75 YEARS AGO..........1938
Minimum rates applying to contract work only, have been set by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. Skilled labor: $1.00 per hour, intermediate labor: 75 cents per hour and common labor: 50 cents per hour. These rates are higher than the wages paid to permanent employees for Plumas County road work and similar jobs.
50 YEARS AGO..........1963
A near record of 5,348 plates of BBQ beef and beans were served at the free Plumas County picnic last Sunday held at the Plumas County fairgrounds. Irene Brustad of Quincy was crowned Sweetheart of the Mountains to reign over the picnic that day and at the Plumas County Fair in August.
Advertisement: Paxton Lodge’s new lookout room featuring “Lillian the Swede” Swedish dishes. Daily specials include all you can eat for $1.50. Room and board $5.00 per day. Nightly dancing too.
Advertisement: Fred’s Hi Spot Drive-In located across from the Quincy High School. June specials: banana split: 29 cents, hamburger 29 cents or $2.00 per dozen, tacos: 29 cents.
25 YEARS AGO..........1988
Election results of the June 7 Plumas County election: Quincy attorney David Adrian with 1240 votes and Plumas County Justice Court Judge Roger Settlemire with 3633 votes will be in a November run-off election for the office of Plumas County Superior Court Judge. In the Fourth Supervisor District race Joyce Scroggs with 561 votes will be in a November run-off election with incumbent Jim Gossett with a vote of 493 votes. In Supervisor District One race Jim Smith with 752 votes will be in a November run-off with Fran Roudebush with 344 votes. In the race for Plumas County Justice Court, Judge Garrett Olney defeated Quincy attorney Peter Hentschel.
10 YEARS AGO..........2003
Plumas County Clerk Kathy Williams announced that after the mail-in ballots had been counted, that the attempt to recall Plumas County Supervisor Robert Meacher failed. It was reported that 587 votes were cast in favor of the recall while 1057 votes were cast against the recall. The recall cost Plumas County taxpayers $12,655.55.
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