Last week’s Remember When “mystery photo,” at right, shows Tracy Police juvenile officer Jim Cadle presenting awards in 1972 to outstanding members of the School Safety Patrol. Left to right: Cadle, Diane Lewandowski, Tom Rickman, Kris Tondee and Ann Robeson.
In the photo, Cadle is presenting the trophy for the outstanding School Safety Patrol program of the year to McKinley School captains Diane and Kris, and plaques to Ann and Tom as patrol members of the month of May 1972. Cadle later became Judge Cadle, now retired. Ann Robeson Waite identified all those in the photo. Frank Lima and Gussie Owen also responded.
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10 years ago — 2000
Crowds packed downtown Tracy for the 14th annual California Dry Bean Festival. Paula Marsh, organizer of the bean fest, estimates total attendance at 65,000.
Services have been conducted for Mary Louise Silva, 78, bookkeeper at the J.C. Penney Co. store in Tracy for 43 years.
Trustees of the Tracy Unified School District have agreed to move forward in establishing a charter program for home-schooled students.
Mike Granillo is the new head coach of the Tracy High girls varsity basketball team. His sophomore teams have won two consecutive league titles.
Two years after a one-time payment plan for Mello-Roos fees was established, only 53 of the 6,575 eligible home owners have taken advantage of the option.
George W. Bush waved at Tracyites standing at the Altamont Commuter Express station as the presidential candidate’s special train made a slow pass through the station. 25 years ago — 1985
Marvin Rothschild has declined “for a variety of reasons” to be a candidate for a second four-year term as a trustee of the Tracy Elementary School District.
The Tracy Angels blasted the defending champion Mi Ranchito Saints, 20-7, to win the Northern Division title of the Mexican-American Baseball League.
Martin Sasser has retired, ending 44 years of service with the Southern Pacific. He had served as S.P. agent in Tracy for four years.
The Tracy exhibit at the San Joaquin County Fair has won a blue ribbon. The exhibit, which has a theme of “Farming of Tomorrow,” features 75 varieties of local produce.
Jim and Darlene McLeod have returned from Hungary, where they visited apricot orchards and packing sheds. 50 years ago — 1960
Arleen Itoda was named outstanding member of the Tracy Aquateens, which presented their water-ballet program at the Tracy Plunge.
Dr. Cecil Sonner, superintendent of the Tracy Elementary School District has been given a $250 annual pay raise, bringing his yearly salary to $12,750.
The South team’s 18-7 victory in the Elks All-Star Football game in Stockton was fueled by efforts of two former Tracy High standouts — running back Loyce Singleton and Dick Heidelbach, a defensive lineman. 75 years ago — 1935
The Tracy exhibit at the San Joaquin County Fair features mission-style architecture.
Plans are being made to develop facilities at Harmon Park. The 2.3-acre parcel was donated to Tracy by the Harmon Foundation of New York.
The Del Rey Coffee Shop and Hotel have been opened at 11th and Walnut streets by Mrs. A. Dusina. 100 years ago — 1910
The Board of Trustees (City Council) has approved an ordinance establishing hours when saloons can be open in Tracy.
Trustees also approved establishment of a public pound for stray animals.
• Information for this column was gathered from Tracy Press archives.