Twice-Told Tales: Renovation launched at Sutter Tracy
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10 years ago — 2002

A $23 million renovation and expansion project has been launched at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. The plan includes a new 9,000-square-foot surgery center, 12 new outpatient rooms and 4,000 square feet more for obstetrics.

Developers of the River Islands residential project near Mossdale have declared that businesses will locate there, providing jobs for residents.

An engineering firm that has studied the buildings on the Tracy High School campus has recommended constructing a new campus at another site. (The advice was not taken, and new buildings were constructed at the present location.)

Young boys are receiving basic training to be football players at the annual Sausau Football Camp at Monte Vista Middle School.

Tracyites celebrated the Fourth of July with a parade, a “day in the park” at Lincoln Park kicked off with a hot-air balloon launch, and fireworks at Peter B. Kyne Field at Tracy High School.



25 years ago — 1987

A house constructed by construction-technology students at Tracy High School has been put up for sale with a price tag of $48,243. Tom Sazama teaches the class.

Former Tracy High girls basketball standout Janine Bonin scored 26 points to lead the North to a 67-65 win over the South in the All-Star game at Cal State Stanislaus.

Ruth Page, who has been serving lunches to senior citizens for 12 years, has retired.

The city of Tracy has launched a $500,000 study to determine the best ways to develop the Interstate 205 corridor on Tracy’s north side.

Steve Garretson, Mark Connolly and Tom Harrington have opened their law office at 121 E. 11th St.

Julie Curran of Curran Real Estate is the new president of the Tracy Marketing Meeting.



50 years ago — 1962

A street dance and “day in the park,” both sponsored by Tracy Jaycees, were followed by an air show at Tracy Municipal Airport on the Fourth of July.

Tracyite Wayne Sumner has completed Peace Corps training and is headed for the African nation of Somalia.

Jay Frerichs is the new president of the Tracy Lions Club, and Marvin Weitz is heading the Tracy Breakfast Lions.

Larry Lopez has been installed as president of the Tracy Optimist Club.

Britta Jorgensen of Denmark will arrive soon to be Tracy’s second American Field Service Student. She will live with the David Boothroyd family while attending Tracy High.

John Silveria, club champion at Tracy Golf & Country Club, qualified for the California Amateur Golf Tournament by posting a 70-73-143 score at Del Rio Country Club near Modesto.



75 years ago — 1937

A survey crew from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has been in the Tracy area determining the best route for a proposed canal to take water from the Delta down the west side to the Mendota pool.

A strike at the Holly Sugar mill north of town has been ended with the signing of a new contract between the sugar firm and the Sugar Workers Union.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are starring in “Shall We Dance” at the Grand Theatre.



100 years ago — 1912

Numbering of houses in Tracy has been only partially completed, as the man hired to do the work has left town.

The Tracy Fire Department has received delivery of two new hose carts. A chemical engine is being repaired to be put into use.

City employees have begun reading water meters, explaining to residents that they must now pay for water supplied by the city’s new system.

— Tracy Press archives
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