25 years ago — Dec. 24, 1987
Dr. Vernon Goutiere, who has practiced medicine in Patterson for more than 40 years, plans to retire at the end of 1987. An open house will take place Dec. 30 at his office.
A Patterson High School graduate, Steve Boyarsky, has been named biology teacher of the year in Oregon. He teaches at North Medford High School and graduated from PHS in 1968. Two years ago, he was a finalist in NASA’s Teacher in Space program.
50 years ago — Dec. 20, 1962
Construction of the first of 18 new homes in the Correia tract on Barros Avenue is expected to begin by the end of the year.
Rick Germolus was selected as the most inspirational player on this fall’s Patterson High football team that posted an 8-1 record. Named all-league were Germolus, Steve Basham, Roy Hall, Bob Vizzolini and Bob Zavala. Fred Stone was named the league’s coach of the year.
The Patterson Post Office has handled 63,550 pieces of outgoing mail in the past 10 days, about 3,000 more than in the same period last year, according to Postmaster Richard Phillips.
75 years ago — Dec. 24, 1937
Ernie Rose will soon open a plumbing shop just east of the Libby plant on East Las Palmas Avenue. Manuel Azevedo will erect a metal building for him.
Beverly Jean Wood, Freda Hansen, Edith Kaiser and Theo Lee Myers sang as a quartet in the Christmas program hosted by the Sunday school at the Federated Methodist-Presbyterian Church. Johnny Ielmini played a selection on the accordion at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church program, at which Mary Louise Cox served as the announcer.
100 years ago — Dec. 19, 1912
The Evans Telephone Co. has installed a phone in the Patterson Irrigator office and several other businesses, but until the switchboard arrives, the local system is inoperative.
L.A. Meisner, who operates the Patterson Night School, has had to close his business for health reasons. He plans to open again next September.
Librarian Vada Fink reports that she now has 336 books available to about 150 library patrons. She started with only 58 books.
The Crows Landing Chamber of Commerce re-elected all officers except Frank McGinnis, who tendered his resignation and was replaced by Howard Witten.
— Irrigator archives