120 years ago
It was easy to tell the winner of a “heated discussion” down on Main Street.
Old Bob downed his opponent and was ready to finish him off with his heavy cane when a group of onlookers intervened.90 years ago
A Susanville resident returned from Reno after successfully negotiating for a Cleveland car.
The resident made the trip back in the new Cleveland six and was more than satisfied with the car. The Cleveland is a product of the Chandler Company and is being designed by the same engineers who designed the Chandler car.
70 years ago
High caliber baseball for Susanville and neighboring cities was assured at a meeting in Reno where the Sierra-Nevada Baseball League was formed.
Ty Cobb, a sports writer for the Nevada State Journal, was selected as president of the league, comprised of teams from Susanville, Reno, Fallon, Lovelock and Verdi. Westwood, Portola or Quincy led the way for selection as the sixth team.
30 years ago
Ballots for the Susanville City Council election had to be reprinted after an error was noticed on the original ballot. The error, which listed a candidate as an incumbent, was brought to the attention of the city by another candidate.
20 years ago
Lassen College lost its share of a trust fund for its cogenerator plant, a $570,000 grant held since 1983. The money was returned to the state’s general fund.
The plant began operation in October 1984. In May, 1985, the plant experienced a turbine failure which closed the plant.
While closed, the plant did not generate sufficient funds, and the college defaulted on its debt payments. That forced the college to file bankruptcy in 1996.
15 years ago
A Ravendale man accused of the first-degree murder of Lassen County Deputy Larry D. Griffith could face the death penalty.
Dennis Newton Ervine did not enter a plea to the complaint filed by then District Attorney Ridgely Lazard because Ervine’s court-appointed attorney had not received a copy of the complaint.
10 years ago
With the proposed Herlong federal prison environmental impact statement hot off the press on election day last week, concerned readers of the document were quick to point out water-issue controversies the project is already raising.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Lloyd Keefer, upon receiving a copy of the EIS, turned to the “utilities portion” of the document to see how the Bureau of Prisons analyzed its water sources.
A year ago
After receiving $117,000 from the Disabled Specialized Transit grant, Lassen Senior Services will be purchasing two new vehicles with wheelchair lifts and a computer for the transportation department.
According to LSS Director Arlene Friend, it is hoped the vehicles will be ready in July. Last week, Friend went and helped choose the accessories of the vehicles such as the type of seats and material. The vehicles come standard with air conditioning and heaters.
“It will be nice to have a couple wheel chair equipped vans so we can take clients around more,” Friend said.
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