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 (1984)
The Gridley Planning Commission has gone on record in opposition to proposals before the county to reduce the size of residential lots and allow the creation of small lots subdivisions.

The City Planning Commission at its Monday evening meeting drafted and unanimously approved a letter to the Butte County Planning Commission opposing the proposals.

Proposed revisions to Butte County's residential zones  and the small lot subdivision ordinance are under county consideration. The two items were brought to the City Planning panel's attention by Planning Commissioner Fred Gerst.

The Gridley Planning Commissioner said the proposals are scheduled to be considered next Friday afternoon by the county planning commission.

50 Years Ago (1959)
The Gridley Bulldogs will meet the Marysville Indians tonight at Marysville in the last non-league game. The West Side League schedule will open a week from tonight in Gridley, with the Willows Honkers the first opponent.

Steve Griffin will play at quarterback tonight for the 'Dogs, as Dee Gibbs suffered a slight concussion in last week's contest against the Nevada City Miners and has been sidelined for a week by the doctor.

Bill Onyett and Bob Cardoza will alternate at right guard replacing Martin Bassett, who is out for the season with a fractured wrist from the Miner game.

Ed Schwartz and Ron Tidwell will be at half-back spots, Bob Reynolds at fullback; George Onyett and Len Schwartz at ends; John Rogers and Don Struble at tackles; Mike Boeger at left guard and Jim  Bates at center.
   
75 Years Ago (1934)
Shipment of honeydew, honeyball and persian melons by the Gridley Melon Growers Exchange makes the East Gridley station a busy center at the present time. A force of approximately 200 people is being used in the field and in transportation and shipping operation.

Treatment of the melons is as interesting as canning operations at the local peach plant. Carefully selected in the field, the melons are handled very carefully throughout all packing and shipping steps.

Pickers in the field select the melons and place them in sacks in which they are carried to trucks that are lined with soft materials to prevent bruising.

Michael Nugent, principal of the Gridley grammar school, has been appointed a member of the Butte County Board of Education.

Election of officers by the Gridley Assembly of Rainbow for Girls has resulted in designation of a new corps of officers as follows: Rachel Miller, worthy advisor; Sara Bond, associate worthy advisor; Mabel Dalton, Charity; Bobbie Anderson, Hope and Nancy Hamilton, Faith.

100 Years Ago (1909)
Herman Block, the well known young farmer, whose place is about three miles southwest of Gridley, has been appointed Deputy Sheep Inspector in the employ of the Bureau of Animal Industry, United States Department of Agriculture. He will have in charge the work of inspecting sheep in the counties of Sacramento and Yolo, in this state.

Articles of Incorporation of what is to b known at the Live Oak and Encinal Light  and Power Company, for the purpose of furnishing light and power to the residents of Live Oak and Encinal and those living in and near the Sunset Colonies, were filed this week. The company will run a line of light and power wires from Encinal north along the county road to Live Oak, furnishing lights for the residents along the road, lighting the road and the streets of the town of Live Oak.

The grading of the streets of Hume, a new town on the Northern electric, three and a half miles east of Biggs, has been commenced.

A Depot with a freight addition and express accommodation,  a store building with an attached residence, and a few dwellings are contracted for.

Plans are being perfected for the building of a schoolhouse, and when completed the River School will be moved.