50 years ago, June 5, 1969

Clyde Wrenn, president of Sac River Valley Bank, retired Saturday, May 31, after 50 years with the bank. His fellow employees gave him a recliner as a retirement present.

In a call from the office of Congressman Durward Hall, this newspaper was informed of the awarding of a $135,385 contract by the Corps of Engineers to L.C.L. Controls, San Francisco, California. This contract is for the main switchboard and associate equipment for the power structure at Stockton Dam.

Jerry Bough, basketball coach the past two years at Stockton, will be leaving June 4 for his pre-induction physical and induction into the U.S. Army. Bough brought a team that won only one game his first year to a very respectable season in 1968-69.

25 years ago, June 8, 1994

The 113th Jerico Springs Picnic kicks off Thursday, June 9, and features a performance by country trio The McCarters.

Students looking forward to summer jobs will not be able to claim the exempt status on their income tax withholding forms, according to the IRS. Tax law changes which took effect in 1987 mean most high school and college-age workers now need to have taxed withheld from their paychecks.

Stockton Tiger baseball players Tyson West, Scott Burns, Chris Johnson and Chad Burchett were named first team all-Mid-Lakes Conference. The Tigers were undefeated in the league, winning their second consecutive title.

10 years ago, June 3, 2009

More than a dozen concerned citizens of Cedar County attended the Tuesday, May 26, meeting of the county commission to discuss deteriorating conditions on East 900 Road in Stockton. “The road had been in good shape for the five years I have lived there, until the county graded it,” resident Delmar Brown said. “I have discussed the concerns with you several times. I can’t get you to fix a quarter of mile of road.” Southern commissioner John Fox replied, “We don’t have the money. We are running in 2009 on a 2006 budget.”

Cedar County Ambulance District chairman Jerry Davis said he received a letter of resignation from board member J.D. Stephens, dated May 20. Stephens gave no reason for his resignation.

The Stockton school board voted 6-1 to add cross country as a varsity fall sport. T.Jay Sanderson has agreed to lead the team.

Baseball: Purdy 16, Stockton 13. Tigers’ season ends at the state sectionals.

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