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Paul Ranslow had more than 22 years of experience in higher education.
Paul Ranslow had more than 22 years of experience in higher education.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:53 AM
Former Ripon College President Paul Ranslow died Monday in Lincoln, Calif. after a short battle with cancer. He was 70.
  • Two Green Lake homes heavily damaged in major fire
    A major fire engulfed two residential units in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) at 471 Meadowlark Lane in the city of Green Lake.
  • Ripon bus collides with another vehicle
    A Ripon bus was involved in a minor crash Thursday morning on Fenton Street.
  • City eyes alternate-side winter parking
    As the city seeks to find a solution for homeowners burdened by too little driveway space for their vehicles, leaders may be turning to a new option for winter parking: alternate-side parking.
  • Dollar Tree coming to Ripon
    Dollar Tree received site-plan approval at last week Wednesday’s Plan Commission meeting to construct a new store at 1160 W. Fond du Lac St.
  • Fitzpatrick case: Key evidence challenged
    A judge will rule next week whether to suppress key evidence in a case against a former Ripon High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student.
  • Art display draws concerns in GL
    A Green Lake art teacher gave presentations to her students on example issues: human trafficking, the opioid epidemic, images from the Syrian civil war. She then asked them to paint based off an emotional response to such world issues. The result has stirred up some controversy.
  • Have a historic home? You’ll need time, cash
    Though confusion continues to swirl around what the city’s historic preservation ordinance means for properties within the district, it’s clear that the ordinance is structured such that exterior renovations to “contributing” historic properties require a little extra effort.
  • Woodruff to RC: Seek truth
    The theme of Ripon College’s 2018 commencement was “civil discourse.”  But the heart of Judy Woodruff’s commencement speech Sunday went deeper to the root underlying the tree of public dialogue: Truth.
  • RMC practices for a ‘Dark Sky’ event with regional partners
    Ripon Medical Center participated in this week's region-wide "Dark Sky" exercise.
  • Historic district bounced back to council
    City officials discovered that just because a hearing was called, people wouldn't necessarily show up Monday after the Ripon Common Council mandated that another session be held to allow the public a chance to learn more about the proposed downtown historic district.
  • Former Foods site is filling up
    It now appears that not one but two businesses created by a father-son team in Ripon will be relocating in full into the former Ripon Foods building at 420 E. Oshkosh St.
  • It’s about time for prom (PHOTOS)
    Students at Ripon High School celebrated a “Midnight Masquerade” last week Saturday as they enjoyed prom at Ripon College’s Great Hall.
  • Riponites take on opioid epidemic via Four Pillars town hall
    Hosted by the Ripon Opioid Initiative of Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County (DFC), participants in a town hall Monday learned that the Ripon community is making headway toward addressing and combatting opioid addiction. 
  • Green future eyed for downtown
    Numerous ideas regarding downtown Ripon were pitched over a two-day brainstorming session held last week.
  • Revive ‘Scoop the Loop?’
    The practice of cruising Ripon’s downtown was abolished years ago, but a consultant brought in this past week to help with some re-visioning efforts for downtown suggested bringing it back — albeit on a very, very limited basis.
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