Justin Sutton and Maria Burrell of Oakdale welcomed the arrival of their son, Vance Giovanni Sutton, on September 10, 2009. The newborn weighed seven pounds, one ounce upon arrival at Oak Valley Hospital.
Congratulations Knights Ferry School Student Council officers for this school year: President, Andie Jones, Vice President, Sophie Jones, Secretary, Meghan Caron and Treasurer, Kaitlin Burke. Have a great year!
Jesse Frost, 39, of Riverbank, pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder for the February deaths of his mother, Donna Norton; sister, Judy Niemi; and brother-in-law Anthony Niemi. He also injured his nephew, Matthew James.
The Oakdale Irrigation District will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of its founding in 1909 on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Gene Bianchi Community Center, and the event will be open to the public.
Chrissy Warner, above, a lab scientist at Oak Valley Hospital, signs a steel beam at the new hospital's 'topping out ceremony' on Sept. 15. In the ceremony, people sign the final steel beam used to complete the frame construction of a building, which is then raised with a tree sitting on top. At side, Oak Valley Hospital District board members, employees, construction personnel, and others were present for the ceremony. John Friel, CEO of OVHD, spoke briefly before a large crane raised the beam and workers bolted it into place.
I had the opportunity to meet with the Board of Directors of the Oakdale Sports Boosters on Sept. 8 to ask for their help with funding transportation for our Oakdale athletes. The meeting was very cordial and it was very apparent why this group of dedicated citizens was in attendance. They were all there for one reason: their sole purpose was to make Oakdale schools' sports programs a great experience for the students of Oakdale High and Oakdale Junior High.
September 16, 2009|
Arden Preston 'Swede' Alton, 69, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 12 at Doctor's Medical Center after a long battle with liver cancer.
He was born to Ancel and Anna Silveira Alton and was raised in Riverbank. He graduated in 1958 from Oakdale High School, where he served as student body President, played basketball and was a member of the band.
Oakdale resident and former city council member Dan Donnelly was a noted pilot during World War II, flying combat aircraft in the South Pacific. He also flew classified missions as part of a top secret Navy program, according to his family.