Remember When? for Oct. 20
95 years ago
Oct. 22, 1915
Tom Christy’s Minstrels at Minden tomorrow night. Funny comedians, sweet singers, phenominal dancers, master musicians, classical and ragtime songs as well as popular. Mirth provoking situations. Big dance after the show. This is not a moving picture show but a high class minstrel show composed of entirely white people, furnishing you an entertainment that is strictly moral and refined, free from vulgarity.
80 years ago
Oct. 24, 1930
Sid Bliss and Wess Bliss, arrested last week on the state line between Idaho and Nevada in the vicinity of Contact, pleaded guilty to the charge of cattle stealing and were sentenced to the state penitentiary by Judge Carville for not less than one nor more than 14 years. They were arrested by Sheriff Harris, who found a freshly killed beef hanging in the front of their cabin.
50 years ago
Oct. 20, 1960
A 15-year-old boy, reportedly tired of waiting in the car while his 22-year-old brother was inside a Stateline casino, hopped out and into the club, putting his only nickel into a slot machine. The boy was turned over to Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies and later released by Judge Chappell to his brother’s custody. There was no word as to the fate of the nickel.
25 years ago
Oct. 17, 1985
Photo caption. Class of 1935. The fresh faces of the freshman class entering Douglas County High School in 1932 fairly shine out the this photograph owned by Jane Rosenbrock of Gardnerville. She and 14 members of the class will meet Saturday to celebrate their 50th reunion. The class of ’35 had 26 graduates.
10 years ago
Oct. 18, 2000
It’s been eight years since a Douglas football team walked off the field with a victory over Wooster. If the Tigers are to have a realistic chance of making the playoffs this season, that streak must end Saturday in Reno. Despite being winless in league play with only two games remaining, the Tigers can put themselves in a position to make the postseason by beating the Colts.
A look at past issues of The Record-Courier by Sharlene Irete.