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Remember When for the week of 11/1/2013

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

 

75 YEARS AGO......1938

If the sample ballots for the November election delivered this week to Plumas County Clerk John Donnenwirth had weighed 50 pounds more, there would have been exactly a ton of them. The Plumas County Clerk’s office postage bill for mailing the sample ballots to the county’s 6000 voters was $158.00.

Soaking rains this week brought an end to the years high fire hazard in the Plumas National Forest. Small mudslides occurred on the Feather River Highway near Pulga and Jarbo Gap.

50 YEARS AGO......1963

Lorraine Wardman of Wardman’s Flying Service in Quincy celebrated the completion of her twentieth year of flying and her fifteenth year as a flying instructor.

25 YEARS AGO......1988

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors this week approved the construction of a new year-round maintenance and administrative building at the Chester airport (Rogers Field).

10 YEARS AGO......2003

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors allowed Indian Valley Health Care Hospital in Greenville a $240,000 loan to get out of financial crisis. The hospital district is expected to make two annual payments back to the county with the interest rate to be about 3.5 to 4 per cent.

Note: items included in the weekly Remember When column are taken from our bound newspaper archives and represent writing styles of that particular period. The spelling and grammar are not edited, so the copy is presented as it actually appeared in the original newspaper.

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