20 Years Ago (1995)
Tunkhannock Area High School recently approved the hiring of a certified athletic trainer for all of its athletic teams. Sports director Stew Casterline said he expected to have someone on board by Aug. 14.
Michael Boretti, a TA senior, has received the Norm Ball Jr. Scholarship which honors the 1977 Tiger baseball captain who died in a car accident.
The Tunkhannock Little League All-Star Softball team has been named and includes Erin Wiernusz, Beth Mason, Heather Kinney, Cassie Shiffer, Erica Swierczyinski, Britney Zaner, Kelsey Burgess, Erica Lynn, Kaitlin Prusco, Jillian Holod, Chelsea Winters, Jackie Naughton and Katie McClain.
Former Tunkhannock and Mansfield running back Allen ‘Butch’ Keller will again be the head coach of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Eagles when they take to the field Saturday against the Connecticut Indians.
Kathy Goeringer took third place, two strokes off the pace, in the 16th Cancer Golf Classic in Endicott, N.Y., June 26-27.
Tunkhannock’s Mike Wallo batted out seven hits and won a game on the mound as its Legion squad took doubleheader wins from Freeland, 10-1, and 14-1. Pinch hitter Andy Neely drove in the winning run in an 11-10 win over Hanover.
40 Years Ago (1975)
Kathy Goeringer copped the only gold medal for Tunkhannock in the Regional Junior Olympics held recently in Lewisburg. She placed first in the shot put with a throw of 37’ 3 and 1/4.”
Another new phase has been added to the recreation program sponsored by the Tunkhannock Area School District. Beginning July 17, recreation director Jim Tiffany said the track facilities at Memorial Park will be open to the public two evenings a week. Haydn Gilmore and Sid Lyons will be on hand Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., to conduct informal sessions on jogging, to explain some of the techniques involved in marathon running, and offer assistance for those interested in physical fitness. Both have completed marathons, and Lyons has completed five of them in the past two years.
Mel Reed of Susquehanna took his first feature win at the Harvey Speedway Sunday in the Tiger Division. Bobby Yeager took the Sportsmen Main and Ed Foersch took the Hobby class.
Gateway Ford enters the final week of regular Little League season with a slim lead over Harvestore.
White Swan gained full possession of the Mill City Softball League with an 8-4 win over Trauger’s.
60 Years Ago (1955)
Six local riders garnered 11 awards in the 11th Annual Lehman Horse Show Monday. The four Mitchell daughters (Sandra, Marlene, Linda and Catherine) of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell of Redfield Street, accounted for seven prizes with John Charles and Ken Thomas becoming double winners.
Thomas Hill, 22, of North Scranton, is in good condition at Scranton State Hospital after reportedly getting bitten by a rattlesnake at Lake Winola Monday.
In Church Softball League action, Noxen Methodist moved into a third place tie with a 7-5 win over Osterhout Union. Eatonville Baptist, playing on Tunkhannock’s Memorial Field, completely outclassed Eatonville Methodist, 22-5.
In Little League Action, in the Roosevelt Trail League on Thursday, Meshoppen is at Gay-Murray; Turrell is at Wysox; and Wyalusing is at Laceyville. In the Bob Horlacher League Friday, Auburn Center is at Beaumont and Noxen is at Mehoopany.
Miss Pam DeWitt is spending the spending the summer as a junior counselor at Camp Wyoda in Vermont.
Tunkhannock playground (ages 9-15) winners are Larry Keefer, coin tossing; Monty and Bob Montross, card throwing; Ronnie Place, clothespin game; Freddie Frey, ring toss; David Roslund, dice rolling; and Ed Folsom, ball bouncing.
80 Years Ago (1935)
The bass fishing season opened on Monday, but frequent rains have made the river somewhat roilly and also have brought fish food into the water, so they get enough to eat without taking the hook.
Forty-two boys have put in a week at the Pittston YMCA camp at Vosburg, the first week of the season. The camp personnel will change from week to week.
The Neoscoletta Yacht Club of Tunkhannocvk entertained at a supper party and treasure hunt at their club house at Lake Carey Thursday evening. Members were asked to come dressed in their tackiest clothes.
Beaumont will celebrate the “ever glorious” today with a basket picnic, a baseball game, a program of races and athletics for the benefit of the baseball club.
Floyd Kellogg Jr. suffered a minor injury to his head this week when he slipped while diving and hit the board while swimming at Lake Carey. He was treated by a doctor, but was able to go to his home.
Emerson Montross, a player on the Jenks baseball team, is in the General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, with a broken leg.
Robert Coleman, a young man in Middletown Township, Susquehanna County, accidentally shot himself through the chest with a rifle while hunting woodchucks.
100 Years Ago (1915)
The Walsh code fish bill has been vetoed by Gov. Brumbaugh and the fish laws are undisturbed. Trout fishermen will be permitted to catch 40 trout per day and must return to the water all fish measuring less than six inches. The season remains the same. Bass fishermen can catch 12 bass per day, provided they measure eight inches. As to pickerel, 25 is a day’s catch to measure not less than 12 inches each.
Any dog caught chasing rabbits at this season should be shot on sight, and there is no redress. This being the law, people should keep their dogs at home.
300,000 me took out resident hunters licenses last year. The average cost to each man for licenses, ammunition and other expenses during the season is $!0 which makes a total of $3 million.
East Lemon’s baseball team went to Springville Saturday afternoon to cross bats, and lost, 8-0.
In addition to the ball games, races and other amusements scheduled for the celebration at Lemon on Saturday, there will be a fantastic parade at 1 p.m.
John Luce of Lemon shot a bald eagle near his home yesterday that measured five feet and four inches across the wings when not stretched out. It would probably measure six feet from top to tip.