Remember When for the week of 5/22/18

95 years ago

Arthur Fordham, of Susanville, marched the city streets holding a six-foot long American flag. His march took place during the morning hours for six consecutive days and was to increase awareness of Memorial Day. Some residents joined him in the march and sang patriotic songs as they walked.

70 years ago

A vicious thunderstorm raged through the Honey Lake Valley flooding crops, smashing home windows and killing trees with bolts of lightning. Coupled with heavy runoff from the previous winter, many crops near Standish, Milford and Wendel were under four to six inches of water.

45 years ago

A three-car accident on Highway 395 near Ravendale halted traffic for an entire afternoon. Three solo drivers, from outside Lassen County, collided when a motorcycle tried to pass traffic in the oncoming lane.
None of the drivers
were injured.

25 years ago

A bill which could hasten the export of Honey Lake Valley groundwater was on its way to Nevada Governor Bob Miller last week, while officials across the state line in the Lassen County side of the interstate groundwater basin, fear that pumping 13,000 acre-feet of water a year will affect their wells, threatening the Honey Lake Valley’s $70 million-a-year agricultural industry.

15 years ago

Now that the Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the city of Susanville, Police Chief Chris Gallagher can move ahead with securing federal funding for a school resource officer.

The SRO will be a sworn peace officer who gets to know the students on a first-name basis.

“It’s harder to disobey an officer they know,” said Gallagher, “than one they do not know.”

10 years ago

More than 100 family and friends gathered at the Lassen High School Student Center about 4 p.m. May 15, to bid a fond farewell to Elizabeth and Katie Morgan, two Janesville sisters who lost their lives in a tragic automobile accident on Highway 395.

About 4:45 p.m., the crowd released 100 balloons, each containing a personal, handwritten message.

Last year

The Susanville City Council is hard at work coming up with a city ordinance strong enough to battle urban blight yet tolerant enough to respect the private property rights of city residents.

The council had planned to waive the second reading and approve the ordinance, drafted by the city planner as a modification of the city’s Municipal Code at its May 17 meeting, but due the discussion and several changes, the council made this essentially the first reading of the ordinance.