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Remember when for Jan. 11

A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Caryn Haller

120 years ago

January 8, 1892

The board of county commissioners met Monday. Dr. Young was given the county health job with a salary of $27 per quarter. The quarterly report of the treasurer shows there is $ 7,829.94, in the county funds, the bulk of which will go to the school district.

95 years ago

January 12, 1917

F. Blackwell, well known trainman of the Virginia and Truckee company was in Gardnerville last Saturday working for the establishment of a Knights of Pythias lodge at this place. It is understood that he met with good encouragement and the chances are that a lodge of that order will be established here before long.

80 years ago

January 8, 1932

Several operators of slot machines in this county have informed Assessor Park, they intend to turn the faces of 25 cent machines toward the wall during the present quarter. They are not receiving sufficient play to justify the high license tax, operators declare. Most of the play is going to nickel and ten cent machines, and a quarter just now, is altogether too much money to gamble with.

50 years ago

January 11, 1962

The Minden and Gardnerville town boards last week agreed to a $25 a month raise for Night Watchman Red Lester, who patrols the two towns at night. The raise was sponsored by Douglas County Sheriff George Byers. Each town will pay $12.50 of the increase.

25 years ago

January 15, 1987

Rooms in the Minden Inn remained deserted this week after the state closed most of the building because of continuous safety violations. The state Fire Marshal’s office closed the basement, second and third floors Friday but will allow owner William Casentini to keep the bar open until Feb. 2.

10 years ago

January 12, 2002

While carefully monitoring grading at the Wal-Mart site on the west side of Highway 395 at the Douglas County line, Washoe Tribe officials are now turning their attention to a potential development in the hills above Jacks Valley. Environmental officials for the Washoe tribe say a proposed high-end golf course and housing development near Clear Creek will disrupt cultural and environmentally sensitive land the tribe owns adjacent to the development.