120 years ago
January 5, 1894
The streets of Genoa are a glare of ice due to the overflowing of the water ditches that run through town. More than one person has taken a bad fall due to the icy condition.
100 years ago
January 2, 1914
Some interest is being shown in the reported oil discovery in Spring Gulch basin near Buckskin. H.O. Ballertein of Ludwig, Lyon County, was one of the first to locate oil ground in Spring Gulch basin.
80 years ago
January 5, 1934
Nevada state officials like to use the colors of the rainbow in writing their signatures, but sometimes regulations prevent them from satisfying their desires. Gov. Fred B. Balzar always signs official documents in bright green ink while Attorney General Mashburn uses an exotic hue known to its makers as “South Sea Blue.”
50 years ago
January 2, 1964
Two key members of the hilarious Harlem Stars basketball team which is to appear here on Jan. 4 are Aturo Agard and “Honey Bear” Morgan. The Stars play the Douglas County High School teachers at 8:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
25 years ago
January 5, 1989
Douglas County law enforcement rang in the New Year arresting brawlers and sniffing out bombs in what Lt. Jim Bratton says “was a potentially dangerous,” night.
10 years ago
January 2, 2004
Employees at several businesses along the Highway 395 corridor through Gardnerville and Minden arrived at work to find broken windows the morning of New Year’s Eve.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Cira Craighead