Twice-Told Tales: Jacobson School approved 25 years ago
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2002

Construction has been started on Wicklund School in Mountain House. When completed, Wicklund will be the second school in the Lammersville Elementary School District.

The Tracy City Council is looking at plans for the new City Hall.

Tracy High School’s homecoming royalty were Queen Sara Coury and King T.J. McDonald. The Bulldogs lost the homecoming game, 42-6, to Lincoln of Stockton.

A strike of longshoremen in West Coast ports is delaying shipping of Tracy-grown lima beans to customers in Asia, reported Ken Yasui of Vernalis Warehouse.

All three of Tracy Unified School District’s middle schools have failed to meet their state-mandated Academic Performance Index growth goals.

Students at Freiler School are presenting their production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” There are 85 students in the cast and crew.

25 years ago — 1987

Kerry Doyle has been crowned Tracy Junior Miss at the conclusion of the annual pageant in Emma Baumgardner Theater on the Tracy High campus.

A 22-year-old man was found dead in Tracy Police Department’s padded holding cell. He had been arrested for disorderly conduct.

Services have been held for Philip Martin Jr., 54, a Tracy farmer and grain firm manager.

Tracy High’s football Bulldogs leveled Franklin of Stockton, 39-7, in Stockton. Bulldog quarterback Steve Thompson threw two touchdown passes. The Bulldogs are ranked seventh in Northern California.

Paul Bianchi has returned home after Rotary-sponsored graduate studies at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. He is a graduate of UC Davis.

Trustees of the Tracy Elementary School District have approved plans for a new K-5 school on Kavanagh Avenue. (The school became Melville Jacobson Elementary School.)

50 years ago — 1962

Services have been held for five members of the Samuel DeLeon family killed in a car-train crash near Lathrop.

The City Council has agreed to sell a half-acre parcel of ground in Wainwright Village to the county as a site for a new courthouse. The price: $8,000.

In a football game postponed by a rainstorm, Lincoln of Stockton downed Tracy, 20-6, in Stockton.

Tracy Community Players are opening their production of “Critic’s Choice” in the Little Theatre on West Ninth Street.

Karen Frances is the name Mr. and Mrs. Lindy Bacchetti have given their second daughter, born Oct. 12 at Tracy Community Memorial Hospital. The new arrival has a sister, Paula.

A major rainstorm has disrupted the tomato harvest in Tracy-area fields.

75 years ago — 1937

Voters of the Tracy Elementary School District have approved a $50,000 bond issue to help finance construction of a new Central School at the corner of Eaton and Parker avenues. The district plans to sell the existing Central School site on Central Avenue.

The J.C. Penney Co. store at 10th and Central is featuring men’s suits at prices starting at $15.

Tracy and Oakdale battled to a 0-0 tie in football action in Oakdale.

100 years ago — 1912

The Tracy Press has installed a Linotype typesetting machine, publisher Henry Hull has announced.

City trustees (City Council) have agreed to place a large siren atop the Southern Pacific roundhouse to announce fires in Tracy.

— Tracy Press archives
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