Jan. 9, 1942

Mrs. Louie Patterson underwent an appendectomy Tuesday, Jan. 6 at a Lodi hospital. Dr. Vernon E. Greer Jr. performed the operation.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hardison of Galt, on Jan. 3, at a Lodi hospital, a daughter, weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces … Born to Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Hernandez of Galt, on Jan. 3, at a Lodi hospital, a daughter, weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces.

Ernest Wiebe and Irvin Stull, on leave from their ship docked in San Francisco, were Galt visitors one day this week.

Jan. 11, 1952

Mrs. Martina V. Parker, 88, who was well known in Galt as Mattie Moore Parker, died Wednesday afternoon at her home after a heart attack. Mrs. Parker was a member of one of the pioneer families of Galt. She had lived and ranched in this vicinity for the past 70 years.

“Smokey,” the cat mascot of the Herald Fire Department, caused a bit of commotion out in the Herald district the other evening. It seems several persons phoned Clarence Quiggle to notify him that someone was in the firehouse, and that they were seeing strange shadows through the windows of the building. You’re right. It was just Smokey, who had been locked in the building.

Jan. 11, 1962

A use permit application has been submitted by Ronald J. Oliver and Bill Barnes for establishing the Galt Body Shop at 422 A Street, Galt.

The Galt chapter of Future Farmers of America recently attended the annual shorthorn sale and judging day held in Sacramento. Four classes were shown: two heifer, one steer and one bull class. Galt members placing were Bob Macfarlane, third; Ronnie Merrit, seventh; and John Henke, ninth. Galt was also judged to have the second-place team.

Jan. 13, 1972

Because of staffing problems the Galt Chamber of Commerce is moving their office from the C Street site to the office of Kent Shebelut on Lincoln Way.

Vickie Lawrence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawrence of Galt, returned home Tuesday from Community Hospital in Lodi where she underwent major surgery. Her parents reported that the operation was a complete success.

Jan. 14, 1982

Over 75 relatives, friends and neighbors gathered at the William Johnson home on Jan. 1 to celebrate the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Johnson was a mail carrier for several years before her retirement. Johnson was a plumber before his retirement.

The Child Care Development Center students on A Street had snow in which to play brought right to the door of their school! American Ice Company delivered the ice in paper bags. Some of the children had never seen or played in snow, according to teachers Pat Browning and Donna Langston.