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Bill Dolan

120 YEARS AGO

Briefs: The trout are biting along the Carson River. The river mills are running to their full capacity. John Meyer and John Glozeman were admitted to citizenship yesterday. The whistle of the Steam Laundry will blow its first blast about Thursday.

100 YEARS AGO

House warming postponed – Owing to the death of Miss Amy Mefford, a high school pupil, the opening of the new school building, which was scheduled for this evening has been postponed until Thursday evening, April 19th.

70 YEARS AGO

The annual flight of sea gulls to this valley started last Saturday and for several days the heavens were filled with the white-winged visitors. The birds arrive here about the time the first water is turned onto pastures and alfalfa fields and feed here several weeks before continuing their flight to breeding grounds.

50 YEARS AGO

A panel of four high school students appeared before the Lions club Monday to discuss prison camps in Korea, and brainwashing of American soldiers in the camps. Taking part in the discussion of what caused the American GI’s to crack up under the brainwashing of the Communists were Allan Shamberger, Mike Hughes, Margaret Reil and Carl Miller.

20 YEARS AGO

Saturday night at the Ormsby House, the 17th annual Community Awards Banquet will be held, honoring the people, businesses and organizations nominated by the public for Outstanding Man, Woman, Teenager, Business and Organization of the Year, 1985 and the Outstanding Man of the Year. The nominees for “Outstanding Man of the Year” alphabetically, are: Al Christianson, Steve Hartman and Gary Owen.

10 YEARS AGO

Residents of Nevada’s oldest town have found the site for the new post office in two weeks, that everyone is happy with. Representatives for the U.S. Postal Service told Tom Baker, an aide for U.S. Sen. Dick Bryan, about three sites residents have recommended. The properties include a 50,000-square-foot lot opposite Candy Dance Lane owned by the Giovacchini family, for sale for $150,000 and another 50,000-square-foot lot, also owned by the Giovacchinis, on the west side of Main Street for $100,000.

• Bill Dolan, a Carson City resident, has been writing this column for the Nevada Appeal since 1947.