140 years ago
A poor boy, Tommy Kelly, was buried yesterday. He was from the Orphan’s Home where he died on Sunday. The little sufferer had been an invalid since birth. The little girls and boys walked, at their own request, to the graveyard and witnessed the burial. We believe this is the first death at the home.
130 years ago
The growth of Mormonism. It is no longer confined to Utah, but is spreading to Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming and Dakota. They certainly seem to be working almost incredible progress in the face of all oppositions. — N.Y. Sun
100 years ago
It is admitted that all that is necessary to reclaim the waste lands of this county is to bring underground waters to the surface. Sagebrush land north of this city has an abundance of water at a shallow depth. The water is there if a farmer really needs it.
70 years ago
Fishing season opens April 15. Fishing license prices: Resident, $1.50; non-resident, $3; alien, $7.50 and non-resident military men, $1.50.
50 years ago
A teenage drag racer found out this morning that Justice of the Peace Pete Supera meant business when he warned young speeders would lose their licenses. A New Empire youth drag racing on Winnie Lane had is license suspended for six months. The other drag racer will appear later today.
20 years ago
For the fifth time since January, the Ormsby House is again up for sale. A previous sale was not completed because an environmental impact study was not complete.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.