Past Pages Oct. 7
130 YEARS AGO
The lightning calculator is holding forth these nights in Carson, demonstrating that figures won’t lie, even if the fellow making them does. A trained dog, a water spaniel, was doing some clever canine tricks on Carson street last evening. Being a free show, it was well patronized.
100 YEARS AGO
The Yerington City Trustees are figuring on issuing bonds to pay for fire protection and water service in the new city following a fire that nearly wiped out the town. Chances are the scheme will go through.
70 YEARS AGO
A Devil’s tower ranger announced last night that Igor I. Sikorsky, pioneer aviation engineer, has agreed to use his experimental helicopter to attempt a rescue of George Hopkins from the 865-foot tower.
50 YEARS AGO
Chief Deputy Robert Humphrey of the Carson Police said this morning that it has been very quiet around the police department this week. A fifteen-year-old girl came into the station last night at 2 a.m. and said her father would not let her into the house. She spent the night at the police station. Police report a juvenile boy took his parents’ car for a joy ride and smashed the car. No citations were issued.
20 YEARS AGO
Mustang Ranch brothel manager Joe Conforte’s nephew, David Burgess files for general manager with the Storey County Commission.
• 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).