Happy birthday to us: 100 years of service
April 9, 2004
It was one hundred years ago this week, that a fire destroyed the Gardnerville Records’ plant, which set off a series of events culminating in the paper you’re reading today.
At the time of the fire in April 1904, the owner, George Lamy sold the Courier to Dr. Southworth who owned the Weekly Courier in Genoa. The name was changed to the Record Courier on April 8, 1904.
A lot of things have happened since then, in the world, the community and the Record Courier.
The thing that hasn’t changed however is the focus of this paper. In 1944, the RC was described as “dedicating itself to that regular weekly chronicle of things going on around home, the business, some of the history and the changes taking place.” It is still that way today.
We are truly the newspaper of the community, and have been for over 100 years. The staff is dedicated to keeping our readers informed and being involved in activities that make Douglas County a truly great place to live.
Happy Birthday RC and thank you for taking us along for the ride!
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Janet Geary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 208.