150 years ago
Ball at the Mansion House. The guests at the Mansion House ball, given by Maish’s Cotillion Band on Christmas night, all agree it was one of the most pleasant and successful affairs of this or any other season. The dancing was kept up until the small hours, an elegant supper was provided, and “all went merry as a marriage bell.”
130 years ago
Sierraville’s married ladies propose to start a secret society, to which only unmarried men shall be admitted. Cause — husbands flirting too much at the skating rink.
100 years ago
New Year’s Day at Dick’s Place. On New Year’s Day Dick’s Place will serve fresh eastern oysters on the half shell and other delicacies. There will also be Pisco punch on tap. A cordial invitation is extended to all.
70 years ago
Judge Clark Guild of Carson spent Christmas in Ely as the guest of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Russell. In Ely at the same time were Capt. And Mrs. Clark Guild, Jr., who arrived from Denver. Captain Guild is on terminal leave from the Army and plans on spending some time in Carson before he goes to the east coast to enroll in law school.
50 years ago
Mike O’Callaghan of Carson City has been tapped for a national position in the Job Corps. O’Callaghan is reported considering whether he will accept the position. He is now chief of the Corps western division.
30 years ago
Nevada is holding its own in the fight against drunken drivers, with new programs helping to bolster the impact of a harsh DUI law, Motor Vehicle Chief Wayne Teglia said Thursday.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.