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Remember when for Jan. 28

95 years ago

Jan. 28, 1916

Last fall when the bumper hay crop of Carson Valley was harvested and stacked, many believed that there would be a large surplus carried over and prices went to a very low mark. However, early in the season, prices became firm and steadily advanced until today, when $10 a ton in the stack is being offered while the farmers have no surplus for sale, their entire crops being contracted for at good prices. There is really a scarcity of hay at this time, judging from the fact that a number of sheep men have been forced to buy baled hay to feed their flocks. This condition is largely due to the heavy fall of snow on the winter ranges, something that has not occurred in many years.

80 years ago

Jan. 30, 1931

It takes a powder puff policeman to catch a flapper bandit, in the opinion of Miss Frances K. Aubrey, sheriff, or perhaps we should say, “sheriffette,” of Esmeralda County. Miss Aubrey, only 23 years old, and so pretty that it would be a pleasure to be arrested by her, was selected for her important post by Sheriff W. B. Mercer. Sheriff Mercer handed his pretty assistant a cartridge belt and a big six shooter, “Use this if necessary and always get your man.”

50 years ago

Jan. 26, 1961

Siegfried C. Heise, prominent long-time Carson Valley Rancher was named “outstanding conservation farmer for 1960” by the Carson Valley Soil Conservation District. Heise was born and raised in Carson Valley. He is vice president and manager of the Heise Land and Livestock Co., a family concern composed of himself, his sister Anna, and his brother Otto.

25 years ago

Jan. 23, 1986

Is downtown Gardnerville dying? County planning consultant Ray Smith said traffic is so heavy through the area that shoppers can’t stop. Smith estimated 15,000 cars travel through Gardnerville daily. He projects the figure to reach 27,000 in five years, which would create a scenario “not conducive for retail shoppers.”

10 years ago

Jan. 24, 2001

Freezing rain and screaming protesters dampened the honor of playing during the President Inauguration, but the Douglas High School band found great memories in other area during its trip East. The students returned to Reno in two groups Monday. On Tuesday, they sat in the band room, watched a videotape of their trip and reminisced.

A look at past issues of The Record-Courier by Sharlene Irete.