At the MAC meeting last Thursday, Heather Wright, representing the U.S, Army Corp Parks, introduced the new Park Manager, Duane Johnson. They discussed the contract with the Sheriff Department and that the extra Deputy is on duty Fridays through Sundays, holidays and at sporadic times. The problem of noxious weeds in the park was discussed. Mr. Martine from the Fish and Wildlife Lancaster Road Project explained what was happening with that project to restore the area for salmon. Tom Changnon, Superintendent of Stanislaus County Schools, introduced the Campaign for Civility, a character education that all county schools will be ...
Welcome to Knights Ferry School Kindergarten: Alek Barton, Alexa Boyajian, Benjamin Cassinetto, Grace Harden, River McCarthy, Ivan Meraz, Olvera Xavier, Vincent Peterson, and Degan Sweet.
Hannah Holland and mom Megan Peterson have returned from Moline, Illinois where Hannah's fast pitch softball team played in the Nationals. Megan said the weather was crazy, thunderstorms, rain, humidity and good weather. Her team (California Breeze) won two and lost two with 151 teams playing for the championship. Hannah would like to thank the community for its support.
Tom and Denise Crom's "Barn" in Escalon has a lot of stone fruit in and it is ripe and juicy for your eating pleasure. Their heirloom tomatoes are slow in ripening but they have over 100 plants! They are planning a vinegar tasting in the future. Stop by and check out the produce.
Thursday, August 5th is the dinner meeting of the Knights Ferry Community Club at 6:30 at the clubhouse.
As July winds down, some dates to remember: Breakfast August 1st in the Ferry at the Odd Fellows Hall from 8:00 a.m. to noon, The Knights Ferry Community Club meeting August 5th at the clubhouse at 6:30 for a dinner meeting, and Knights Ferry School Board meeting August 12, at the school at 6:00 p.m.
Welcome to Knights Ferry Chris Ingham and son Nick and daughter Kristy. They are renting Gregg Haskell's house from Anna. They were good friends of Gregg.*****The results are in from the He Man contest held recently at the Phil Frymire's home. First place went to Dave Rorabaugh, Ronnie Harris took second place and third place went to Larry. The dart contest at a previous party was won by "Soda."*****Welcome to the world Colton William Roen, born June 30 to Eric and Kim. He weighed in at 8 pounds 5 ounces. Welcoming him home are big brothers ...
The Knights Ferry General Store was broken into at 3 a.m. The alarm went off and they got nothing, but Rick and Glenda have the bill to fix the door! Everybody needs to keep on top of activities around town and report anything suspicious.*****Welcome to the world Colton Redden. He was born May 24th to Scott and Kristie Redden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He came into the world two months early but is catching up fast. Grandma Nancy has visited him twice. Scott is in the Army and Kristie is staying with her parents in Pittsburgh.*****Birthday greetings ...
There has been vandalism in the Ferry. The school and church have had minor incidences such as being on the new school roof and turning off the air conditioner. The latest wasn't minor, the water was turned off at the school in the shed that houses the OID pump and Lynn Duckworth worked overtime trying to find where the problem was and then called the plumber and he discovered the break-in to the shed and the switch thrown to off. This caused a big bill and the school is already close to deficit spending. Please keep your eyes open ...
Remember Thursday, July 1st is the Community Club Picnic at 6:00 p.m. at the Pecan Grove in the Knights Ferry Recreation Park. The club will provide hot dogs and drink. A-M please bring salads or sides and M-Z desserts or nibbles.
Alex and Jean Naccarato have returned from their grandson Wyatt Naccarato's Eighth Grade Graduation. It was held in Tres Pinos in the middle of a grape vineyard. Jean said the setting was gorgeous. After the graduation there was a dinner and dance for all. Wyatt received awards for Best Athlete, Math, and Honor Roll. He will be going to San Benito High School.
