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Knights Ferry News for August 19, 2009

Anna Perrone, KFS Seventh Grader, had an exchange student from Japan spend the summer. Her name was Karin Watanabe and she was 12 years old. The Perrone family, Mark and Monica and son Paul, along with the girls toured Yosemite, San Francisco, Ironstone, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, went to a Giants game and did the local scene. This exchange program is through the California 4-H family Cultural International Exchange and LABO Development in Japan. Monica Perrone said this is a great program for the children.
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The Noe family has a total of 10 rattlesnakes killed on their property. Beverly called ...

August 19, 2009 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News for August 12, 2009

Oakdale Rural Fire Department has a new Fire Chief - Lee Winton, who is retired from Cal Fire. Acting Chief, Rob Hoyer, wanted to go back to fighting fires, not office work. Lee will start in September. Find out all about him at the next Fire Board meeting to be held in Knights Ferry Thursday, August 20th at the clubhouse at 10:00 a.m. Welcome Lee!
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Happy birthday wishes for the month of August go out to: Jeremy Page, Ellen Wearin, Scott Redden, Alex Barrett, Dave Rorabaugh, Sherry Schlegel, Monica Brockman, Dustin Holcomb, Adam Maisel, Kyle Hauskens, Gwyn Davis, Jasmine ...

August 12, 2009 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News for August 5, 2009

The Saturday morning fire in the 15000 block of Orange Blossom Road sent a big black plume of smoke into the air. The Ali family warehouse was completely destroyed. They conducted their wholesale floral business from that building. The first on the scene was Dave Rorabaugh with his backhoe, (he lives behind there on Horseshoe Road), to make a fire break. Many fire engines responded to the blaze.

August 05, 2009 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News for July 29, 2009

The mountain lion was sighted again, this time Bryce Hobbs, son of Bridgette and Dusty, was walking the dogs on the Rushing Rapids Trail near dusk (south side of the river) when he heard some sound like yelping and the lion stepped onto the trail. Bryce held the dogs and then the lion went into the brush. The Fish and Game were going to look into this, as maybe the sound was young lions or maybe the lion's dinner! Bryce was really scared!
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Condolences go out to Tom Crom on the death of his mother Hazel Crom. That's ...

July 29, 2009 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News for July 22, 2009

The mountain lion has been sighted again! Don Diltz on Grape Arbor spotted the cat coming from the Cemetery and running full speed behind Jeff's property and down to the irrigation ditch where it disappeared in the tall reeds. Keep your eyes open!
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Congratulations go out to Hannah Holland on her softball team's victory. Hannah plays A ball, 12 and under R and R Gold. They won all four games (Hannah got 3 hits) to win the N.S.A. State Championship. Way to go!
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Beverly Brunker got the scare of her life when she got up in ...

July 22, 2009 | Mary Sure Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News for July 15, 2009

Birthday greetings for the month of July go out to: Gordon Griesner, Kathy Mangante, Diane Boyer, Kay Martinelli, Bonnie Witzke, Vira Segni, Beverly Brunker, Tasha Sweet, Shasta Duckworth, Shae Serpa, John Simons, Joey Miller, Riley Miller, Sue Barrett, Horst Kaiser, Jean Naccarato, Kylea Coston, Sophie Schwandt, George Pineda, Daniel Lubeck, Devin Odom, Daniel Roberts, Kaitlin Burke, Emilie Crossman, Daisy Munoz, Chris Roek, Mackenzie Weiglein, Kaitlin Van Ryn, Lina Nilsson and Darla Moon.

July 15, 2009 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Residents Revive Knights Ferry Building

In the early 1980s, a group of Knights Ferry residents orchestrated the purchase of a dilapidated building in the downtown area on the corner of Sonora Road (Main Street) and Dean Street and set out to give it new life.

July 15, 2009 | Dawn M. Henley | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News for July 8, 2009

Angie (Martinelli), husband Richie Studer, and son Pete are out from Switzerland visiting the Martinelli family. Bill and Kay took them in their 5th wheel to the wine country and then up to Gold Beach, Oregon. The men enjoyed a free fishing trip on the Rogue River. They journeyed across Oregon and up to Priest River, Idaho to see Mickie Martinelli's children, Rossi and Will. Rossi has a summer job at a water park and Will made it to the Junior Rodeo Finals in Gallup, Mew Mexico. Richie even got on a bull while there! It was an enjoyable ...

July 08, 2009 | Mary Sure Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News for July 1, 2009

At the MAC meeting California Highway Patrol Officer Daniels spoke to the lack of stopping at the stop signs and he has been camping out and the problem seems to be solved. Brian Sutton, Animal Control Officer, told of 14 citations in the area. Raul Mendez, MAC Coordinator for Stanislaus County, told of the time line for elections. There will be two seats open, with Kasandra Ingram giving up her seat because they are moving. No major events were reported by the Sheriff Department. Thanks go out to the Army Corp for hiring a weekend sheriff to help patrol the ...

