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Genoa will be awash in classic V8 cars

Kurt Hildebrand

More than 250 Ford V8s will be following the old Pony Express Trail down Jacks Valley Road on their way to Genoa on June 20 as part of the 2013 Grand National Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the Early Ford V8 Car Club.

Sponsored by the Golden Gate Regional Group, the tour is part of a four-day celebration of the club’s 50th year as fans of the V8.

The grand tour is a 100-mile drive through Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Carson City and then to Genoa where the motorists will be having lunch.

The entire trip is expected to take from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit

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Minden resident Theresa Herup brought by a photo and a graduation announcement for her daughter Aleesah Michelle Herup, who graduated magna cum lade from the University of Nevada, Reno, Reynolds School of Journalism with a degree in journalism, public relations, social media and Spanish.

Aleesah is a 2009 graduate of Douglas High School, where she cut her publishing teeth as photo editor of the yearbook.

She is a member of the University’s Integrated Marketing Communications Team which captured the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition’s regional trophy on April 19 in San Jose.

This week Aleesah is part of the team in Phoenix to compete at the national competition. According to the conference schedule, the award will be announced today.

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Retired Deputy John Munk was featured in an article appearing in the latest edition of WalkerTalk magazine, a trade publication for those who own Walker mowers.

John’s been mowing lawns since he retired from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on July 1, 2012. John worked for the sheriff’s office for nearly a quarter of a century. Check out the article at

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From the “This is Weird” department, on Sunday a Douglas County deputy responded to a report that there were several dead rabbits in the road at Johnson Lane and East Valley.

When he arrived he found six dead jack rabbits along Johnson Lane spaced 20-30 yards apart between East Valley Road and Wade Street lying on the double yellow line.

The deputy moved four of the former rabbits off the road, but the other two had been run over and were stuck. As he was looking around, another motorist stopped and said there were other dead rabbits hanging from signs. He found one draped over the stop sign at Johnson Lane and Squires Street, and then another on one of the paddle markers just east of Kayne Drive. In all, the deputy counted 10 dead rabbits. He couldn’t tell what killed them.

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Today’s the last day that you might stand a chance of getting a letter sent through the Pony Express, which this year is travelling west from St. Joseph, Mo., starting June 17. The pouch the riders carry is called a mochila and contains commemorative letters people have paid to ride along with the Pony Express. The letters get a postmark and will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

More than 550 riders participate in the 10-day ride over 1,966 miles. They are scheduled to arrive in Sacramento on June 27. The rider will be in Genoa the morning of June 26.

To get the address to mail a commemorative letter visit and download the form. The cost is $5 for a commemorative letter. Personal letters are $10 each, but you have to get the stationary.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at or 782-5121, ext. 215.