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20 Years Ago (1996)

It was a close call, but Wyoming County was spared significant damage from this weekend’s severe rains. The Susquehanna River officially crested early Sunday morning at 26.88 feet in Meshoppen. Flood stage there is 27 feet.

Honored Thursday at the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Annual Recognition Breakfast were Dawn Bell, Frederick Lally, Christine Strumski, Paul Milnes, Thomas Milnes, Eugene Milnes, Stark Bartron, Jim Gialanella and Jeff Aronsohn.

Lackawanna Trail students will present ‘The Fantasticks’ in the high school auditorium May 16-18.

Factoryville residents are concerned that a Civil War cannon in Evergreen Cemetery might be sold to a museum.

Michael G. Bluhm of Tunkhannock has received the Evans Sabol Award at Mansfield University as the student with the highest GPA in a secondary education major.

Elk Lake students who participated in the recent PMEA Regional Chorus Festival included Jessica Hibbard, Bill Hardic, Brian Chudleigh and Betsy Bisel.

Rainbow Realty’s Carol Russell, Sally Geary and Judy Walburn earned membership in the ‘Million Dollar Club’ by listing or selling $1 million in real estate in 1995.

40 Years Ago (1976)

The Laceyville Bridge across the Susquehanna River has been selected ‘Most Beautiful Short Span Bridge for 1975’ by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

1976 Prom Queen of Tunkhannock High School, Sandy Jadick, was crowned at the festivities held during the prom last Friday night at Ernie’s in Dickson City. Her escort was Todd Fuhrey.

The Susquehanna River almost claimed the lives of two Tunkhannock men last Thursday, when the pickup truck in which they were riding plunged into the river.

J.F. Western has been named manager of the Murphy’s Mart in Route 6 Plaza, Tunkhannock.

Due to the current dry spell, property owners in Tunkhannock Borough who have young trees should take immediate action in watering them.

David Oselinsky, a THS senior, has been notified of his acceptance at the University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, for the fall. He plans to major in biology.

Lynn-Lymanville: Good news from the Lynn Shermans, a baby boy arrived this week on schedule, named Kurt Wayne, I believe.

The Good Ship Lollipop was the spring program presented by the first grade students last Tuesday at the Mill City Elementary School.

60 Years Ago (1956)

John Jaquish who has been county agent for Wyoming County since 1917 will retire July 1.

Miss Elinor Robbins was completely surprised Friday when 30 guests gathered at her Lemon home to help celebrate her 18th birthday.

It seems that winter will not let loose. Tuesday morning the temperature along the river registered 30 degrees, a new low for May 8, as far back as weather bureau records go.

Russell Hill: Pupils of Mrs. Eva Rundell will present a recital Saturday afternoon at 2 in the Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rosencrance, of Laceyville, announce the birth of a son, Dale Edward, at Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton, on May 1, 1956. Mrs. Rosencrance is the former Miss Sally Bartron.

Ann Bowman, young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bowman, received a fractured arm in a fall recently.

Valentine Jayne was up to Montrose Friday afternoon on business for his mother and while up there took advantage of a 75-cent haircut.

Meshoppen: Aldarita Stevens, student nurse in Pennsylvania University Hospital, Philadelphia, spent the weekend at home here.

Nimble: Mr. and Mrs. David Place have moved their beautiful house trailer here on his father’s farm and are now residing in it.

80 Years Ago (1936)

The dirt road from Brown’s corners to Keelersburg, Whites Ferry and the camp of Wyoming Valley Council, Girl Scouts, was reopened Saturday. It has been closed since the flood of last March.

Surely everyone in the community has noticed the vast amounts of caterpillar nests in trees and bushes throughout the county.

J.M. Champion, of Forkston, has a maple Knurl which he took from a slab several years ago while working on a sawmill up the South branch.

Sap gatherers say this has been a poor year for the making of maple syrup.

The 15,000-gallon gasoline tank at Decker Gas Station, which popped out of the ground during the March flood, is being buried on the station’s own property.

While burning worms nests in a nearby apple tree yesterday morning, the roof of Boice home on Pine street caught fire and the hose company responded with both trucks.

Mr. Reese, who has opened a florist store in Hotel Graham, enjoyed a fine patronage over the weekend.

Prof. Frank T. Dolbear has started a movement for the organization of a Boy Scout Troop in Tunkhannock.

Russell Hill: The annual Decoration Day dinner will be held at Mrs. Edward Prevost’s.

100 Years Ago (1916)

Thursday, May 25, is the date set for State-wide good roads day. On that day all public spirited citizens who can do so are invited to come out with pick and shovel. or even with teams, and contribute.

Lovelton: N.J. Stafford is the professor of a new buggy.

Lehigh Valley Railroad Ad: Visit Niagara Falls over Decoration Day, $7.60 round trip, Children half fare.

The high school senior class cleared nearly $100 by their play “The Time of His Life” last week.

We still have some free vegetable seeds left for distribution, but the flower seeds were exhausted several days ago.

Argument court will be held next Monday.

Co. Supt. John E. Morgan will hold examination for teachers’ professional certificate at Meshoppen on Saturday this week.

Next Sunday will be “Mothers Day” and all are requested to wear white carnations or other flowers in honor of mother.

A violent thunder shower visited this section on Sunday afternoon. At Lemon, hail fell until the ground was white with it.

Mrs. Eliza W. Burns has recently sold words for 25 new songs; also a moving picture scenario entitled ‘The Yellow Peril of Dixie Land.’

Shupp Hill: Our new mail carrier, Robert Calvert, is on duty. We welcome him.

120 Years Ago (1896)

We have been moving our presses, since our last issue, to the room recently built for that purpose.

Beginning Monday, May 18, passenger train No. 3, which now leaves Tunkhannock at 2:50 p.m. will leave at 2:40 p.m.

Messrs. J.R. Hungerford and Chas. Tremayne have formed a partnership and will open a bakery in the old photograph gallery.

A strolling sketch artist has been making faces for some of our business men this week. You recognize them readily enough when you know who they are.

Alleged strawberries have struck the home market. A protective tariff of 18 cents a basket prevents their use, except by the bonton.

Lehigh Valley workmen are repainting the station here. This discounts all the rumors of a new depot.

The program for Memorial Day services at Tunkhannock is out, and will appear in this paper next week.

A welcome shower early Tuesday morning cooled the atmosphere and watered the parching earth.

Miss Victoria Addy has a hen that has laid 26 doubled-yoked eggs this season.

$33 will pay for a term of six weeks, board and thorough instruction in music, at the Musical College, Freeburg, Snyder County. For catalog, address Henry B. Moyer.