Patterson’s Past: 25 year's ago: Linda DeForest will not seek re-election

25 Years Ago – August 6, 1996

Linda De Forrest has announced she will not seek re-election to the Patterson City Council in November.

The Patterson Unified School District is one of 37 school districts around the state to be awarded part of a $10 million grant to run the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program.

Ground is expected to be broken around September 10 for the Patterson Gateway project off Interstate 5.

Thanks to new state funding the Patterson Unified School District will be reducing the ratio of students and teachers in its first-grade classrooms from 28-to-1 to 20-to-1.

Fourteen PHS seniors scored high enough on their Advanced Placement tests taken at the end of the 1995-1996 school year to receive units toward their college degrees.

50 Years Ago – August 5, 1971

Becky Mancuso, who last month became Patterson’s first Miss Apricot, has added the Miss Stanislaus County title. She won out over 12 other contestants at the county fair,

The recent marriage of Susan Stewart and Herbert Dompe was announced this week, as was the wedding of Kristina Lucich and David Santos. Both couples were wed on July 24.

The Patterson swim team finished an excellent third in the Trans County League meet held last Saturday at Escalon.

75 Years Ago – August 9, 1946

The annual Horsethief Bend celebration is being revived this year and promises to provide fun for all this weekend when a large rodeo is held.

New attendance records are being set this season at the Halley Memorial swimming pool. Many out-of-town swimmers are taking advantage of the local facility.

Twelve Patterson Boy Scouts have returned from 10 days at Camp McBride at Lake Strawberry.

100 Years Ago – August 11, 1921

A hen that has probably broken all world records for a yearling layer by producing 204 eggs since the first of the year will be one of the features of the upcoming Patterson Fair. The hen has an Oakland owner.

The Chamber of Commerce is requesting that the City Council immediately consider three civic improvements: a night watchman, street sprinkling to control dust, and garbage disposal.

The formation of an auxiliary is being discussed by members of the new American Legion post.

By Craig Bettencourt from Irrigator files

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