65 Years Ago – July 12, 2018

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July 24, 1953 Second Lieutenant Tom Potter, 22, was reported missing in action in Korea this week. A telegram from the war department was received by his parents Sunday morning. The bids for the construction of the Monticello Dam will be opened at the City Hall next Thursday, with some of the largest construction firms in the U. S. expected to bid on the job. A large group of local people appeared before the city council Tuesday evening to see what could be done toward the establishing and development of a city park. Mrs. Joe Diaz, representing the Rebekah lodge, acted as chairman of the delegation. Manager Joe Diaz’ Winters Merchants baseball team finished the second half of the Central California league with a 6 and 1 record to take the title. In the game against Maxwell Sunday, John Hricinak allowed only 4 hits as Winters won 10 to 2. The old Methodist church on the corner of First and Russell streets, is being razed, and the salvageable materials will be used in the construction of a new Methodist church in Dixon. The Winters City Council, at the regular meeting Tuesday night, adopted a budget for the 1953-54 fiscal year in the amount of $96,631.]]>

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