Two schools in the Northern San Joaquin Valley will be honoring graduates today:
Book fair Thursday
From Thursday through Sunday, Friends of Modesto Library, a nonprofit supporter of library programs, will hold a sale of new children's books from more than 100 publishers at 50 percent off regular price. The Scholastic Book Fair will be at the Modesto library auditorium Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. It will benefit the library and literacy programs.
75 YEARS AGO: Coroner George Sovern was called to Knights Ferry to examine a newly buried skeleton discovered on the H.S. Frymire ranch. The request came from people who thought the skeleton might have been that of a relative who disappeared eight years before. Sovern concluded the bones were not those of the missing relative but had been in a mine on the property, where they were originally found, for 50 to 75 years.
50 YEARS AGO: From 2,000 to 3,000 acres of farmland used largely for grazing were being inundated by a levee break on the San Joaquin River near Durham Ferry Road. The break, which began the day before, was about 100 feet wide and was where landowners had patched a similar break earlier in the spring.
-- Karen Aiello