At the meeting of the Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates, it was decided to have the last side of Miller's Hall replaced. That should end the bat problem! The Museum will have a display for the Civil War reenactment March 19th and 20th.
Milton Charles Very of Rogers City, Michigan, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 10 at his home.
After a recently completed speed survey by the traffic engineering department, 13 Oakdale streets will have their speed limits increased by 5 to 10 miles per hour.
The Valley Home News reporter has been asked to put out a special call to old time Valley Home residents or descendants of those residents who may have a shoe box in the closet or a file in the family room or somewhere a special place that holds what is strongly sought by the Valley Home Community Center Board. The items are those to be used on the proper information-related sign on the nearly completed new community park. One of the major tasks yet to finish is the project for the sign that will identify the park, but more importantly ...
Monday, Feb. 21 is Presidents' Day with closures to mark the event, celebrating the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Oakdale Mayor Pat Paul is seeking an interested Oakdale resident to serve on the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) Citizens Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of 15 members from all the cities and unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County. Currently there is no representative from Oakdale.
A longtime Oakdale businessman and ardent community supporter, Hans H. Boggs, passed away on Monday, Jan. 31 after a short battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.
Lydia Marie Wagner, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Oakdale.
LouEllen Runge, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 2 at her Oakdale home.
Charls H. Nickens, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Frances Rivera Lett, 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 26 in Joplin, Missouri.
Clifford 'Gene' Greger, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 2.
Joseph F. 'Jack' Costa, 76, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, Feb. 4.
With tough economic times in Stanislaus County, many residents are losing their health insurance because of layoffs or benefit reductions. In most instances, that means turning to local clinics for vital health care services.
Valley Home 'Green Thumbs' were delighted to take advantage of this week's sunny weather and warmer temperatures to get outside and enjoy a little garden work to work off some of the winter blahs. Your reporter remembers when her family first moved to Valley Home the area there seemed to be nothing but fog, fog, fog, causing her to lament to family members, "Doesn't the sun ever shine here?" The past week's foggy days brought back those memories, however the sunny days which followed quickly dispelled those thoughts and it was outside to enjoy a wonderful day ...
Symbiosis Gathering is returning to Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, CA on September 17 - 20, 2015 … and they're celebrating their 10 year anniversary! The Super Early-Bird tickets go on sale on March 3rd and the people behind Symbiosis want the local community to have first dibs on these. Producer Kevin KoChen promises, "This event will draw from the best of years past and look to the future in a production worthy of the decade of decadence."
The transition from 'winter blend' to 'summer blend' gasoline always brings increases in retail gasoline prices, but nothing you've seen over the past year is likely to match what GasBuddy anticipates over the next two to three weeks.
To say this has been a dominant season for the OHS varsity wrestling team would be an understatement. This season the team claimed its ninth consecutive Valley Oak League title, the eighth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section title and the momentum has carried into the Sac-Joaquin Division III Divisionals.
The future appears bright for OHS girls' basketball, as the 2014-2015 junior varsity girls wrapped up the season undefeated with a perfect 14-0 Valley Oak League record. Led by second year head coach Julie Ford, the team bought into her coaching philosophy and put it to work on the court, showing up every day and practicing and playing hard and playing for each other. In the 14 league games, Oakdale outscored their opponents 666-447, an average of nearly a 32-point margin of victory over the course of the season. This impressive run began when the girls knocked off Sierra 43-22 ...
Competing in the United States Polo Association (USPA) Interscholastic Girls (seventh grade – 12th grade) division, Oakdale took third place overall at the Western Regional Tournament at Central Coast Polo Club in Los Osos, California. The team was in action Feb. 13 through 15 and played against Maui Makaha, Maui, Hawaii and Horse Park, Menlo Park, California. They placed third overall.
The 31st annual Carquest NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Motor Sports Park in Phoenix, Arizona, featured some strong performances throughout qualifying, thanks to some very good weather conditions. Just enough sun to put some heat in the track with some cloud cover to keep the temperatures in the optimal range for tuning performances in all the professional categories. The great weather also brought out huge crowds for the two qualifying days.
A great big "Thank You!" from the Boyers to the Knights Ferry lawn ferries. Jim came home from the hospital and Diane and Jim were surprised to find their lawn had been mowed and things weed-eated and trimmed. Seems Martha Harding and helpers from the 50's Roadhouse went to work on the Boyer yard since Jim could not do it. It is nice to have such good friends!
This week we salute a local hero. Gene Benedix was wounded in combat in 1951 during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart commendation. He never received the actual Purple Heart medal. There will be a special presentation by Congressman Jeff Denham on April 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center to present this medal. Please try to attend. Thank you to Judy Bossard for sharing this important news with the community.
A boy, Dean Christopher Hougland, was born Jan. 28, 2015 to expectant parents Chris and Wendy (Kale) Hougland of Escalon.
CHARLES J. O'CONNELL MAY 7, 1935-FEBRUARY 9, 2015
LILA MAE MOORE
MARILYN ANN MORALES AUG 14, 1926-FEB 13, 2015
The annual Distinguished Young Women of Oakdale program, sponsored by Soroptimist International of Oakdale, was hosted Saturday, Feb. 21, at Magnolia School Auditorium. Oakdale High School senior and current Distinguished Young Woman Rachelle Pabalan passed her title to Amy Craig, a junior at Oakdale High School. In addition to the $2,500 scholarship for the title award, Amy received two $200 scholarships in the Talent and Interview categories. Scholarship awards were also presented to Makayla Johnson, Second Place; Jessica Gorman, Third Place; Hannah Copher, Fourth Place; and Haley Dyson, Fifth Place. Jessica also received two $200 scholarships in the Self ...
A pedestrian was killed while crossing F Street in Oakdale on Sunday evening and the driver that struck him was arrested a short time later.