95 years ago
The Lassen County chapter of the Red Cross participated in a nationwide quest to enlist Red Cross members to help increase tuberculosis awareness. All members were given a flag to be hung at their doorsteps. To signify the effort, members were encouraged to place candles in their windowsills and ring toll bells at 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
70 years ago
Justice of the Peace-Elect W.C. Mass tendered his resignation as a Susanville city councilmember, citing the fact it was illegal to hold two elected offices at the same time. Mass served on the council for less than one year.
45 years ago
The Lassen Union High School District voters agreed to accept a state loan worth nearly $750,000 to complete Phase II of the Lassen High School building program. Phase II outlined the construction of a major classroom building, a structure to house the transportation and maintenance departments and a district office.
35 years ago
Concern over high school students crossing Main Street during the lunch hour swept through the Susanville community. Assistant Superintendent John Kingston headed the Lassen High School Crosswalk Committee, which came up with options to decrease the danger. Three of the solutions discussed were installing a caution light, implementing an educational program to inform students about lowering the potential danger to themselves and motorists and placing a crosswalk monitor on duty during periods of heavy traffic.
25 years ago
A fire broke out alongside Bass Hill Road in Janesville shortly after 11 a.m. and caused one minor injury and consumed roughly 1/4 acre of dry brush and willow trees according to Chief Charlie Harrison of the Janesville Fire Department.
Harrison reported a controlled burn was under way when winds in the area suddenly picked up; in a matter of just a few minutes the winds reached an estimated 30 mph and the burn was quickly pushed out of control.
15 years ago
After nearly two years, the Herlong Utilities Cooperative finally received its use permit to develop a new water and waste water system.
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the permit at its Tuesday, Nov. 26 meeting after HUC and area farmers presented a united front.
Both HUC’s Project Manager Don Armstrong and Garrod Farming Company Manager Tim Garrod said after last minute negotiations, the two sides reached an agreement whereby HUC could move forward.
“We have worked diligently the last two weeks,” Armstrong said, “to resolve our differences and our problems.”
10 years ago
Sixth-graders from Janesville Elementary School got the opportunity to interact with a world-class pilot during their lessons on Amelia Earhart and her last flight.
On July 2, 1937, Earhart and Fred Noonan vanished during their flight around the world.
No one knows what happened to the flying duo, but Elgen M. Long has spent is life pursuing one popular theory. It was during his visit to Diana Baily’s and Dan DeKock’s classes he shared his crash and sink theory.
He told the students he believes Earhart and Noonan ran out of fuel before they were able to locate Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean.
Some recent training at the Pups on Parole program was beneficial, not just for the friendly canines, but also for their inmate handlers.
The Pups on Parole program, initiated in 2008, has adopted out about 450 pups to homes.
The California Correctional Center, in connection with the Lassen Humane Society, runs the program where dogs from the animal shelter are placed with firefighter inmate handlers. The men work with the dogs every day before they are adopted. The dogs receive all their shots, are spayed or neutered and micro-chipped.
To further help the program, CCC brought Mesahaus Dog Training to the inmate firehouse to give some training to the seven pups available for adoption as well as the handlers, who will be able to utilize the training for future dogs.