Twice-Told Tales: Laura Scudders opens
by TP staff
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10 years ago — 2004

Sani-Pak, a Tracy-based firm that manufactures equipment to process hazardous waste, is courting potential customers in China.

Fundraising activities have been launched to provide funding to reopen the Central School site of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy.

Reconstruction of downtown streets is going full steam. The project will replace old utility lines and provide new paving and tree wells that extend into the street.

Army Staff Sgt. Susan LaGrange, a 1982 graduate of Tracy High School, is serving in Iraq, where she is assigned to the Abu Ghraib prison.

Services have been held for Tracy Police Sgt. Michael Cox, 41, who died after a long struggle with cancer.

Tracy triple-jump standout Brittany Daniels is preparing for the Olympic trials in Sacramento. She recently won the U.S. Junior title in Texas.

25 years ago — 1989

Trustees of the Tracy Joint Union High School District are trying to decide what to do with the original Tracy High building, known as the West Building. It could cost more than $6 million to bring the 1917 structure up to code, they have been told.

Paula Re of Tracy has won a 1989 Pontiac Sunbird for having the winning ticket in the Tracy War Memorial Association’s raffle.

Softball fees are rising an estimated 30 percent as a tight city budget has forced increases in all recreation fees.

Dr. Robert Baum, superintendent of Tracy Public Schools, which manages both the high school and the elementary districts, has been given a 5 percent pay increase, boosting his annual salary to $80,850.

The Air Force Band of the Golden West entertained Tracyites at Lincoln Park.

50 years ago — 1964

The new Laura Scudder’s snack-food plant in south Tracy is scheduled to be opened the first week in August. Graham Harris, previously with Avon Products, has been named plant manager.

Three Explorer Scouts from Tracy — Craig Vierra, Dick Hobin and Juan DeHoyos — are on their way to the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Valley Forge, Pa.

Ground preparation has been started in the foothills south of town on the first leg of the interstate freeway triangle in the Tracy area.

Property-tax evaluations in Tracy topped $15 million, a 4.2 percent increase in the past year.

Incoming Tracy High School senior Richard Paulson has been named winner of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship awarded by the Kiwanis Club of Tracy. He will attend the FCA conference in Ashland, Ore.

75 years ago — 1939

Holly Sugar Corp. will begin slicing sugar beets at its Tracy factory on Aug 1. The sugar mill north of town is expected to process 200,000 tons of beets during its 1939 “campaign.”

Bob Adams, a local insurance agent, has been installed president of the Tracy Lions Club.

Farm produce is being rounded up for the Tracy exhibit at the San Joaquin County Fair.

Property assessments in Tracy in 1938 totaled $1,816,730, showing an increase in improvements and a decrease in home valuations.

100 years ago — 1914

A committee has been organized by the Board of Trade to take steps leading to the establishment of an irrigation district around Tracy. (It became the West Side Irrigation District.)

Dates for the September city carnival may be pushed ahead two days to coincide with railroad pay day.

The barley harvest is continuing in the Tracy area. Rufus Saddlemire reported harvesting 30 sacks per acre on his upland farm.

— Tracy Press archives

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