July 8, 1949

Have you noticed that the streets of Galt are getting their coat of Fair tidings? Sacramento County Fair flags are beginning to fly. The fair opens just one week from today, July 15, and runs through the 24th. There will be seven days of racing and a big rodeo to end the largest fair ever held in Galt.

Schauer’s Men’s Store changed ownership today, according to Mr. Karl Schauer, proprietor. It was sold to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Tillie Schauer of Galt.

July 9, 1959

Plans for the Galt Festival are complete, Ben Salas, chairman, announced this week. There will be the first Galt Queen Contest, Parade, Pet Show, Youth Dance, 4-H Judging and other exhibits.

Flames of unknown origin wrecked the Galt Sales Yard of Jack Guthrie on Friday afternoon, but Guthrie says that, in spite of this, an auction will be held this Wednesday as usual.

July 10, 1969

With a beaming Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke at his side, centennial chairman Robert Lawrence gave the presentation of the Citizen of the Century to lifelong booster, worker of and for Galt, Charles Bellie.

A worker in all phases of community life, Helene Stamp was named Galt’s Citizen of the Year by Mrs. Peter Pavitt, Galt Chamber of Commerce president. The award was given at the July 4 barbecue in Galt Park.

July 12, 1979

New on the campus of New Hope School this year will be the superintendent-principal Charles A. Humbert, who began his duties July 1. He came to Thornton from Ripon.

Among the graduates as registered X-ray technicians from San Joaquin General Hospital School of Radiologic Technology was Beverly F. Johnson of Galt. She received the ‘High Voltage’ award for outstanding academic achievement.