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Remember When for Jan. 22

120 years ago

January 26, 1894

The snow has disappeared and the weather is more like May than January in the Valley at present. Those who did not put up ice before the holidays are out of luck as the present warm spell has made the ice disappear like magic.

100 years ago

January 23, 1914

Last Saturday this section was swept by one of the heaviest snowstorms recorded in years, with the result that both lighting and power systems, together with the telephone lines were placed out of commission.

80 years ago

January 26, 1934

For the first time since Nevada was admitted to statehood, William F. Dressler, a native born son of Douglas County, this week is serving as chief executive of the sagebrush state.

50 years ago

January 23, 1964

Groundbreaking ceremonies, for an addition to the Douglas County Courthouse, were held Monday afternoon, with the County Commissioners and the contractor turning over the first spade-fuls of earth.

25 years ago

January 26, 1989

Paddling in a sea of delays, the swimming center construction company promises to have the long-awaited, $2.5 million pools finished in three weeks- but few are optimistic.

10 years ago

January 23, 2004

A 14-year-old Douglas County youth was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly setting fire to another teen last week near Topaz. The boy was charged with reckless endangerment causing substantial bodily harm.

A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Cira Craighead