It was cold enough over the weekend that snow fell in our western hills and began freezing over our irrigation ditches.
After dominating the Trans Valley League in wrestling the past six years, Patterson High coach Mike Worley’s team came up short to rival Hughson in the league tournament. Freshman Tony Luna, pressed into action at the last minute when another wrestler failed to make weight, won the 112-pound title in his first varsity competition. Nico Cortez was Patterson’s other league champion.
Gretchen Walker is the PHS champion in the Academic Decathlon held in Modesto.
50 years ago – February 6, 1964
High school junior John Pepple leaves this week for Colombia for a year’s stay under the AFS program.
The father and son Holtons, both named Harry, will open a Chrysler auto agency here, it was announced this week.
The city has annexed the Starcraft boat plant tract of over 13 acres just west of Highway 33 and south of Sperry Avenue.
Newly elected trustees of the new unified school district have met in closed session to consider the hiring of its first superintendent.
75 years ago – February 3, 1939
This week is National Bean Week and this area of the West Side has proclaimed itself the baby lima capital of the world. Some three-fourths of the world’s crop of baby limas are produced here. The Chamber of Commerce held its second annual bean banquet Monday evening. It drew some 125 diners.
A contract of nearly $5,800 has been awarded for seats in the high school’s new auditorium. Construction recently started on the building.
100 years ago – February 7, 1914
Eight women have met and formed the Patterson Colony Women’s Alliance. Ethel Walton Wright is the first president.
Contractor J.E. Johnson has started work on three blocks of concrete sidewalks along South Fourth Street between El Circulo and C Street.
The Patterson Dancing Club will hold a costume ball on St. Valentine’s Day in the Leverton Hall.
The Kane-Berlin Company’s downtown windows display an exhibit of excellent fancy needlework completed by local sewers.
— Irrigator Archives