Amy Simons and daughter Elissa spent their Easter vacation in France. Elissa had always wanted to go there and the time was right. They spent time in Paris doing all the "tourist" things, went to Rouen where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, went to the beaches of Normandy where the cemetery has 9000 soldiers buried and France turned it over to the United States. They also went to Mont. St. Michel and toured the Loire Valley where they saw many Chateaus. It was a wonderful trip.
The gathering at the Frymire cross for Easter Sunrise service did not get to see the sun rise because of the cloud cover but that didn't dampen their spirits. Pastor Tanis led the assembled in song and worship. Afterwards all enjoyed good food and fellowship.
At the Knights Ferry School's Public Schools Night the students that won the essay contest, sponsored by the Summit Lodge #112, Free and Accepted Masons, Knights Ferry, were awarded their prizes. The theme was "Together We Make a Difference in our Public Education." Sixth Grade first place went to Meghan Caron and she received a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Second place went to Moriah Loomis and Third place went to Elise Seeds. They each received a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. For Seventh Grade Kaeli Sturtevant won first place, Cleo Wilson won second and Marina Braaton won third ...
The Easter Sunrise Service wooden cross on Frymire Hill that had been blown over in a storm has been resurrected by the special effort of master craftsperson Bob Muller. Originally built for Easter by the Frymire's son-in-law Bob Paulat, time and weather rotted the wood so Bob Muller made a sturdy metal sleeve strong enough to survive many storms. Dave Rorabaugh effortlessly maneuvered his backhoe to put the cross into the new hole, dug by Verle Beckerdite. Fred and Lisa Dolling, who mixed and delivered the cement to the hole, provided the manual labor. Supervisors were Phil Frymire and ...
Spring is in the air and a lot of people came to the breakfast last Sunday to enjoy the good food, fellowship and the scenery along the way.
Your reporter's husband is sorry for the missed column last week. He sent the wrong column in, and it was too late when the mistake was discovered. He has since been relieved of his secretarial job, and your reporter has to learn how to attach a document to E-mail. Last week's news will be printed today.
Congratulations to Nathan Van Ryn and the Academic Decathlon Team at Oakdale High School, they finished 8th in the State of California competition! The OHS district housed the team at the Hyatt in Sacramento while they competed. The team's goal was to finish in the top 10, something they had done only once before, and they did! Nathan brought home a personal medal, bronze, in Social Science. Yea Team!
Welcome to the world Ella Murray. She was born to Troy and Natalie on February 10th. Proud Knights Ferry grandparents are Joe and Kathy Murray.
Birthday greetings for the month of March go out to: Bill Frias, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Josh Hauskens, Rocky Goehring, Pat Pfefferle, Aaron Hodge, Brendt Ohe, Aislinn Finn, Richard Bell, Kara Lopez, Amber Coston, Bill Martinelli, Doug Rocky, Gayle Higgens, Danna Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Brenden Thompson, Sergio Garcia, Maria Garcia, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Luke Dickens, Cadance Ryland, Levi Dickens, Meghan Caron, and Taylor Kelley.
Here are some of the many things that are happening in the Ferry this March: On the 3rd is Community Club dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse where the final plans for the March 19th Spaghetti dinner will be finalized. On Sunday, March 6th is Breakfast Sunday at the I.O.O.F. Hall on Main Street from 8-12. Tuesday, March 8th is the KF History and Museum meeting at Miller's Hall at 9:00 a.m. where final display plans for the Civil War will be discussed. Knights Ferry Garden Club will meet at ...
Sunday was a beautiful day for a ride around Knights Ferry. The hills were green with puffy white almond trees blooming. The Coast Range was coated with snow. Lisa Dolling's pond had her returning Canadian Geese swimming with the mud hens. Daffodils and flowering quince were blooming. The town's violets were a carpet of purple. Those violets came to the Ferry through the open water system many years ago, the seeds spreading through the yards. A nice way to end the ride was at the ice cream parlor!
At the meeting of the Knights Ferry History and Museum Associates, it was decided to have the last side of Miller's Hall replaced. That should end the bat problem! The Museum will have a display for the Civil War reenactment March 19th and 20th.
Congratulations go out to Charlie Mynatt on his hole-in-one at the Escalon Golf Course on hole # 3.
Dates to put on your calendar: Thursday, February 3rd – Community Club meeting at the clubhouse at 7:00 p.m. It is a dessert meeting. Bring your White Elephants for the Ground Hog Dinner or bring them Saturday, February 6th for the Ground Hog Dinner at the clubhouse at 5:30 p.m. The main dish will be prepared, please bring sides or salads A-M and desserts N-Z and the White Elephant items to be raffled off. This is a fun evening! February 7th is Breakfast Sunday in the Ferry at the I.O.O.F. Hall ...
For the third time in a month the power was out for a long time. This time it went out at about 6:00 p.m., dinner time! Your reporter had almost finished cooking so on went the lids and finished with residual heat. Dinner was by a propane lantern. Some Ferrians went out to dinner, some ate cold sandwiches and some were already through eating. Most just went to bed.
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.
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.
Knights Ferry School started the new year with 87 students. Things are moving fast. The 6th Graders will be going to Outdoor Education on September 29-Oct. 3rd. Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 28th with each teacher giving a 25 minute presentation in their classrooms, starting with Kindergarten at 5:30 p.m. then progressing through the grades. The teachers will present their daily routines, rules and information on Common Core. The Knights Ferry School Band will begin September 2nd. An informational meeting for new band members will be Thursday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. in ...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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