Twice-Told Tales: Tracy teacher goes to space camp
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10 years ago — 2003

A late-summer rain is causing problems in Tracy area canning-tomato fields.

A round table for Tracy-area residents to discuss the region’s history has been added to the events marking the 125th anniversary of the founding of Tracy in 1878.

Warm weather attracted thousands of boaters and watercraft enthusiasts to Delta waterways north of Tracy during the Labor Day weekend.

Services have been held for Dave I. Petz, 69, a farmer and entrepreneur who died in the crash of an experimental aircraft south of Tracy.

Gordon Lindquist, who was an assistant principal in Brentwood in recent years, has been named the new principal of Tracy High School.

The City Council has flashed the green light for the construction of the Kellogg Co.’s 312,000-foot warehouse and distribution center in the Northeast Industrial Area.

Tracy Quick Freeze, a longtime Tracy business on East 11th Street, has been sold by partners Bill Baier, Nate Bacchetti and Rod Mort to the City of Tracy for expansion of Tracy Civic Center.

25 years ago — 1988

Diane Dooley, a kindergarten teacher at Jefferson School, has returned from Alabama Space Camp in Huntsville. She received a grant from the Christa McAuliffe Foundation to finance her attendance.

First Couples Lions Club, Tracy’s newest service club and one that includes both husbands and wives, has been chartered. Jean Stump is the club’s first president.

A man who tried to kill himself by hanging in a cell at the Tracy Police Station remains in a coma.

Seven students from abroad are studying at Tracy High School this year.

Tracy High’s football team is ranked No. 5 in Northern California by Cal-Hi Sports.

50 years ago — 1963

Assemblyman Bob Monagan, R-Tracy, was the main speaker at the annual luncheon in the Tracy Inn Gold Room for new Tracy area educators.

Chana Bruminhentara of Thailand is Tracy’s American Field Service Student during the coming school year. He is living with the Alfred Souza family.

Returning lettermen on the 1963 Tracy High football team are Mike Miller, Roger Fiack, Gary Holderbein, Frank Anastasio, Steve Cerri, Jim Glaab, Carl Patello, Gerry Pope and Loren Zink. Don Juelke is beginning his third year as varsity football coach.

As the school year begins, Tracy High’s enrollment is pegged at 1,375 students.

Greg Welch has been selected “Manager of the Year” of the Pee Wee youth baseball league.

75 years ago — 1938

Bradford S. Crittenden Sr., a former attorney in Tracy, has been re-elected to a new term in the California State Senate. He now lives in Stockton.

Sam McLain has won a new term as judge of the Tracy Judicial District Court.

Manuel Dutra and Louie Ormonde, of the Tracy High FFA Chapter, have entered dairy animals in the California State Fair in Sacramento.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Swenson of Stockton told Tracy Rotarians of American Red Cross programs.

100 years ago — 1913

Professor A.D. Tenney, superintendent of the Tracy Union High School District, is making plans to start night school classes.

Schmidt & Von Sosten, a local construction firm, has been awarded a contract to rebuild the Arlington Theatre on Sixth Street. The original building burned down in a July fire.

Enrollment in Tracy Grammar School on Central Avenue has increased to 140 students.

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September 19, 2013
Diane Dooley was my kindergarten and first grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary. She was amazing! I'd love to find her on Facebook, but I think her last name has changed. Any clues?
September 19, 2013
I'd check the white pages in Stockton.

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