Past Pages for Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
150 Years Ago
The Sheriffalty: A vacancy having been caused in the Sheriffalty of this county by the death of Mr. Smith, it becomes the duty of the Board of County Commissioners to fill that office by appointment. He who has been removed by the murder’s bullet was singularly well adapted to the position, being a man of remarkable force of character, stern resolve and impressed with a strong and constant sense of duty.
130 Years Ago
Doing business: George Meyers’ new store will be ready to transact business today. He began to unpack his goods several days ago, and from that moment his friends were on hand to make purchases.
Some of the goods were sold on the sidewalk and never got in the store at all. Looks like Meyers’ grocery was starting up with a good volume of business.
100 Years Ago
The Senate today definitely transferred the nationwide prohibition fight to the state legislatures when it adopted the house amendments to the prohibition measure 47 to 8. Three-fourths of the states must adopt the amendment before it becomes part of the Constitution.
60 Years Ago
At the Carson Theater: Attack of the Crab Monsters, plus Not of this Earth. Thursday through Saturday: The Hired Gun and Spook Chasers.
30 Years Ago
Lawmakers attempting to reshape the nation’s nuclear waste program said Tuesday they have hit a virtual impasse over whether to create a temporary storage facility for high level nuclear waste.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).