Twice-Told Tales: Wicklund Elementary School rises
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10 years ago — 2003

Construction starts on Wicklund Elementary School, the second school in the Lammersville Elementary School District. Wicklund is located in the new Mountain House development.

Members of the City Council are discussing ways Tracy can celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the town in 1878.

Services have been held for Charles “Chuck” Bailor Jr., 85, former co-owner of the B&E Club, who later owned and operated a bar in Ripon.

Shareese Mulholand and Ashley Taylor are working out as the first female members of the Tracy High wrestling team.

Developers of the River Islands residential community near Mossdale have completed school-construction agreements with the Banta Elementary School District and the Tracy Joint Union High School District.

Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, plans to introduce legislation in Congress to fund construction of a new freeway connecting Patterson and San Jose.



25 years ago — 1988

Bob Hedrick, Tracy’s postmaster for the past 17 years, has announced he plans to retire Jan. 29. He has been at the Tracy Post Office for 44 years.

Residents of Par Country Estates near Tracy Golf and Country Club are angry about water problems that haven’t been addressed by developers.

Gasoline prices are dropping in the area. The average price of unleaded regular fell from 99.9 cents to 89.9 cents per gallon.

Herb Massey has been installed as new master of Mount Oso Masonic Lodge.

A new contract will give teachers of the Tracy Elementary School District a 5.5 percent across-the-board pay increase during the current school year.

Tracy High’s boys’ basketball team has lost its 15th straight game of the 1987-88 season, 71-41, to Franklin of Stockton.



50 years ago — 1963

The population of Tracy and surrounding rural area has been calculated at 21,013, according to the San Joaquin County Planning Department.

Several members of the Tracy Golf and Country Club are challenging plans to build a new course adjacent to the present course after the planned West Side Freeway goes through the original layout.

Tracy Community Players have opened their version of the comedy “The Seven Year Itch” at the Little Theatre on West Ninth Street. Gene Schuppan, Lureen Crocker and Woody Souza have leading roles.

Thirty-three Tracy hockey fans went by bus to see the San Francisco Seals take on the Portland Buckeroos. The trip was sponsored by the Tracy Press.

Janet Clough has been installed worthy adviser of Tracy Rainbow Girls.



75 years ago — 1938

Hagstroms Food Stores of Oakland is opening a Tracy store next to the post office on Adam Street.

Alfred Pereira has proposed building homes on the north side of a new section of Eaton Avenue across from the proposed new park on the Slack property (Lincoln Park).

Work has started on improving Tracy Island Road north of town.



100 years ago — 1913

Joe Lee has been chosen as the city garbage collector. The city has finally located a place to dump the garbage.

Paving Central Avenue as far north as Eighth Street has been completed.

— Tracy Press archives
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