A Hayward group will present a Western Days program at the upcoming Apricot Fiesta, complete with a shootout. Scratched from the fiesta’s agenda is the fireworks display, which would have cost $2,500.
Claude Delphia is the new chairman of the Patterson Planning Commission, succeeding Peter Buchanan. Delphia also was chairman from 1979 to 1982.
The Patterson High boys basketball team ended up being ranked seventh in the state among Division III schools. The Tigers finished with a 25-4 record and finished second in the section playoffs.
PHS sophomore Jennifer McNaughton is a repeat winner of the county spelling bee. She correctly spelled “pervicacious” to win her second high school title. She also won the junior high crown in both seventh and eighth grades.
50 years ago — March 29, 1962
Valley Tractor Co. plans to construct a facility on Highway 33 just north of Patterson.
Patterson’s garbage collection is contracted out to Clarence Loyd, whose expenses are about $1,000 a month. But because some residents are not paying the monthly fee, Loyd is collecting only about $700, causing concern by the City Council that the city might soon be without service.
Judy Barnes is the 4-H Club queen and Donna Emery the FFA queen of this Saturday’s Junior Livestock Show to take place here.
Manuel Panarra has been appointed rural mail carrier, succeeding Don Hiatt.
75 years ago — April 2, 1937
Fred C. Hansen of Hilmar has joined with R.J. Spooner in the real estate and insurance business in Patterson.
As a reward for the highest Sea Scout ratings, local Scouts Earl Halseth, Norman Allport and Eugene Torvend took a five-day trip to Santa Cruz Island off Santa Barbara.
The new Plaza Grocery will open tomorrow, owners Paul Carlson and Harold Thorkelson have announced. Free sandwiches and coffee will be offered to shoppers all day.
100 years ago — March 28, 1912
Patterson has been growing so rapidly that no one has any idea of its population. Therefore, Constable Charles Morehouse will get busy next week, calling at local residences to make a count.
A number of local men and women have formed a tennis club and will soon begin preparing a court. Ralph Duncan was named president. Also, efforts are being made to promote a Patterson baseball team to compete in the newly formed Alfalfa League that includes Crows Landing, Newman, Gustine and Los Banos.
Mrs. W.C. Spaulding will host a free party at her home to celebrate the Ladies’ Aid Society’s raising of $200 for the Presbyterian Church building fund.
The first can of local cream was shipped to Oakland on Friday by the Patterson Farmers’ Association. The cream was produced on the farm of S.C. Sorenson.
The recently formed Chamber of Commerce has reduced its dues from $1 to 50 cents a month.