July 01, 2009 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News for June 24, 2009

The Knights Ferry Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) will meet Thursday, June 25th at the clubhouse at 7:00 p.m. The Sheriffs Department and Animal Control are to speak. Also on the agenda is the Northern Corridor, the new route of the Oakdale Bypass coming from Salida and entering the highway around Lovers Leap, and the 500 kilovolt transmission lines that is proposed to come up the highway and go through Buena Vista on its way to New Melones. This power line would have towers up to 150 feet high. Some of the proposed route goes over homes and ranches ...

June 24, 2009 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News For June 17, 2009

Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Patty Albarico, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Jeff Donnelly, Audrey Mack, Landon Burns, Caitlin Hitch, Bailey Hitch, Katelyn Hunter, Amanda Mesker, Josh Johnson, Maggie Van Vliet, Chris Alexander, Carl Shafer, Ben Konberg, Ava Schulz, Rawlin Hixon, Lauren Odom, Preston Page, Madison Dickens, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Dalton Crawford, Mikayla Largent, Araceli Limon, Leah Armario, Rachel Munoz, Oskar Nilsson, Zeke Spani, Luke Tanner, Wendy Hauskins, Karyn Miller, Patti Mack, Sydney Schwartz, Dylan Baker, Sydney Crawford and Aaron Palacios.

June 16, 2009 | By Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News By Mary Sue Shearer

The Knights Ferry School Graduation took place on the hill overlooking the town Thursday evening. The clouds were scudding above and a rainbow was seen, along with some lightning. After the Kindergarteners sang, their Diplomas were presented. Speaker for the evening was Mrs. Barbara Burroughs, substitute teacher and community member. In her speech she read the yearbook dedication of the 2009 class - to the United States Armed Forces. She also read a letter from her son, Capt. Rhett Burroughs, thanking them for the dedication to those who serve. The gift to the school was a cement patio for lunch benches ...

June 09, 2009 | Mary Sure Shearer | Knights Ferry News


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Knights Ferry News Week of September 17, 2014

Birthday greetings for the month of September go out to: Sasha Sinkevich, Grant Wright, Mike Wright, Sally Goehring, Luke Bell, Kelli Sinkevich, Lynn Duckworth, Phillip Frymire, Breanna Banks, Evelyn Frias, Cassandra Padilla, Michel Griesner, Ken Raven, Alex Naccarato, Will Haskell-Kelly, Cheryl Griffiths, Nikita Sinkevich, Christine Fortuny, Jonna Ohe, Troy Peterson, James Peterson, Marcada Baker, Madison Willis, Jim Mangante, Joshua Reese, Mason O'Neil, Leta Lutz, Tristan Voortman and Holly Conde.

September 17, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News Week of September 10, 2014

Your reporter went out to the backyard to see what the cat was looking at in the iris clump. As I got closer I heard the rattle then saw the rattlesnake. I shooed the cat away, got the dogs in the house, yelled SNAKE-SNAKE to Lee and grabbed a shovel, all in about 10 seconds! I jumped up in the flowerbed and pinned the snake between the iris rhizomes and the railroad tie. Lee arrived as I severed the snake into three parts! It had three buttons. I wonder if it was the same snake that was out front? Are ...

September 10, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News Week of September 3, 2014

The Odd Fellows are going to have a Cribbage tournament on September 20th at their hall on Main Street. There is a $25 entry fee. Food and drinks will be available. Watch this column for more information.

September 03, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News Week of August 27, 2014

Knights Ferry School got off to an interesting start - two days without school because of the water main break in town. The pipe was by the new bridge and the Community Service District helped dig up the pipe and replace it. County health officials put a boil your tap water before drinking in place for two days. All the town restaurants had to close until the water passed the health department's tests. By Friday all was back to normal.

August 27, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News Week of August 13, 2014

At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting a note from former member Maize Brown was read thanking the club for the sendoff cake and card and she missed all – but not enough to come back! The Car Show was discussed with a tentative date of April 4th of next year.

August 13, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News Week of August 6, 2014

Birthday greetings for August go out to: Jeremy Page, Ellen Wearin, Dave Rorabaugh, Sherry Schlegel, Monica Brockman, Dustin Holcomb, Kyle Hauskens, Gwyn Davis, Jasmine Derrick, Mario Arias, Ray Patton, Jenna Armario, Tyden Baker, Brandi Cardey, Eden Cassinetto, Austin Santillo, Eron Roen, Taylor Hobbs, Brendt Noon Jr, Nancy Simons, Sara Harris, Elijah Van Brunt, Aubrey Mendonca, Marina Braaton, Hayden Cassaretto, Tate Cassaretto, Elmer Raphael, Grace Harden, Dakota Voortman, Braden Sousa, Destiny Machado, Alondra Machado and Trexler Porter.

August 06, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News July 30, 2014

When your reporter started writing the Knights Ferry News in August of 1999, it had to be typed (on a typewriter) on 8 by 6 inch newsprint supplied by the Leader and put through the mail slot on Sunday evenings. Now it is all computerized and so much easier!

July 30, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


Knights Ferry News Week of July 23, 2014

There is a new sign up on the highway, a gateway sign for Knights Ferry. It points to the town and tells that there is food and recreation there. Sponsors for the sign so far are: River's Edge, 50's Roadhouse, River Journey, Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates and the Ice Cream and Sweets Shop. It looks really nice.

July 23, 2014 | Mary Sue Shearer | Knights Ferry News


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