The Patterson High Tigers won their first league basketball championship in 18 years when they bested Ripon Christian 60-51 at Ripon. The Tigers took a 22-3 record, best in school history, into the playoffs.
Patterson also won the subsection wrestling title for the first time, scoring 194.5 points to 161 for second-place Merced. Juan Jimenez, Gerald Schali and Gilbert Cortez took top honors in their weight divisions, while three others placed second. Seven wrestlers will advance to the section meet.
Patte-Kake, local chapter of the Children’s Home Society, will host a dinner dance using the theme “Nerds’ Night Out: Be Square, Be There.”
50 years ago — Feb. 22, 1962
This newspaper has selected four photo contest winners who submitted entries after last month’s snowfall in Patterson. Rosemarie Azevedo was the first-place winner with a photo of Lilac Avenue and the adjacent orchards where she lives. Entries by Pat Richter, Lewis Washburn and Billy Antognini also took prizes.
Valley Tractor Co. has announced plans to build a facility on Highway 33 just north of Patterson.
State law requires that Patterson area residents decide on school district unification by next year. That would include the high school and three elementary districts that are now separate entities.
75 years ago — Feb. 26, 1937
A small tornado, accompanied by hail and lightning, tore the roof off a new Westley Warehouse building Wednesday afternoon. The roof sheared off five utility poles and landed east of the adjacent railroad tracks, and pieces were found as far as a mile away. No one was injured.
After beating Newman in a league playoff game, the Patterson High Bee basketball team edged Ripon 27-25 and will play the Modesto limited team here Monday night.
W.S. Long of Newman plans to open a body and fender repair shop in Patterson, with his family to move here at the end of the school year.
100 years ago — Feb. 22, 1912
Deputy Registration Clerk Walter Kennedy has opened an office in the new Bank of Patterson where local residents may register to vote.
Kirk Bros. will be the contractor to build the two-story brick Leverton building on North Third Street. The downstairs will provide business space, while the upstairs will have two offices and a 40-foot-square large meeting hall designed for use by lodges and public meetings.
New residents who have purchased property in the Patterson area are Allen and Arthur Brewster, Robert and Charles East, Theodore Severson, Sarah Smith, N.P. Hensen and Harry Ney.
The Sunday motorcar, which passed southbound through Patterson at about 9 a.m. and northbound at 3:25 p.m., has been discontinued for the present, the railroad has announced.