July 5, 1940

The engagement of Miss Doris Johnson to Mr. John Erich of Thornton was formally announced Sunday at a dinner given by the bride-elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson of Acampo. The benedict-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Erich of Thornton and both are graduates of Galt High School.

Born on Thursday, June 27 at Mason hospital in Lodi, to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McFarland, a daughter, Nancy Adell, weighing 7 pounds.

Mr. Ernest Gudel and sisters Misses Florence and Lillian were Sunday afternoon roller rink visitors.

July 7, 1950

Robert Nichols of Thornton was re-elected to the presidency of the board of trustees of the Galt Joint Union High School at the first meeting of the board for the new school year held last Saturday evening at the high school. Bob Angele of Galt was elected clerk of the board.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Olson and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Schauer of Galt retreated from the heat over the weekend to the Robinson cabin at Big Meadows.

July 7, 1960

Two 10-year-old youngsters, one from Acampo, the other from Galt, admitted to Galt police that a lighted cigarette they were smoking set the blaze that destroyed the Galt Livestock Sales pavilion Sunday afternoon.

Ted Melhaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Melhaff, had his tonsils removed at the Lodi Community Hospital June 17.

July 9, 1970

The city of Galt now owns the administration building and property that it sits on, free and clear. At their regular meeting Tuesday night, the City Council accepted a ‘Quit Claim’ deed from the county of Sacramento giving the building and property to the city of Galt.

As destructive acts of vandalism, damage to homes and property, and personal assaults continue in the rural town of Thornton, many of the town’s residents have united and moved to organize their own protective agency.

July 10, 1980

Kathleen Archer and Ronnie Rogers became husband and wife when they were married Dec. 14 at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dick and Larelya Sartini, Pete and Mary Ann Hall, E.M. Coots and Ellen Edwards were initiated into the Grange at their meeting on Wednesday night.