100 YEARS AGO…..1918
A Spanish flu epidemic has reached the towns of Plumas County–Portola, Sloat, Englemine, Crescent Mills and other points. Dr. Bolton, Plumas County Health Officer, assisted by resident physicians in different towns, are vigilant and all public gatherings have been cancelled or postponed until the danger point subsides. Closed at the present are the schools, theaters, churches, saloons and court trials at the courthouse.
Advertisement: By request of Plumas health authorities, the movie film theater will be closed for two weeks to prevent the further contamination of the Spanish flu. We cheerfully forego and willingly comply and know that our patrons will also cheerfully forego their regular Tuesday and Saturday evening film pictures.
50 YEARS AGO…..1968
The Plumas Unified School District will be offering aviation lessons to high school students for the first time. The vocational course of instruction will be taught in Chester, Greenville, Portola and Quincy schools with four PUSD teachers and special guidance from three local airport managers: Herb Wardman at Quincy, Charlie Bash at Chester and Frank Nervino at Beckwourth.
25 YEARS AGO…..1993
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra presented its 11th annual concert performance this week at Feather River College.
Dr. Mark Satterfield and nurse practitioner Joann Crigler are the first two occupants of the newly constructed medical clinic located behind Plumas District Hospital, as the new building held an open house for the community this week.
10 YEARS AGO…..2008
A section of Elephant Butte tunnel on Highway 70 in the Feather River canyon collapsed Saturday night, leading to two minor vehicle crashes and closing the roadway.
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