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Past Pages for May 18

Sue Ballew

130 YEARS AGO

Episcopal festival: The ladies of the Episcopal Church will give one of their popular entertainments of which ice cream and strawberries form the desirable oasis. There will be a goodly array of attractive places where a worldling can wile away a dollar or two.

120 YEARS AGO

All sorts: There is complaint that the city drinking troughs are not kept clean and that there is an accumulation of horse slobber.

70 YEARS AGO

Carson Indian School Commencement: Twenty nine boys and girls finished the four-year high school course at the Indian School at Stewart. They received their diplomas from Principal Ernest C. Mueller. Commencement address will be delivered by District Judge Clark J. Guild. Graduates (partial list) Edna F. Allen, Irene McCauley, Irene Reynolds, Jackson Buck Jr., Russell James, Thurman Stone.

50 YEARS AGO

Warren Engine Company: Newly elected officers of the Warren Engine Company volunteer firemen are Lester Groth, fire chief; Mel Woodgate, civil office of president; George Gibson, first assistant fire chief; Mel Cowperthwaite, second assistant; Ira Helgren vice president.

20 YEARS AGO

Nevada casinos won $1.35 billion in the first three months of 1991, including an 8.6 percent increase in March.

10 YEARS AGO

Community award winners were named at the 2001 Community Awards Ceremony – Award winners are: Teacher-Casey Giles; Student-Crystal Loewe; Artist-Carol Foldvary-Anderson; Boss-Ranee Mayo; Employee-Mary Ann Weiss; Humanitarian-George Horton; Organization-Eagle Valley Children’s Home Respite Care; Athlete-Doug Brooks.

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