120 years agoJanuary 13, 1893Frank Butler who was sent to the state penitentiary for attempt to poison Peter Steffes, was pardoned this week from the institution.95 years agoJanuary 11, 1918To defend several of Douglas county’s leading ranchers in an action brought by the government for the forfeiture of two reservoir sites on the ground that the amount of work required by the federal statutes has not been done on them, Sam Platt of the law firm of Platt & Sanford is in San Francisco representing the farmers, says the Gazette. 80 years agoJanuary 13, 1933The failure of a trained police dog to bark at the proper moment, resulted in a successful raid on a still in full operation in a secluded spot on the Carson River near Young’s Crossing by revenuers last Friday night, and the arrest of five men. 50 years agoJanuary 10, 1963Eight Douglas County officials were sworn in Monday morning at the County Courthouse, prior to beginning the terms to which they were elected last November. Sworn in were Assessor Harry A. Winkleman, Auditor and Recorder Ethel N Schacht, Clerk Earnhart W. Thran, Commissioners H. L. (Herb) Dressler and Robert Pruett, Sheriff George R. Byers, East Fork Justice of the Peace James E. Hickey, and District Attorney John Chrislaw.25 years agoJanuary 14, 1988 In a complete about-face from a week ago, U.S. Postal Service officials have announced that planned mail delivery in Gardnerville will be suspended indefinitely. 10 years agoJanuary 8, 2003A Starbucks coffee bean-roasting plant off Johnson Lane began operations Monday. The 360,000-square-foot plant will operate at full capacity as production and staffing levels increase in phases over a five-year period. A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Carson Costa.