90 years ago
F.P. Cady, of the Lassen County Exemption Board, was called to Westwood by authorities who discovered four alleged deserters of the draft. The men were caught when one of them signed the name of another to a telegram. Authorities identified the fraudulent name and further discussion about their whereabouts revealed the men were AWOL from a military base in Washington.
65 years ago
Dr. J.W. Crever, Jr., president of the Lassen County Tuberculosis Association, told residents the nation was facing a wartime rise in tuberculosis and the coming year was going to be the worst ever. He encouraged merchants to push the sale of Christmas Seals, a memento whose revenues went to purchasing medical equipment to help fight the disease.
40 years ago
The State Department of Finance reported the county’s population increased by 400 people between last July and this July to reach a total count of 17,300.
25 years ago
An attempt to recall District 5 Supervisor Helene Williams failed to gain enough signatures from the district’s voters to bring the issue to a ballot vote. Ila Jean Kelton led the drive, which also sought to buck District 3 Supervisor John Gaither from his chair.
20 years ago
Officers at the California Correctional Center staged an informational picket at the prison to protest what they called “unsafe” staff cuts.
Five years ago
Headstones at Lassen County cemeteries are now below ground level, according to County Poet Lauret Violet Stout.
“I just wish that people would look at those graves out there,” Stout recently told the Board of Supervisors after reading her Veterans Day poem. “You can’t even read the names or anything. They’re under the ground there.”
One year ago
The spirit of giving and volunteering was alive during Thanksgiving week.
California Correctional Center (CCC) Warden Ron Barnes and CCC Community Resource Manager Eric Mumaw, with assistance from Susanville Supermarket IGA, gave 100 food baskets to Crossroads Ministries.
In addition, schools were out the first week of Nov. 21 and on their first day of Thanksgiving break, Thompson Peak 4-H members helped get the baskets ready for distribution.
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