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Remember When for the week of 5/15/19

100 YEARS AGO … 1919

The proprietors of the Blairsden Hotel are now ready to take care of a large volume of spring and summer business. The hotel has been renovated with improvements including electric lights and a hot water system.

50 YEARS AGO … 1969

The unexpected resignation of Plumas County Auditor Art Belaey was accepted by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors. In resigning from the $11,400 per year elective post, Belaey recommended his assistant Ann Pattan to fill the vacancy. The board complied and appointed Pattan to complete the present four year term, ending December 1970.

25 YEARS AGO … 1994

Plumas County government departments are now smoke free in that all county owned and operated buildings, vehicles and property are now smoke free. The county’s initial policy, adopted in 1990, did establish certain work areas and offices as smoke free and limited smoking to specific designated areas.

10 YEARS AGO … 2009

Charles Guenther resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola. With the hospital for 14 years, he was originally hired as part time interim manager.

A solemn procession May 14 led slain United States soldier specialist Jeremiah McCleery, 24, from the Reno airport home to Portola accompanied by 40 Patriot Guards, eight fire trucks from various Plumas County districts, 12 California Highway Patrol and Plumas County Sheriff’s officers and many private vehicles. The military service was held May 16 at the Calpine Elks Lodge hall. A 2004 graduate of Portola High School, he died of gun shot wounds sustained by Iraqi enemy forces on May 2.

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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