135 years ago
The good people of this burg were awakened from their slumber the other night in the wee hours and entertained by the howling of a drunken lout for about two hours who claimed to be a bull-whacker extraordinaire. One of the cells in our jail would be the best and most proper place to sober and cool the ardor of his kind.
45 years ago
The comparative fire record as of May 10 pointed to a severe fire season for 1966, according to the state forester. Forest fires were 70 percent above the five-year average. The state forester issued instructions to the division of forestry offices to take positive law enforcement action on burning permit violations, debris-burn escapes and burning without a permit.
65 years ago
Housing for 20 veterans with families who will attend Lassen Junior College this fall will be ready for them within two months. One of the units, accommodating eight families, will be near Roop’s Fort on city land. The other two, for 12 families, will be near the school. The houses are surplus war units and are being shipped from Vancouver, Wash.
Nate Holmes arrested two residents of the Honey Lake Township for violating the ordinance prohibiting slot machines. One of the two residents appeared before Justice of the Peace N.V. Wemple and upon pleading guilty was fined $100 of which the defendant paid $50 on the spot and was given until May 1 to pay the balance. Holmes seized the slot machine and said he would not tolerate the devices in his township and would follow the instructions of the county authorities to clean them out as fast as they appeared.
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