Final campaigning is under way before the Nov. 7 general election. Measure A, the slow-growth initiative, has attracted much of the local attention — and campaign spending.
Four candidates — Dan Bilbrey, Chris Marshall, Charles Shults and Irene Sundberg — are campaigning for mayor.
Sheila Harrison, principal at Tracy High School for six years, is taking a new job as assistant superintendent for instruction with the Linden Unified School District.
Local sugar beet growers still hold out hope they can purchase the Holly Sugar factory, which the Spreckels Sugar Division of Imperial Sugar plans to close at the end of the year.
25 years ago — 1985
Tracy-area voters will use new “Mark-A-Vote” ballots in the upcoming general election. Felt pens are replacing a stylus formerly used to punch holes in the ballot.
Property owners in the residential specific plan area met with William Clarke of EDAW, the firm that is planning the development of 1,400 acres of mostly residential units.
Central School Principal George Kelly, dressed as a bumblebee, marched in the school’s annual Halloween parade.
Sew & So fabric and sewing store is opening at 1014 Central Ave.
The Tracy High Bulldogs kept playoff hopes alive with a 21-10 win over Tokay of Lodi.
50 years ago — 1960
With Nick Eddy on the injured list, Tom Costa and Ron Allen picked up the ball-carrying slack as the Tracy High Bulldogs edged Atwater, 26-25.
Tracy High trustees have approved a plan proposed by the Tracy Rotary Club for a foreign student in the American Field Service program to attend the school each year.
Tracy Mayor Bob Monagan, Republican nominee for Assembly, is coming down the home stretch in the race against Democrat Guard Darrah of Stockton.
U.S. Market is taking over the former Hagstrom’s food market location on West 10th Street (where Bank of America is now).
75 years ago — 1935
The Odd Fellows Lodge has become sponsor of a Boy Scout troop, No. 38.
The strike of Holly Sugar Corp. workers continues north of town.
Farmers are seeking loans from the federal Reconstruction Finance Corp., a project of the former Hoover administration.
100 years ago — 1910
The Board of Trustees (City Council) has adopted, on a 3-2 vote, a resolution limiting the number of saloons to the present number.
Trustees also considered an ordinance requiring that flush toilets be compulsory in public buildings, but took no action.
• Information for this column was gathered from Tracy Press archives.