Short News Items

Once again, it’s time for a round-up of short news items that I’ve been gathering for the past few years. These are brief pieces of news, often no more than two sentences, that appeared in newspaper columns that focused on the town’s social life. I’ve grouped them chronologically, and they’ll appear on odd-numbered dates through July. Where possible, I’ve included links to other articles about the people cited, so I encourage you to explore those stores as well. Enjoy!

The Twelve Days of Crime

Starting tomorrow and going through January 6, this blog will be devoted to Eleanor Walling, the Bob-Haired Bandit of California, whose exploits fascinated the newspapers beginning in 1923. I have found stories about her in newspapers all over California as well as Salt Lake City, UT: Vancouver, WA; Selma, AL; and others. Enjoy!