1 YEAR AGO Oct. 2, 2008 Coon Creek hosts regional firefighters – It was all about giving back to area firefighters when Lincoln’s Coon Creek Trap and Skeet Club played host to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department Sept. 25 in its annual sporting clay event. The event serves as a great way to get together with friends, both active and retired, said Engineer Ted Wittmayer, one of the original organizers of the event, which started 11 years ago. ”It’s all about the camaraderie,” said Phil Lopez, who owns Mr. Pickle’s with his wife, Pam. “A lot of us hunt together. It kind of gets us ready for duck season.” Coon Creek owner George Ahart gives the firefighters a price break, though he declined to say how much. ”The firemen deserve a break,” he said. “People say they don’t work, but they work their butts off on those fires, especially the wildland fires in the summer.” Ahart said shooting clays is a great recreational event. 10 YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1999 Tribe pulls proposed offer – Claims mayor misrepresented status of talks – Roseville City Council members Wednesday were to have considered approving an agreement between the city and the United Auburn Indian Community, in an attempt to offset any real or perceived impacts from the tribal casino proposed just outside Roseville’s borders. That deal was off before sunrise. As reported previously, the city has been in negotiations with the tribe for at least seven months. The News Messenger learned, however, that the tribe pulled its offer late Tuesday – an action spurred, it said, by one too many “misrepresentations” by city officials throughout the laborious negotiation process between the tribe, the city and Placer County. 20 YEARS AGO Oct. 5, 1989 City’s centennial celebration is in the planning stages now – More than 20 events to celebrate Lincoln’s incorporation as a city 100 years ago will be reviewed when the Centennial planning committee meets tonight (Oct. 5) at 7 p.m. in city hall. Centennial events will begin with an invitational wine tasting party April 14, 1990. Other events will take place from April through Aug. 18. Events will include a July 4 parade, an appearance by the Sacramento Symphony, a rodeo and dance, the third annual Feats of Clay, tours of historical homes, a western night, an antique fair, hot air balloon rides, a craft show, souvenir sales, a health fair, horseshoe contests, and a whiskerino contest. The climax of the celebration takes place Aug. 18. 50 YEARS AGO Oct. 1, 1959 Chief Reports Filed Coins Being Used In Soft Drink Dispensers – Several instances of filed down pennies being used as dimes in soft drink dispensers at local service stations have been reported in the past few weeks according to Police Chief Robert Jimenez. Jimenez said that two youths were actually caught in the act of using filed down coins and that several other boys are being questioned. He said some of the coins work but some of them clog the machines, causing expensive damage. The police chief said the machines are being watched closely and that offenders face the dual charge of defacing government property and defrauding an innkeeper. 75 YEARS AGO Oct. 4, 1934 Class Organized For Instruction in Citizenship – A class for instruction of non-citizens has been organized at the Lincoln Union High School and will begin work next Monday night. Fifteen have already registered and more are expected to register by the time the class is begun. It is the intent and purpose of this class to prepare members for examination for citizenship, which they must pass before they can be granted citizenship papers. Every alien or foreign born resident of Lincoln should avail themselves of this opportunity as it costs them nothing and will be a great benefit to them. Following is a list of those registering so far: Joaquin Bento, Frank Costa, A. Babbini, Ambrozzio Belloti, John Pimental, E. DiGiordano, J. Maderos, J. Cordossa, Manuel Rosa, Paul Ferrari, Ida Ferrari, Virginia Paolini, Charles R. Baron, Carlo Laurenti and John Varis. The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.