103 years ago
George Winfield, Nevada millionaire, has purchased the Clint DeForest place near Janesville and will build a country home to the cost of $25,000.
30 years ago
Burglars pried their way through the roof of Torrey Drugs on Main Street and stole narcotics with a wholesale value of $1,000.
Owner Bill Dixon told police all of his “Schedule II” drugs, a category which includes codeine, cocaine and morphine, had been taken. After tearing into the roof, the burglars discovered they needed a rope to reach the floor, so they slashed the flagpole cord in the front of the nearby Forest Service building.
25 years ago
Dave Foster, Lino Callegari and Jackie Tripp were elected to the Susanville City Council.
The trio was sworn in at the mid-June meeting.
In two Lassen County supervisor races, Jim Chapman defeated incumbent Jack Jenkins and Gary Lemke retained his seat with a win over Rebecca Walker.
Hughes de Martinprey and Peter Vossler were forced to a November runoff after coming in first and second in the Westwood supervisor race.
15 years ago
The auditor who did not catch over-payments to Lassen College instructors will check the books again this year.
“An audit is not designed to detect all instances of irregularity,” Bryce Gibbs, of the north valley accounting firm Matson and Isom, told the college governing board last week.
The payroll error occurred when part-time instructor contracts were computerized according to Ken Cerreta, former interim business manager. Teachers were paid for holidays when classes were not in session. Cerreta said the problem continued for as long as two years.
Five years ago
If it wasn’t for their smoke alarm, District I County Supervisor Bob Pyle and his wife, Vicki, might not be alive today.
The couple escaped out of the front top floor window of their home, when smoke from a fire set the detector off. An electrical short in the dishwasher set the machine on fire.
One year ago
Attorneys for the Lassen Municipal Utility District provided evidence in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California to support its claim Frank Cady, the publicly owned utility district’s former general manager, purchased a north county transmission line without the board of directors’ approval.
The district asks the court for a summary judgment to set aside the sale, return the $65,000 purchase price and make the original owner responsible for removing the transmission line.
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