The citizens of Janesville are furious over the closing of the Wells Fargo office in town and at the unsatisfactory manner of running the mail.
John Alexander, a hunter and trapper, recently brought in some fine deer heads. One pair of antlers had 12 points while another had 15. These are hard to beat.
70 years ago
John J. Woodward, a Susanville contractor and builder, was in charge of a crew of men busily engaged in rebuilding the packing plant and abattoir of the Susanville meat company.
A fire, destroyed the company, formerly owned and operated by City Councilman Frank V. Wood, last August.
45 years ago
A series of storms that buffered California the week before reached the local area and left about 6 inches of snow in Susanville. On Fredonyer Summit, 16 inches of snow now accumulated, while about 22 inches fell on Highway 44.
30 years ago
A mistrial was declared in a first-degree murder trial when a Lassen County Superior Court jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict as to the defendant’s guilt or innocence in connection with a stabbing death.
The final jury count before the mistrial was declared was eight voting innocent and four voting guilty.
20 years ago
Lassen County’s Board of Supervisors approved the construction of a special-purpose juvenile hall, but not without including a warning to the state that the county will not have enough money to pay staff salaries once the $630,000 facility opens.
15 years ago
Despite many roadblocks, the Quincy Library Group moved a step closer to its goals thanks to $4.7 million in funds allocated to the Forest Service by the Department of Agriculture.
The money will be used to reduce fire risk and improve the environmental health of 2.5 million acres of timberland in the Lassen, Plumas and Tahoe national forests.
10 years ago
Supervisor Evert McCain last week delivered a scathing attack on his fellow Lassen County Supervisors, calling them guilty of back-room shenanigans and good-old-boy politics in regard to the hiring of the next county administrative officer.
Five years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors will begin the process of finding a new sheriff after Bill Freitas announced on Tuesday, Nov. 23 he will retire on Dec. 30.
After one of the most well-attended Veterans Day parades in a long time, community members and celebrated veterans converged on the Veterans Memorial Hall for a ceremony that had many people in the audience moved to tears on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
The ceremony officially began after the Marine Corps League’s Honor Guard presented the colors. Miss Lassen County Katie Anderson then led the crowd of gathered veterans, family members and community members in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Julie Newton singing the “Star Spangled Banner.” At the end of the ceremony, American Legion Chaplain Fred Arnold led everyone in a prayer of peace.
The ceremony consisted of a handful of speeches and proclamations, from both local politicians to state officials. Speeches came from Susanville Mayor Kurt Bonham, District 2 Supervisor Lloyd Keefer, State Assemblyman Dan Logue, and U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock’s Chief of Staff Igor Birman.
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