100 YEARS AGO … 1919
Extensive improvements are planned for the Plumas County High School. Caretaker Butterfield has been instructed by the Plumas County Board of Education to erect a 1,025 foot chain link fence that will entirely surround three sides of the school building. The slope descending from the front of the building to the county road is to be terraced and planted with sod.
50 YEARS AGO … 1969
Mary Ann Weston of Chester, Sweetheart of the Mountains and her three theme girls extended a warm welcome to the opening of the Plumas County fair this week. A new fair attraction, a historic stamp mill, has been newly installed on the Pumas County fairgrounds property in time for opening day.
25 YEARS AGO … 1994
Fourteen girls are vying for the 1994 title of the Sweetheart of the Mountains and one will be crowned this week on opening night of the Plumas County Fair. Representing Portola: Sky Sessions, Tonya Ross, Amanda Folchi. From Quincy: Michele Evans, Kim Johannson, Megan Frady, Elizabeth Nesbit, April Garrish, Felecia Dobrinen, Kristen Irvine. From Mohawk Valley: Amity Ross. Lake Almanor area: Ashley Grant. From Beckwourth: Andrea Cerasola and representing Chester: Hallie Durham.
10 YEARS AGO … 2009
“Relive the Memories—Recapture the Fun” is the themed of the five day Plumas County Fair which opens this week and the fair parade Saturday.
A Grand Opening was held recently at the new Nuksa Te playground in Greenville. Opening ceremonies were held after the recent Gold Diggers parade. The new playground, translated as “Jolly Child” in the Maidu Indian language, was made possible by a grant through the Plumas Rural Services and Stewardship Council along with local monetary and labor contributions.
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