Wheatland Union High School students will get to experience a newly improved farm next school year as construction of the Wheatland Ag Park nears completion.
The school is receiving new planter boxes, irrigation systems, compost bins and greenhouse improvements, thanks to a collaborative effort between the California Agriculture Leadersh
Madrigal graduates in auto, diesel
Daniel Madrigal of Marysville graduated April 12 from Universal Technical Institute in Sacramento.
He completed the automotive technology and diesel industrial programs.
A 2011 graduate of Yuba City High School, he is the son of Elias and Natalia Madrigal
Yuba College student Tanya Harbison has experienced the benefits that stem from two organizations working together.
On April 17, she joined about nine fellow classmates on a trip to Feather River College in an event that temporarily combined Yuba College's veterinary technician program with FRC's equine program. It was a collaborative ef
Dinner benefits orchestra trip
Yuba City High School Orchestra is hosting a Fiesta Dinner and Concert from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room, 850 B St., Yuba City.
Featuring an all-you-can-eat taco bar, dinner includes sides, drinks and desserts.
Dinner tickets are $10 i
Butte Vista School
• A big congratulations to our Science Olympiad team of students for their performance in the state competition.
• Shreya and Priya Kareti earned third place medals in heredity, and Priya Kareti and Katherine Hay earned fourth place medals in anatomy. Science instructor Rosine
Disney's 1989 film "The Little Mermaid" might not seem old enough to be considered a classic, but for the junior high students at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, it is.
The beginning drama students, in seventh through ninth grades, are bringing "The Little Mermaid Junior" to the Marysville Community Auditorium stage this week. T
North Marysville High School student Deongelo Quihuis ran away from home when he was 14 years old after watching his family turn to drugs and gang violence.
His mother had already gone to jail once for stealing a car in 2003, and he couldn't bear to hang around while his gang-involved brothers pushed his mother into using drugs and alcoh
Central Gaither School in Yuba City held its annual jump-a-thon Feb. 15 to raise money for field trips and to promote physical fitness. The jump-a-thon was led by PE teacher Ben LiaBraaten, and students participated as their PE class for the day.
LiaBraaten played music and created jump rope games and activities to encourage the students
Rinzler receives fellowship
Colusa resident Charles Cooper Rinzler was awarded the John Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award 2013.
As one of only 15 recipients awarded nationwide, he received $250,000 to continue research in materials science.
A 2005 graduate of Colusa High School and a graduate Ha
Tierra Buena Elementary School
• The Book Fair will be open during school hours Monday-Friday. It will also be open for the two open house evenings.
• From 6 p.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday the fourth- through eighth-grade classrooms will be open for their open house.
• The kindergarten thro
When the 20-year-old newspaper in Nicolaus closed in 2012, it left a void in Sutter County's southeastern community.
The South Sutter Connection served as an important link among those living in the small region. Without it, getting the local scoop became less simplistic. But there was still a need for micro news, and it was East Nicolau
Faith musicians to perform
Faith Christian High School's orchestra, jazz ensemble and concert band are featured at the school's annual Spring Concert and Art Show at the First United Methodist Church in Yuba City.
The concert is in memory of the late Rebecca Denney, an artist and the mother of FCHS
Lincoln Elementary School
• The second- and third-grade students will have an awards assembly recognizing academic progress and good citizenship at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the multipurpose room.
• School staff will be treated to an Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday hosted by the Lincoln Parent Teac
For any budding comedian, the first time at the microphone will always be memorable.
For five comics, that first time will be this week. "Laughing With the Comics 2" is planned Friday at the Lee Burrows Center for the Arts in Marysville.
"This is going to be a fun night," said the event's organizer, John Trent. "You'll get to see
For Dave Calkins, a guardian of his girlfriend's 10-year-old triplets, the biggest thing on his mind with the school year winding down is how he and the three girls will cope with the transition to Riverbend Middle School next year.
About 1,200 students attend Riverbend, a school that's much larger than the one the triplets currently att
Apply for student office
Nominations and petitions are being accepted April 8-19 for positions on the 2013-'14 Associated Students of Yuba College.
Positions open are president, vice president, secretary, business director, activities director, communications director and senator.
Franklin Elementary School
• The wrestling team took the Team of the Year award at the Tri-County tournament on March 23 at River Valley High School. Angelo Rangel, Jorge Navarro, Baily Johnson and Tyler McCool all won gold medals for the Bulldogs. Eight other wrestlers placed second.
• Erick Da
Marysville High School's fifth annual Agriculture Day celebration kicked off on Tuesday like a farm-infused block party.
Gates blocked off a large section of road near the high school so that hundreds of students could eat, play games and ride a mechanical slab of metal like a bull.
"I love it," said Taylor Johnson, a 17-year-old
Kindergarten sign-ups set
Kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school years begins next week at Franklin Elementary School.
From 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, parents can register children who were born on or before Oct. 1, 2008.
Parents must bring the child's proof of immunization,
Butte Vista School
• The Spring Dinner was held Friday. Proceeds from this event help the fifth-graders get to Shady Creek.
• Spring break is from Friday to April 5.
Lincoln Elementary School
• Kindergartners will have their awards assembly at 10:20
Marysville Joint Unified School District trustees said no to the YES Charter Academy on Tuesday evening, denying the school a five-year charter renewal on a 4-3 vote.
The Yuba Environmental Science Charter Academy’s renewal was declined after district consultants told trustees the school failed to meet financial and scholastic expe
Four Camptonville Academy middle school boys, against fierce competition in the state, were victorious in a technology competition for the design of an attendance-tracking computer application.
Connor Hamp, 13, Daniel Apsley, 12, Caleb Hamp, 12, and Ethyn Fox, 13, won Best in State in the Verizon Innovation App Challenge for coming up wi
Luther Elementary School
• FOCUS from Gridley, under the direction of Groverlee Dahl, will present a book to every student today.
Lincoln Elementary School
• Spring parent teacher conferences will be on Wednesday. Spring conferences are by invitation only to addre
Sutter Buttes Garden Club is awarding students $1,000 scholarships to promote education in landscape design, horticulture, landscape architecture, floral design and agriculture.
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and demonstrate high academic achievement.
The number of scholarships awarded depends on the number
March madness approaches — not just the NCAA basketball tournament, but a flurry of activities that began in mid-February and culminate in March highlight the school year at New Life Christian School.
Morale soared high as students across the campus celebrated Spirit Week, a "fun and fantastic week," junior Brittnie Juetten said. H