Twice-Told Tales: Community supports hospital with $136,000
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10 years ago — 2004

Calstone, which produces interlocking concrete pavers, is ready to take over the plant on Acacia being vacated by Rehrig Pacific Co.

Tracy police officers, searching for a trespasser, uncovered a meth lab in an abandoned farm house.

West High’s baseball team edged crosstown rival Tracy 5-3 to clinch a playoff spot.

Tracy High senior Adal Wiley established a new school record for the triple jump with a vault of 46 feet, 3 inches.

City officials are grappling with how to address affordable-housing issues in Tracy.

More than 200 cancer survivors walked the first lap of the Relay For Life overnight event at Tracy High’s Peter B. Kyne Field.

25 years ago — 1989

The Laura Scudder’s snack-food plant on Valpico Road in south Tracy, opened in 1964, remains closed after being shut down last year. Production has been moved to Colorado by parent firm Borden Inc.

Herman Ender, who has long been involved with alfalfa hay in the Tracy area, has sold more than 200 windrow turners that he has invented.

Tracy High junior Mike Banner completed a perfect league season by winning the 400-meter dash in 51 seconds in the San Joaquin Athletic Association track and field championship meet in Stockton.

Services have been held for longtime Tracy teacher Frank Abston, 56.

After a lawsuit tied up property in south Tracy, Safeway has decided to look at other locations in the Tracy area for its Northern California Distribution Center.

50 years ago — 1964

A plan by San Joaquin County to institute a numbering system for rural roads would mean that McKinley Boulevard in Tracy would receive a new designation. The road is currently named Tracy Island Road north of Grant Line Road and Jefferson Road south of South Street.

A campaign to provide partial funding for the Tracy Community Memorial Hospital expansion project has generated $136,992 in pledges.

Tracy track and field standout Tom Bonin set two Valley Oak League meet records in winning three events as a member of the “B” team composed of younger participants.

Butch Patello and Roger Fiack won C&B Equipment Co. scholarships at the annual FFA Awards Banquet in the Tracy High cafeteria.

75 years ago — 1939

Reports from the Frontier Days celebration indicate there were overflow crowds for Friday and Saturday night dances in the Arlington Hall on Sixth Street.

New members of the Tracy Rotary Club are Lindsay Douglas, Jack Swan and Joe Church.

James McDermott Post, American Legion, will dedicate its new hall on West 10th Street on June 10 and 11.

100 years ago — 1914

The Fabian-Grunauer Co. at Sixth and Central is selling Studebaker autos at prices starting at $1,575.

A silver cup has been given to Abraham Grunauer in appreciation of his service as Tracy’s first mayor. He has been succeeded by David Payne.

— Tracy Press archives
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