120 years ago
February 17, 1893
As John Casey of the Carson Valley creamery was returning from a dance at Jones' Saturday night, his horse slipped on the ice, throwing him to the ground, injuring his knee quite badly.
95 years ago
February 15, 1918
Out of a maze of figures contained in the annual report of State Treasurer Malley, some interesting facts relating the financial condition of various state departments are discovered. Among other things shown by the report is that enormous inroads have been made in the funds appropriated by the Legislature last year to carry the state prison, state hospital, and state police during 1917-18.
80 years ago
February 17, 1933
People of this nation were shocked Wednesday evening when it was flashed over the radio that an attempt had been made to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt at Miami, Florida, shortly after he had embarked from a vessel with a party of friends and was being greeted by a crowd of over 10,000 people. Mr. Roosevelt had just finished a brief address when the assassin turned loose a barrage of shots, one of the bullets striking the Mayor of Chicago, who was standing close to Mr. Roosevelt.
50 years ago
February 14, 1963
Sale of the Gardnerville Food Store business to the Carson Valley Mercantile Company, Inc., was completed this week, it was announced by Louis F. Neddenreip, president of the company, and Max Jones, operator of the food store. The business will change hands on March 1. The sale ends 22 years of operation of the Gardnerville Food Store by Jones.
25 years ago
February 18, 1988
The new Carson Valley Middle School library-multi-purpose room will open next week with fanfare, spaghetti, music and fine arts - and the public is invited. Principal Phil McKinnon said the community is welcome to see the new facility, which houses the "finest middle school library in the state" as well as a lunchroom that can handle 500 students at a time.
10 years ago
February 12, 2003
The search on Jobs Peak for possible pieces of the doomed shuttle Columbia has been suspended. However, the Gardnerville teen, who alerted NASA officials and brought a military search team to Minden, is sure he saw something on fire on the peak soon after the shuttle passed over the area. He and his mother feel the search ended too soon.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Carson Costa.