120 years ago
January 6, 1893
The masquerade given at the Valhalla hall in Gardnerville New Year's Eve was largely attended and every one had a gala time. Miss Georgia Beeding and Mr. Rabe won prizes for the best sustained characters.
95 years ago
January 4, 1918
The local Red Cross has received several letters from soldiers giving thanks for the receipt of Christmas boxes. Following is a letter from one of the boys: Fort Winfield Scott, S. F. Cal. "Carson Valley Chapter Red Cross, My Dear Friends: I shall not try to express the appreciation I felt for your kindness in sending boxes to myself and the other boys in camp, though I wish I could. Though we are not yet in France. I do not think there was a soldier in France who felt one bit happier or who appreciated your kindness more than we did. We had our mess hall beautifully decorated with holly, red berries and crepe paper and a big Christmas tree. We had all the Red Cross packages piled beneath it. As soon as we finished our big dinner, the packages were handed out, and I only wish all of you could have been present to see the fun we had opening them."
80 years ago
January 6, 1933
Tomorrow night at the Douglas High School auditorium the first basketball game scheduled for the coming season will be played. The Yerington high school boys' team will meet the Douglas Tigers.
50 years ago
January 3, 1963
Two women were injured here Jan. 1 in the only automobile accident in the Carson Valley area of Douglas County during the New Year holiday, when the 1961 pickup truck in which they were riding struck a telephone pole near the intersection of the Dangberg Road and the County Road.
25 years ago
January 7, 1988
Twenty-month-old Stephen Edmonds has fought his way back to health in less than two weeks and is as lively and boisterous as ever, much to the amazement of doctors and family.
10 years ago
January 1, 2003
Criminal charges may be pending against a driver who caused a three-car accident Saturday afternoon on north Highway 395.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Carson Costa.