120 years ago
December 22, 1893
John Henningsen injured his hand in Diamond Valley last week and thought nothing of it, until blood poisoning set in, which nearly cost his life.
100 years ago
December 19, 1913
The taxpayers of Douglas county, in mass meeting assembled, to consider the order of the Nevada Tax Commission, dated October 17th, 1913, providing for a horizontal increase of 15 percent in valuation on all taxable property in Douglas County.
80 years ago
December 22, 1933
Steps were taken this week to secure a federal appropriation for an airport in Carson Valley and according to reports two locations are available.
50 years ago
December 19, 1963
The Douglas County Liquor Board recently warned Irvin J. McQuade, operator of the Glass Crutch at Stateline, to be careful that minors are not again served liquor in his establishment, but no other action was taken.
25 years ago
December 22, 1988
The case of casino gunman David Riebel is expected to be sent to the jury today (Dec. 22) or Friday to determine if the former Ohio defense attorney was temporarily insane when he shot at several people during a botched robbery Oct. 23, 1987.
10 years ago
December 19, 2003
A Carson Valley soldier was yards away from the capture of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. “There is so much that I can’t tell,” wrote Garrett Goodlander, 20, a communications specialist with the U.S. Army 4th ID. I was sleeping about a thousand yards away from where Saddam was caught.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Cira Craighead