Twice-Told Tales: New supervisor sworn in
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10 years ago — 2002

Leroy Ornellas has been sworn in as a new San Joaquin County supervisor. The Tracy dairyman defeated incumbent Lynn Bedford in the November general election.

Two Tracy businesses have reported receiving counterfeit $20 bills.

West High’s Wolf Pack destroyed the hometown rival Tracy High Bulldogs, 40-8, in the annual Crosstown Classic football game. Wendell Brown ran for three touchdowns for the Wolf Pack.

The Tracy Press and Lodi News-Sentinel have revived San Joaquin News Service, which provides coverage of countywide happenings.

Kelly Jensen is the new pro at Tracy Golf and Country Club. He was formerly in Lake Arrowhead.

Services have been held for Evo Coelho, 80, a retired farmer and Tracy-area resident for 56 years.

Students at St. Bernard’s Catholic School have performed “Hansel and Gretel” along with members of the San Francisco Opera a la Carte troupe.



25 years ago — 1987

A bandit armed with a gun robbed the Wells Fargo Bank on Central Avenue of $5,360.

Maria Amporo Swartz has been named La Senorita Tracy.

The Tracy High Bulldogs captured the San Joaquin Athletic Association football title outright with a 19-0 blanking of the Stagg High Delta Kings of Stockton.

Coach Don Nicholson’s 1987 Tracy frosh-soph football team finished its season with a perfect 10-0 record.

City Manager Mike Locke has received a 19.5 percent increase in pay, bringing his annual salary to $75,000.

Nearly 200 Tracyites gathered in the multi-ministry building at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for a dinner celebrating the 200th birthday of the U.S. Constitution.

Dr. Erwin L. Burke, a Tracy chiropractor, has been installed as new president of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.



50 years ago — 1962

The Tracy Planning Commission, on a 3-2 vote, has approved the sale of Harmon Park to Tracy Community Memorial Hospital for the hospital’s expansion. The decision now goes to the City Council.

Nancy Fiack and Ken Kahn were married in ceremonies at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

Ralph Cairns is the new planning director for the city of Tracy. He comes to Tracy from Ely, Nev., where he held the same position.

T.D. “Dutch” and Kay Herman celebrated their 25-year wedding anniversary in the Tracy Inn Crystal Room.

Tracy High graduate George T. Hench has been named director of the Port of Stockton.

Wesley Cooper has been promoted to captain in the Tracy Fire Department.



75 years ago — 1937

A parade organized by the American Legion celebrated Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) in Tracy.

Tracy High’s football team lost its final game of the season, 7-0, to the Ceres Bulldogs on Armistice Day.

Peterson Ice Cream Co. is preparing special holiday mixes of eggnog and Tom and Jerry batter.



100 years ago — 1912

The managers of the Titus Ranch, aka Whitehall Estates, are providing free turkey dinners on Thanksgiving Day to employees.

David R. Payne has donned a new uniform in his new job as passenger director at the Southern Pacific Depot.

— Tracy Press archives
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