130 YEARS AGO
Spring thaw: Between now and the spring thaw the income of the Carson plumber will be greater than the income of the V. & T. R.R. Co.
120 YEARS AGO
Letter: An anonymous letter fiend has broken out in Virginia (City) and if found will get the heaviest coat of tar and feathers ever heard of.
70 YEARS AGO
Young Ladies Institute: The meeting was in the form of a kiddies party each member present was attired in children's costumes. Those present at the meeting were Katherine Dunfield, Margaret Felesina, Mary Riehl, Ruth O'Sullivan, Edna Pratt, Linda Rosaschi, Helen Landers.
50 YEARS AGO
John H. Glenn, a 40-year old Marine will ride America's first manned flight into orbit. Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. said he was "ready to go now."
30 YEARS AGO
Sierra Pacific Power Co. faces a financial crisis and has imposed a freeze on hiring and job cuts.
10 YEARS AGO
Nuclear waste: Former governors who have held the state's top job oppose the proposal to bury the nation's nuclear waste - Govs. Kenny Guinn, Bob Miller, Richard Bryan and Mike O'Callaghan. Former Gov. List's stance is that Nevada should negotiate for benefits in exchange for accepting the dump.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.