20 Years Ago
The streets of Lemoore, often criticized for their rough state and bouncy ride, may soon receive a facelift of sorts. The California Transportation Commission recently made the decision to amend certain provisions to their 1998 budget to include additional federal funds not originally anticipated. These changes mean that the CTC has money that can be used on various new projects including the resurfacing of a long list of Lemoore streets.
30 Years Ago
PM-10 is an ambient air quality term which will become increasingly important to agriculturalists in the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin and eventually throughout the state. It refers to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 10 microns in size. These are the particles presumed by federal and state regulatory agencies to be most hazardous to human health.
35 Years Ago
Lemoore High School may have come up on the short end of Friday night’s LHS-Hanford varsity football game, but roles were dramatically reversed Saturday. Hanford—along with Avenal and Corcoran high schools—were no match for Lemoore’s “purple and gold” wave as the Tigers’ Academic Decathlon team easily won the Kings County championship with 38,930 points. Second place Corcoran tallied 33, 519 points during the day long activity held on the local campus, Avenal accumulated 30, 901, and Hanford placed fourth with 29, 675 points.
70 Years Ago
Lemoore has made a record growth in the past three years. This was established today when F.C. Carroll, manager of the Corcoran district for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, reported that the number of electric customers of the company in the Lemoore area has increased by 460, or 22 per cent, since the end of the war in the Pacific.
Removed late Tuesday afternoon in the Fresno General Hospital was Mr. John Franklin, Lemoore High School faculty member, who is reported as having a “severe case” of infantile paralysis.
“Keyal’s Mr. Slugger” went to the Sun Maid Kennel Club Dog Show in Fresno last Sunday and came home a winner. The Lemoore bulldog captured first in the American bred class and first in best of winners. “Mr. Slugger” is a purebred registered English Bulldog owned by Mr. and Mrs. George A. Jones Sr., of South Lemoore Avenue.
75 Years Ago
Installed today is the new emergency signal light for use of the Lemoore Police Department. According to Chief of Police Bryan Short the red signal light, visible from most vantage points within the city, is now located atop the flag-pole on the IOOF building at D and Heinlen streets. The light is operated from the telephone exchange and will automatically be turned on whenever a call for the police department is placed by phone. A telephone for police use is situated at the side of the building. The signal light will cease when the telephone connection is established.
80 Years Ago
Lemoore Department Store (formerly Scally’s) is having a “going out of business” sale. Sale items include men’s leather and semi-leather jackets priced at $2.95 and up, bib overalls are 69 cents each, bedding and linens are 19 cents and up.
90 Years Ago
Fire caused by a defective flue did small damage to the home of H.S. Brietegam on G Street last Saturday afternoon. The blaze was extinguished before the arrival of the fire department. The loss is covered by insurance.
Hot lunches are being served at the Stratford school and the children are overflowing with gratitude.
115 Years Ago
Clay Ammerman, the carrier on the Rural Delivery Route, has provided himself with one of the neatest of mail delivery wagons—in fact he has things “fixed up right” in every particular and the patrons of the Lemoore Rural Delivery Route may well feel proud of this new and up-to-date acquisition in connection with Uncle Sam’s free mail delivery.
The progressive little town of Laton is soon to be lighted by electricity, the money for this improvement having been raised by public subscription.
A new reclamation district, to be known as “Tulare Lake Reclamation District” is now being formed.
The prevailing price for hogs is now reported as being $4.50 per hundred weight.
On Tuesday of next week, the bids will be opened for the construction of the new Odd Fellow’s Hall building to be erected at the corner of D and Heinlen Streets.
Large acreage is being sown to wheat in the lake region near the mouth of Kings river.