This Week in Local History: Jan. 27 to Feb. 2
Jan. 27 to Feb. 2
Andrew F. Whipple, an employee of the Yuba construction company, and Louise May Bracken, procured a marriage license and were shortly thereafter untied in the holy bonds of wedlock. The news quickly leaked out and their friends marched in a body to the residence of the bride at 819 G Street, and gave the couple a genuine old-time charivari, after which every one started down town. The crowd of merry-makers followed the couple and kept up a terrible noise with tin pans, etc. The further the crowd went, the larger it got, and the newly weds could stand it no longer. So they went to police headquarters and asked for protection.
The store of Hauck Bros., at Live Oak, in which the post office is located, was visited by yeggman and left the safe blown open and contents taken. Entrance to the store was gained by prying open a window. Nitroglycerine was used to blow the safe and the officers said it was the work of experts.
Yuba City Elementary School District trustees at a special meeting approved preliminary construction plans for addition to Park Avenue and Gray Avenue schools. The Park Avenue School project provided for the addition of one wing, construction of three classrooms and an administration section. At Gray Avenue School district plans to add a multipurpose room, included a kitchen and a raised "exercise platform" that would be used as a stage.
A dog named "Venison" reportedly was stolen from the Animal Shelter at 130 F St., Marysville. About $65 in damage to a window and screen reportedly was caused by someone who broke into the shelter and took the one dog, police said.
Construction started in Sutter County on a $31 million co-generation plant to produce electricity from the county's rich natural gas fields. LFC Power Co. of Portland, Ore., started building the facility on Township Road south of Best Road.
Hub Area Transit Authority directors said bye-bye to their big Bluebirds, adopting a resolution declaring the coaches surplus and setting in motion the process for their eventual disposal.
Law enforcement officers from two counties searched for a man authorities said drew a gun on an officer on a Feather River levee just north of the 10th Street bridge. The officer responded by firing at the suspect, who then dove into the river.
After enjoying more than 15 years as one of the community's most well known and celebrated annual events, the California Dried Plum Festival came to an end.
Twelve workers employed by Cal Sierra Development Inc. of Yuba County lost their jobs after the company's dredger sank in a pond near Hammonton Road.
A Marysville man was found hiding under a blanket in a trailer park after leading deputies on a pursuit through the Yuba River bottoms. The pursuit began when a deputy saw the man driving a Toyota Tercel recklessly near North Beale Road and Lowe Avenue in East Linda. When he drove under the E Street bridge and into West Linda, the deputy broke off the chase because of poor road conditions. About two minutes later, the deputy found the Tercel, abandoned, in the back of a trailer park in the 5900 block of Garden Avenue.