Patterson's Past
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25 years ago — Feb. 12, 1987

Del Puerto Hospital officials report they are close to an agreement that would bring the Shick-Shadel drug aversion program to Patterson.

Patterson High’s wrestling team took its fifth straight league title by sweeping to victory in Saturday’s Trans-Valley League tournament. A remarkable group of Tigers won eight of the 13 weight classes, with repeat champions in Hugo Culebro, Juan Jimenez, Gerald Schali and Matt Lara. The other four winners were Santiago Cantu, Robert Salinas, Gilbert Cortez and Ken Parker. The team is 20-0 in dual meets this season.

Straight-A students on the high school’s first semester honor roll are Kimberly Perrett, Debra Lopes, Gretchen Walker, Samuel Rodriguez, Stacy Rowan, Rick Day, Craig Goodman, Jerry Noah and Jill Stoddard.

50 years ago — Feb. 8, 1962

The Eagle Drug Store changed ownership this week, with James Thompson Jr. and Douglas Swanson as the new proprietors.

An early-morning fire at Mil’s Drive In Restaurant caused $5,000 in damage. The business will be closed for about two weeks.

The 50th anniversary of the Crows Landing council of UPEC was observed Sunday and the community clubhouse.

75 years ago — Feb. 12, 1937

The City Council has restored wages for city employees back to the pre-Depression level. Police Chief Carl Busengdal was upped $10 to $115 a month, City Clerk T.J. Moe from $25 to $30, and Fire Chief O.S. Ball from $20 to $25. Night watchman Manuel Silva will receive $65 a month.

Prisoners at the county camp in Del Puerto Canyon conveyed 56-year-old Augusta Jones nearly 25 miles over a nearly impassible road after she was stricken at home. She later died in a Modesto hospital. She had lived in the canyon about 30 years and is survived by her husband, Allen H. Jones, and a daughter, Hazel Jones.

Walter Isom has been elected worshipful master of the Patterson Masonic Lodge.

100 years ago — Feb. 8, 1912

The largest monetary land purchase in the Patterson Colony has been recorded. Oscar Berggren of McPherson, Kan., has purchased $49,000 worth of property for six different people in McPherson who plan to move here. Nearly $200,000 worth of property has been sold here this past month.

A. Solomon will open a new men’s clothing and tailoring store on South Third Street after selling his interest in the Ellis-Hoffman business. Solomon is erecting a two-story structure, and his family will live in the upper level. Mrs. Solomon will open an ice cream and confectionary store, as well.

The Patterson Farmers’ Association and the Chamber of Commerce both have committees working on establishing telephone service in town and in the rural area.

Charles Demmond, who works for the Easterly Construction Co. and who lives in a tent on Second Street, is being treated for pneumonia.

N.W. Jose has moved his harness shop to larger quarters to meet increasing business demand.

—Irrigator archives

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