Past Pages May 5
130 YEARS AGO
A lead pencil mine: The discoverer of a graphite mine in Ormsby (Carson) county, Delaware district by Dr. Beals, J. S. Hardiwick and M. B. Daniels is detailed with delight by reporters of this section. The lead pencil supply of the three newspapers need never be exhausted. The next thing to do is to send some prospectors out after a paper mine.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: Robert’s new saloon is going up rapidly. Geo. Thaxter’s horse, “Fox,” dropped dead with heart disease. Two Carson dollars will buy a regular Sunday pair of shoes at Chas. H. Kelly’s.
70 YEARS AGO
Leisure Hour Club: The following is a list of officers elected to the Leisure Hour Club: President – Mrs. Lester Smith; Vice president – Mrs. A. S. Kean; Recording secretary – Mrs. Bard S. Berry; Trustee for three years Mrs. S. P Davis. Last evening’s program was under the direction of Miss Grace Bordewich and included a book review of “Happy Island,” by Jennette Lee.
50 YEARS AGO
Carson City’s representatives to the 14th annual session of Nevada Girls State are Molly Bundy, Nancy Franklin, Patsy Richardson and Barbara Roventini.
20 YEARS AGO
Jennifer King and Melanie Aguilera, members of Carson Valley Community Church, will sing with the Continental Singers, a 40-member Christian singing group, that spends three months touring Europe each summer.
10 YEARS AGO
Choir students from five high schools come together to sing and will participate in Western Nevada Community College’s first Invitational High School Choral Festival.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter 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).