Twice-Told Tales: Lt. Governor visits Tracy
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Wink Rounds, a World War II veteran of D-Day, was guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day program at Tracy Cemetery. Rounds went ashore June 6, 1944, on Omaha Beach with the First Infantry Division.

Mountain House residents Jeff Lamb and Shane Nelson are developing a website for the residential community west of Tracy.

The Tracy Tritons Swim Team hosted their annual invitational swim meet at the Tracy High pool. Nearly 600 young swimmers competed.

Perko’s restaurant at the corner of West 11th Street and Lincoln Boulevard has reopened after completing a facelift inside and out.

A 425,000 grant from the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital Foundation has provided financing for the Tracy Fire Department to purchase new defibrillators.

25 years ago — 1989

Stacy Ohlendorf and Darren Johnson have been named co-valedictorians for the Tracy High School. Clare Snedker is salutatorian.

Cheryll Beardsley and Hillary Huber will represent the Tracy High girls basketball game in the All-Star game in Turlock.

Chris Trinkle was presented the C&B Equipment scholarship at the annual awards banquet of the Tracy High FFA Chapter.

Stephani Phillips is playing Dorothy in the Young Actors version of “Oz.”

A packed house watched the bloodless bullfights at the “Campo Pequeno” bullring behind the Tracy Portuguese Hall.

Fran Huston, former vice principal for student services at Tracy High School, has become resource specialist for special education for the Tracy Unified School District.

50 years ago — 1964

Iliff Vitt, a teacher and principal at New Jerusalem School for 27 years, is retiring at the end of the school year.

“Moonlight on the Nile” is the theme for this year’s graduation party at Tracy High School. The school cafeteria is decorated in an Egyptian theme.

Buddy Starr, captain of the award-winning Senior Elementary School traffic patrol, has been named Student of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of Tracy.

John Miller, a partner in the Monagan-Miller Insurance Agency, has been elected president of the Tracy Chamber of Commerce.

Army Col. Willie Tate, commander of Defense Depot Tracy, was Memorial Day speaker at Tracy Cemetery.

Anne Ceciliani is the first recipient of the Mary E. Hawley Mathematics Scholarship at Tracy High School.

75 years ago —1939

California Lt. Gov. Ellis Patterson was a surprise guest at the Tracy Wildlife Association’s picnic on Oak Island.

The Rev. Ralph Crawford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, was principal speaker at the Memorial Day program at Tracy Cemetery.

The Montgomery Ward store on 11th Street is selling men’s dress shirts for the sale price of 88 cents.

100 years ago — 1914

Whitehall Estates has been organized north of town to develop what has been known as the McLaughlin Tract. A portion of the ranch’s 14,000 acres will be subdivided into smaller farming operations.

The first shipment of barley from the Tracy area has been shipped to Stockton to be loaded on a river steamer.

— Tracy Press archives

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