80 YEARS AGO....1930
Advertisement: Sorsoli Hotel in Crescent Mills is the place for high class Italian dinners. Sunday special: Milk fed chicken dinners.
Advertisement: Tom's Kitchen in Portola where everyone eats good food and there is right service at moderate rates.
50 YEARS AGO….1960
Chester High School class of 1960 will graduate 32 students at ceremonies next week. Quincy High School will graduate 71 students and 30 from Greenville High School.
Work on Frenchman Dam in eastern Plumas County continues when cement was poured this week to fill surface faults. Completion is due this fall.
30 YEARS AGO….1980
34 year old Tom Hervey, by vote of other Portola City Council members has been elected mayor of Portola. He has acted as Mayor Pro Tem during his two years on the city council and now occupies the seat left my Dave Miner who opted not to run for re-election. Hervey is a Western Pacific Railroad employee since 1971, who won his council seat by write-in in 1979.
10 YEARS AGO….2000
A Lassen County citizen's group, the Dyer Mountain Development Committee, filed documents to circulate a voter's initiative that allows the voters to decide if they want a new, four-season mountain resort located on Dyer Mountain. If the committee collects the required number of 827 signatures, the initiative will be placed on the November ballot.
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