Past Pages for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
150 years ago
The ball at Empire tonight: Let it be borne in mind by lovers of the dance that the grand ball at Dutch Nick’s, Empire, will take place this evening. We are informed that extensive preparations have been made for the occasion. Good music and an elegant supper will be provided.
130 years ago
Seven inches of snow fell in San Francisco yesterday and it is causing great excitement down there. There was also quite a fall in the Sacramento Valley.
100 years ago
Struck it rich: It was reported in town yesterday that Ed Hummel, who has been operating a sense at Silver, has struck it rich. The story is to the effect that while driving a crosscut he encountered a ledge five feet in thickness that sampled $60 in gold and silver clear across.
70 years ago
The county courthouse janitor’s salary received a $25 boost today as commissioners agreed to raise Paul Pieretti’s wages from $140 a month to $165.
50 years ago
Nevada Selective Service Director said Friday the physical and moral standards set by the defense department to determine draft eligibility are too high. Col. Addison Millard told the Reno area Federal Executive Council a moral rejection might be based on a minor law violation.
30 years ago
A convicted murderer who fought attempts to stave off his execution by lethal injection was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide, Nevada State Prison officials announced today. The body of Dennis L. Hogue, 26, was found sitting on the floor of his single cell during a routine check. He had used a nylon cord from a laundry bag which he tied around a window know and his neck.
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).