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by Sue Ballew

120 Years Ago

The Truckee Republican prints the names of about fifty residents of that section who were too lazy to vote at the last election.

100 Years Ago

Mrs. Jane McGowan, one of the oldest residents of Empire, died at her home. Mrs. McGowan had been a resident of Empire since its palmy days, having lived there for 22 years.

50 Years Ago

Advertisement: Sky-Vue Theater “Tammy and the Bachelor” with Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Nielsen and a double feature Ð “Texas Lady” with Claudette Colbert and Barry Sullivan.

20 Years Ago

A new $18 million public safety complex is pending approval by residents of Carson City. If passed, property taxes on a $100,000 house would increase by $127 according to Kit Weaver, Carson City Assessor.

10 Years Ago

The front of a vacant Radio Shack store caught fire and caused two other businesses to shut down for 30 minutes. Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavor customers and Panda Kitchen, both located next door to the Highway 50 East store were evacuated while the fire department put out the flames Ð cause was electrical.

• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.