Twice-told Tales: $2.50 minimum wage on the ballot
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10 years ago — 2004

Stephanie Ruiz, a Tracy High senior, has been crowned Miss Tracy at the conclusion of a dinner sponsored by the Tracy Breakfast Lions Club.

AnneMarie and Brittany McMartin of Tracy were among the last couples to be married in San Francisco City Hall before the state Supreme Court halted same-sex marriages.

Tracy Little League teams, composed of some 900 players, have opened play.

The Tracy City Council is considering a $30 million bond issue to complete improvements at the city sewage-treatment plant.

Reconstruction of the 1876 Lammersville School building is nearing completion. The old schoolhouse, now in Clyde Bland Park in northwest Tracy, will be used for elementary school students to learn about life in Tracy a century ago.

Services have been held for Yvonne Petrig, 79, a longtime Tracy resident.

A 12,000-square-foot retail center just east of In-N-Out Burger has been approved by the City Council.

The West High girls softball team blanked Lincoln High of Stockton 6-0 in the San Joaquin Athletic Association opener. Cierra Kenney had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning.

25 years ago — 1989

After completing his first year as Tracy High boys basketball coach, Steve Thornton announced at the team awards banquet that he plans to stay in Tracy.

Memorial services have been held for Doris Henning, 78, a retired Tracy teacher. She came to Tracy in 1950 when her husband, Dr. Erwin Henning, opened his medical practice here.

The Tracy Tomorrow task force is continuing to discuss Tracy’s future at a series of meetings.

The South County municipal court district is in line to have a third judge.

August “Kris” Kristof has retired after 29 years with the H.J. Heinz Co. in Tracy. He was general supervisor of the Transportation and Warehouse Division.

50 years ago — 1964

Tracy High senior Jeanne Ormsby has been named winner of the Tracy Elks Leadership Award.

Tryouts have started for the Tracy Community Players production of “Damn Yankees.”

Art Franco, a 1959 graduate of Tracy High School, has earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from San Francisco State University.

Mel Garner captured the All-Events title in the men’s bowling tournament at the Tracy Bowl.

Apartments at the Paradise Apartments on Parker Avenue are renting for $87.50 a month.

75 years ago — 1939

Construction has been started on the new $10,000 American Legion Hall going up on West 10th Street.

James Rehn is the new master councilor of DeMolay, a Masonic boys organization. (Rehn died in the Philippines during World War II.)

H.O. “Doc” Gregson has come from Stockton to be a pharmacist at Bell’s Drugs in the Tracy Inn Building.

The Dead End Kids and Ann Sheridan are appearing in “They Made Me a Criminal” at the Grand Theatre.

100 years ago — 1914

Tracy business owners are celebrating the news that the Lincoln Highway will pass through Tracy on 11th Street instead of Grant Line Road, as originally proposed.

The Fabian-Grunauer Co. store is featuring Royal Worcester Adjusto corsets at $3 each.

Tracy voters and others throughout California will be asked to vote on a proposal to set the minimum wage at $2.50 per day.

— Tracy Press archives

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