Remember When for the week of 3/14/2013

Keri Taborski
Feather Publishing Historian

75 YEARS AGO..........1938

Skippy the heroic dog received the Latham Foundation Medal of Honor presented at the Oakland Kennel Club show last week. On the medal was engraved : “loyal, faithful Skippy guarded the body of owner Winona Ferris who died on the Middle Fork of the Feather River in Belden in February of 1938”.

50 YEARS AGO..........1963

Advertisement: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and make your own dinner with these specials from local Plumas County markets: corned beef 69 cents per pound, cabbage 5 cents per pound, yellow onions 3 pounds for 19 cents, “green” beans 17 cents a can, potatoes 10 pounds for 29 cents.

25 YEARS AGO..........1988

Plumas County’s new Drug and Alcohol Department has moved into a new location next to the courthouse annex near Feather River College.

10 YEARS AGO..........2003

Twenty-six teachers in the Plumas Unified School District have been laid off from their jobs, victims of declining Plumas County school enrollment and state budget cuts. Nine Feather River College employees have been laid off including five faculty members, three program director positions and one classified employee.

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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