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100 Years Ago

Gray, Reid’s New Store. The Gray, Reid & Co. stock was moved to their new building business.

They will be open for business Monday morning. Most of this week has been spent in getting the stock arranged in the new quarters. Manager B. C. Arthur has been with the large force of clerks getting every department properly arranged, and all in all, the interior presents a fine appearance.

Churchill County Eagle — May 13, 1916.

Local Happenings. Royal Hawaiian Road Show of singers and musicians will be at the Rex Theatre Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the regular picture program. Prices 25¢ and 50¢. ●The Draper club will meet with Mrs. Cline this afternoon. The Hawaiian musicians will give a dance in Palace hall after the show tonight. ●The St. Clair Sewing club met on Thursday of this last week with Mrs. Chas. Forsberg, and the final meeting was held yesterday with Mrs. Mary Eason. ●Aby Shirley is looking after L. Johnson’s cigar store while the latter is away on a trip to Ely. ●An itinerant umbrella mender was arrested this week by Jack Dalton, Indian police, on a charge of disposing of liquor to an Indian.

Churchill County Eagle — May 13, 1916.

75 Years Ago

Council is asked to Annex Property. Residents along Williams Avenue in the extreme west end of town had asked members of the city council to bring within the town a group of lots adjoining the west city limits. It is desired; it was said, to prevent Krigger Oil Company of Los Angeles from erecting a service station next to the city limits by bringing this ground within jurisdiction of the city. Construction had started on the station.

The Fallon Eagle — May 3, 1941.

High School Graduation Records will be Broken June 6th. Churchill County high school graduation records will be broken this spring when the largest senior class of the school will receive their diplomas on 6th. This is a class of 81 candidates. It exceeds by eight the record class of last year when 73 received their diplomas.

The Fallon Standard — May 14, 1941.

Saved from Angry Bull by Friend. Charles Shuey, a seventeen year old junior in the local high school, was dismissed from the Handley hospital where he was treated after being gored by an angry bull at the Shuey ranch. Shuey was saved from more serious injuries by the courage and quick thinking of twelve year old Wesley Melendy, who climbed the corral fence and when the bull tossed Shuey against the corral, grasped his arm and pulled him over the fence to safety. Shuey was reported as getting along alright.

The Fallon Standard — May 21, 1941.

50 Years Ago

Moving Day at the CCHS Library. It was moving day last week at the Churchill County High School Library. Students assisting in transferring books from the old library to the new were, Karl Weaver, Chris Hicks, Bill Bartlett and Gary Childers.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — May 3, 1966.

CowBelles to Honor Mother’s Day Baby. Like to eat beef and are expecting a baby on or near Mother’s Day, May 8, 1966? Then you may be in luck! The Churchill County CowBelles will again honor the mother having the first baby on or nearest Mother’s Day at the Churchill Public Hospital by giving the family a beef prime rib roast the same weight as the baby at birth.

Fallon Eagle-Standard — May 6, 1966.

From the Past….Stories from the Churchill County Museum Archives, researched and compiled by Cindy Loper, Churchill County Museum assistant.


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