And now they say that the woman who has been walking the streets of Susanville late at night is really a man. The next time the night watchman comes across her or him, he will find out for sure.
70 years ago
Claiming the cost of prescription drugs in Lassen County was “ridiculously high and out of all reason,” the 1940 Lassen County Grand Jury recommended the county operate a pharmacy of its own in order to maintain an average cost on all prescriptions of 15 cents each rather than 75 cents to $2 local druggists are charging.
40 years ago
The Lassen County school superintendent reported that 12 county school districts had returned contracts which would ensure installation of needed facilities to bring educational television to their schools. An application had been filed by the superintendent of county schools with the Federal Communications Commission for construction of a transfer station on Dyer Mountain near Westwood, Greenville, Susanville and the Honey Lake Valley.
30 years ago
What may have begun as malicious mischief in Westwood was expected to lead to felony charges when an explosion occurred at the Senior League ballpark at Second and Birch streets. An explosive device was apparently placed by the door of the concession stand. A law enforcement spokesman said the bomb appeared to be homemade and was probably intended as a prank. The spokesman added, however, that federal law prohibited the “construction, manufacture or detonations of explosive devices without a permit.” A federal unit from Sacramento was summoned to investigate the incident.
25 years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved a plan submitted by the director of the county mental health program that will aid the mentally ill homeless. The county was expected to receive $16,382 to provide aid that would assist those at risk of becoming homeless.
The program was intended to help stabilize, maintain and enhance persons living in the community and help them avoid unnecessary jail detention.
20 years ago
Susanville hit the national news again, as “60 Minutes” aired a program about the cause of Diamond View teacher Edwin Murin. Detractors called Murin the “Teflon teacher” because the charges against him would never stick. One supporter called him “an absolutely model teacher, a fine friend and a wonderful human being.”
10 years ago
Former Tri Counties Bank assistant branch manager Shirley Ann Couch, 54, was sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling $164,248 from Tri-Counties Bank.
Five years ago
At the Tuesday, Nov. 9 Lassen Community College Board of Trustees regular meeting, the blues began playing again.
The board was presented with the budget numbers and LCC President Homer Cissell said he was a little shocked.
Low water levels can mean trouble for boaters and fishermen — especially when the weather gets colder.
Steve Warren, Lassen County sheriff, told the Lassen County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 17, deputies had removed most of the buoys from Eagle Lake. He said the buoys need to be removed each year before the lake freezes and destroys them.
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