Construction of the first homes in Mountain House is expected to begin within the next several weeks, according to Paul Sensibaugh, Mountain House general manager.
Samantha Adhikari and Alyssa Garcia, both sophomores at West High School, are among the high school students in Tracy serving as volunteers with community organizations. Samantha and Alyssa are bell-ringers for the Salvation Army.
The Tracy Flyers is a youth track club sponsored by the City Parks and Recreation Department.
Justin Huey, who ran and caught passes for a total of 926 yards for the West High Wolf Pack, has been named to the All-San Joaquin Athletic Association football team.
The Tracy Genealogy Society is hosting a holiday social to show off its new digs on the second floor of the Tracy Historical Museum. Kathie Fisher is president of the 4-year-old group.
Tracy Sunrise Soroptimist members have donated 50 Christmas gifts to be given out at the Tracy Women’s Shelter, reported the club president, Judy Castellon.
25 years ago — 1987
The Tracy High Bulldogs edged the Yuba City Honkers, 17-16, to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football championship at chilly Sac State stadium. Bulldog running back Danly Daniel ran 18 yards on fourth down into the end zone to score the game-winning touchdown.
Senior account clerk Deborah Pine has been named the city of Tracy’s Employee of the Year.
Ground has been broken on the Harvest Country housing development that includes 136 residential units.
Tracyites Martha and Rex Buthmann performed a Christmas ballet based on “The Nutcracker” at Tracy Library.
50 years ago — 1962
A blazing fire gutted the Cochran Co. Inc. packing shed on Sixth Street. Fire officials are investigating the possibility of arson. Despite the fire, the firm intends to continue shipping winter celery.
A citizens committee has advised Tracy High trustees to place a 50-cent override tax on the March ballot to keep the district financially healthy.
Edward D. “Ed” Gillman, a retired Southern Pacific switchman, has been honored for a being a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for 50 years.
Army Private Dennis Alegre has been assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., for engineer training after completing basic training at Fort Ord.
The Rotary-sponsored annual Christmas Lighting Contest has drawn 37 entries.
75 years ago — 1937
Trustees of the Tracy Elementary School District have approval sale of $50,000 in bonds to fund construction of the new Central School at the corner of Eaton and Parker avenues.
Three city trucks are carrying refuse from Tracy homes to the dump. The service will be free until Christmas.
Tracy High’s basketball team dumped an alumni team, 29-17, in the school gym. Marvin Van Bebber topped varsity scoring with 12 points.
Insurance agent Jay Frerichs has been elected president of the Tracy 20-30 Club, succeeding Leonard “Jiggs” Ackerman in the post.
100 years ago — 1912
Members of the Board of Trustees (City Council) served notice that they intend to pave Central Avenue from Eighth Street all the way to the County Road (11th Street).
The annual ball sponsored by the Order of Railway Conductors at the Arlington Hall was declared a grand success.
The City Council has agreed to pay a night watchman $40 per month, with local merchants picking up the balance to a total of $75.
— Tracy Press archives