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Past Pages for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

Trent Dolan

140 years ago

Reduction of the school force. Because of a falling off in the school fund, Mr. Howe’s assistant, Miss Rogers, has been dispensed of. The School Board found the budget likely to fall short $1,500-$2,000. She was in a position to offer the least injury to the school.

130 years ago

Every man in this state who owns a few steers and a Durham bull is called a “cattle king.” On the same principle why should not chicken ranchers with over 100 head of chickens be called poultry kings?

100 years ago

After an absence of 23 years scenting the atmospheric conditions of many other states, Dexter C. Grunow has again come back to Nevada to keep a weather eye. In 1890-91 Dexter was stationed in Carson City. On returning to Reno, he was astonished as to the gains the city has made and glad for the same old golden sunshine he knew years ago. — Journal

70 years ago

A serious shortage of ammunition is hampering Nevada’s war against predatory animals. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, they have not received any ammunition since June, causing many ranchers of the state losses as high as 20 percent due to attacks by predatory animals.

50 years ago

The City Council is considering revision of the city building code to bring it “up to date.” It is hoped the change will bring Carson City building code requirements up to date with more progressive cities.

30 years ago

Car sales were up 16.6 percent in the 1983 model year with domestic auto makers regaining 1.3 percent of the market from foreign competition.

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