25 Years Ago – June 30, 1994
Local fire chief Richard Gaiser is leading a county strike team headed to Southern California to assist with grass fires. He was accompanied by fireman Steve Hall.
Del Puerto Hospital will finish the fiscal year some $150,000 in the black.
Loren Anderson’s entry has won first place in the American Legion Poppy Poster Contest at the department level. His entry now has a chance to compete at the national level.
50 Years Ago – June 26, 1969
Bob Hamilton, a junior at Patterson High, has left on a three-month trip to Naples, Italy on an American Field Service trip. At the same time it is announced that Patterson will host two AFS students for the school year for the very first time. Christine Bossi from Switzerland will live with the Earl Halseth family and Hafizullah Shunbuli with the Ed Hectors.
Patterson area contributions to the March of Dimes nearly doubled over the previous year, reports Jim Covello, county chairman of the campaign. He recently was re-elected chairman of the county organization.
75 Years Ago – June 30, 1944
The county Board of Supervisors has set Aug. 14 as the date of a hearing for the formation of a Patterson cemetery district. If approved then, voters will be asked to make the final decision.
Entering the Navy is Rudolph Hansen of Patterson, while Norman Hawkins is now a member of the Army. Earl Hiatt, recently high school graduate here, is now enrolled in a radio training course at the Great Lakes Training Station in Illinois. He is the fourth member of his family to enlist.
Price ceilings for apricots were announced this week by the War Food Administration. The average figure is $89 a ton.
100 Years Ago – June 28, 1919
The Patterson Country Fair Association has set Aug. 21-22 as the date for a local fair. The site has not been determined, but the vacant land between the Swedish Mission and Lutheran churches is being considered. Season tickets will be sold in advance at $1 for adults and 35 cents for children. Numerous committees are being organized.
The Patterson town team continued its winning ways Sunday afternoon when it edged the Hughson Highlanders 1-0. A triple in the top of the ninth set up the winning run. The losers managed only three hits.
The Eagle Drug Store is now carrying poison green for the poisoning of grasshoppers.
By Ron Swift from Irrigator files