Don't forget the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting and dinner Thursday, Feb. 4th at 6:30 in the clubhouse. After the meeting the tables will be set up for the Ground Hog dinner.
This past week found not much damage (that I could see) from the wind and rain in the Ferry. It was great to stay by the fire and vegetate!
At the Knights Ferry School Board meeting Seventh Grader Andi Jones gave a power point presentation. The class read "The Giver" and had to interview someone older to get his or her memories. Andi chose her mother, Paige, and showed her presentation to the Board. It was well done and we found out some interesting things about Paige! The Board also changed their meeting date to the second Thursday of the month starting in February. Superintendent/Principal Cheryl Griffiths told of the reduction of aide time to start in March as another way to save money.
At the Knights Ferry Community Club meeting, the "Ground Hog Dinner" was discussed. The dinner will be February 6th at the clubhouse. Doors open at 5:30. The club will provide the main dish and members will provide sides and desserts. The most important thing to bring is a "White Elephant" to raffle off. All should bring at least one item. Last year was so much fun and lots of laughs! Check around for that gift you were given that needs a new home or some "special" item. There will be a door prize. Put this date on your calendar!
As the year 2009 passed, so did long time Knights Ferrian Walt Taylor. Walt was raised in the Ferry, attending the Knights Ferry School with his three siblings, as did his parents, Bert and Mildred. He was a well-known cattleman, raising Charolais cattle. Walt was a 57 year member of the Knights Ferry I.O.O.F. Lodge, where he served up many a breakfast on the first Sunday of the month. He leaves behind his loving companion Virginia Gibson, sons, Pat, Mike and David and daughter Barbara, 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. His brother, Bob Taylor, survives him. Viewing ...
Christmas Eve there was a large gathering on the outdoor patio of the River's Edge for the Knights Ferry Community Church's Christmas Eve service. The Frymire's lit cross shone down on all. Alex Ray, Jordan Ray, Kylea Coston and Amber Coston played the opening prelude. The church's Choir, directed by Peggy Van Vliet, sang "Emmanuel, Emmanuel." Pastor Leverne Tanis welcomed all and led the opening prayer. The Choir then sang "One Still and Silent Night" and Pastor Tanis spoke on "Your Light Has Come." Peggy Van Vliet then sang "O Holy Night." The children of the ...
Birthday greetings for the month of December go out to: Betty Rogers, Owen Haskell, James Haskell, Greg Haskell, Dylan Mack, Katie Feichter, Amanda Wright, Denise Ray, Marissa MacDonald, Charles Wong, Kim Konberg, Lisa Frymire, Fred Dolling, Dennis Hitch, Chris Lewis, Beckie Rorabaugh, Charlie Mynatt, Tom Crom, Haley Page, Nicole Brunker, Helga Kaiser, Annette Arias, Christian Baker, Brandon Carroll, Pam Fondse, Colby Wallace-George, Reba Morgan, Jordan Haycock and Matthew Largent.
The Ulrich family held their annual Christmas party at the I.O.O.F. Hall last Saturday. There were 4 generations represented, with a lot of children this year. Betty Rogers was the oldest Ulrich in attendance and Paisley Vargas was the youngest. Laura Simons led the children in singing Christmas Carols, accompanied by Rick Starbuck on guitar. Taryn Goehring announced her engagement. Bobby McCoy is in Iraq and was in their prayers. Santa came after dinner and the children received presents from the "jolly old elf." It was a fabulous evening.
Good news! Leslie Raggio Kappler is alive and well, not dead as reported November 25th. Bad news - it was her husband Jim that died. Thanks to Virginia for the correction!
The Feast the Knights Ferry School Eighth Graders put on for the community was well attended and the food was terrific. Oskar Nilsson liked cutting the turkey, Kit Foster liked playing while he worked, Peyton Paul liked meeting the people, and Leah Armario liked preparing the food and helping serve the people. Their teacher, Shelli Johnson, thanked her aide, Cheryl Hodge, for helping put it all together and thanks Randy Noe for showing the boys how to carve a turkey. Don and Gail Diltz enjoyed the food and visiting with friends. River McCarthy said the rolls and butter were the ...
Congratulations go out to Shasta Duckworth for passing his Heating and Air College tests. Mom Lynn says now he needs to find a job!
As your reporter types this column, (Sunday), hubby Lee is still in the hospital, hoping to come home soon. He had a slight glitch in his recovery but is fine now. Remember to call with your news as I will not be out much - 881-3314.
Birthday greetings for the month of November go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Freddy Mesker, Matt Holcomb, Sara Mesker, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgins, Ben Cassinetto, Dorothy McKinsey, Wyatt Dickens, Ian Carroll, Paris Thompson, Brittlynn Waggoner, Elissa Simons, Megan Miller, Andie Jones, Kim Mediros, Jasmin Olvera, Frank Rossi, Tristan McCarthy, Presley Wilson, Zachary Harbottle, Ivan Merza and Megan Willis.
The Main Street in Knights Ferry was lined with parents, friends, grandparents, family and strangers last Friday for the annual costume parade of the KF school children. Younger siblings joined in, as did young town folk. There were some great costumes, including a box of popcorn and a person on an outhouse! Candy was handed out and the children trooped back up the hill to find out the winners of the pumpkin-decorating contest. First place went to the pumpkin with vegetables for features, made by Leah Armario, Megan Wolf, Madeline Freitas and Maribel Limon. Second place went to the green ...
