130 years agoJ.N. Barstow, the railroad agent from Luning, who was beaten within an inch of his life by B.W. McLaine of that camp, was in town recently and looks much better, yet still weak from the rough handling. Those who know McLaine know his father killed a man named Shepard at Candelaria. The younger McLaine is the leader of a gang of roughs who run the camp to suit themselves.100 years agoThe Carson Valley Improvement Club is thinking of running a special train from Carson to Minden Feb. 14 for the grand St. Valentines ball in their new hall. It will give Carsonites the opportunity to dance the light fantastic on their new glassy floor.70 years agoGeorge Gottschalk, a Nevada Highway Department employee, has been commissioned a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He will leave Sunday to be trained at Princeton University.50 years agoThe State Board of Finance yesterday approved emergency loans for Silver Springs ($5,000 — equipment), Henderson ($200,000 — new city hall) and the White Pine County School District ($364,000 — bonds).20 years agoSeveral Carson City students won awards in an annual cultural arts program called "Reflections." Rachel Hallett won in the literary category. Jorge Pierott won in photography.10 years agoTwo Carson City teachers are sitting on the other side of the chalkboard as interns this semester. Misty Harris and Ruthlee Caloiaro left the classroom to intern as administrators.• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.