Twice-Told Tales: Home sweet Mountain House
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10 years ago — 2003

The first residents of the new town of Mountain House northwest of Tracy are scheduled to begin moving in sometime in June.

Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews and community volunteer Betty Galli have been named “Women of Distinction” by Soroptimist International of Tracy.

Kathy Teixeira is retiring as principal of Hawkins School in the Jefferson Elementary School District, ending a 38-year career in education.

Werl Owen, a former Southern Pacific employee who was a jeweler for many years, has died at the age of 91.

Several thousand Tracy area residents took part in the 2003 Relay for Life at the Tracy High football stadium.

West High’s baseball team defeated Beyer of Modesto 3-1 in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

The city of Tracy is in the process of purchasing Delta-Mendota Canal water allocations from the Banta Carbona and Westside irrigation districts.

25 years ago — 1988

South School Principal Lanvin Peets in retiring, ending 24 years as a school principal in Tracy schools.

Clifford and Onalee Koster outlined the history of San Joaquin City southeast of Tracy to members of the West Side Pioneer Association.

Marilyn Church is retiring after 26 years as a Tracy teacher.

Victoria Royster of Tracy is challenging incumbent San Joaquin County Supervisor Evelyn Costa, also of Tracy, in the June primary election.

Tracy High’s Mike Lewis tied a school record in the 100-meter dash with a winning time of 10.74 seconds in subsection track and field competition at Modesto.

The campaign to finance construction of a Tracy War Memorial was kicked off at a breakfast held in the Tracy Inn Gold Room. John Gomes chaired the event.

50 years ago — 1963

James R. French, superintendent of Tracy Public School for the past year, has been given a four-year extension of his employment contract and a $1,000 raise to $16,000 per year.

Members of the Golden Anchor Boat Club ferried Tracy community leaders through the Delta waterways to Antioch and back again.

Delphia Freeman is the new president of the Tracy High Girls Block T Society.

True to his nickname, Duane “Carp” Garrison, owner of Garfree Sport Shop, landed a 20-pound carp in the San Joaquin River near Mossdale.

Young Jim Meservy captured first place in the annual marbles tournament sponsored by the Tracy District Recreation Commission.

Former Tracy High Bulldog center Jack “Ingo” Tillotson is the only Tracy player selected to play for the South team in the Elks Valley All-Star Football Game in Lodi.

75 years ago — 1938

As temperatures shot up sharply, the Tracy Plunge was opened for the 1938 season, providing some relief to local residents.

Tracy students receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees at University of California, Berkeley, are Waldo Coffman, Pete Obad, Marjorie Canale, Marjorie Larsen and Evelyn Ohm.

Federal Works Project Administration funds have been made available for the completion of piping the West Side Irrigation District low-line canal through Tracy.

100 years ago — 1913

Operators at bars at the Terminal Grill and Hotel Western have been charged with illegal gambling. They are accused of running card and dice games on a percentage basis.

W.H. Davis, a civil engineer, is gathering data in the rural area in preparation of a report on the feasibility of constructing an irrigation system around Tracy.

— Tracy Press archives

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