The following are stories that appeared in the Gridley Herald 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago:

The following are stories that appeared in the Gridley Herald 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago:

25 Years Ago
Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the start of the holiday season when stores stay open later, Christmas carols begin taking over the air waves and Santa makes his pre-Christmas visit to cities, towns and hamlets everywhere. Also most business districts, downtown or shopping centers are gaily decorated with colored lights, red and green garland, Christmas scenes and trees. Gridley has had some decorations and lights in the past few years, but not like the pre-energy crisis days. The District Chamber of Commerce is hoping to brighten up the town again with hopefully added decorations in the business districts. CofC president Bob Pace and incoming president Bob Bassett know that they are getting a late start, but hope to have the cooperation of city, businesses, service clubs and residents in making the town "real Christmassy".

The bi-monthly dance, sponsored by the Gridley Dance Club, will be held the Half - Time Band from 8 to 11p.m will furnish Fridley evening, Dec. 2, at Gridley's Memorial Hall, 249 Sycamore St. Music. Individuals whose last names begin with A through K will bring refreshments. Admission is $2.00 per person.

50 Years Ago

Rain bow initiation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Stars and Matrons will be honored and are cordially invited to attend. The girls are asked to bring their  housing slips to show how many girls can be housed during the Grand Worthy Advisors reception on Wednesday.

The trial of Jack Vernon Atchley 42, charged with the murder of his wife Mrs. Marcella Katherine Farris Atchley in Gridley early in the morning of August 3, Friday, November 14; a jury of 8 women and 4 men and two alternates were seated late in the afternoon and the trial set to proceed.

That the proposed Oroville Dam will be an earth and gravel  fill, instead of a solid block of concrete, was viewed as a possibility Wednesday with the release of a report by a five man board of engineers and geological consultants to Harvey O. Banks, director of the department of water resources at Sacramento. The report stated that the change would save $80,000,000.00. The board had been studying the dam and constriction possibilities for the last two years.

75 Years Ago

Ross Mulkins, 24-yr-old Parkside youth who failed in a suicide attempt last week, was arrested  last Saturday night on a complaint of his mother, Mrs. E. Mulkins, and is now in Oroville jail awaiting a court hearing. Mrs. Mulkins found her son sitting on the bed with a butcher knife in his hand, threatening to take his life. Constable Elliott placed Mulkins in Gridley jail for the night and transferred him to Oroville Sunday.

To all in Gridley district who have joined the Gridley chapter of the American Red Cross for 1934: The annual meeting of the members of the Gridley chapter, will be held at the council chamber of the Gridley City hall, Friday evening, November 24, at 8:00 o'clock for the purpose of hearing a report on the roll call, election of officers for the ensuing year. Let us have a large enthusiastic meeting.

100 Years Ago

There is a law which makes it a misdemeanor for boys or others to jump on trains. Many violate this law in the yards at Southern Pacific at this place, and railroad men have determined that all future cases will be prosecuted. Parents should induce their boys by moral persuasion  if possible, and by the use of a strap otherwise to quit the practice. Otherise they will undoubtedly be called on to pay the fine for the youngster's fun, and perhaps a big surgeon's bill and it might be worse than that. The railroad men say it has to stop.