May 17, 1940

The opening of the new additions to the Midway Café, a social hall and bar, have been set for Saturday, May 25 by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dowdell. It will probably draw crowds of people as the Dowdells are known all over the state for their hospitality and the quality of their foods and beverages.

Tuesday evening, May 21 will be the night for the Colony school play and graduation. Miss Pearl Sanderson, general rural supervisor of Sacramento county schools, will be present to give diplomas to Sarah Frances Reece, Robert S. Campbell and Norris N. Jernigan.

May 19, 1950

On Monday afternoon of this week, the Board of Trustees of the Galt High School District met at the school and fired the head football coach Willis Wolcott and the music director Lawrence Littleton. No cause or explanation was given by the board. Petitions asking the board to reconsider their action and to reinstate these two teachers appeared around town by noon the next day.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Miller purchased the Stevens ranch from Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stevens a few weeks ago.

May 19, 1960

The thriving community of Thornton celebrates its birthday this month, marking the 50th year of the start of telephone service, George Creighton, manager of Pacific Telephone Co., announced. Today, 289 phones are served by the exchange.

Mr. and Mrs. John Enjalran of Galt are the proud parents of a son, Paul Jerome, who arrived May 2 at Lodi Memorial Hospital weighing 5 pounds 4 ounces and measuring 18 inches … Mr. and Mrs. Fred Liebig Jr., Acampo, welcomed a daughter, Julie Ann, who joined the family May 6 at 8:13 p.m. weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces.

May 21, 1970

The Galt Jr. Chamber of Commerce was presented the outstanding state chapter, among locals coming from communities of less than 4,000 population, at the California State Jaycee convention in Palm Springs May 17. Also honored were Herb Oberle, outstanding president; Rusty Tucker, outstanding state director; and Jim Cunningham, who was installed as governor of District 14.

May 22, 1980

Beverly Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Johnson of Galt, and Norman Liebig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Liebig, Jr., also of Galt, announced their engagement at a birthday cioppino dinner held for the bride elect at the home of the Liebigs on April 26.

Helen and Vernon Cheek, of Galt, announced the engagement of their daughter Joylynne to Michael Xavier Hurley of Fairfield with a champagne buffet dinner at their home on April 18.