The Return of The Ripon Farmers Market

-by Kathy Cragin If you’ve driven down the Main Street of Ripon on a Thursday evening this summer, you’ve probably noticed a crowd of local folks gathered outside Studio Joy. These …

The Fate of Ripon’s Fireworks Show

by Joanna Metheny Most have probably heard by now that Ripon will not be having our annual fireworks show at Mistlin Park this Fourth of July. This wildly popular event typically …

Something in the water? Ripon cancer diagnoses continue to rise

by Joanna Metheny In the past few weeks, most of Ripon’s residents have likely heard at least something about the apparent rise in cases of pediatric cancer surrounding Weston Elementary. With …

Fulton Overpass Nativity Scene

By Joanna Metheny One of the best things about living in a small town are the little efforts locals take to brighten up the community. Ripon is a shining example of …

Will the Real Orlando McCurry Please Stand-Up?

-by Gracyn Taylor, Journalist in “The Smoke Signal” Who is Orlando McCurry? That is a question people from Ripon High School have been asking since 1970. McCurry is supposedly a man who …