120 years ago
Cats. The town is overrun with them and they are strong-lunged and the greatest disturbers of the peaceful dreams of citizens, say possibly members of the rising generation, known as the “Youngbloods.” The latter, however, evade the law while Tom cat and mate do not. Their privileges should be curtailed and the board petitioned to offer a bounty for scalps.
70 years ago
An important recommendation urging the enlargement of the Susan River drainage area to include the Honey Lake drainage area was made by the committee on the water development at the recent land-use conference held in this city under the auspices of the Lassen County extension service.
45 years ago
Interested educators and citizens from Modoc, Plumas and Sierra counties joined members of the Lassen County Committee on School District Organization and other Lassen County residents to discuss the proposed enlarged junior college district.
30 years ago
Volunteers had begun rebuilding the bell tower of the 70-year-old Baptist Church of Janesville. The restoration project was being undertaken by the Janesville Historical Society with the specific goal in mind “to make it just like it used to be.”
25 years ago
Following a public hearing, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved submitting an application for a $600,00 housing rehabilitation grant for the community of Westwood.
The Community Block Grant would guarantee loans for the area, according to a program coordinator. The average loan in the Westwood area had been $16,725 and loans could reach as high as $23,000.
15 years ago
The Internal Revenue Society (IRS) seized all of the bank assets ($16,300) for the Lassen County Fair Association last week.
Fair officials assured residents the fair will continue, despite a lien of $464,000 in lieu of unpaid back taxes. Fair manager Tom Henderson admitted he had not paid the federal employment taxes on the fair in nine years since the Fair Association had taken over its management.
10 years ago
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved pay raises for several county bargaining units.
Two-year contracts were approved for county roadworkers, midmanagement, UPEC and peace officers and commanders.
Labor mediators negotiated for all but midmanagement personnel, who were represented by a delegation headed by Kevin Bailey, who is also employed as a county building inspector.
Five years ago
When wild horses and burro populations in the wild exceed what the environment can support, BLM captures and houses them in facilities like the Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Corral near Susanville.
Recent legislature passed by Congress has given authority to the Bureau of Land Management to sell select animals in addition to traditional adoption program used to place animals.
It might be hard to believe, but bowling has been back in Lassen County for a year now as Main Street Bowl celebrates its first anniversary with a weekend of food and drink specials, special rates on bowling and free giveaways beginning Friday and running through the weekend.
When the whole thing started more than a year ago, Larry Wosick, the bowling alley’s new owner, wanted to provide a wholesome family atmosphere when he remodeled and then reopened the bowling alley that had sat vacant for several years.
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