100 YEARS AGO … 1919
In line with promises made when the Plumas House changed ownership, Phil Blume is making improvements to the hotel that will surely promote the comfort and pleasure of the guests. Plumbers are now at work installing a hot water system that will reach every part of the hotel. Electric lights are being strung along the broad veranda running across the front of the hotel building.
50 YEARS AGO … 1969
After more than a month’s surveillance, secret service agents swooped down on a cabin in Keddie last Friday and arrested a five man counterfeiting ring. United States Treasury agents from Los Angeles and Sacramento had been in Quincy for ten days prior to the arrests, posing as construction men and truckers.
25 YEARS AGO … 1994
Plumas County Auditor Mary Mooney has been challenged in her bid for a second term by Assistant Auditor and co-worker Tom Minton. Mooney was first elected in 1990 and has worked in that office for 16 years prior to that as an account clerk. Minton has been assistant auditor for 3 1/2 years.
10 YEARS AGO … 2009
A little 2009 trivia: Current elected Plumas County Board of Supervisors members include Terry Swofford, Robert Meacher, Sharon Thrall, Lori Simpson and Ole Olsen. Barack Obama is the President of the United States. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the California State Governor. A first class postage stamp is 44 cents. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the XLII Super Bowl in January and later this year, the New York Yankees won the World Series.
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