125 YEARS AGO
November 5, 1892: With Bruce and Hull in the Assembly the taxpayers of Elko county will have two representatives who will look well to the interests of the county.
Two skilled carpenters wanted to work on the Presbyterian church. Apply to Rev. John Wallace, Elko, Nevada.
Sample ballots for the general election in this county will be out five days before election and can be obtained by application to the County Clerk. Every voter should get a sample ballot and study it and assist his friends in getting a clear understanding of the new system of voting. It is hardly safe to let the matter go until election day.
Dr. C.F. Moore, Elko Dentist, went up to Wells yesterday. He will remain there until after the races, when he will go to Deeth for a short time. If your teeth need fixing, call on the Doctor.
100 YEARS AGO
The museum is missing the 1917 newspapers from the Elko Daily Free Press and there is no microfilm from October 1917 through December 1917. Sorry for the omission.
75 YEARS AGO
November 5, 1942: According to Joseph Wilson and Helen S. Tremewan, County Extension Agents, farmers and their wives in Elko county have been organized to get quick results in wartime emergencies requiring their immediate action. These individuals are banded together as voluntary neighborhood leaders known as Extension War Leaders. The Extension War Leaders are as follows: Charleston: Mrs. Horace Shivley, Horace Shivley; Clover Valley: Mrs. Russell Weeks; Halleck, Mrs. Dan Glaser, Walter Glaser; Jiggs, Mrs. Rass Hankins, Mrs. John Peters; Lamoille, Mrs. Orville Ames, C.H. Reinken, Mrs. Lloyd Blume, C.R. Barigar, Mrs. Ed McKenzie, Mrs. C.H. Reinken; Lee, Mrs. Archie Dewer, Q.D. Boyd; Metropolis, Mrs. John Bake, Mrs. George Nelson; Mountain City, Mrs. Dale Reynolds, Dale Reynolds; North Ruby, Mrs. Jim Wright; South Ruby, Mrs. Charles Wines; North Fork, Mrs. Chester Laing, Chester Laing; O’Neil, Mrs. Walter Gilmer, Walter Gilmer; Rowland, Mrs. Ray Rizzi, Ray Rizzi; Starr Valley, Mrs. Wesley Helth, Mrs. Edgar Hylton, Mrs. Stan Weathers, Mrs. Frank Winchell, Orville Smiley, S.V. Smiley, Wesley Helth, P.J. Scott; Tuscarora, Mrs. Pio Achabal, Mrs. Irene Williams, Burnell Doyle.
November 6, 1942: When gasoline rationing goes into effect those motorists receiving “A” cards will get 32 gallons of gasoline every two-month period. The gasoline can be used at one time or spread throughout the month. “A” books are issued to auto owners while “D” books will be issued to those owning motorcycles.
November 9, 1942: Three hundred dollars worth of government war bonds will be awarded at the Annual Elks’ Charity Ball here Saturday night. The grand prize will be $150 in war bonds. Gas rationing will go into effect on November 22nd and as a result many residents in this area are expected to drive to Elko for the occasion, taking “one last fling” before gas becomes hard to get.
November 10, 1942: The rationing of gasoline has been officially postponed until December 1, OPA officials announced today. The delay was caused by wartime congestion in transportation.
50 YEARS AGO
November 7, 1967: Ray Jayo was elected president of the Elko Basque Club, Euzkaldunak, last night as 38 voting members attended a meeting devoted to elections and the National Basque Festival. Joe Mendive is the new Vice-President; Mary Jane Moiola secretary; Jeanne Samper treasurer, and board members Joe Anacabe, John Aguirre and Jess Lopategui. Ray Goicoa, previous president, had declined to run again.
November 8, 1967: The Elko County board of commissioners yesterday passed three ordinances. Prior to yesterday’s meeting, they had passed only one other ordinance during the 10 months of 1967. Ordinances adopted yesterday deal with a television district for the area around Elko, a subdivision ordinance, and a rabies vaccination ordinance. In passing the ordinance creating a television district around Elko for UHF transmission of KOLO-TV, Reno, the commissioners named Fred Vignolo and Fern Barnes as trustees until January, 1969, and Roy Young, Art Glaser and Bill Bellinger trustees until January, 1971. Art Glaser noted that it is hoped to make a change in the transmission setup, placing a 100-watt translater on Grindstone Mountain west of Elko and moving the 20-watt translater presently there to Argenta.
November 9. 1967: Elko Builders Mart will hold a grand opening celebration starting tomorrow and continuing through Saturday. The new mart features exhibits and displays of home decorating materials at Eleventh and Railroad streets, behind the J.C. Penney store near the Dairy Queen and Hawk Motors. Owners of the new business are Lloyd Kenley, Frank Aguirre, Dick Stoddard, Bernice Gregory and Jim Gregory.
25 YEARS AGO
November 5, 1992: Trustees of the Elko County School District last night made it official that the northern boundary for attendance of Spring Creek High School is Lamoille Summit. In addition, they approved extension of the Lee-Jiggs route to Harrison Pass. The effect of the two decisions is that all public school students in kindergarten through 10th grade who live between Lamoille Summit and Harrison Pass, except students in the Mound Valley rural school in Jiggs, will be bused to either Sage Elementary School or Spring Creek High School. Students in the extended area that includes South Fork, Ten Mile, Lee, and Te-Moak Reservation at South Fork, previously were bused to schools in Elko, Superintendent Paul Billings said.
November 6, 1992: Changes may be necessary in the Elko County Sheriff’s Department in the wake of voters’ overwhelming defeat of a tax override to fund the department, said Sheriff Neil Harris. On Tuesday, 8,002 voters said no to Harris’ request for an eight-cent property tax to fund additional personnel for his department. Only 3,188 people voted for the proposal, which the sheriff said he hoped to raise $480,000 a year. Commissioner Norm Thompson told Harris he had heard many city people voted against the proposal because they did not want to fund a county department. Harris, though, stated people do use the department when they leave the city. “People react that way,” he said, “but they don’t think how much they use our service.”
November 9, 1992: Elko’s Festival of Trees has taken root and “eventually it’s going to be a really big event,” said Phyllis Peterson, Elko Convention Center executive director. “It is on again this year and we’re looking at it being bigger and better next year.” Conceived and organized last year by Karri Jones of the center’s sales and marketing staff, the event this year will benefit Ruby Mountain Riding for the Handicapped. The trees will go on display Dec. 8 and will be sold at an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Of the dozen trees entered for last year’s event, 10 were sold, Jones said, with one bought by Newmont Gold Company for $200.