Businessman Marty Gorden is chairing the annual Chamber of Commerce home decorating contest this Christmas season.
Four-year-old Kristina Hughes has won the queen title at the Stanislaus County Baby Pageant. She is the daughter of Karen and David Hughes.
Patterson High’s wrestling team starts its season with a pleasant problem. That’s because this year’s Tiger matmen are following “The Perfect Season” of a year ago, when the local grapplers posted an amazing 23-0 dual meet season, went five-for-five in tournament action, won the school’s first subsection title and sent two athletes to the state meet.
50 years ago — Nov. 29, 1962
Elmer and Vada Fink have announced the sale of the Del Puerto Theatre to two Tulare women. The Finks have run the local theater for nearly 30 years.
Rose Jackson has purchased The Shoe Box from Geraldine and Adolph Pedroni.
Ronald Swift, co-publisher of the Irrigator, traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday to Prineville, Ore., where last Saturday evening he wed Kay Sue Mickel of that city. He was back at his desk Monday morning in time to write the story of his own wedding.
Beginning Dec. 1, rates at Del Puerto Hospital will be increased to $19 a day for a two-bed room, $22 for a private room and $7 a day for the nursery.
75 years ago — Dec. 3, 1937
Archbishop John J. Mitty of San Francisco will confirm 150 Sacred Heart Catholic Church parishioners in a service held here Saturday.
Approval of a federal project that will house 200 farm labor families in Westley has been approved.
An attaché with the Japanese consulate in San Francisco will speak next Monday before a combined meeting of the 20-30 Club, chamber of commerce and fire department. The subject will be Japan’s side of the conflict with China. An effort will be made to get the Chinese side of the story at a later date.
100 years ago — Nov. 28, 1912
The new Welty Hotel on South Third Street will open for business next week. It is said to be one of the handsomest in town.
The Charles Zacharias Co. plans to drill a large well to irrigate farmland northwest of Patterson.
The Athletic Club, a new local organization, will hold a dance Dec. 7.
The Davis & Evans mortuary is ready for business here, having received a stock of caskets. J.H. Evans also will open a local telephone company.
— Irrigator archives