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Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Hard Hitters and Ball Biffers: The Overland grounds were the location of an exciting baseball match for $2.50 a side and the Championship. The Biffers were composed of larger boys and the Hitters, smaller. Master Clark who played second base was hit in the stomach by a ball … It is expected two square feet of mustard plaster will bring him through. Master Downer knocked a ball through Jones’ front window. No one dared to go after the ball and purchased a new one. A woman with a market wagon from Washoe Valley was driving through town as Master Eistner was trying to get Adams home from third with a sky-scraper. The ball landed on the woman’s nose and knocked her off the wagon. The horse ran away, scattering $10 worth of goods along the road.

120 YEARS AGO

Lost: A keg of beer (5 gallons). If Jake Klein (owner, Carson Brewery) will leave the same at the Nevada Appeal office, no questions will be asked.

70 YEARS AGO

Hitler preparing for early offensive: Artillery was active east of the Moselle river. French military dispatches report continued heavy movement of men and war materials.

50 YEARS AGO

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Combs of Carson City are parents of a boy, born at Carson-Tahoe Hospital.

20 YEARS AGO

Unemployment: Fell to an all-time low of 4 percent according to Stan Jones of Nevada Employment Security.

10 YEARS AGO

The phase one bid of the $1.8 million bypass went out for bid with Frehner Construction Co. of Las Vegas as low bidder.

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