Professor Hagal ran an ad proclaiming he would be jumping out of a hot air balloon in the clouds between five and seven thousand feet above sea, descending to the earth with nothing to restrain his rapid descent but his grip onto the tail end of a pair of parachutes at the Lassen County Fairgrounds this week.
75 Years ago
Testimony got under way in the highly publicized murder trial of former convict William Wellesley. The 27-year-old allegedly shot and killed Didock Gramm during an argument alongside the road connecting Westwood and Susanville.
Two days into the trial, Wellesley was surprisingly acquitted after it was discovered that the prosecutor’s chief witness was incarcerated in a Nevada jail when he claimed he saw the murder.
30 Years ago
Meteorologist Mick Chamberlin predicted that despite the hottest summer temperatures to date, snow would be on the ground before Halloween. He said weather forecasters rely on folklore as well as scientific methods when predicting seasonal
20 years ago
Doyle residents formed the Southern Lassen County Historical Society to restore and relocate the 1884 constructed Constantia Church. The church was scheduled for relocation onto the property on the west side of Doyle near the Doyle cemetery.
15 Years ago
Members of the Susanville City Council and city staff visited the proposed site of the new hospital, medical offices, fire station and City Park on Skyline Road just above Highway 139. The council looked at the schematic drawing of the project and made measurements to figure out just exactly where things would be located on the property.
10 Years ago
Lassen County District Attorney’s office dismissed seven felony rape and molestation charges against a Susanville man on Sept. 15 when the prosecution was unable to continue.
Antonio Cabrera Landeros, 27, faced five forcible rape charges and two molestation charges for his alleged involvement with a 14-year-old Susanville girl.
Charges were dismissed in the interest of justice; Landeros was not given his Miranda warning before his 90-minute interview with the police.
5 Years ago
Susanville Police arrested nine people during a three hour driving under the influence operation. The Susanville Police Department does not tolerate driving under the influence and to make drivers aware it conducted the three-hour checkpoint according to Chief of Police, Chris Gallagher.
Sept. 28, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a minute order to change the name of Janesville Park to The Lloyd Keefer Janesville Park.
Jim Chapman, Lassen County District 2 supervisor, said many people were involved with the park project over the years, but Keefer was “the tip of the iceberg. He did a lot to coordinate the community’s efforts that took place.”
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