Twice-Told Tales: Danish royalty passes through Tracy
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Dominique Carter, a standout guard for the West High Wolf Pack girls basketball team, has been named on the third-team all-state basketball team by Cal-Hi Sports.

Tracy residents thronged to the opening of the 2004 farmers market in downtown Tracy.

The Tracy Animal Shelter has taken on a new look following the completion of a three-year restoration project.

Tracy’s Veteran of Foreign Wars post has completed sale of its 6,450-square-foot building on Grant Line Road. The building was listed for $1.3 million.

Work is moving forward on the $1 million reconstruction project at Plasencia Fields on West 11th Street.

Services have been held for Maureen Mizuno, 75, a Tracy area resident for the past 55 years.

Reconstruction of Parker Avenue, long a major north-south connector street, is nearing completion, according to city public works officials.

Lucio and Fran Costa have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

25 years ago — 1989

Edgar “Ed” Thoming is retiring from the board of the Banta Carbona Irrigation District after 34 years as a director.

After a late start, cutting of asparagus in fields north of Tracy is moving along. Growers expect a lower total income this year.

Mezzo-soprano Lynelle Wiens was soloist with the Stockton Symphony during the orchestra’s annual Tracy Family Concert in Tracy Community Center.

Brian McGovern, a local real estate salesman, is the new exalted ruler of the Tracy Elks Lodge.

Tracy needs a place where teenagers can hang out, said a number of teens surveyed by the Press.

A group of parents from Villalovoz School picketed the meeting of elementary district trustees, seeking the ouster of the principal, who they said did not handle situations well.

50 years ago — 1964

Mayor W.E. “Brownie” Brown, who did not file for re-election to the City Council, will now be a write-in candidate in the municipal election.

Council candidates presented their views and answered questions at “Council/64,” a candidates forum held in the Tracy High auditorium by the Tracy Press.

Butch Patello slammed a home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Tracy High Bulldogs a 2-1 win over Oakdale on the local diamond.

Plans for a strike by operating railroad unions were called off with an agreement for a 15-day “cooling off” period. The strike could have put a stop to Southern Pacific operations in Tracy. As the strike deadline neared and some workers left their jobs, Trainmaster Harry Johnson took up switchman’s duties.

Dennis Morgin, Pat Craig and Vivianne Lawrence are starring in the Tracy High production of “The Glass Menagerie.”

75 years ago — 1939

Adolph and Adelaide Buschke, both from pioneer Tracy families, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.They have eight children.

Shipments of fresh asparagus and spring peas hit 75 carloads in the past week, reaching the peak of the spring harvest season.

Crown Prince Frederick and Princess Ingrid of Denmark passed through Tracy en route to Yosemite National Park, but didn’t stop here.

Charlie Clark broke 25 straight clay pigeons to post a perfect skeet-shooting score at the Tracy Wildlife Association’s Oak Island.

J.M. Sutter of Alaska Dairy is selling Guernsey raw milk from cows tested for tuberculosis.

100 years ago — 1914

Dr. Joseph S. West, one of the founders of the Tracy Union High School District in 1912, has been re-elected to the board.

Rainfall for the

current season has reached 11.96 inches after a major storm in the past week.

— Tracy Press archives

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