Twice-Told Tales: Tracy teen sets triple jump record
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10 years ago — 2003

Stephanie Arganbright, 19, has been crowned Miss Tracy, the first to wear the crown in the past eight years.

Herve Chevaillier, a native of France, and Tom Schubert, a local veterinarian, have formed La Bonne Vie Cellars on Lehman Road to produce the first commercially-made wine in the Tracy area.

A 99 Cents Only store will be opened soon in the former location of the Save Mart store at West 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard.

Allen Friensehner has retired as an electronic technician and senior science associate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, ending a 40-year career at the lab.

West High’s Brittany Daniels set a new triple jump record of 42 feet, 8.75 inches at the Youth Athletic National Championships at Buffalo, N.Y.

25 years ago — 1988

Annual landscape fees will increase in two Tracy subdivisions. At Fairhaven, the fees will increase from $38.88 to $57.46, and at Sycamore Village, from $42.16 to $50.78.

The Owens-Illinois glass-container plant that opened in 1962 west of town is now the Owens-Brockway plant, reflecting O-I’s acquisition of Brockway Glass Co.

Don Yerian is beginning his 15th year as a coach with the Tracy Raiders youth football program.

Atlantic-Pacific Technologies of Tracy has been fined $62,000 for dumping toxic waste into Tracy’s sewage system.

Five foreign students who attended Tracy High School during the 1987-88 school year are returning home to Chile, Finland, Norway, Austria and Switzerland.

50 years ago — 1963

A proposed city of Tracy budget of $1,967,000 for 1963-64 is the largest in the city’s history.

Phil Morales has been installed commander of James McDermott Post, American Legion.

Nick Eddy belted a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Sun Valley Creamery a 7-5 win over the Modesto Caballeros in a California Mexican League game at Tracy Ballpark.

Ground has been broken for the Tracy Center shopping center at the corner of East Street and Grant Line Road. John Pestana of Hayward and George Leonardo of Livermore are the developers.

75 years ago — 1938

Turner Hardware Co. based in Stockton, is opening its new Tracy store at the northwest corner of 10th Street and Central Avenue (where Community Banks of Colorado is now).

Wendell Hoar, superintendent of the Tracy Elementary School District, is the new president of the Tracy Lions Club.

A train carrying President Franklin D. Roosevelt will pass through Tracy on July 15. The president will be en route from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco, Tracyites have learned.

100 years ago — 1913

A fire has destroyed the Arlington Hall and Hotel on West Sixth Street. The building was constructed in late 1911 by Charles Slack, who has promised to rebuild the structure.

The Women’s Improvement Club of Tracy and West San Joaquin has officially endorsed efforts to form an irrigation district around Tracy.

— Tracy Press archives

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