1 YEAR AGO Sept. 23, 2010: School test scores rise six points – Standardized testing scores for Lincoln’s schools have increased by six points as per the state’s goal. The district’s Deputy Superintendent Mary Boyle presented the Western Placer Unified School District’s academic performance index (API) and adequate yearly progress (AYP) results at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. The API goal is set by the state and the AYP is a federal set goal, according to Boyle. The school district’s score on average was 816 for this year and the score for the 2009-2009 school year was 810, according to Boyle. A perfect API score is 1,000 and the goal for both the district and each school is 800. Boyle credited the “extremely diligent effort on the part of teachers and staff, who are focused on learning.” 10 YEARS AGO Sept. 20, 2001: Businesses, residents display their flags – After last week’s devastating attack on the World Trade Center in New York, Lincoln business owners, churches and private citizens did more than simply sit in front of their television sets, watching as the horrifying drama unfolded in front of a dazed nation. Many rushed to give blood, or donate money or relief services, as citizens across the country have done, but others seemed to feel a need to express their feelings publicly. Showing the heart and compassion which typifies life in a small town, flags have unfurled outside many residences, or in their windows, and messages of sorrow, hope, support, and even a call to action have suddenly appeared outside local businesses and churches. 20 YEARS AGO Sept. 19, 1991: City moves to join police, fire agencies – A massive jump in rescue calls the volunteer fire department responds to prompted city officials to establish the beginning of a public safety department, joining both police and fire agencies. The Lincoln City Council voted Tuesday of last week to establish the public safety department, the first of its kind in the county. A report to council members from City Administrator Richard Ramirez showed a 425 percent increase in rescue calls in a five year period. In 1984, 63 rescue calls were reported compared to 331 in 1989. Since January, more than 300 rescue calls, and 91 fire calls have been recorded. Ramirez said city council members are concerned about volunteers carrying too heavy a burden providing both medical aid and rescue services, as well as putting out fires. City officials are afraid of losing their highly-skilled volunteers to burn-out, and that employers may not be willing to give employees time off to respond to so many calls. 50 YEARS AGO Sept. 21, 1961: Fun For Everyone On Tap At Annual PTA Carnival September 29 – Hark! Hark! The dogs do bark, the circus is coming to town. In this case it is the PTA carnival which is coming to town Friday, Sept. 29, at the Mary Beermann school from 4 to 8 p.m. Committee women and unsuspecting husbands are being called into service as preparations are underway for the big money making project of the Lincoln elementary school PTA. Step right up, folks, win a prize each and every time at the various games of skill that will be installed in gaily decorated booths on the inside playground area of the school. Dart games, cars runs, ring toss and many other fascinating games are being planned by Mrs. Mitch Bohamera, Mrs. Jack Duncan and Mrs. Dale Bolin, co-chairmen of the booth committee. 75 YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1936 : Tax Racket Big Threat To Lincoln Industry – Canning Company Pays 36 Different Kinds of Taxes in Providing Work for 700 Employees – When things strike close to home, maybe we will begin to realize the load that has been put on industry, expected to provide employment, relieve the relief agencies and give a return to the man who has been unfortunate enough to put his capital into the business. Provides Work for 700. We were startled to learn, and know our readers will be likewise, in hearing the statement from Harry Gordon, manager of the Lincoln Packing Co., which provides seasonal work for 700 people, 90% of who are Placer County residents, that it is necessary for his company to make reports on and pay 306 different kinds of taxes. Thus, the every source of our means of a livelihood, our fruit industry, is threatened; for no other reason than the fact that such a load is unbearable. The Lincoln Chronicles are compiled by Shoni Jones. No editing changes are made to the copy so that the entries appear as originally published.