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!
Lee Winton, Oakdale Rural Fire Department's new Chief, was the speaker at the Knights Ferry Community Club's meeting. He introduced himself, told about his previous job and how his first week on this new job was going. Club Secretary, Kim Whittey, was back on the job after recovering from a horrible car crash in March. The upcoming Zero Party was discussed. This party honors all that have a birthday this year that ends in a 0. It will be September 26th starting at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Bring a dish to share and what ...
It's rattlesnake number 12 for the Noe family. It was by the dog pen at night and had 12 rattles and a button. Rattlesnakes add a rattle every time they shed their skin, young snakes might shed 4 times a year, less as they age. Randy Noe had to weed whack the yard for granddaughter Aubrey Mendonca's third birthday party so there would be no hiding places for snakes. Aubrey wanted a swim party for family and friends and Bev didn't want to have children running around with a possibility of snakes in the grass.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
This Friday, October 31st, will be the annual parade of Knights Ferry children going trick-or-treating on Main Street. It will start at 12:15 with the children coming down to Main Street in their costumes. Many folks gather to hand out candy and see the costumes. It is a fun time!
Lisa and Fred Dolling have returned from Las Vegas where they visited with Fred's son, Justin and his wife Sarah and the grandchildren. They had a good time except for the return trip - eight-hour delay at the airport!
Sunday night thieves broke in to the outside post office boxes and stole some mail before they were chased off. Be on the lookout.
Birthday greetings for the month of October go out to: Jim Boyer, Carol Davis, Bev Noe, Dick Muniain, Lisa Dolling, Glenda Maisel, Natalie Albarico, Kody Simons, Nathaniel Van Ryn, Mike Ohe, Lis Whalen, Julia Nilsson, Alec Ray, Lisa Fogarty, Andrew Schlegel, Austin Page, Ivan Garcia, Faviola Garcia, Dusty Hobbs, Lenin Palafox, Bailey Stepp, Merna Jergentz and Nicolas Gonzalez.
Knights Ferry Community Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the clubhouse. It is a dessert meeting. Speakers will be from Oakdale Rural Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department. Please plan to attend.
At the meeting of the Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates the gutter situation was discussed. New gutters will be installed in October by Byers Leaf Guard Gutters, ending the clogging and cleaning mess. Also discussed was the availability of the little room by the Ice Cream Parlor. The Voortmans will submit a plan to rent the space as an information center for Knights Ferry.
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.
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 ...
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.
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