Thanks go out from Knights Ferry School to Lynn Duckworth for donating and installing a converter box for the television in the cafeteria. They get over 20 channels now.
After the much-needed rain the Ferry is looking like spring, with the lilacs, wisteria and spiraea blooming, the birds singing and the day-trippers enjoying the town. Last Sunday's breakfast was enjoyed by many, with good food and friendly diners.
Easter was really iffy on Saturday night what with all the lightning, thunder and rain. It really was a show! Sunrise Service had some clouds in the East but the weather was mild. The rest of the day was perfect!
Birthday greetings for March go out to: Bill Frias, Tom Wright, Rick Maisel, Shavon Haskell, Josh Hauskens, Rocky Goehring, Pat Johnson, Aaron Hodge, Brendt Ohe, Aislinn Finn, Richard Bell, Kara Lopez, Amber Coston, Bill Martinelli, Gayle Higgens, Danna Morgan, Mark Schlegel, Kim McCarthy, Wendy Burns, Grant Page, Cadance Ryland, Levi Dickens, Luke Dickens, Taylor Kelley, Grace Anderson, Anthony Neely, Leverne Tanis, Carter Sturtevant, Sergio Garcia and Ken Morris.
ALERT - there has been another robbery in the area! Thieves are taking money, jewelry and small items. If you have any information on who is doing this there is a reward, call 743-4450.
The Sandhill Cranes are flying north in impressive numbers. Spring is coming! Also the town is carpeted in violets, remnants of the open water system that provided the town with water. The reservoir was where the upper blacktop area is at the school. It was open and violet seeds spread through town.
At the MAC meeting the rash of burglaries in the area was discussed. There were eight that they knew of. Everyone needs to keep a watch out for anything suspicious and report it to the Sheriff. Also discussed by the California Highway patrolman was the help he was giving the school on safety. Josh Tucker from Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department gave the 2012 statistics for our area. There were 128 calls from Station 2, most medical. Joshua Mann from the County Planning Department gave an update on the Agricultural Plan. As for Agricultural mitigation it is one acre developed, one ...
Spring is in the air, the almond blossoms are popping!
Welcome to the world Adaya Dyane Boyer, born February 7th to Stuart and Rosalie Boyer. She weighed in at 8 pounds 8 ounces. Proud Knights Ferry Grandparents are Jim and Diane Boyer.
There was a black stone and silver earring found at the Community Club after the Christmas program. Contact the school if it is yours.
Congratulations go out to Amber and Kylea Coston for placing in the top 20 finalists for the Stanislaus County Peace Essay Contest. Amber was in the top 20 for Seventh and Eighth Grade (out of 376) and Kylea was in the top 20 for Fifth and Sixth Grades (out of 317). Their actual placing will be announced in February. Proud Great Grandparents are Bill and Evelyn Frias.
As the first month of 2013 exits, here are some dates for your February calendar: February 3 is Breakfast Sunday in the Ferry at the I.O.O.F. Hall from 8 to noon. February 7 is the dinner meeting of the Knights Ferry Community Club at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. The main item for discussion is the Spaghetti Dinner, held in conjunction with the Civil War reenactment, on March 23rd. Donations are being sought for raffle prizes. Kim Whitey is the contact person at 847-7122. February 12 is the meeting of the History and Museum Associates ...
Birthday greetings for January go out to: Heather Wright, Sean McCarthy, Barbara Burroughs, Kevin Burns, Heather Brockman, Wayne Largent, Sherron McCarthy, Jonathan Amaral, Amy Simons, Alexis Arias, Logan Martinelli, Angel Limon, Kaeli Sweet, Madison Page, Trenton Foster, Ric Feichter, Joe Murray, Larry Bell, Sam Page, Matthew Boyer, Elijah Etling, Benjamin Cassinetto, Mitzy Collantes, Brooks Bonde, Rhiannon Hawthorn, Heather Voortman, Carson Sundberg, Aubrey Harris, Katherine Ramirez, Phoebe, Lucas and Clairisse Jones.
The Knights Ferry Garden Club has selected the winners of the Smokey Bear Poster Contest. They have received their prizes at school. Winners are: First Grade- Wyatt Sousa, First Place, Josh Reese, Second Place and Carson Sundberg, Third Place. Second Grade- Grace Harden, First Place, Carter Sturtevant, Second Place and Mason O'Neil, Third. Third Grade winners were- Dakota Voortman, First, Tate Cassaretto, Second and Hayden Cassaretto, Third. Fourth Grade- Olivia Doshas, First, Haley Page, Second and Nicole Brunker, Third. Fifth Grade winners were Braden Sousa, First and Mikali Willis, Second. Congratulations! Now those posters go for state judging.
The Dollings have an interesting story. Fred was going out his gate when he spotted something lying in the road. Upon closer inspection he found a dead eagle! He called Lisa at the Army Corp and she sent a Fish and Game person. Looking the bird over, he found burn marks; the eagle had flown into the power lines. They turned the bird over to Fish and Wildlife and they will see that Indian tribes will receive the feathers, as Indians are the only people allowed to have eagle feathers. Fish and Wildlife are going to look at the power ...
Welcome 2013 - Hope your year is terrific!