Twice-Told Tales: Scholarship set up for children of Iraq war veteran killed in action
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10 years ago — 2004

The widening of Interstate 205 around the north side of Tracy will be delayed at least a year, according to the San Joaquin Council of Governments.

Susan Moffett, a teacher at Monticello School, has been named the first principal of the new Anthony Traina Elementary School in the Jefferson School District.

A scholarship fund for the children of Army Staff Sgt. Steven Bridges has been established by the 2nd Infantry Division. Bridges was killed in Iraq in December.

Plans are coming together for the 2004 Relay for Life, scheduled May 15 and 16 at Tracy High’s Peter B. Kyne Field.

Perko’s Café at the corner of West 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard is undergoing a major remodeling, inside and out.

Local public-safety officers were honored at the annual Law and Order Night sponsored by James McDermott Post, American Legion.

Services have been held for Mabel Fisher, 102, a Tracy resident for 68 years.

25 years ago —1989

The Tracy City Council has reviewed 195 possible projects in working on a five-year capital-improvement plan. A long-desired community park would cost an estimated $32 million.

Dr. Wesley McIntire, a Tracy dentist for two decades, has died at the age of 64.

Tracy High’s girls basketball team swamped Edison of Stockton, 66-37, on the home court. Cheryll Beardsley topped Tracy scoring with 18 points.

Tracy-area farmers have voiced concern over a prospective 50 percent cut in water allocations supplied via the Delta-Mendota Canal by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

A building housing two dental offices on Parker Avenue is on sale for $125,000, reported real estate agent Ben Curran.

50 years ago — 1964

Manuel Pimentel, who is completing a four-year term on the City Council, has announced he will not be a candidate for re-election in the April municipal election.

The City Council has approved a new rent schedule for the city-owned Wainwright Village. Units with two bedrooms are renting for $52.25 a month.

The South Vampires won the championship of the St. Bernard’s Sixth Grade Basketball Tournament with a 23-16 win over El Portal. The Vampires include Rudy Mason, Richard Ramirez, John Brown, Charles Sanders, Herbert Celestine, Tony Zaragoza, Bert Toler, Larry “Deadeye” Fragoso and Eric Rutherford.

Charles Alcock of Tracy and Betty Shick of Fontana were married in ceremonies in Fontana.

Pharmacist Don Moyer and Walden Thompson, a member of the city planning commission, have announced they are candidates for the City Council.

75 years ago — 1939

Shipments of early-season asparagus are beginning to move out of the Robert T. Cochran Co. packing shed on Sixth Street to markets across the U.S.

R.J. Marraccini has been elected chairman of the Carbona Farm Center. A.P. Bogetti is vice chairman.

Tracy High’s basketball team bested Manteca 30-27 and will face the Modesto Panthers in a playoff game.

An adult orchestra, which will play with Tracy High students, has been formed at the Tracy Adult School.

100 years ago — 1914

A program to install additional sidewalks and curbs in Tracy has been stalled in the Board of Trustees (City Council) after two members voiced opposition to the proposal.

Mrs. Abe Grunauer has been elected the new president of the Women’s Improvement Club. She is the wife of Tracy’s first mayor.

— Tracy Press archives
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