Past Pages for Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
150 years ago
The County Commissioners held its regular monthly meeting yesterday. After the transaction of some business, they adjourned until the first Monday in March.
130 years ago
Advertisement: “Great Attractions! Hole in the wall! (Opposite state Capitol) — The largest, most conveniently located and admirably appointed resort. It has been handsomely fitted up for the entertainment of patrons with elegant club rooms. Connected with the bar by electric bells.”
100 years ago
Tonight at the Grand presents a double headliner program consisting of a most pleasing novelty vaudeville act, and a special deluxe master production featuring the most popular screen star, William Farnuni, who appears in a dual role.
70 years ago
Members of the Catholic Girls’ club enjoyed a buffet supper Monday evening in St. Theresa’s parish hall. The table was attractively covered with a lace cloth, placed over crepe paper which depicted club’s colors. Bye tapers formed the centerpiece.
50 years ago
Gov. Paul Laxalt appointed a new state prison warden on the spot Monday “to correct the deplorable situation” of seven inmates escaping from the maximum security section, the second prison breakout in five days.
30 years ago
The Senate, in a move engineered by Western and rural state senators, voted Tuesday to permit states to loosen the 55 mph speed limit on rural interstate highways.
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).