100 years ago
Lassen High School and Susanville School were closed for three weeks because of an influenza outbreak.
More than 30 students fell victim to the flu, forcing school officials to close the school to protect the rest of the students and faculty.
50 years ago
Harvey Adams, a fullback on the Herlong High School’s junior varsity team, was featured in the “Faces of the Crowd” section of “Sports Illustrated” magazine.
The article explained Adams did not play for the entire length of games because he often embarrassed rivals. In seven games, he gained 1,287 yards in 554 carries and scored 26 touchdowns.
35 years ago
The Lassen County Cattlemen’s Association and Alturas Land Bank named Richard Tangeman as the 1983 Lassen County Cattleman of the Year.
The award, a silver and gold belt buckle, is given to a person who has demonstrated outstanding efforts in his contributions to the cattle industry, community leadership and service within the county.
A veterinarian, Tangeman was a past president of the association and was extensively involved in 4-H work across the county.
30 years ago
Officials from the U.S. Geological Survey Nevada Division of Water Resources gave an update to county residents on a three-year study to investigate the Honey Lake Valley’s water resources.
The purpose of the study was to help researchers identify the current state of the valley’s aquifer and determine what factors figure into the consumption and annual replenishment. The study was scheduled for completion in 1990.
25 years ago
The draft environment impact report for the controversial Susanville Resources Inc. medical waste project was released to the public.
The proposed project — which was met with overwhelming opposition from the community — would make modifications to the existing incinerator constructed on the Lassen College campus more than 10 years ago.
20 years ago
When it comes to shooting prison inmates, California leads the nation. But state and local prison officials say cramped conditions and gang-style inmates create a harsher environment that results in shootings.
At High Desert State Prison, three prisoners died after being shot by correctional officers since it opened in August 1995. All perished after officers shot as a last resort to break up brawls in the yard.
Contrary to some recent impressions, “We have never been told to shoot to kill,” said High Desert spokesman Lt. Dan Myers.
Six years ago
A short standoff resulted from a suspicious man sitting alone in a car near Community Church at 1400 Numa Road. The man refused to leave the property and law enforcement was called to the scene.
The road was blocked off as emergency officials negotiated with the man and he exited the vehicle. No firearm was found in the vehicle and the man was taken to Banner Lassen Medical Center to be evaluated by Lassen County Mental Health.
Community members participating in the Citizen Academy sponsored by the Susanville Police Department completed the 12-week program and received certificates of achievement Nov. 14.
During the final session, participants shared what they thought about the program and what they got out of it. Most, if not all, thanked the police department for what they do every day for the community.