Home prices are continuing to climb. In Tracy, the median price of a new home is $181,000, an increase of 8.4 percent over last year’s median price of $167,000.
The Tracy Youth Advisory Commission has marked its first year. After a rocky start, the commission has been doing better at identifying programs and services to serve the youth of the community, members said.
West High’s girls softball team is headed to the playoffs after capturing a share of the Valley Oak League title. The Wolf Pack blanked Sierra of Manteca, 10-0, to reach the playoff level.
Construction is moving along on the three-story Schack Building on Tracy Boulevard north of Grant Line Road. The 15,000-square-foot building will house the local office of Pacific State Bank and other businesses.
Ken Olds, 56, superintendent of the Lammersville School District west of Tracy, has retired after 28 years.
25 years ago — 1984
The Rev. Ivo Rocha has been named new pastor of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. He has been pastor of Our Lady of Assumption of the Portuguese Church in Turlock for the past decade.
The Mi Ranchito Saints have run their 1984 season record to 6-0 with a come-from-behind 15-14 win over the Newman Braves. Rich “Pops” Garcia singled in the winning run in the ninth inning.
Mary and Wanda Russell have opened Russell’s Flower Pavilion on East 11th Street.
Holly Sugar Corp. has opened its new pulp-drying facility at the plant north of Tracy. Two asphalt ovals have been constructed to hold beet pulp that is sun-dried, reported Al Edwards, Holly agriculture manager.
Some 80 Tracyites attended a public forum about ways of preventing nuclear war.
50 years ago — 1959
Harry Hamilton, 31, assistant city engineer for the city of Napa, has been named new public works director for Tracy.
Trustees of the Tracy Elementary School District confirmed their decision not to rehire a popular teacher at McKinley School despite appeals by a number of parents.
John Iriart, sporting a 32 handicap, fired a 94 gross score, giving him a net 62 and the handicap championship at Tracy Golf & Country Club.
Ernest Pieper, manager of the Sprouse-Reitz variety store, has joined the staff of Deuel Vocational Institution.
Des Wirth is the new president of Tracy Jaycees.
Language students at Tracy High are trying out a new electronic language lab that allows students to use recorded tapes in learning.
75 years ago — 1934
The Naglee-Burk and Tracy Clover irrigation districts, both located northwest of Tracy, will receive funding from the federal Reconstruction Finance Corp. to restructure bond debt.
Dr. Walter Dexter, president of Whittier College, will speak at Tracy High’s graduation ceremonies in the school auditorium.
Clark Gable and Myrna Loy are starring in “Men in White” at the Grand Theatre.
Jesus Ramirez of Tracy was killed when a car in which he was a passenger went out of control and overturned east of town.
100 years ago — 1909
E.H. Cary is organizing a brass band in Tracy. He reports substantial interest in the project.
W.D. Cook rode down to Westley in Ed McPike’s new automobile.
Several loads of new hay have been shipped by rail from Bethany, indicating a good market for alfalfa.
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