120 years ago
Most of the candidates on the ballot were out rustling up votes. If they do not gain many votes, at least they will become better acquainted with county residents.
70 years ago
A 28-year-old former farmhand and logger shot and killed himself at the corner of Nevada and Union streets Saturday night following what friends described as a “drunken spree” with a comely young woman. The deceased told friends the woman got some money from him just to “spend and have a good time.”
The man apparently held a .30 gauge rifle at arm’s length and then sent a high-power bullet into the side of his head, tearing away a portion of his skull and brain. The man lived for about 15 minutes, breathing his last about the time the coroner arrived.
45 years ago
Rite C. Fix, of Johnstonville, bagged a four-point buck north of Termo on the last day of the District 1-3/4 season. The buck, one of the largest of the year, dressed out at 187 pounds.
Meanwhile, on the 20th day of the season, the total deer kill for Lassen County was 1,965, according to the California Department of Fish and Game, compared with 1,521 from the previous year. The number of kills was the second highest reported in the state, led by Siskiyou County with 2,437.
30 years ago
A negative declaration on the environmental impact report for the Mesa Street property for the Lassen County Council on Aging was approved by the Board of Supervisors. The supervisors gave their approval after the LCCA’s application for Section VIII funding was turned down.
The council intended to purchase the property and use Section VIII funding to construct a 60-unit housing complex for senior citizens.
20 years ago
Projecting a district enrollment five years from now in excess of 2,400 students, the superintendent of the Susanville School District urged trustees and a newly formed committee to consider “its sole planning alternative … year-round education.”
The superintendent said the year-round school was necessary because of growth in the student population, a mandate from the state requiring schools to be on year-round schedules in order to qualify for new funding and lack of state funds for the construction of new schools.
15 years ago
Government officials from Nevada expressed their concerns that the detonation of old ammo and the burning of rocket motors at Sierra Army Depot is polluting the environment.
At a joint meeting between Washoe County Board of Commissioners and the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, Washoe County’s Board of Health threatened to seek an injunction to half the detonation and open burning at the depot until an Environmental Impact Report is approved by the California Department of Toxic Substances control.
10 years ago
There were six big kabooms near Herlong Wednesday afternoon as Sierra Army Depot set off a series of cluster bombs.
But for several minutes before the cluster bombs were set off in the pits, a brilliant white light and a huge plume of white smoke ascended above the high desert mountains as the depot burned a rocket motor.
Five years ago
The Susanville City Council approved two resolutions declaring its intent to issue bonds to finance the water-delivery system.
The $2.6 million bond sale will finance the improvements made to the system and reimburse certain expenditures.
According to Luann Rainey, assistant city administrator, the bond financing will generate cash to the water fund.
Susanville might be just a blip on the map, but has lately found itself in the national news.
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, People.com announced award-winning musician Alanis Morissette will be running in the Bizz Johnson Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 11 to raise money for the National Eating Disorders Association.
According to People, Morissette, 35, struggled with an eating disorder as a teen and hopes to “make some noise and raise awareness for the importance of healthy living.”
"Tapping into my athleticism again has been wildly empowering and I am excited to shine the light on NEDA and how to create a whole new relationship to my body and food and sense of self," Morissette said.
While training for the 26.2 mile race, Morissette told People not only has she gotten into shape, it has shifted how she views food altogether.
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