July 2, 1910

The Elk Grove Union High School held its annual meeting last Monday evening at Masonic Hall.

At the business meeting, presided over by President Miss Bessie Etling, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Guy Foulks; secretary, Ernestine Pearl; treasurer, Hiram Miller.

The Board of Supervisors Thursday adopted the resolutions sent in by the trustees of the Pleasant Grove School District, relative to the proposed of $3,500 worth of bonds to cover the expense of erecting a new schoolhouse at Sheldon.

Mrs. W. Miller, who has been handling the ribbons on Sheldon mail wagon for the past season, has relinquished her job to Mr. Lance, who has secured the contract for the coming year.

June 29, 1950

Sunday, June 25th, at 2:30 p.m., was the occasion of an historical plaque commemorating the site of Michigan Bar, the thriving town in the Gold Rush days.

The programs were prepared by the Elk Grove High School art department, under the direction of Betty Baker.

At an appropriate point in the program, Thomas D. Anderson was introduced as originally from Michigan Bar. He now resides in Elk Grove.

Mrs. Marvin Dart was honored with a pink and blue shower at the home of her parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dart of Elk Grove. Hostesses for the affair were Mesdames Aleta Miles of Sacramento, Dorothy Green and Betty Lewis of Elk Grove, sisters-in-law of the honoree.

Ivan Pearce, Elk Grove dairyman, has added to his herd by the purchase of Fairview’s Dauntless 5th from W.E. Miller, Plymouth, Calif. The new animal is a purebred milking shorthorn, and the record of the transfer of ownership has been made by the American Milking Shorthorn Society at Springfield, Mo.

July 3, 1980

Laguna Woods, a proposed 2,462-unit residential development, will be considered by the Elk Grove Community Planning Advisory Council at its regular meeting Tuesday, July 8.

The development, which would encompass 515 acres, is bounded by Franklin Boulevard on the west, Bruceville Road on the east, westward extension of Bond Road on the north, and Valley Hi Country Club on the south.

The Elk Grove youths will be participating this Saturday in the All-American Soap Box Derby race at Aerojet in hopes of gaining a berth in competition at Akron, Ohio on Aug. 16. They are Shane Dinkins, Luke Spolar and Steve Veninga.

“Mr. Lion” Ted Schmidt was presented with one of Lions Club (sic) highest honors at the Elk Grove Lions installation dinner held last week. Schmidt, a 29-year veteran of the club and for most of those years the club’s secretary, received the coveted Harry J. Asian Fellow award.