If you’ve been to any event in the town of Galt, you’ve likely seen this couple in the mix. They’re never idle, always ready to help out. It’s not like they’re retired. They are local business owners running the newly expanded Best Western. He’s the new mayor and she volunteers with the Beau…

The Galt Police Department held its annual awards ceremony to honor officers, staff and volunteers who go above and beyond to serve the Galt community. The event was held at Horizon Community Church where Pastors Tim Stevenson and Jeff Carl performed a song they wrote, “The Ones in Blue”, to…

Joan Werblun is a powerhouse when it comes to volunteering her talents and energy to events here in Galt. What she brings to each event is a lifetime of experience wearing many hats, including educator, registered nurse and florist extraordinaire. But if you ask those who know her well what …

Galt’s own River Oaks Elementary was named a “Distinguished School” which recognizes its accomplishments for “closing achievement gaps and achieving exceptional student performance.” River Oaks was one of six Sacramento County schools to reach this accomplishment. Dr. David W. Gordon, superi…

The year of 2019 was a year of celebrations and milestones. The Great American Little Town of Galt celebrated its sesquicentennial year with a grand celebration in September, the Galt Senior Club celebrated its 50th birthday, the Lincoln Highway reached 100, the Transcontinental Railway reac…

Mushtaq Tahirkheli, a Democrat from Lodi, plans to challenge Assemblymember Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, in the District 9 Assembly primary election in March.

Interim City Manager Tom Haglund asked the city council to approve the purchase of 140 Enterprise Court to use as a transit facility at the Dec. 17 meeting at City Hall. The purchase price is $3,765,060. The city of Galt has been considering the location of a transit facility for a number of…

Herald Community Club (HCC) hosted its free annual Christmas event last Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Herald Barn. Held for Arcohe School students, the annual event boasted free lunch, craft stations, cookie decorating, free books and, of course, a visit with Santa Claus.

Built in 1854 in the little town of Liberty just south east of Galt proper, and moved to Fourth Street in Galt in the early 1870s, the Liberty School House has a new home for the holidays in the Rae House Museum parking lot, thanks to many benefactors.

Starting the meeting off on two high notes, the Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board of Trustees honored Liberty Ranch High School special education teacher Mitch Gorelick for exemplary service, and the Galt Community of Character Coalition honored Liberty Ranch student Myrac…

Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees met for a special session on Dec. 18 to approve agreements with classified employees. The board also approved their own raises for the first time in over a decade. Superintendent Dr. Karen Schauer said she was pleased with the wor…

Joining the ranks among numerous other cities and counties across the nation, the city of Galt’s computer system was attacked by hackers sometime over the weekend. The hackers placed ransomware on the city’s computer system, which has required city IT professionals to, for the most part, shu…

In a brief statement at the beginning of the most recent City Manager Update, Interim City Manager Tom Haglund announced that Galt City Council decided not to hire either one of the city manager finalists introduced to the community last month.

Living up to their motto of “service above self”, the Galt Sunrise Rotary Club hosted the 10th Holiday Community Dinner at the Littleton Community Center last Saturday. Grace Malson headed up the event but her jobs were more than just coordinating. She’s amazed at how the event has grown fro…

More than 100 guests celebrated with hotelier Ray Patel and his family at the grand opening ribbon cutting of the Days Inn and groundbreaking of his new La Quinta Inn on the same property Monday, Dec. 16.

Still determined to fight proposed changes that would weaken their authority, two members of the Cosumnes Community Advisory Council (CCPAC) attended a Sacramento County Board of Supervisors meeting to consider a package of proposals to streamline the operations of all 14 Community Planning …

He came to America from halfway around the world, from a little village in India where he worked on his education and his family’s farm. Paul Sandhu has come a very long way in almost every way imaginable, not only was he the first Sikh to sit on and chair the Galt Planning Commission, he is…

Well, the weather outside was a little frightful Saturday evening with rain instead of snow, but despite Jack Frost nipping at their noses, hundreds of Galt area residents bundled up and headed downtown for the city’s annual Lighting of the Night event.

Galt Bible Church hosted its living nativity in which visitors registered for the census, shopped in the marketplace, saw shepherds tending their flocks, and witnessed Mary and Joseph attending to the newborn babe. The presentation was offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at the Ga…

As the saying goes, it takes a community, and in this case, the Galt area community has stepped up to help their own during the holiday season. Many volunteers from Galt area churches, businesses, service clubs and schools provided a week’s worth of food, including a complete Thanksgiving fe…

It’s taken three years, but Galt’s very own extreme makeover is about to be unveiled. Save the date, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., when hotelier Ray Patel will officially open the doors to Galt’s Days Inn. At the same time, Patel will break ground on Galt’s soon-to-be newest hotel, La Qui…

Herald Fire Protection District (HFPD) director Lindsey Liebig has won a seat on the Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo). Liebig won the plurality of votes cast by special districts within Sacramento County and, therefore, will represent over 100 special districts on the com…

Assembly Member Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, will run for re-election in California Assembly District 9’s primary election in March.

