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 ...
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.
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 ...
Birthday greeting for the month of April go out to: Denise Crom, Makenzie Ohe, Calab Coston, Jim Mc McCarthy, Megan Peterson, Michelle Muller, Jordan Ray, Eric Ulrich, Sharon Page, Lee Shearer, Jean Dyer, Joan Taylor, Steve Ingram, Ted Kassahn, Julie Mattox, Gary Shook, Barbara Hudelson, Teri Foster, Jim Rotelli, Cat Ulrich, Greg Burns, Gayle Diltz, Michelle Sturtevant, Pat Johnson, Maya Camara, Charlee Birdsong, Weston Sundberg and Julian Arias.
The first rattlesnake has been reported. Jill McPhee got one on her patio. Be cautious when outside!
Here it is another month already! There are a lot of things happening in the Ferry this month. April 2nd is the Knights Ferry Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. April 4th is the Car Show with over 160 cars entered. The cars will all be around town, none on the other side of the river. There will be live entertainment, food, and T-shirts available. April 5th is Easter with sunrise services at the cross on Frymire's hill. April 8th the Garden Club is meeting at the cemetery at 10:00 a.m ...
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?
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