Remember When? for Nov. 18
95 years ago
Nov. 20, 1914
David R. Jones, the oldest pioneer in Nevada, died at his home in this Valley after an illness lasting several weeks. Despite his advanced age, he had been in robust health until a year ago and since that time he gradually failed, until Tuesday, when the golden cord loosened the spirit of this honored and respected pioneer took flight to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns. Deceased was born in Wales 85 years ago. He was the first man to stick a plow into Nevada’s soil in 1853 near the old Morman Station or what is now known as Genoa.
80 years ago
Nov. 22, 1929
Selling at auction for as high as 55 cents a pound, beef cattle exhibited at the California Livestock and Baby Beef show in San Francisco by Nevada 4-H club boys and girls brought the youngsters in addition to prize money high returns for their stock raising efforts. Highest price to be received by any of Nevada’s youthful stockmen went to John Bellinger, Lamoille, Elko County, whose white Shorthorn was $528, or 55 cents a pound, and was one of the highest received by any entry at the exhibit.
50 years ago
Nov. 19, 1959
Coach Earl Jarrett announced the Douglas high varsity basketball squad. Now on the varsity squad are veteran lettermen Harold Wyatt, Roger McDonald, and Milt Simmons. Moved up from last year’s junior varsity team are John Manke, Lloyd Anderson, Fred Thomsen, Neil Peddicord, Doug Neddenriep, Ray Custis and Don Morris. Giving the varsity much needed height this year will be Bill Kinkel, six foot eight inch sophomore, and his brother Mike Kinkel, both of whom last year played from Dayton.
25 years ago
Nov. 15, 1984
Four people accused of placing a bomb at Harvey’s Resort Hotel in 1980 are scheduled to appear today at a preliminary hearing in Tahoe Township Justice Court at Stateline. John Birges Sr., Willis Brown, Ella Joan Williams and Terry Lee Hall each face 11 felony counts in Nevada stemming from the August blast at the Stateline resort. They are accused of trying to extort several million dollars from Harvey’s in return for removing the bomb.
10 years ago
Nov. 17, 1999
A landlord for the Valley Meadows Living Center pledged Tuesday to do everything possible to keep the nursing home open, despite a freeze on admissions and apparent management conflicts. David Pumphrey, a partner in PDQ Limited Partnership, which owns the Valley Meadows building, said he’s been at the facility daily as it struggles with state and federal bans on new admissions and tries to remedy the problems identified in a 122-page report that followed an October inspection.
A look at past issues of The Record-Courier by Sharlene Irete.