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.
At the meeting of the History and Museum Associates the upcoming Peddler's Faire was discussed. It will be on May 1st because Easter is the last Sunday in April. Notices went out to vendors, $55 for a booth. Call 881-3217 if interested. Also discussed was the Civil War Reenactment scheduled for March 19 and 20. Under new business a leak has been discovered in the roof and a wooden step behind Miller's Hall has split. The Voortmans plan on opening the Knights Ferry Creamery and Sweet Shop in February. They are working on painting and getting things in ...
There was a large turnout for the Community Club dinner last Thursday. After the good food was eaten, President Linda Morris discussed the annual Ground Hog Dinner and White Elephant Raffle. This year's date is February 5th at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse. Chef Chris will prepare the main dish and attendees will bring sides, salads or desserts. The main thing is to bring some unwrapped white elephant gifts. Start looking now (your reporter has found a goodie!) And yes, the shell wind chimes will be back! After the business meeting, the speaker, Jim Sanders, was introduced. He ...
Happy New Year and how did it become January so soon? Some dates for your calendar: Knights Ferry Community Club dinner meeting January 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Final plans for the Ground Hog dinner will be discussed. Guest speaker is Jim Sanders, a WWII ambulance driver. He served in France and Germany and help in the liberation of a concentration camp. This narrative is not for young children. January 11 is the meeting of the Museum and History Associates at 9:00 a.m. at Miller's Hall. January 12th is the Knights Ferry Garden ...
Welcome to the world Kyle Coleman Mangante, born December 20th to Troy and Brandi. Kyle weighed in at 10 pounds, 9 ounces. Proud Knights Ferry grandmother is Kathy Mangante.
No matter what road you travel, the Christmas light displays are great!
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas holiday!
The Knights Ferry School Kindergarteners, First Graders, Second Graders, Fifth Graders, Sixth Graders and the Band all went to Modesto's Gallo Center for the Arts to see the Opus Hand Bell Choir. Degan Sweet liked that the bells were like piano notes. Jackson Ault thought the band was cool and it amazed him. Grace Harden liked when they banged the bells. Xavier Olvera liked when four players formed a team and rang the bells. Gracie Anderson liked the sing along. They all had a great time.
At an assembly held at Knights Ferry School last Friday, Student of the Month awards were given out to: Kindergarten- Jenna O'Neil, First Grade- Levi Dickens, Second Grade- Carter Sturtevant, Third Grade- Emalee Watson, Fourth Grade- Presley Wilson, Fifth Grade- Braden Sousa, Sixth Grade- Rilyn Cassaretto, Seventh Grade- Aleesha Harden and Eighth Grade- Madison Willis. Two Playground Super Stars names were drawn for prizes, Josh Reese and Luke Dickens. Congratulations to all and keep it up!
It has been a wet time in the Ferry. The attendance at the Sunday Breakfast was down, no bicycle riders and many stayed out of the weather.
Scott Naccarato and Tristan were going to Alex and Jean's home late Saturday night when they came upon a large mountain lion on Cemetery Road. He sat there for a while then jumped the fence to the Martinelli pasture. Scott said it was very big! Be on the watch!
Taylor Witzke celebrated her third birthday with family and friends at Grandma and Grandpa Noe's home.
Birthday wishes go out to: Bob Brunker Jr., Phil Frymire, John Krick, Matt Holcomb, Alex Krippner, Roger Ray, Elise Seeds, Bill Carr, Bill Higgens, Ben Cassinetto, Dorothy McKinsey, Wyatt Dickens, Elissa Simons, Megan Miller, Jasmin Olvera, Tristan McCarthy, Megan Willis, Taylor Witzke, Alexa Boyajian, Alyssa Sisco, Dayne Sturtevant, Emma Tankersley, Jenna O'Neil, Presley Wilson and Gage Perry.
The noontime Halloween parade through the Ferry was exceptional. The weather was good, the costumes were great and the candy delicious! Winners of the pumpkin decorating contest at the school were: Third place, a clown, by Sergio Garcia, Brandi Cardey, Gracie Anderson, Breanna Banks and Trenton Foster. Second place went to Ray Patton, Austin Santillo, Maddy Watson, Elijah Elting, and Lupita Pineda. First place for a Smokey Bear went to Rilyn Cassaretto, Carter Sturtevant, Carson Sundberg and Mitzy Collantes. The winner of the candy corn count was Aubrey Mendonca. All winners received treats.