Twice-Told Tales: A theme park proposed for Dr. Powers Park
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10 years ago — 2003

Tracy schools did not get a good 2003 report card from the federal government. Eleven of 18 schools in the Tracy Unified School District failed to meet all the goals of the federal No Child Left Behind program.

Services have been held for Dorothy Sary, 86, a retired nurse who was a community volunteer.

Tracy service clubs are working together to formulate plans to provide part of the funding for the D.A.R.E. youth anti-drug- and alcohol-abuse program.

A group of Japanese bean-paste users visited Tracy area dry-bean fields now being harvested.

Tracy farmer Jim Edwards has been selected for entry into the San Joaquin County Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Clean-up has been started at the scene of the Royster tire fire. The piles of tires south of town started burning in 1998 and continued to burn for 2.5 years.

The Tracy High Bulldogs dumped the Stagg Delta Kings 23-7 on Peter B. Kyne Field. Lalo Banales ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns.

25 years ago — 1988

A 2½-year-old Tracy girl died in a fire that engulfed a house on West Ninth Street.

A second-half rally gave the Tracy High Bulldogs a 27-18 win over Tokay at the Lodi Grape Bowl. Bulldog fullback Bon Daniel ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

A petition with 3,000 signatures has been given to Borden Inc. officials in an effort to keep the Laura Scudder’s snack-food factory open.

Services have been held for retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Pounder, 69, former commander of Defense Depot Tracy.

Prospects of Tracy becoming home to a proposed Yellow Freight System regional hub have brightened since Manteca, an early front-runner, stepped out of the competition.

50 years ago — 1963

A man, believed to be in his 40s, was killed under the wheels of a Western Pacific train southwest of town.

The Peppertree Apartments on Lincoln Boulevard are now open and seeking renters.

A children’s fairyland similar to Stockton’s Pixie Woods has been proposed for Dr. Powers Park.

Don Yerian, office and credit manager of the Firestone Store at 10th Street and Central Avenue for the past 2½ years, has been promoted to be store manager. He succeeds Dan Williams, who has become manager of Firestone in Visalia.

Councilman Earle Williams, considered Tracy’s top historian, has proposed the establishment of a Tracy area historical museum.

Ted Baskette defeated Maynard Aaby, 3-2, to become men’s club champion at Tracy Golf and Country Club. Jane Buchanan defeated Libby Neuman, 2-1, to be women’s champ.

75 years ago —1938

Dedication ceremonies for Central School were held Oct. 9. Officers of the Native Sons of the Golden West officiated.

The Tracy Chamber of Commerce is pushing for the Army Corps of Engineers to straighten and dredge Old River north of town.

Emma Jensen has opened the Tracy Inn Dress shop in the hotel building on 11th Street.

100 years ago — 1913

Local farmers have started seeding fields of wheat and barley, hoping for winter rains to bring up the crops.

Construction of concrete sidewalks has been started in Tracy’s residential neighborhoods.

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