June 26, 1909

Constable Hauskins, who has had an application in some time for a jail here, expects to have his hopes realized as soon as the old Sacramento city jail is torn down. Sheriff Reese says there are 21 cells in the old jail, some of them being double, and there will be enough to furnish the different towns that need a jail, such as Elk Grove, with two cells.

Elk Grove is badly in need of a jail for the safekeeping of criminals and drunks, who, while they are in their (sic) in their intoxicated condition, are lower than the animals and should be placed where they will have no chance to offend the public and make a general nuisance of themselves.

The Fourth of July committee report (sic) everything most encouraging for one of the best celebrations ever known in Elk Grove. The celebration last year was a big success, but more attractions will be added this year, and the coming celebration this year, on Monday, the 5th, will eclipse any previous effort in that line.

There will be speaking, singing, military drill, brass band all day, big dance in the evening and fireworks.

While the contract submitted by the Sunset Telephone Company, in a recent meeting, was far from satisfactory to the local company, inasmuch as the contract only calls for a year, the local company signed up and it is now due for the Sunset people to come through without anymore changes or sidestepping.

A pleasant garden party was held at the beautiful home of Mrs. B.F. Cotton’s (sic) last Saturday in honor of his daughter, Helen Colton’s 15th birthday.

June 23, 1949

Work on a new administration unit is underway at the Elk Grove Grammar School. The United Construction Company, of Sacramento, was the low bidder for the alteration work.

The old office will become the main office, with the old adjoining supply and workroom becoming the waiting room. The adjacent 8th grade room is being partitioned off into a principal’s office, a supply room and a long room for teacher preparation.

The foundation for the new Grange Hall now completed, the building blocks are now being laid. Weekly potluck dinners are now being served for the volunteer workmen and others assisting.

Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Colton were surprised by a group of friends dropping in for a housewarming party last Thursday evening. The refreshment table was centered with a cake decorated by Mrs. Marvin Jones, and having a miniature house in the center.

June 25, 1969

Sid Gunnels was installed as the new Elk Grove Lions Club president Monday evening at a lady’s night at the SES Hall. First vice president is Hank Casey, second vice, Gerald Derr, and third vice president is Ron Burt.

After transferring from Elk Grove Senior High School to Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose for his senior year, Scott Morse was among the 198 boys receiving their diplomas at the graduation exercises held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31 on the campus lawns. Scott is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Morse of Bruceville Road, Elk Grove.

Mrs. Kay Hagerman was honored with a stork shower given to her by Mrs. Jo-Anne Nix and Mrs. Lucille Postnikoff in the Postnikoff home near Gay Road, near Wilton.