Remember When for the week of 1/4/2012

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO..........1937

J.F. Hoke, beginning his third four-year term as a Plumas County Board of Supervisor member representing Beckwith Township, was elected chairman of the board this week.

Arriving in Portola on New Year's day in a chartered train car, 23 winter sports fans from Stockton spent the day there tobogganing, skiing and snowballing and returned to their valley homes on the evening train, a tired and happy crowd.

50 YEARS AGO.........1962

Extensive smoke damage was done to Bob's Fine Foods on Main Street in Quincy Tuesday morning when fire broke out in the rear of the kitchen and spread in the direction of the dining room and front entrance.

Figures released yesterday by the California Highway Patrol show that the accident rate within Plumas County increased but fatalities dropped by two.There were a total of 183 vehicular accidents in 1960 with ten deaths and in 1961 there were 209 total accidents with eight fatalities.

Craig Dean Stapleton was the first baby born in Plumas County in the new year 1962, born on January 2.


25 YEARS AGO.......1987

Elected Plumas County officials sworn into office this week were: Ann Patton, auditor; Barbara Cokor, treasurer; Ernie Eaton, assessor; Ila Diggs, clerk; Thomas Buckwalter, district attorney; Don Woodhall, Lake Almanor area Board of Supervisor member and Bill Coates, East Quincy area Plumas County Board of Supervisor member.

Dr. Dave Pendray took over the Quincy veterinary practice of Dr. Hal Leigh this week, after 26 years.


10 YEARS AGO.......2002

Mary Jane and Greg Kubiak of Portola welcomed the first baby of the year born in Plumas County on January 3 at 1:50 p.m. A son, Ayden, was delivered by Dr. Jeffrey Kepple at Plumas District Hospital in Quincy.

Chester Chevron Station and Food Mart was the site of a fuel pump explosion on Wednesday afternoon.


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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