125 years ago
In consequence of many sheep being driven into this section for summer range, the grocers are doing an extra business in their line. We notice an almost continual string of wagons and pack animals going out into the mountains loaded with flour, bacon and other camp necessities.
85 years ago
There will be no fireworks sold in Susanville for the Fourth of July. This announcement has been made by M.J. Tilley, who made a canvas of the stores and sales agencies which had purchased fireworks for this year’s holiday, and who said they would withhold them from sale as a preventative measure against fire and accidents.
30 years ago
The Susanville Department of Parks and Recreation completed the planting of 130 trees at Riverside Park.
Other benches, sanitary facilities, lighting and the planting of grass were under way and expected to be ready for public use in the fall.
20 years ago
The darkness of the night, combined with the music provided by radio station KCMT, lent an air of romance to the Historic Uptown Susanville Association’s first street dance. The dance was held on South Lassen Street from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. last Friday night. The association has scheduled several more outdoor events to take place in the Uptown areas as the summer progresses.
15 years ago
Relics of the Cold War’s nuclear age are on display at the Sierra Army Depot’s new Visitor Center in Herlong.
Rocket nose cones, bombs, and artillery shells are on display around the depot’s old railroad caboose, thanks to base Public Affairs Officer Larry Rogers.
Rogers has been busy building an interesting collection of Korean and Vietnam War era military weapons, as well as volumes of base memorabilia, including an Olympic torch that passed through Herlong.
10 years ago
City officials considered banning all fireworks this year because of the fire danger. Fire Chief Steve Rose convinced the Susanville City Council to restrict use of legal fireworks to a 48-hour period.
Five years ago
A young Susanville Marine currently serving in Iraq with Company W, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, was attacked with small arms fire and a roadside bomb while his unit conducted a mission on June 11.
The company’s 5th Mobile Assault Platoon received a lone shot midway through a presence patrol conducted through neighborhoods of Ar Ramadi, in the southern portion of Al Anbar’s capital in the heart of the Sunni Triangle.
Luckily it missed its target — Private First Class Travis T. Fitzpatrick.
Banner Lassen Medical Center now has an inpatient room for hospice patients thanks to efforts from Honey Lake Hospice and donations from the Susanville Soroptimists.
The room, located in the inpatient section of the hospital, will be available for hospice patients who are unable to be treated at home.
“Occasionally, not very often, but occasionally we have a hospice patient whose family can’t care for them at home so they are admitted to the hospital for end-of-life care,” said Mary Piowaty, volunteer for Honey Lake Hospice. “We wanted to make the hospital room … more homey for not only the patient but the families of loved ones.”
Thanks to donations from community service and private organizations, the room now features a pull-out couch that is able to fit two people, a rocking chair, a chest to hold linens and other blankets, pictures and a lovely light setting that sets it slightly apart from the other inpatient rooms.
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