Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo” showed Joey Perry, a top member of the Tracy High golf team, sinking a putt in February 1989. Identifying Perry in the photo were his proud mom, Linda Perry, and classmates Jason Freeman and Geri Madruga Jensen.
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10 years ago — 2001
Restaurateur-caterer John Day has taken over as chairman of the California Dry Bean Festival. He succeeds Paula Marsh, who resigned recently.
Tracy Nissan is scheduled to be the next auto dealership to locate in the Tracy Auto Plaza. The planning commission has given its approval to the 24,481-square-foot building on 2½ acres.
Babe Ruth youth baseball is marking its 25th year in Tracy.
A cold February has pushed back the opening phase of the Delta asparagus harvest north of Tracy.
William “Bill” Enos has been named Elk of the Year at the Tracy Elks Lodge.
Tracy High’s girls softball team blanked Lincoln, 10-0, on the home diamond. Amber Guillen hit a home run for the Bulldogs.
25 years ago —1986
Six candidates for two seats on the City Council in the June 3 election are incumbents Clyde Bland and Dorothy Zanussi and newcomers Mark Schmidt, David Norris, Lester “Scotty” Scott and Debra Medrano.
Plaque winners in the annual Bank of America Awards program are Scott Papish, science and math; Wendy Johnson, liberal arts; Eric Crawford, applied arts; and Kim Powell, fine arts.
Miss Tracy Jamie Warner has been crowned Miss San Joaquin County.
Jai Chee and Jolene Bortz have been named Tracy High representatives to Boys and Girls State this summer.
Tracy received 0.81 inches of rain over two days to raise the season total to 14.43 inches, two inches above the normal for an entire season.
50 years ago — 1961
Five candidates for four open seats on the Tracy High board of trustees include incumbents Majorie Dunton, Virginia Coffman and Merrill West, and challengers Tom Hintz and George Stein.
The Tracy Safety Council has gone on record asking the city of Tracy to vacate City Hall (old Central School) immediately. The building, constructed in 1912, has been declared structurally unsound.
Two young children, brothers ages 3 and 2, drowned in an irrigation ditch alongside Schulte Road southeast of town.
Tracy dairyman Manuel Furtado has ended his term as president of Associated Dairymen of California.
75 years ago — 1936
Dr. Allan R. Powers is the first president of the newly formed Tracy Wildlife Association.
New bids are being sought for the construction of the Tracy Post Office at the corner of 12th and Adam streets (now the Tracy Historical Museum).
Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy are starring in “Riff-Raff” at the Grand Theatre.
100 years ago — 1911
Abraham Grunauer, Tracy’s first mayor, is president of the recently opened West Side Bank of Tracy.
A bond election is planned next week to finance a $25,000 new schoolhouse on Central Avenue to replace Willow School.
• Items for this column were gathered from Tracy Press archives.