June 18, 1910

The directors of the Elk Grove Union Telephone Company held a meeting in the office of M.A. Mitchell last Thursday afternoon. They authorized the purchase of two large poles from the American River Electric Co., and will set them to carry the wires over the S.P. Co. tracks near the depot.

A contract will be entered into with Mrs. Emma Coons to act as agent to handle the company’s exchange here within a day or two.

The class of 1908 will present a bust of (poet Henry Wadsworth) Longfellow and the class of 1909 will present a copy of the Parthenon Frieze to the high school. The presentation will take place Monday, about 3:30 o’clock and the public are cordially invited to be present.

Two carloads of cattle were shipped from here this week to the stockyards, Oakland, by John Elliott.

June 15, 1950

Elk Grove’s newest business concern, the Elk Grove Department Store, will have its grand opening sale, beginning today (Thursday), June 15, and continuing through Friday and Saturday.

Conducting the business are Mr. and Mrs. C.H. La Follette, both of whom have had a wide experience in merchandising.

The establishment occupies two stores in the Foulks-Graham Block, where the larger store has during the past few weeks been completely equipped for the business.

The Elk Grove High School tennis team won the championship of the Sacramento County League. It was the fourth championship in five years for the Elk Grove team.

Team members are Don Bronkley, manager, Arlene Jones, Joyce Wakita, Joanne Zehnder, Betty Webb, Janet Hooper, Norma Hyatt, Elsie Malka, Janet Backer, Pat Byrnes, Vernon Peterson, Peter Runkle, Orvis Littke, Bob Golden, Daryl Miller and Norman Smith.

It’s a boy for Mr. and Mrs. Norman Warren, born June 10 at the Sutter Maternity (Hospital). He weighed six pounds, six oz., and has been named Charles Dean.

June 17, 1970

The Elk Grove Senior High School Future Farmers of America received high honors at the 52nd District Sacramento County Fair, which was held on the state fairgrounds at Cal Expo. The senior high school chapter was represented by 30 of its members in the competition that took place May 27 through May 31.

In the beef division, Jim Fandrich won the reserve champion market steer, which was purchased by Sears and Roebuck at Arden Fair for 58 cents a pound, and also placed third in beef showmanship.

Bill Simas exhibited a 2A Hereford steer, which sold for 71 cents (a pound) to Frank Fat’s. Jim Foskett’s 2A steer was sold to Wells Fargo for 34 cents a pound, and he also placed 9th in showmanship.

Robert Steffes, age 9 and son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Steffes, won first in the 50-yard dash and first in the 300-yard run and walk in the Sacramento Area Special Olympics, which were held Saturday, May 16 at Sacramento State College. He will be an Elk Grove special education representative at the State Special Olympics in Long Beach during the summer.

The Kumamoto Kenjin Kai held their annual Sacramento County picnic at the Elk Grove Park Sunday, June 7. The event was a reunion of all the Japanese Americans in the area who came from the same village in southern Japan and who speak the same dialect.