125 YEARS AGO
September 30, 1893: A cloudless sky, warm day, large gathering of people, and impressive ceremony lent unusual interest to the laying of the corner-stone of the new Episcopal church in Elko Tuesday morning. It was the beginning of a work that will be a source of pleasure and pride to Episcopalians of this portion of Nevada, and a credit to the town of Elko. For the occasion, the public school took a recess from 10 a.m. to 1 pm., to allow teachers and scholars to witness the ceremony, which was conducted by Bishop Leonard of Salt Lake City, assisted by Rev. Houghton, resident pastor.
Mrs. S.E. Cuney was carried in her chair from her residence to the site of the new church to witness the laying of the corner stone. She is still a sufferer from rheumatism, and unable to get around without help.
The marriage of Mr. Leonard R. Parsons of Tuscarora, and Miss Addie Hunter of Elko, which took place at the residence of James Adams, Elko, last Tuesday evening, was an event long to be remembered by those present. The bride has lived in Elko from childhood, and has a large number of warm friends, while the groom is known from one end of the county to the other as a successful mining man of the Tuscarora district. The interesting ceremony was announced for 7 o’clock p.m., at which hour the high contracting parties took their positions in the parlor to answer the solomn words propounded by Rev. W.H.I. Houghton of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, binding them together as man and wife. The happy couple was able supported by Jacob Eggers and Miss Louise Adams.
Miss Edith Taylor is the latest addition to the bicyclists of Elko.
100 YEARS AGO
October 1, 1918: One of the first 100 numbers drawn in the draft lottery at Washington, D.C., yesterday, only 23 Elko men were affected, the other numbers being above 2043, which is the highest registration number in this county. The first number drawn by President Wilson, No. 233, was held by Francisco Reez of Elko, and John King of Tuscarora was second with 1027. The first 100 numbers were the only ones sent by telegraph and the rest will come by mail to the local board, and will be published when received.
Postmaster Mayer has returned from an auto trip totaling over 1,220 miles through Elko, White Pine, and Eureka and a part of Nye counties. He was accompanied by Postmaster Inspector J.M. French, who was making his regular inspection trip of the interior postoffices, and they visited every rural postoffice in the above counties.
October 2, 1918: James Dewar of White Rock, is in town. He expects to be sent out on the next quota on the 7th, but the government has cancelled this call owing to the epidemic sweeping the training camps.
October 3, 1918: Webster Patterson has been appointed by the council of defense as supervisor of building for Elko county, and no building of any sort whatever can be erected without obtaining his consent. This is in accordance with a recent order by the national council of defense.
The local board has sent out notices for men to report for physical examination, the first on Friday and 30 each day thereafter until the list has been completed.
75 YEARS AGO
September 30, 1943: Two thousand packages of cigarettes have been sent from Elko recently to the boys in the service. The Commercial Hotel sent 1000 and the Central Market another 1000 packs. The cigarettes are consigned to the war department and distributed among the boys free of charge. Arrangements were made here for the sending of these cigarettes by Neil F. Armbrecht, well known cigarette salesman. The cigarettes cost five cents a package, including a label showing the name of the donor.
The annual Elks Charity Ball, which will be known as the Charity “Victory” Ball this year, has been set for November 13th. Dr. Stephen Comish, esteemed leading knight of the lodge, is the chairman of the committee in charge. Other members are as follows: M.E. Lundberg, Frank E. Walters, Dick Warren, D.E. Pierce, Chris H. Sheerin, Larry Carson, L.D. Smith, Taylor H. Wines, J.R. Coffin, Willard Mintun, J. Leslie Carter and John Eacret.
October 1, 1943: Raymond Villnueva and Martin Inda announced today that they are opening the Silver Dollar Club to the public, Saturday, Oct. 2nd. They have been in charge of the Western Bar. The Silver Dollar Club has been closed since Fernando Puccinelli took over the management of the Town House.
October 6, 1943: After having been reported on August 17th as “lost,” word has now been received that John Elsberry, Jr., is a prisoner of the German army. This word was received Monday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Elsberry of Carlin, in a telegram from the war department.
50 YEARS AGO
October 1, 1968: Last Saturday night 216 members of the Elko Elk’s Teen Club got together at the Elks Hall for a dance and election of officers. The members dance to the music of the Mourning-Lite, while the election committee tabulated the ballots. At midnight Jackie Hood, Elko High School Student Body President announced the results. Bob States was elected president for the coming year. Other officers are: Tim Gilligan, vice-president; Blaine Sullivan, recording secretary; Caren Hernandez, membership secretary; Cheri Chilton, social events chairman; Quinn Griffin, recreation chairman; Doug Montrose, sports chairman; Barney Ynchausti, entertainment chairman, Bonnie Olin, opportunities chairman and Cheryl Tatomer, community chairman.
October 2, 1968: About a year ago in my Fish and Game Field Notes column, Len Hoskins reported on the odds against drawing elk or bighorn sheep tags. Sorry to say, the odds didn’t improve any this year. Last year 667 applications were received for 30 elk tags and this year 707 applied for the 30. This means that you had one chance in 24 of drawing an elk tag this year. Odds against drawing on the desert bighorn hunt for residents were about 5 to one this year, which was about the same as last year. Non-resident bighorn sheep tags were really tough to get. Seven tags were available and there were 315 applications.
October 3, 1968: Voter registration for the coming general election broke the 6,000 mark in Elko County to establish an all-time record, according to figures released today by County Clerk Robert L. Kane. Kane said final totals compiled after registration closed Saturday night showed 6,022 voters registered for the coming election. The figure surpasses a mark of 5,970 established in the 1966 general election.
25 YEARS AGO
October 2, 1993: Lamoille Ranger Station, which has been open continuously since the early 1930s to serve summer and winter tourists visiting Lamoille Canyon and other public sites in the Ruby Mountains, has been closed except for a part-time summer employee, said Monte Lewis, district ranger for the Ruby Mountains Ranger District in Wells. Lewis said the station’s house is rented to a family. Tourists who need help may receive some information at Swisher’s General Store.
Duane Kern of Elko got a hole-in-one Wednesday at Ruby View Golf Course, according to course assistant professional Scott Christensen. Kern used a 5-iron to ace the 160-yard, par-3 8th hole at the course. The feat was witnessed by Jim Redford, Ray Hanley and Frank Cimpritz.
October 6, 1993: Northern Nevada Community College (NNCC) has formed a training partnership with Caterpillar and Cashman Equipment. Bret Murphy, NNCC diesel instructor, approached the two companies several months ago with a proposal to develop a curriculum and provide specialized training for students. After meeting “rigorous standards,” according to Murphy, NNCC qualified to become a training center.
Elko City Planning Commission last night approved the master plan of Golden Hills Estates subdivision and gave tentative approval to the Golden Hills subdivision map. The subdivision will be located directly east of the North VII Estates Subdivision, which will occupy the area between Chris Avenue on the south and Copper Street on the north. Mittry Avenue will eventually be extended to Copper to form Golden Hills’ eastern boundary. The developers plan to put manufactured homes in the subdivision. The lots will average about 7,000 square feet and will be offered in the $80,000 to $90,000 price range. Twenty-two lots are slated to be developed during the first phase of construction.