Twice-Told Tales: Central School opens
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2003

Tracy Police Department Capt. Gary Hampton, 42, is leaving Tracy to be chief of police in Oakdale.

Rep. Richard Pombo of Tracy, chairman of the House Resources Committee, is holding hearings on the wildfires that swept through Southern California.

The Parker Avenue reconstruction project is beginning its end phase of paving the major north-south thoroughfare.

Plans are moving ahead to construct a second courtroom for the courthouse on East 10th Street.

Services have been held for William “Willie” Edwards, 78, a longtime Tracy resident and retired Pacific Bell employee.

Construction is progressing on Wicklund Elementary School, the first school to be built in Mountain House.

25 years ago — 1988

Lester “Scotty” Scott defeated incumbent Mayor Richard Hastie in the general election. Scott operates a convenience store on Grant Line Road.

A slow-growth group in Tracy has recommended the city reduce by half its annual average growth cap from 1,200 units.

Dan Bilbrey, 48-year-old director of general services at Tracy Community Memorial Hospital, has been appointed to the city planning commission.

The Tracy High Bulldogs blanked the St. Mary’s Rams, 24-0, to gain a playoff spot in the Sac-Joaquin Section.

50 years ago — 1963

Tracy’s 1963 Single Fund campaign has reached 83 percent of its goal of $26,136, according to Irwin Lauppe, drive chairman.

Burglars entered the S.J. Frerichs home on East Highland Avenue, getting away with $3,000 worth of personal items. Frerichs said he was insured.

Lori Lynne is the name Larry and Evelie Grebil have given to their daughter, born Nov. 8 at Tracy Community Memorial Hospital. The newborn weighed 8 pounds.

75 years ago — 1938

The new Central School at the corner of Parker and Eaton avenues has been opened with 260 students. Elsie Salcido, principal of the original Central School on Central Avenue, continues in that capacity and as second-grade teacher.

W.H. Porter, assistant principal of Tracy Union High School, told members of the Tracy Lions Club of his experiences in combat in France during World War I.

100 years ago — 1913

The Frank Adams Circus failed to show up for performances as scheduled in Tracy. It stayed an extra day in Oakdale to make up for lost revenue due to low attendance.

Henry Heil, local Ford dealer, is offering new 1914 touring cars at prices beginning at $625, delivered in Tracy.

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