Birthday greetings for the month of June go out to: Bob Brunker, Eric Sinkevich, Patty Albarico, Greg Borba, Johnathan Borba, Jeff Donnelly, Audrey Maack, Landon Burns, Caitlin Hitch, Bailey Hitch, Katelyn Hunter, Josh Johnson, Maggie Van Vliet, Chris Alexander, Carl Schafer, Ava Schulz, Rawlin Hixon, Lauren Odom, Preston Page, Madison Dickens, Pete Studer, Aleesha Harden, Dalton Crawford, Mikayla Largent, Araceli Limon, Leah Armario, Oskar Nilsson, Zeke Spani, Luke Tanner, Wendy Hauskens, Karyn Miller, Patti Mack, Dylan Baker, Sydney Crawford and Aaron Palacios.
The family of Patti Ulrich would like to thank everyone for their love, support and kindness at the time of their loss.
This Thursday, June 3 is the Community Club meeting at the clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. It is a dinner meeting. Speakers for the night are from the Animal Shelter. If you have old towels, dog dishes, etc. to donate, please bring them to the meeting.
Knights Ferrians were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Gregg Haskell. He was killed in a motorcycle accident on Orange Blossom Road on the 18th. Gregg lived on Main Street for over 20 years, but was a summer child, coming to the Ferry in the summer to visit his relatives ever since he was a child. Gregg and Anna were married in the Community Church and made their home on Main Street. Their children, Owen and James went to Knights Ferry School for a few years before being home schooled. They now are both following dad's ...
The weather was beautiful for a fight - a reenactment of a Civil War battle that is - on Saturday and Sunday. There were many tents at the Army Corp Park and many soldiers of the Blue and Gray that battled it out on the hills. The spaghetti dinner was good and many enjoyed winning the great raffle prizes. The town was quite busy!
Birthday greetings for the month of March go out to: Bill Frias, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Rocky Goehring, Pat Johnson, Brendt Ohe, Aaron Hodge, Aislinn Finn, Richard Bell, Kara Lopez, Amber Coston, Bill Martinelli, Gayle Higgins, Danna Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Luke Dickens, Levi Dickens, Taylor Kelley, Gracie Anderson, Bryce Anderson, Anthony Neely, Carter Sturtevant, Ken Morris, Gerardo Martinez, Kaitlin Halverson, Jude Krick and Jade Wells.
This has been another beautiful week in the Ferry but we need the rain! Even the weeds are getting limp!
Breakfast Sunday dawned bright and clear with the daffodils and redbud trees blooming and the almond trees that were past their prime greening up and those just coming into bloom were puffs of pink. The sandhill cranes were heading north from their wintering spots, whirling in their large groups and making a funny call. The sporadic rain that we got helped the grass to grow (also the weeds).
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!
Someone removed part of our fence between properties and compromised our security system. They mowed the berries and cut some branches off our shrubs. Yesterday some people were on the property next door and it looked like they were going to fence it. If you remove a fence shouldn't you contact the other property owner?
Birthday greetings for the month of February go out to: Melissa Holcomb, Bob Muller, Steve Feichter, Makena Mendonca, River McCarthy, Jaycee Harden, John Pfefferle, Shaela Borba, Brendan Finn, Ed Cassinetto, Bill Telfair, Bernie Foster, Tim Hudelson, Ed Viohl, Holly Hixon, Matthew Wolf, Lily Sturtevant, Olivia Doshas, Dylan Anderson, Heaven Tucker, Austin Sherley, Mikali Willis, Kennith Hawthorn, Johna Harris, Arijaan Bulk, Brittany Sterba, Jaden Jackson, and Heather and David Voortman.
The skunks are coming out looking for mates and some are ending up as road kill. The recipe for de-skunking your dog is one quart of hydrogen peroxide, 1/3-cup baking soda and 1 tablespoon of liquid soap. With a cloth, wash it into the fur and leave for a few minutes then wash off. This needs to be done within four hours of skunking. I keep the ingredients on hand always!
Knights Ferry was saddened to learn of the death of Glenda Maisel last Wednesday. Glenda and Rick ran the General Store for many years. Glenda ran her Back Door Deli and her Taco Soup will be missed! She was memorialized with a candlelight vigil at the Deli. Her husband Rick, parents Glen and Virginia Langum, and sisters Donna and Debbie and brother Gary survive Glenda. Her Memorial Service will be Thursday, January 29th at 10:00 at the Trinity Church in Escalon. Rest in Peace Glenda.
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