Tracy-area FFA and 4-H members fared well at the annual junior livestock auction at the San Joaquin County Fair. A 254-pound pig, “Spike,” offered by John Egbert of the Jefferson 4-H Club, went for $2,600.
Residents living south of Old River are opposing a proposal to develop a riverside park along that stretch of Delta waterways.
Kelsey Noll has returned to Tracy after teaching English in Russia for five months.
Megan Knize, Brianna Boyd, Marcus Bivens and Sioban Mersaroli are summer interns in the Tracy Press news room.
Tracy Muslims have announced plans to build a mosque and community center on Larch Road.
25 years ago — 1986
Rising Sun, Tracy’s drug and alcohol abuse center, is going out of business. The center’s staff quit after its director, Irene Killian de Ojeda, was ousted.
Dan Giesing, a June graduate of Tracy High School, has been accepted as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Keller’s Furniture Store, 131 W. 10th St., is closing, said Jeff Keller. His father, the late Clinton Keller, opened the store in 1948 on East 11th Street.
Former Tracy High basketball standout Garrett Arnaudo scored key fourth-quarter baskets to help the North team defeat the South, 79-71, in the 11th annual Kiwanis All-Star Basketball Game at UOP.
50 years ago — 1961
Roy Nutini has sold Nutini’s House of Color at 26 W. 10th St. to Wilfred H. Craig of San Bruno. Craig and his wife have a son and a daughter.
A variety of activities are planned at Tracy Municipal Airport on the Fourth of July, according to Barney Strong, chairman. Stunt pilots Clyde Parsons and Bud Fountain will be featured, and Joe Tiago will head up skydivers.
A reception at the home of Stan and Barbara Yeomans has honored Mike and Jackie Erceg on their recent marriage at Lake Tahoe.
Deputy county agriculture department staffers Aage Tugel, Wilfred McDaniel and Mark Huffaker have moved their office from the basement of City Hall (old Central School) to a converted Wainwright Village building.
Haberdasher Pete Davanis has been installed as president of the Tracy Lions Club.
75 years ago — 1936
Work has started on enlarging facilities at the Tracy High athletic fields. Covering the West Side Irrigation District canal made the project possible.
It’s been hot in Tracy, with the thermometer hitting 104 degrees on four consecutive days.
The Tracy Plunge is open for the summer. Admission prices are 25 cents for adults, 15 cents for high school students and 10 cents for elementary school students.
100 years ago — 1911
Construction of homes in the West Park district in west Tracy is moving along at a fast clip, according to William P. Friedrich, Press publisher, following a tour of the area.
Henry Heinbockel has been appointed Tracy’s night watchman by the Board of Trustees (City Council).
— Tracy Press archives