marked 104 years of living for Esther Lepisto, a resident at Dycora Transitional Health & Living here in Galt. A reverse parade was planned, complete with banners and balloons and even was attended by Sacramento’s Good Day Sacramento.

A photo from 1966 shows Beatrice Orr Hayenga Smithson helping the Methodist Church advertise an event called the Tea and Art Show. Smithson was a Galt socialite who hosted many events at her home, the McFarland Ranch House. This art show featured the paintings of local artist Pat Frey. Beatr…

Here is a fun holiday many of us have fantasized about at one time or another – Be a Millionaire Day! A millionaire is someone who is worth a million units in his or her country’s currency.

College students on the cusp of graduation have a lot to look forward to. With their degrees in hand, college graduates can take their first steps in what will hopefully be fulfilling careers.

I am confident that many of you just can’t wait until the kiddos can go back to traditional school but, in the meantime, there are so many activities that you and your children can enjoy at home. In this day of instant gratification and way too many video games, family stories get lost in th…

Community ‘parade’ to celebrate 2020 graduating class

A photo from around 1920 shows the point east of Galt where two railroad lines cross. The north/south line is the Central California Traction Company (CCT Co) that operated from 1910 to 1998. The east/west line is the Amador Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad (now Union Pacific) that op…

The frog-jumping contest, which began in 1849 in Calaveras County, California, is the origin of this fun holiday. In 1865, Mark Twain published his first short story, Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog. Later he changed the name to The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. The same story…

Editor’s note: This is the last article in our “From Galt” series, in which Faith Lewis has done such a wonderful job in bringing us news of our former Galt and Liberty Ranch graduates. I felt it only fitting that the last entry in our two-year special series shines a much-deserved spotlight…

Community ‘parade’ to celebrate 2020 graduating class

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week! That’s right, week! We are celebrating the whole week. Can we have any more appreciation for teachers, paraprofessionals and school personnel than we do right now?

For Brenda (Jacobs) Fluty, living in a small town is more than just choosing a place to live. Instead, it means family comes first and community is a part of daily life. Born in Wyoming, Fluty moved to Galt in fourth grade and graduated from Galt High School in 2003. Now, the mother of three…

A photograph from June 1924 shows the aftermath of a fire that destroyed the main building at Galt High School. The fire started in the basement furnace room and was believed to be started intentionally. High school employee Malcolm Ireland found the fire just after midnight and called for h…

Liberty Ranch High School floral students have worked hard this year and are offering their floral art for sale beginning this Saturday, May 2. Interested customers can bid on the Liberty Ranch FFA Facebook page and pay through Venmo or at pick-up. The silent auction closes Tuesday, May 5. I…

Zip it or unzip it, today is National Zipper Day. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah! Sorry, got carried away. Did you ever stop to think where we would be without the zipper?

Giving back to the community, Arlin Van Groningen, owner of New Hope Dairy, is offering free compost for local gardeners. Distribution will take place this Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. The dairy is located at 9547 New Hope Road, just west of Christensen Road.

As Earth Day and National Arbor Day approaches, consider the importance of the trees. They protect the soil from erosion, clean the air, cool our home, the asphalt and concrete area, provide homes for the wildlife, and increase the value of your home. Trees are also a renewable resource for …

Whether it’s babysitting, tutoring or working at the Gora Aquatic Center, Galt high schoolers have a knack for finding a way to bring in a little pocket money. But Chad Smith took it a step further, transforming what started as your typical after-school job mowing lawns into a thriving busin…

It is National Administrative Professional’s Day, aka National Secretary’s Day. Always celebrated on Wednesday of Administrative Professional’s Week – the last full week of April. This special day was created in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam.

It’s challenging to get a photo of two historic buildings if they are on opposite sides of the same block. This view is as close as it gets. In the background is the original Galt Grammar School facing B Street. In the foreground is the second Methodist Church on C Street. School trustees bu…

For some Galt High School graduates like Brooke (Sherry) Stahmer, it wasn’t the report card that helped to steer them toward their future career. Instead, Stahmer’s time working as a life guard during high school and her passion for volleyball eventually led her to a successful career in sales.

A photo from 1912 shows the Western Pacific Railroad Depot in Thornton. It hasn’t been around for years, but it was located on North Midsection Street across the tracks from the Thornton Cannery. First, the depot and then the town was named after Arthur Thornton sometime after 1878. Thornton…

Recent rain left behind a lot of stagnant water. Since temperatures are expected to increase in April, this can create the perfect combination for mosquitoes to breed. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds the public to “drain after the rain” to prevent mosquitoes …

Make no mistake … Rubber Eraser Day is today, the day we are to celebrate the invention of erasers. We all make mistakes. That’s a given; it’s how we take care of the mistake that is the challenge. On paper, erasers are the answer. Today is designated to recognize and appreciate the value of…

Doing their part to show their appreciation of healthcare workers, Galt restaurant Papas & Wings took lunch to those on the frontline against the coronavirus at Adventist Health Lodi Memorial last week. This comes at a time when restaurants are facing challenging times themselves, as the…

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series of articles that features accomplished Galt area graduates.

Pictured in a photo from 1962 is the Board of Trustees of the Galt Joint Union High School District. Local governing bodies of school districts across America serve under different names such as the board of education, school committee, school board, or board of directors. The job of these v…

The coronavirus pandemic has taught us how small the world is as sickness has spread throughout the globe from country to country and community to community. It has taught us how important it is for individuals to come together to fight for our lives, as well as the lives of others. This is …

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