130 years agoRecently a well-known gentleman of this city received a communication relative to the festive life of his son. He called the boy in and with the regulation paternal frown remarked, “Your general gait appears to have been wine, women and faro banks. The worst is the lies are all true.” “Dad, did you read the postscript?” said the young man. “Yes — His habits satisfy me that he is a chip off the old block.”100 years agoThe Eagles are giving a big-time dance in Virginia next Friday night and have made arrangements to take all who desire down the C&C shaft the following day to show them the wonders of deep mining. A rate of $1 for the round trip has been made with the V&T. This is the opportunity of your life to visit the historic city.70 years agoAB57 has been presented in the Assembly, providing for payments of an annuity of $6 to a person who has served 25 years consecutively as a state, county, or township official in recognition of service. The payment would continue for life.50 years agoIt didn’t rain in Carson City this weekend -— water that is — but the air was flooded with basketballs as host Murdock’s of Carson and Reno captured the championship title in the fourth annual Carson City Town Team Tourney.20 years agoThree years before the state ordered class-size reduction in public schools, Dayton Elementary was quietly devising a system that would exceed these state requirements.10 years agoGov. Kenny Guinn used unspent salaries from vacant positions to give his staff pay raises over two years — something no other agency can do without legislative permission. Staffers say raises occurred from expansion of duties under staff reorganization.• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.