July 7, 1949

With the 9th annual 4th of July community picnic featuring a patriotic program, contest events for prizes and picnicking groups gathered for the occasion, it was indeed an enjoyable occasion for all who attended to help make the affair a great success. Elk Grove defeated Galt, 10-3, in the all-star softball game.

And now for the Florin Farm Bureau picnic, Sunday, July 10th, at Elk Grove Park. The sum of $775.00 will be awarded in prizes, a feature of which will be a tug-of-war between Florin and Sloughhouse.

Mr. and Mrs. Donal Mahon were hosts at a potluck weiner (sic) roast last Thursday at the Mahon ranch. Games of baseball, horseshoe (sic) and ping-pong were the diversions.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kloss are the proud parents of a baby boy, born June 21 at Sutter Hospital. He has been named Sterling Edward.

July 8, 1959

Increase in the regular school tax rate, so as to raise $4,000 to cover the costs of meals for needy pupils featured the first board meeting of the new Elk Grove Unified School District.

The boost will help those residing in the Cosumnes River Union School District, Dillard School District, Elk Grove Union and Elk Grove High School districts, Florin School District, Franklin, Lee, Pleasant Grove-Reese and Sierra Enterprise school districts.

The Elk Grove area has been plagued with fires of all descriptions, keeping the Elk Grove Fire Department on the run.

A firebug amused himself by setting four grass fires between 6 and 7 a.m. Sunday morning, June 28. Three were set on the Mohr Ranch, bordering Grant Line (Road) and Elk Grove Boulevard, and one on Sheldon Road.

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Waterman were hosts at a patio party and farewell dinner given in honor of their son-in-law and daughter, Lt. Col. and Mrs. E.L. Veiluva, and children, Suzanne, Shelly and Michael, who were returning to Lincoln Air Force Base in Nebraska, where Lt. Col. Veiluva is stationed.

July 9, 1969

Bud Miller was named the new president of the Elk Grove Unified School District, Dr. Ed Jenkins the clerk, and new member, Jordan Montano, the board representative at Monday night’s meeting.

Construction at the site of the new Cosumnes River College, south of Mack Road and west of Highway 99, is making good progress, with the first phase of construction to be completed by the fall of 1970, when 2,500 students are expected to enroll.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fife of 9035 Park Plaza Drive moved to Elk Grove from Salt Lake City, Utah. Fife works for Campbell Soup Company in the sales division. They have three children, Lori, age 7, Jimmy, age 5, and Brenda, who is 2.