25 years ago — May 28, 1987
Karen Klein and Cathy Trinta both received their nursing pins in a ceremony at Modesto Junior College.
Nine Trans-Valley League seniors received scholar-athlete awards, including three-sport participants Teresa Davis and Rick Day of Patterson High.
One of six Miss Apricot contestants will be crowned Friday evening to kick off the 17th annual Apricot Fiesta. The six are Keri Wallace, Correna Bravo, LeeAnn Borman, Karen Acevedo, Cindy Heredia and Veronica Carrillo
Skydivers Bill Purcell and Gary Cook will give a jumping demonstration at the fiesta.
50 years ago — May 24, 1962
Ruth Wellemeyer, who is retiring after teaching Americanization night school classes here for 40 years, will be the principal speaker at a graduation ceremony Monday evening. Her final two graduates are Ruth Klopping and Giovanni Tiesi, who will receive their citizenship papers.
The City Council has voiced concern about the police car being absent from the city while hauling prisoners to jail in Modesto.
Fourteen Patterson artists will be among those from 21 cities who have entered this Saturday’s Art Festival in the downtown park. The Patterson Irrigator is sponsoring the event.
Pat Hamilton and Judy Correia are valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Patterson High Class of 1962.
75 years ago — May 28, 1937
The American Legion will host a Memorial Day ceremony in the high school gym, followed by the decoration of veterans’ graves in Del Puerto Cemetery.
An airplane circling the hill country west of Patterson might have been the cause of a fire Sunday afternoon that burned 200 acres.
About 40 employees of the Bank of Newman branches on the West Side hosted a barbecue Sunday at Deer Park in Del Puerto Canyon.
Johnny Evans has been awarded a numeral after playing the outfield this spring on Cal’s freshman baseball team.
100 years ago — May 23, 1912
The new county ordinance allowing communities to go “dry” will put as many as 16 saloons out of business. Those include three in Crows Landing, two in Westley and one in Grayson. Patterson has no bars. Newman voted to remain “wet.”
A big Fourth of July celebration, the first here, will be sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and will take place along the San Joaquin River just north of the intake for the main canal. Twenty people in four autos took a trip to Crows Landing, Newman, Gustine and Los Banos on Monday afternoon to promote the event. This is the first booster trip by local businessmen.
The chamber has ordered 12 streetlights to be installed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and will decide their locations.
The Central Tigers of Turlock bested Patterson nine 4-2 in a game played here Sunday afternoon.
Young Albert Heil has opened a law office here and thus becomes Patterson’s first practicing attorney.