Twice-Told Tales: Median home price tops $300K
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10 years ago — 2003

The median price of a resale home in Tracy has increased to $305,000. Demand for houses continues strong.

A memorial service has been held in Tracy Community Center for Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Menusa, 33, who was killed in initial combat in Iraq.

Tracy resident Diana Koron has been named the new coordinator of the California Dry Bean Festival.

West High left-hander Nate Lowry struck out 13 batters as the Wolf Pack pounded Stagg High of Stockton, 8-1, in San Joaquin Athletic Association baseball action.

Ginger Hudson has retired after 27 years as secretary-treasurer-assessor-collector of the Banta Carbona Irrigation District.



25 years ago — 1988

The Tracy City Council has allocated $25,000 in federal block-grant funds to McHenry House for the Homeless, which will be opened soon.

Candidates for queen of Tracy’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta, scheduled May 7, are Amie Romero, Jennifer Solario and Ruth Carranza.

Members of the Sunrise Rotary Club and Tracy High Interact Club have returned from Ensenada, Mexico, where they installed playground equipment at an elementary school.

A consulting firm has recommended that the city of Tracy beef up marketing to boost ridership in the city’s dial-a-ride bus system.

Joe Wilson, Tracy’s recreation director for the past 36 years, has retired.

Glicerio “Iggy” Yniguez went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Tracy Angels to an 8-1 win over Modesto Gallo in the start of Mexican-American Baseball League play.



50 years ago — 1963

A straight-A average in four years of classes has made Joan Hardy the valedictorian of Tracy High’s Class of 1963

Jeanne Ormsby of Tracy High has won sweepstakes honors at the Central Valley Science Fair in Modesto for her exhibit showing the impact of temperature changes on saliva enzymes.

A new Girl Scout troop has been invested. Rosie Campos and Josie Gonzales are troop advisers.

Jim Dengate, Tracy High’s standout sprinter, tied Nick Eddy’s record of 10.1 seconds in the 100-yard dash during a dual meet with Atwater.

Violinist Barbara Jacobson of Tracy will tour Japan as a member of the California Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Marcia Hoffman and William Baier were married in ceremonies at Highlands Inn Chapel near Carmel.

Marine Reserve Capt. Joe Tiago of Banta finished first in his class in airborne training at Fort Benning, Ga.



75 years ago — 1938

Many pea pickers living in a camp south of town have become ill, prompting county health officials to investigate and start ways of heading off a larger outbreak. All camp residents were vaccinated for smallpox.

Likins Meat Co. is opening its new slaughterhouse on Grant Line Road.

Tracy High’s baseball team opened West Side League action with a 6-4 win over Patterson. John Rickman led Bulldog batters with two hits in three trips to the plate.



100 years ago — 1913

A Tracy delegation appeared before county supervisors to plead for graveling of the road heading north of Tracy to the Union Island bridge. Supervisors turned down the Tracyites.

Buildings are going up and irrigation systems are in operation at the Titus Ranch (Whitehall Estates) north of Tracy.

The Tracy Improvement Club is sponsoring a cleanup day to remove trash and weeds.

— Tracy Press archives
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