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20 Years Ago (1998)

Tunkhannock Borough Council is looking at two plans for a pedestrian tunnel under the bypass Thursday but didn’t decide on which one it preferred, or if the tunnel will be built at all.

The 1999 Wyoming County United Fund Campaign hopes to raise $240,000, UF coordinator Donna Adam said.

Taylor Packing Company of Wyalusing and the U.S. Department of Labor have reached a settlement of more than $800,000 for women who applied but were rejected for entry-level blue collar jobs.

Daniel Drake, 34, of Bartron Road, Tunkhannock, died in a one vehicle crash early Monday morning.

St. Michaels School in Falls Twp. had its license downgraded after the state Department of Welfare discovered it had too few employees.

Tunkhannock Area senior Josh Blanco has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

Donald and Emilie Kerlin Lunger are marking their 50th wedding anniversary with an Oct. 3 open house in Lake Winola.

Army Pfc. Dennis M. Dillmore, son of James and Loretta Dilmore of Tunkhannock, has graduated from One Station Unit Training in Fort Sill, Okla.

Stacy Renoll, a TAHS grad, is performing with the Millersville University Orchestra and Symphonic Band.

40 Years Ago (1978)

Tunkhannock Township supervisors questioned whether a traffic light on Route 6 will really help the traffic flow there.

Five parking meters will be temporarily out of service when Tunkhannock Borough initiates a 90-day traffic change to smooth the flow of traffic at Bridge and Tioga Streets.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Richard Thornburgh was in the area Friday and called the Procter & Gamble facility “a tremendous asset to this area.”

Former Wyoming County Planning Director David Guinnup has taken steps to appeal his Sept. 14 firing.

Wall to wall people were present for lunch and a tour around the Tyler Auxiliary‘s antique show and sale.

Alice Miner a lifelong resident of the area celebrated her 99th birthday last week with these words: “I feel good today.”

The supervisors of Meshoppen will invite a representative from Blue Ridge Cable Television to their next monthly meeting to discuss installment of service in the township.

Barbara Crandall of Tunkhannock has received an appointment for the 36th Grand Assembly Sessions for the Order of the Rainbow at Edinboro.

Marvin and Audrey (Taylor) Corby, of RD1 Factoryville marked their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5.

Elk Lake is to perform ‘Promises, Promises’ on Oct. 27-28.

60 Years Ago (1958)

Defective wiring is believed to have been the cause of a fire Tuesday evening at the Sycamore Island Hotel on the Tunkhannock-Factoryville highway at Bardwell.

Harry and Joyce Colvin of RD1 Factoryville announce the birth of a son on Oct. 9 in the Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton.

In its busiest period since it was placed in service, the Tunkhannock Community Ambulance made six runs between Tuesday night and Saturday afternoon.

Tunkhannock State Police were warned by teletype Tuesday that a man paroled to a farm in the Beaumont area has purchased a gun. The man is wanted for parole violations. He was described as being armed and dangerous.

Wyoming County Tuberculosis and Health Society will have the Pennsylvania Department of Health x-ray mobile unit the week of Oct. 20. Anyone 15 or over is invited to have his or her chest x-rayed to be sure of being free from disease.

The Daughters of America Convention Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Clifford Eustice Thursday, Oct. 18. Mrs. Lillian Phillips will be helping hostess.

An announcement in this issue says that Ellen’s Beauty Shop in Eaton Terrace is now open. The shop is owned and operated by Mrs. Ellen Mahoney.

80 Years Ago (1938)

Burr’s Poultry Farm, of Russel Hill, won fourth place in the Pennsylvania Egg Laying Contest which ended Sept. 22.

We extend congratulations to Wyoming County’s oldest citizen, Mrs. Hannah Sheldon Loomis, who reached her 102nd mile stone.

Last week we had the gift of some ‘oversized’ eggs which were brought in by Mrs. B.A. Hunter, of Lemon. She had with her one of the largest eggs which we had ever seen. It weighed a quarter of a pound and was six and a quarter by eight and five-eighths inches in circumference.

Mrs. Lewis Chambers of Susquehanna Avenue, started kindergarten Oct. 3, with the following: Barbara and John Fassett, Trenny Dolbear, Sally Dunn, Jerry Shaughnessy, Charles Gardener, Clara Louise Billings and Brownie Sheldon.

The Girls Scouts, accompanied by their Scoutmaster, a Miss Russell, enjoyed a picnic at Cruvers grove.

Politics is booming. Republican headquarters opened Thursday in the Reese Florist Shop and the Democrats had already established themselves in the Jennings & Stark building.

Howard Sands Jr. of Eaton Township has taken over the cleaning, pressing, and laundry end of the Tioga Press Club, and Mr. Treible will devote his time to electrical, radio work.

100 Years Ago (1918)

Another contingent of the Wyoming County boys left for training camp yesterday to help fill the gap made by taking earlier recruits across the sea.

The board of health met on Saturday and decided to close up the churches and Sunday schools on account of the epidemic of Spanish influenza. Moving picture houses were closed by orders from the State Board of Health.

A bill has been introduced into Congress to continue daylight savings throughout the winter, instead of turning the clocks back an hour Oct. 27, as originally planned.

On account of quarantine, no books will be given out at the public library until further notice.

Charles W. Allen of Noxen lost his life when the Otranto was torpedoed. Frank Sorber, also of Noxen, is supposed to have been on the steamship Ticonderoga which was torpedoed and sunk 1,700 miles off the U.S. Atlantic coast.

On Monday the name of Ory Felton of Nicholson who died of illness in France was recorded.

Laceyville reports the death of two persons, Robert Jackson and Peter Brose, both infected with the Spanish influenza.

An x-ray machine owned by the late Dr. F.J. Bardwell has been presented to the borough schools, where it will be utilized in physic studies.

Born Oct. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sands of Tunkhannock, a daughter.

120 Years Ago (1898)

Returned soldiers who have not been mustered out, do not wear their uniforms for show. They would be liable to be taken as deserters if they were to lay away their regimentals and don citizens’ clothing

The advance of chilly nights marks a gradual filling up of the furnace room at the tannery by tramps.

Nicholson is moving for the establishment of a Young Men’s Christian association. A gymnasium where young men may spend the evenings pleasantly is one of the first projects that will be considered.

Sam Stark, who is at Ohio State University, in Columbus, has been chosen for the football team already.

An elegant cash register of the new design has just been placed in the store of C.A. Hungerford & Son. At each operation of the cash drawer, there is indicted upon a paper ribbon the person who opened it, the amount of purchase or charge entry, the total amount of cash for the day, and at the same time, a ticket is printed which answers the purpose of a receipt, contains an advertisement, and is a coupon to be redeemed for a present when a certain number are collected.

Robert J. Little left Tuesday night for New York City, where he will go as clerk upon the Battleship Oregon.

It is predicted that pipes will be laid in the near future and gas brought here from the Forkston fields.