Remember When for the week of 9/5/18

100 YEARS AGO … 1918

Plumas Primary Election results: A total of 1532 registered Plumas voters voted including 816 Republicans, 488 Democrat and 228 other. Those elected were Sheriff Braden, Treasurer Kelsey, Tax Collector Mori, Assessor Pazour and Surveyor Watson.

50 YEARS AGO … 1968

A count of 2,996 students will start the 1968-69 school year when the doors of all Plumas County schools will open Thursday.


Bob Orange is the new Department of Fish and Game warden in Plumas County, replacing N.A. Randolph who took a post at the new Oroville Dam reservoir.

25 YEARS AGO … 1993

A noted team of forsenic investigators have re-examined the grave site near Blairsden where the remains of two Reno children: Charles Chia, 8 and Jennifer Chia, 6, were found in July 1990. The children were abducted in October 1989 from their school bus stop in Reno.

10 YEARS AGO … 2008

Some 1000 people danced to and enjoyed the music of Las Vegas group Tommy Rocker at the annual Cheeseburger Rock and Roll Concert as part of the three-day fundraiser held on the 40 acre meadow in Blairsden owned by Cheeseburger founders Laren Gartner and Edna Bayliff. The three day fundraiser benefits the Plumas High School Boosters, Plumas County Search and Rescue and Project Santa and included the concert, a golf tournament and a bbq.


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.