125 YEARS AGO
November 26, 1892: The Ladies Aid Society will give an Experience Social at the old church next Friday evening. This is something new and will be quite a novelty.
Prof A.L. Snider, who has charge of the school at Starr Valley, was in town yesterday. The Prof, received a life diploma from State Supt. Of Schools Ring Wednesday.
Mrs. Frank Reckhart has purchased Mrs. Hitt’s fine upright piano. It is one of the best instruments in town.
Elko was visited on Wednesday by a heavy wind storm, winding up at midnight with a heavy fall of snow, about four inches being on the ground Thursday morning. This was followed by a cold wave, the thermometer getting down to 7 below zero yesterday morning.
During its run, just closed, the Union Mill at Tuscarora has shipped bullion to the amount of $132,000.
100 YEARS AGO
The museum is missing the 1917 newspapers from the Elko Daily Free Press and there is no microfilm for October 1917 through December 1917. Sorry for the omission.
75 YEARS AGO
November 26, 1942: The Cozy bar on Railroad street will be moved shortly to the Pioneer hotel, where it will occupy the Pioneer bar quarters. The Cozy bar is operated by A.R. “Shorty” Miglioretto and David Ayara. The old name of Pioneer bar will be retained. An announcement of the actual moving date will be made later. Al Mour, who conducts a liquor and flower store, announced today that the bar he has been conducting in his establishment will be closed for the duration.
Flames of undetermined origin swept through the post office building in Wells Saturday morning. Postmaster Emery C. Smith stated Saturday that all mail and articles of any value were removed before harm was done as was the case with a barber shop and office located in the same building. The postoffice was in use again by Saturday morning.
Due to the fact that 26 inches of snow had fallen at Angel Lake, further work on the Angel Lake road will be abandoned this year according to a report reaching Wells Wednesday from the Forest Service construction camp. Approximately 1200 feet remain to be finished on the road and, as this would be comparatively easy work, it would have been finished in a few days if the weather had continued to be good.
December 1, 1942: There was considerable evidence yesterday that gas rationing would go into effect today as motorists had their tanks filled for the last time. Many an Elko motorist was able to point to his car in his garage today and say his gasoline tank was filled. The rationing office was still busy and will continue to be until all supplemental applications for additional gasoline have been ironed out.
50 YEARS AGO
November 28, 1967: During the 1966-67 fiscal year, Elko County hunters purchased less than eight per cent of the hunting licenses sold to residents of Nevada. Washoe County and Clark County hunters combined to purchase more than 60 percent of the resident licenses. During the same period in the 1966 hunting seasons, Elko County furnished forty per cent of the statewide deer kill, thirty-nine per cent of the sage grouse, and forty-five per cent of the partridge kill.
November 30, 1967: Beginning at 11:01 p.m. Saturday the new dial telephone lines being installed in Montello will be tried by microwave link to the outside world. According to J.R. Dodd, district manager for California-Pacific Utilities Company, the cutover marks the culmination of more than six years of investigation and study, planning, engineering and finally installation. On December 2, business people, residents or the general public passing through and using the public paystations may pick up the telephone, dial the operator and be connected to practically any point in the civilized world.
December 2, 1967: The Wells City Council went on record in approval of an agreement between Claude Gerber and the city, presented by City Attorney Bob Vaughan at a council meeting Tuesday Nov. 28th. The agreement is written as a lease to Gerber of ski-lifts to be purchased by the city and placed on his property at Mountain View Ranch in Starr Valley. Gerber will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the lifts and runs. He said “trails and runs are already cleared and ready for the lifts. We want to encourage all winter sports in the area as facilities for them are created.”
25 YEARS AGO
November 27, 1992: Several members of the 1992 Elko High School football team earned berths on the Northern Nevada AAA All-Division team announced by the Reno Gazette Journal. Senior James Johnston was selected to the first team tight end spot, the first Elko player to achieve first team status since the Indians moved up to AAA four years ago. Johnston was also selected as second team punter. Earning honorable mention were quarterback Jonathan Brouse, defensive ends Boyd Ratliff and Clint Cook, defensive lineman Dylan Marquez, linebackers Troy Van Norman and Chris McAnany, defensive back Troy McDonough and return man Tom Hogner.
November 28, 1992: Elko City Councilmen responded to what Public Works Director Charles Williams called an “emotional issue” when they decided Tuesday to install four-way stop signs at the intersection of Chris Avenue and Argent Avenues. Although the signs are not really needed to control traffic, Williams said, area residents have written the council that they fear for the safety of children who cross the intersection to and from Mountain View Elementary School.
Trustees of the Elko County School District Tuesday night awarded a contract for electrical lighting of the football field at Spring Creek High School, but said installation of lighting fixtures will have to wait. Most of the trustees agreed installation of lighting of the field could wait until 1995, when the junior/senior high school becomes a four year high school. Waiting until 1995 also would give the Spring Creek community time to get involved in raising funds for the lighting, as Elko residents did for Elko High School.