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.

Friday, Oct. 18 approximately 200 third grade students from Arcohe, River Oaks, Lake Canyon and Marengo Ranch elementary schools visited Liberty Ranch High School for its annual Fall Ag Day, where the FFA students gave the youngsters hands-on experience in the agricultural world.

City Council members heard an update from the executive director of the Sacramento Council of Governments (SACOG), swore in a new city clerk, oversaw award presentations and heard from the public at their bimonthly City Council meeting on Oct. 15.

Officers Kyle Slater with Copper and Michael Little with Kane may have come from the smallest community at the Western States Police Canine Association Trials but they landed on top at both the Yuba City Police K9 Trials and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s K9 Trials, giving them the title o…

Through the release of dashboard camera footage on Oct. 13, the suspect, shot and killed by a Sacramento County Sheriff deputy in Herald Sunday, Oct. 6, was identified as 55-year-old Maurice Holley.

Multiple 911 calls led a sheriff deputy to the quiet town of Herald Sunday, Oct. 6, reporting of a suspicious Hispanic or black man in his 30s-40s, possibly under the influence.

Galt High School celebrated homecoming last week. Although the football team didn’t pull off a win, with the theme of “Nightmare Before Homecoming” students still had a ghoulishly fun celebration.

The Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Trustees heard updates on Liberty Ranch’s Ag building renovations at their Oct. 3 meeting at City Hall. The 700 building was water damaged September 2018 when a storm soaked insulation, ceiling tiles, carpets and went through the entire inte…

Galt residents will have several opportunities to hear presentations about the Galt Market Community Plan over the next month. Both day and evening meetings are planned to help facilitate the various schedules of members of the community.

Dr. Karen Schauer, superintendent for Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD), reported progress at Fairsite Readiness Center to strengthen parent involvement to the Board of Trustees at their Sept. 25 meeting. The district is putting to work the first dollars from its Central V…

During a ceremony last week at the State Capitol, Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) officially delivered $1.7 million dollars in state funding to the city of Galt.

She’s called the city of Galt home for the past 35 years when she and her husband moved to the small community with a young family. For 23 of those years, she’s worked for the city, wearing a number of hats that she now is hanging up.

For years, Dr. David Kosh has been taking care of patients at Associated Family Physicians clinic in Old Town on C Street and has seen how many patients have trouble getting to appointments and other healthcare related places. For Blue Shield patients here in Galt, that changed on Oct. 1.

Marie Woodin, director of Environmental Management Division (EMD) for the County of Sacramento gave a presentation on the new legislation on the in-home Cottage Food Industry at the Sept. 17 City Council Meeting at City Hall.

It was an exciting homecoming week at Liberty Ranch High School, filled with many activities, spirit days, parades and culminating in a “comeback” win against Laguna Creek High School, the crowning of this year’s queen and king and a Saturday night dance.

They came together to find a future for a Teen Center in Galt, focusing on making the best choices for Galt’s youth by networking while sharing ideas, at the Chabolla Center last Monday. Thirty Galt residents took the time to invest in the future, including high school Superintendent William…

The sounds of a horse drawn wagon, kazoos, shoot outs, newsboys and ragtime music could be heard along the streets of Old Town Galt Saturday, as thousands attended the Galt Sesquicentennial Celebration.

It started with little things, like trouble finding the right word and forgetting people’s names. That’s when Elsie Warner began what some call “the long goodbye” to Don, her husband of 62 years. In October 2012, Don was diagnosed with a type of dementia called Lewy Body. Through it all, her…