Remember When for March 25, 2014

70 years ago

According to A. Rokitta, the Polly Anne bakery would reopen under the management of George Nugent, of Sparks.

Nugent came to Portola with a reputation of being an outstanding baker and Rokitta said Nugent would bring additional machinery used in first-class bakeries.

45 years ago

A single-engine, L2 Taylor craft plane reportedly stolen from Southern California has been recovered from Beckworth Airport.

Local sheriff’s officers reported Claude Lundy was convicted of the theft by a Southern California court recently. The plane was registered to an El Centro pilot and was stolen in Imperial County.

Remember When for March 18, 2014

90 years ago

The people of Lassen County were given the State Director’s Cup for purchasing a record total of War Savings Stamps.

The county’s $31.94 per capita sale of stamps was more than all other California counties.

40 years ago

The city of Susanville and Lassen County received a total of $4,141 from California Cigarette Tax Fund revenues — the largest amount since the fund’s creation.

Remember When for March 11, 2014

90 years ago

Many Susanville residents participated in a concerted effort to clean the city streets of debris left over from the harsh winter storms.

40 years ago

Congressman Harold T “Bizz” Johnson hailed the continuing of the modernization of the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong.

At the time, construction of a 1,000 KVA electrical sub-station had just started, while the depot newly awarded a contract to repair the Amedee Airstrip to accommodate heavier jet aircraft.

Remember When for March 4, 2014

90 years ago

Like the rest of the country, Lassen County hospitals are battling a serious outbreak of influenza. An estimated 40 residents were hospitalized with the flu.

30 years ago

A Johnstonville rancher filed a lawsuit in excess of $250,000 against county animal control officer John Knox. Rancher Floyd Bradshaw said county officials were negligent in investigating a suspected case of rabies and he has to play a waiting game to see if his animals come down with the disease.

Remember When for Feb. 25, 2014

40 years ago

Auto racing was alive and well in Susanville as the Sierra Racing Association announced its schedule for the next year.

Stock car racing ended years earlier until its revival the year prior through the efforts of High Desert Promotions.

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