1 YEAR AGO
Feb. 7, 2008 – Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce announced the 2007 Business of the Year Winners: Small Business – Pavilion Realty; Medium Business – Cornerstone Associates Insurance Services, Inc.; Large Business – Turkey Creek Golf Club; Major Business – Sure West. In the member additional awards the President’s Award – Tina McCauslin; Volunteer of the Year – Tracy Brown-Randall; Ambassador of the Year – Trish Scholl; Dedicated Service 1998-2007 – Judy Bennett; Dedicated Service 2001-2007 – Geri Rainbolt; Dedicated Service 2001-2007 – Susan Rohan.
10 YEARS AGO
Feb. 4, 1999 – PlacerGROWN honors farming couple – Bonnie and Alex Ferreira received this year’s Farmer of the Year Award at the fifth annual PlacerGROWN Farm Conference Saturday at Lincoln High School. “When Alex was on the Board of Supervisors, he spoke out for agriculture,” said Robert Roan, PlacerGROWN chairman. “He said he was going to retire in 1994. That lasted only four years. He jumped back into it because of his concern for agriculture.” The couple are longtime western Placer County farmers and ranchers.
The Farmer of the Year Award is presented annually to a person or couple who have not only worked in agriculture, but have made significant contributions to its Placer County development. The award was presented by Sharon Junge, U.C. Cooperative Extension county director.
20 YEARS AGO
Feb. 2, 1989 – Thefts from cars noted – There have been a rash of vehicle burglaries, reports the Lincoln Police Department. On the night of Jan. 27-28, a thief removed the rear window of a vehicle owned by David Wood on Q Street and took property inside the vehicle valued at $150. Also on that night, an attempt was made to enter a car owned by Raymond Perez, who also lives on Q Street. The thief forced open the right wing window. When he reached inside to open the door, the car’s alarm was activated and the thief fled. In two more related crimes, Lauri Troxel of Pleasant Grove lost her purse to a thief on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Virginia Perez of Fruitvale Road also left her purse in an unlocked car parked on Sixth Street. When she returned, her purse contained $40 was missing. In other police reports, Lydia Taylor reports that someone took two bicycles from an unsecured side yard on Thursday, Jan. 26. The bikes were valued at $381.
50 YEARS AGO
Feb. 5, 1959 – C. of C. to view Better Business Film – “Gold Mine on Main Street,” a film produced by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will be highlighted at a meeting of Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday Feb.12. Barb Elliot, chamber president, said that he has been trying for some time to get the film, which he reports has been widely acclaimed in communities where it has been screened. The film deals with ideas for promoting better business and new industry.
75 YEARS AGO
Feb. 1, 1934 – Bad Boys Are Still With Us – Last Tuesday night while the decent law-abiding citizens were busy celebrating our President’s birthday, some of our bad boys were out looking for some devilishness to get into and found about the worst that could be thought of – throwing rocks at the windows of a church.
Boys, while you may not attend church, it would not hurt you if you should, and perhaps it would do you good.
We know you, the officers and the whole community know you and nobody gives you any praise or glory – in fact they are ashamed of you, and we know your parents are, hence we shall not divulge your names this time, but if it occurs again we shall call your names right out, so that the remainder of the boys about town will not be blamed for your misdeeds.
Shoni Jones compiles the Chronicles, exactly as the articles appeared.