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Trent Dolan

130 YEARS AGO

At the new skating rink northeast of town a gentleman took a young lady out on Christmas Day. While skating he hit an air pocket and plunged into the cold. He got out and sat down to take off his skates and announced to the young lady he was going to rest a while. “Come on you idiot,” said Clara grasping and pulling with all her strength. “You must come with me!” She made a grand effort and John rose to the sound of ripping cloth. A good part of his new Christmas pants were still frozen to the ice. The two marched single file ahead. The girl kept ahead.

100 YEARS AGO

Storey County Commissioners met Friday and removed from office the county physician, matron and steward at the county hospital and the janitor at the courthouse. The chief of police was removed from office and an appointment made in his place. District Attorney Noel objected, but they did it anyway.

70 YEARS AGO

Lions Club Chairman Archie Pozzi of the signs committee reported progress on the project for erecting new club signs at the three principal highway entrances to the city.

50 YEARS AGO

Captain Les Dabritz of the Lake Tahoe marathon relay team has ordered specially designed footwear in preparation for anticipated snowy roads for the New Year’s Eve marathon.

20 YEARS AGO

Las Vegas gaming pioneer Benny Binion dies at 85. He purchased the Horseshoe Casino in 1951.

10 YEARS AGO

Carson City has been designated a Millennium Community in Nevada with a number of events planned to celebrate the new century.

• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.