Twice-Told Tales: 300 served Thanksgiving dinner
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10 years ago — 2002

A Thanksgiving dinner was served to 300 people at the Great Plate on Central Avenue.

Dr. Michael McLellan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, has been named Tracy Professional of the Year for his service to his church and the community.

A 16-year-old Tracy High sophomore was killed and a California Highway Patrol officer seriously injured when two motorcycles collided on Von Sosten Road west of town.

Local residents who have been diagnosed with valley fever have formed a support group.

West High’s football team lost a hard-fought quarterfinals playoff game to Lincoln, 33-28, in Stockton. West quarterback Nate Fagundes scored three touchdowns on runs.

Boy Scouts of Troop 505 have opened their annual Christmas tree lot on West 11th Street.

25 years ago — 1987

Burton and Barbara Fitzpatrick have been named Family of the Year in a program sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

King Bearing has moved into larger quarters in the Drew Business Park on Larch Road. Dave Norris is manager.

Leona and Ray Quigley have been honored on their 50th wedding anniversary. They have been Tracy residents since 1937.

The 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights was celebrated during a program at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church multi-ministry building.

The City Council has voted 4-1 to take out an option to purchase a 112-acre parcel of farmland at the corner of 11th Street and Chrisman Road as a site for a community park.

The Tracy Bulldogs, behind the running of Danly and Bon Daniel, dumped Lincoln of Stockton, 38-14, in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal playoff game.

50 years ago — 1962

The City Council has approved sale of 2.3-acre Harmon Park to Tracy Community Hospital for a hospital expansion project. The sale still must be approved by the Harmon Foundation of New York City, which granted the land to the city in 1925 for a park.

Santa Claus arrived in Tracy at the Southern Pacific Depot and then rode atop a fire engine to his hut at 10th Street and Central Avenue. He was accompanied by boys and girls on foot and riding bicycles.

Phil Johannes scored two late fourth-quarter baskets to lead the Tracy Bulldogs to a 34-30 basketball win over Davis of Modesto.

The new petroleum laboratory at Tracy Annex of Sharpe General Depot has been officially opened.

The Delta-Mendota Canal is being “de-watered” for cleaning.

75 years ago — 1937

The city of Tracy has received U.S. Works Project Administration (WPA) funds to pipe the West Side Irrigation District ditch south of Eaton Avenue.

Motorists caught speeding while taking “the Banta Cutoff” on Grant Line Road will be cited, according to Eddie Hansen, local California Highway Patrol officer.

A farm labor camp able to house 200 migrant families will be constructed with federal funds near Westley south of Tracy.

100 years ago — 1912

Central Avenue property owners have met with city officials to discuss paving of Central Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets. Paving of Central between Sixth and Seventh streets has just been completed.

Veteran Tracy baker William Tschierschky has sold the Tracy Bakery to P.C. Hoeger and G. Roeesch.

— Tracy Press archives

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