90 years ago
Game warden F.P. Cady began circulating a petition against the sale of trout. The petition explained sales threatened to wipe out certain trout species in Northern California and alleged market salesmen who were threatening the extinction of certain species should be jailed and fined.
Cady captured one man on the banks of Silver Lake. He was reeling in more than 20 to 30 trout a day and packing them into his truck, according to Cady, so he could deliver them to markets in the Bay area.
65 years ago
Jack Nightingale and Henri Sanchez, of the Susanville boxing team, slugged their way to championships at the Golden Gloves tournament in Reno.
Nightingale fought in the 175- pound light-heavyweight division, while Sanchez boxed as a 147-pound welterweight.
40 years ago
Dun and Bradstreet, an international business information agency, released statistics stating 234 retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers were in operation in Lassen County, down from the 239 businesses operating locally the year before.
30 years ago
A two-year-old Angus heifer, valued at $800, was found shot and butchered one mile north of Lassen College.
It was the second such incident in less than a year involving one of Leo and Dee Guitierez’s cows.
20 years ago
Although there is no evidence of hardcore gang activity in Lassen County, the influence of gangs does exist, and now is the time to prevent that influence from increasing.
This is the message local law enforcement officials have expressed regarding the spread of gangs from major urban areas into smaller, rural communities like those found in Lassen County.
11 years ago
Before the Lassen County Board of Supervisors approved any further contract services for architects to design a new sheriff’s office, questions regarding the future needs of the courthouse had to be answered.
The supervisors rejected a request by a vote of 3-2 at the Feb. 26 meeting from the county administrative office for approval of architectural and contract administration services for the sheriff’s administration building.
Five years ago
A unique smell in the gym at Herlong High School marked the return of one of the most odd-yet- entertaining events in Lassen County: the second annual donkey basketball game at Lassen High School.
Following the success of last year’s game, this year’s game had an interesting twist. Along with the men’s and women’s varsity teams, there was also a team consisting of Lassen County celebrities. Celebrities included JDX radio personality Scott Blackwood, Janesville music teacher and his wife, Susie Blackwood, Susanville Safeway owner Kris Svendsen, Lassen County Sheriff Steve Warren and California Highway Patrol officer and perennial Scott Blackwood rival Kristin Schwagerl.
One year ago
“It’s a rare opportunity for someone to be sworn into the army in his own hometown,” said Sgt. First Class Bickmore of Clayton Skidmore’s re-enlistment Thursday, Mar. 1 at a swearing-in ceremony at the Susanville Airport. Captain Furlong, company commander of the Sierra Nevada Recruiting Company, officiated.
Skidmore, who is a member of the Honor Guard Company Presidential Casket Platoon, is back in Susanville on leave, so he was able to share this special moment with friends and family including his mother, Susan Skidmore and former classmate from Lassen High, Navy Recruiter Chris McNulley, who showed up and helped hold the flag for the occasion. Clayton had recently been based in Washington, D.C.
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