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Sue Ballew

130 Years Ago

Medium: Spiritualistic seances are the rage here… there being a medium in every other house. The ghosts of Sen. Nye and Hank Monk are the favorites.

120 Years Ago

War in Pine Nut: Trouble has broken out of the placer claims in Buckeye… Ed Stevenson has had Tom and Dick Raycraft arrested… The Raycrafts state that their claims were jumped.

70 Years Ago

Deferment: The senate passed and sent to the house the Bankhead bill providing deferment of farm workers from the draft… The bill empowers draft boards to use their own judgement in determining whether a farm worker contributions to the nation’s food supply warrants withholding him from military service.

50 Years Ago

Photo caption: Herb Sawyer, employee at the Safeway supermarket supervises clean up. A driverless beer truck came crashing through the north entrance. The truck was parked near Enrico’s when the truck began rolling…

30 Years Ago

Top 5 singles in the pop music field: Billie Jean, Michael Jackson; Shame on the Moon, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band; Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Culture Club; Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran; Back on the Chain Gang, The Pretenders…

10 Years Ago

“Rally Round the Flag” walk to support U.S. Troops will welcome anyone wearing red, white and blue to carry signs and flags in support of troops preparing for war with Iraq. Rally organizer is Don Dallas.

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