90 years ago
Arthur Fordham, of Susanville, marched the city streets holding a six-foot long American flag. His march took place during the morning hours for six consecutive days and was to increase awareness of Memorial Day. Some residents joined him in the march and sang patriotic songs as they walked.
65 years ago
A vicious thunderstorm raged through the Honey Lake Valley flooding crops, smashing home windows and killing trees with bolts of lightning. Coupled with heavy runoff from the previous winter, many crops near Standish, Milford and Wendel were under four to six inches of water.
40 years ago
A three-car accident on Highway 395 near Ravendale halted traffic for an entire afternoon. Three solo drivers, from outside Lassen County, collided when a motorcycle tried to pass traffic in the oncoming lane. None of the drivers were injured and the sheriff’s officials were still searching for the driver of the motorcycle.
20 years ago
A bill which could hasten the export of Honey Lake Valley groundwater was on its way to Nevada Governor Bob Miller last week, while officials across the state line in the Lassen County side of the interstate groundwater basin, fear that pumping 13,000 acre-feet of water a year will affect their wells, threatening the Honey Lake Valley’s $70 million-a-year agricultural industry.
10 years ago
Now that the Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the city of Susanville, Police Chief Chris Gallagher can move ahead with securing federal funding for a school resource officer.
The board approved the MOU at its Tuesday, May 6 meeting. Gallagher was present to answer the board’s question.
The SRO will be a sworn peace officer who gets to know the students on a first-name basis.
“It’s harder to disobey an officer they know,” said Gallagher, “than one they do not know.”
Five years ago
More than 100 family and friends gathered at the Lassen High School Student Center about 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, to bid a fond farewell to Elizabeth and Katie Morgan, two Janesville sisters who lost their lives in a tragic automobile accident on Highway 395.
About 4:45 p.m., the crowd released 100 balloons, each containing a personal, handwritten message.
One year ago
The Shaffer School board, with one abstention, made a motion to deny Long Valley Charter School’s petition to affiliate with Shaffer School.
Superintendent Terri Able read from a letter written by Shaffer’s legal counsel.
She summed up, “Basically, although documentation was presented, what the review states, is that documentation didn’t change the areas of concern, nor were those areas addressed or corrected in the petition that was first presented to Shaffer Elementary School. The district has sufficient factual grounds to deny Long Valley Charter School’s charter petition.”
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