October 2, 2012
130 years ago
Yesterday the School Trustees held their regular monthly meeting and determined that due to the crowded conditions of the Central School building, they will rent the school room in the rear of the Episcopal Church at a monthly rental of $15, for the first primary class.
100 years ago
Fred Skinner, serving a 50-year sentence at the Nevada State Prison, cleverly escaped his cell the other night. Found in his cell was a screwdriver he used to unfasten the cell door. Skinner used insulated cutters to cut the high voltage wires at the back wall. This is the first escape in quite a few years.
70 years ago
County Clerk Marietta Legate said today that only licensed hunters will be able to acquire deer tags. There has been some difference of opinion lately if boys under 14 can purchase tags.
50 years ago
Gov. Grant Sawyer told delegates to the state Elks convention in Elko that Nevada’s legalized gaming has withstood “the most intensive federal probe in history” with a clean bill of health.
20 years ago
Nye County’s oil-rich Railroad Valley just got a lot richer with an extra 1,200 barrels a day pouring out of Balcron Oils new well.
10 years ago
Removal of a late model Ford Bronco mired in sand on Carson City’s “S” Hill continues to confound officials. Now their problem has doubled, a second vehicle is now stuck.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.