Remember When for the week of 10/29/19

97 years ago

The Lassen Grain and Milling Company began flour production with a capacity of 50 barrels of flour a day. The newspaper reported that when another mill opened in the Honey Lake Valley before the year ended, the two mills engaged in “grain wars,” each determined to capture the biggest share of the highly competitive flour market.


72 years ago

County landlords had to register at the courthouse under the laws stated in the Maximum Rent Regulations. A ceiling was placed on county rents after it was declared a Defense Rental Area when the Sierra Army Depot opening was announced.


37 years ago

California Governor Ronald Reagan approved the Lassen Modoc Resource Conservation and Development Project. It was a program under which local governing institutions could initiate the development of area resources to benefit local people and economies. The project area included more than four million acres in Lassen and Modoc counties.


32 years ago

During a regular meeting of the Health and Human Services Advisory Board, it was announced that the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs found the county’s $7,400-a-month contract with the Lassen Professional Counseling Center had improperly taken fingerprints of LPCC directors and caused delays in financial statements sent to state officials.


29 years ago

If you wanted to change a chipmunk into another creature, hopefully one with a little more intimidating reputation, how would you go about it?

As the students of McKinley School learned, when you live in America there’s only way to make such a significant change — by voting.

The occasion was the Nov. 3 election and the decision to be made was momentous indeed: the adoption of a new mascot and a subsequent change in the school’s identity.

All the school’s teachers discussed the issue with their classes, then submitted about a dozen possible names for a new mascot.

Nov. 3 seemed like a good day to hold an election, and so that was the day the ballots were cast.

And then when it was all over, all those chipmunks had been changed into bulldogs.


20 years ago

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substance Control will require Sierra Army Depot to test soil, air and surface water samples on a regular basis as conditions for the depot to continue its demolition work, Senior Hazardous Substances Scientist Robert Crandall said last week.

In the draft permit which CalEPA will make public on Oct. 29, the Department of Toxic Substance Control will ask Sierra Amy Depot to monitor soil and air quality, using a grid system of sampling locations. The permit also will require the depot to regularly sample water from water bodies and water courses in the area of the base, including Honey Lake.


15 years ago

After more than two weeks of burglaries, local law enforcement agencies still have not caught the thieves.

Seven more businesses were broken into during the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19, bringing the number of hits to 13.

According to local business owners and managers, the thieves are only trying to take things that appear to hold cash.

The thieves are taking cash boxes with them and opening them later.


Last year

The Susanville FFA veterinary science team — comprised of Kassie Sandborg, Carlene Simpson, Honesty Drake and Waylon Miller — won the Career Development event at the National finals in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sandborg also placed ninth high in the state individually.

The four team members went to the nationals representing the entire state of California.

According to FFA Advisor Elizabeth Ammon, in order to qualify for nationals, they had to win their state championship back in May and then practice all summer to prepare for this competition.