October 4, 2012
130 years ago
The Gazette says that readers now and then like to go around and borrow a neighbor’s newspaper and leaf around until he gets the news from it, then run it down as not worth taking and then beg the editor now and then for an editorial line. We like to see those mechanics refuse to advertise, but benefit from the trade a newspaper brings to town. We like to see this. It looks thrifty.
100 years ago
The little town of Empire, considered deserted and a historic point, is also a strategic point when it comes to elections. Every campaign the boys look to Empire. About forty votes are rolled up all in one place. The Empire boys hold a whip hand just the same.
70 years ago
Mr. John E. Bills, former member of the local high school faculty, has completed his naval training at Chicago and will report for duty at Key West, Fla., for sea duty.
50 years ago
Dishes rattled and local residents were jolted when a mile earthquake rippled through Carson City last night. No serious damage was reported in the class four quake.
20 years ago
(Photo caption) Former school teacher Peter Matthews protests in front of Mildred Bray Elementary School. Matthews and several others have been protesting to put an awareness of God back into the schools.
10 years ago
Democrats and Republicans close ranks to support President Bush’s plan to use military force against Iraq.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.