Staff recommended that council approve appropriations of $1.7 million earmarked for the Walker Park Phase II project at the Nov. 19 meeting at City Hall. Vice Mayor Shawn Farmer asked for Interim City Manager Tom Haglund to clarify for the public that the money would not come from the genera…

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees heard from staff on an ongoing project for the Farm to Future Center planned for 18+ acres behind McCaffrey Middle School at last week’s board meeting. The site will be home to integrated learning and intergenerational project…

On Oct. 12, the Up River Men, members of E Clampus Vitus of the Tuleburgh Chapter, bequeathed a historical plaque at the Liberty Cemetery in honor of the many children buried there. There to accept the plaque was President Janis Barsetti Gray of the Galt Area Historical Society and Secretary…

Dozens of Galt residents and city employees gathered at the Chabolla Community Center Tuesday night, Nov. 12, for a chance to meet the final three candidates for the vacant Galt city manager position.

Just in time for the holidays and Christmas shopping season, the Galt District Chamber of Commerce and Galt Shop Local Committee, in conjunction with The Galt Herald, announced last week three contests that could award an individual up to $100 cash or over $500 in gift certificates.

The Galt Seventh-day Adventist Church once again hosted its Galt Veterans Memorial Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 7, with a complete meal of lasagna, salad, bread and dessert. Veterans were served free of charge, other guests were charged a nominal fee, proceeds of which go toward maintenance and …

The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) board of directors on Nov. 6 decided which board seats will be up for election and where board races will be held in November 2020.

Overall, it was a happy occasion at the Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) meeting Thursday, Nov. 7 as trustees received good news throughout the meeting, getting a thumbs up from the Measure E Oversight Committee and hearing progress reports about the Academic Achievement Metric…

After lengthy discussions and multiple public speakers, the Galt City Council decided on a compromise to staff recommendations for fee rate hikes on sports programs. Rates on basketball currently range from $70 per participant up to $80, depending on the age group. Staff recommended raising …

Check Before You Burn season started Friday, Nov. 1 and runs through February. The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (Sac Metro Air District) will restrict or prohibit burning any solid fuel, including wood, pellets or manufactured fire logs, on days when fine particle …

Beautiful cars, perfect weather, good food and tunes all came together in celebration of Galt Commercial Tire and Brake’s grand opening celebration Oct. 26. Owners Rusty Whitley and Mike Herren, along with veteran shop mechanic Rich Merritt, invited the community out to celebrate the new own…

City officials have announced a special meet and greet opportunity to get to know the four city manager candidate finalists Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Avenue. The candidates will each introduce and give a short summary of themselves at 6:45 p…

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…

After several opportunities to hear presentations on the Galt Market Community Plan, the Galt District Chamber of Commerce will host a public forum Monday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., at the Littleton Community Center, at which Galt area residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide…

Parents and students came out to celebrate at the 20th annual Lights On After School event at Vernon E. Greer Elementary School on Oct. 24. This event highlights all the after-school activities offered to students in Galt. The event also featured many students who entertained the attendees a…

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Trustees heard reports at their meeting on Oct. 23 from Claudia Del Toro Anguiano, director of curriculum, on the California School Dashboard results for the district. Jennifer Collier, extended learning supervisor, presented a report …

The Cosumnes Fire Department and Galt Police Department will be accepting applications for Christmas assistance on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 6. from 3-6 p.m.

A little town called Galt is located on this big planet earth. One can hardly pick up a newspaper without seeing an article about concern for the environment. Plastics have become a major concern. Single use plastics often end up in our waterways and threaten the marine life. Those plastics …

The Galt Beautification Committee and volunteers gathered Saturday, Oct. 12 at Lincoln Way and A Street to pick up litter and “love Earth, our home”.  We would not trash up our home the way we do our streets.

When she was nine, Veronica (Lopez) Aguila emigrated from Mexico and settled in Galt with her parents and eight siblings. After skipping fourth and fifth grade, learning English in a single year, graduating from Galt High School at 15, and being the first in her family to graduate from colle…

The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) doesn’t close down when school lets out. This Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Vernon E. Greer Elementary, they are highlighting all the after school activities at a celebration of Lights on After School.