Dec. 2, 1948

The two new buses for the local grammar school were put into operation for the first time Monday morning. These two buses have a seating capacity of 65 students each.

The transportation system now includes four buses. This week saw for the first time in many years all students were on the buses, bound for home, by 3:30.

The two stalls in the old bus shed have been lengthened to afford housing for the longer, new buses.

Ladies Aid executive committee of the Community Church met Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Helen Mahon, with Mrs. Helen Miller presiding.

During the business meeting, plans were completed for the bazaar and dinner to be held at the church December 7th.

Gene Maxwell celebrated his seventh birthday with an afternoon of games and an inspection of the Maxwell ranch. Lunch was served to Oscar Mix, Donnie Poston, Paul Beitzel, Wayne Bartholomew, Dennie and Gene Maxwell.

Dec. 3, 1958

Mrs. Johnny Ambrose narrowly escaped serious injury or death in a freak accident recently.

She was on her way on Gage Street to pick up Mrs. Lucille Woerner to go on a trip to Folsom when she hit a cable stretched across the road, near St. Joseph’s Church.

A tow truck was attempting to pull a cement truck out of a ditch on Gage Street at the time and the cable was stretched 18 inches off the ground without supervision, according to Deputy Sheriff Louis Baroni.

Claude Ballew, Alta Mesa, hit a cow with his pickup last week, doing $400 damage to the truck. Ballew was not injured.

The cow was one of several head of cattle that had broken out of pasture.

The accident happened in the early evening, between Deer Creek and Wilton bridges on the Cosumnes River Road.

The cow, which skidded on her back about 50 feet, got up and ran off the road.

The Elk Grove Fire Department made eight calls the last two weeks of November, mostly for grass blazes. A bathhouse on the Sugimoto ranch was completely burned and several other buildings damaged in the most severe fire.

Dec. 4, 1968

Over 600 persons viewed a nostalgic tribute to T.R. Smedberg, Sacramento County superintendent of schools, at a retirement dinner Tuesday night, November 26 at the El Dorado Hotel.

Smedberg, 66, county schools superintendent since 1950 and an educator for 40 years, is retiring December 31.

The first Security Bank of Elk Grove will celebrate its fifth anniversary by moving to its new bank building on Friday, December 6.

This new facility is a modern bank building featuring Western architecture. The location is at 8823 Elk Grove Boulevard in the center of Elk Grove, with a second entrance on Elk Grove-Florin Road.

Drive-up window and night deposit banking aids are available.

Equipment Operator Third Class Robert L. Mahon, USN, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Mahon of Route 2, Elk Grove, and husband of the former Miss Alice M. Neilsen of Diamond Springs, is serving with U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 in the five northern most provinces of South Vietnam.