Colt spooks in Genoa
120 years ago
April 14, 1893
A colt owned by J. R. Johnson, hitched up to a cart for the first time created excitement in Genoa Tuesday. The bit broke in the horse’s mouth, making him uncontrollable. A broken shaft was the only damage done.
95 years ago
April 12, 1918
Contracts have been let and ground was broken this week for a new brick building at Minden that will be occupied jointly by the farmers’ Bank of Carson Valley and the offices of H.F. Dangberg Land and Live Stock Company.
80 years ago
April 14, 1933
Members of the junior-senior class of Douglas high school are arranging final details for their annual dance to be given at Carson Valley Improvement Club Hall, Minden Saturday evening, April 22nd. The hall is to be artistically decorated for this special occasion and good music will be provided for the dance.
50 years ago
April 11, 1963
The Minden Town Board last week voted to install a street light near the Coventry Cross Episcopal Church, and also to install stop signs on First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and tenth streets where they join the County Road.
25 years ago
April 14, 1988
Douglas County schools will be tobacco free when students, teachers and staff return to the campuses in September. By a vote of four to two, the school board Tuesday decided to ban tobacco products from all district property effective Sept. 1.
10 years ago
April 9, 2003
A week ago, Air Force Reserve Capt. Shean Galvin appeared on Good Morning America after he accompanied rescued POW Jessica Lynch to a hospital in Germany. Galvin, a Minden resident, is a nurse from Washoe Medical Center.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by R-C intern Carson Costa.