120 years ago
December 15, 1892
A grand Christmas ball will be given at Sheridan, December 24th. Taylors band has been engaged to furnish the music, and a turkey supper will be served by Mr. Martin Segal and Mrs. John Allerman.
95 years ago
December 14, 1917
Wednesday afternoon at the Lutheran Church Miss Freda Scheele became the bride of Henry Helwinkel. The sister of the bride, Miss Clara Scheele, and Chris Helwinkel, a brother of the groom, were the attendants. Rev. Frederick H. Menzel, of the Lutheran Church, performed the ceremony that united the two young people.
80 years ago
December 15, 1932
Reports from Markleeville yesterday stated that a new body of extremely rich gold ore has been uncovered at the Colossus mine near Loope. Less than two weeks ago a big body of ore carrying values in gold and silver was opened up and a continuation of the ledge was picked up in a slope, proving the ore body is of great magnitude.
50 years ago
December 13, 1962
Warren Reed, chairman of the East Fork Swimming Pool District, was appointed to a second four-year term last week by the Douglas County Commissioners. Also appointed to four-year terms were Charles Barrett of Gardnerville and Mrs. Dean Bernard of Minden.
25 years ago
December 17, 1987
There's something about Christmas that brings out that old "giving" feeling. Karen Hamperle of the Douglas County Indigent Services knows how well people in Carson Valley respond to pleas for donations for gifts and food for needy families at Christmas. Every year, individuals, businesses and clubs organize food drives and collect toys, and her office delivers much of the items donated here.
10 years ago
December 14, 2002
Douglas County's sheriff's investigators are working to determine who robbed a Gardnerville pizza place Tuesday. About 6 p.m. a male in his late teens or early-20s entered Nik-n-Willies Pizza and More on Tillman Lane.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Carson Costa.