20 Years Ago (2000)

The Tunkhannock Area drama department put on ‘Charlotte’s Web’ last week with Candy Geary as Charlotte.

Lackawanna Trail School District has received a $15,000 grant to upgrade the security systems at both the high school and elementary center.

Scott and Colleen McAleer of Meshoppen are pleased to announce the birth of Joseph Harold on Nov. 17 at Tyler Memorial Hospital. He weighed in at 7 lbs 11 oz and was 19.5 inches long at birth.

Tyler Memorial Hospital has received the Hospital Association of America Achievement Award for small hospitals.

Mary Jane Morgan, 96, a former teacher in the Noxen Schools who also worked 33 years in Wyoming County’s Public Assistance Office, died Wednesday.

Sally and Richard Emmons Jr. of Springville will mark their 20th wedding anniversary Nov. 22.

Carpenter Care Center has received Beverly Health Care’s E-Award, its highest honor for superior performance in health care delivery.

Donna Murphy has been hired as director of the new Mid-Atlantic Center for Urban Forestry at Keystone College.

The Wyoming County Planning Commission has given preliminary approval for two telecommunications towers by SCS in Eaton and Windham townships.

40 Years Ago (1980)

Wyoming County was hit with its first major snowstorm early this week. Although most of the roads in the county are cleared now, the 8-14 inches of snow caused cancellation of school in the area.

Alice Steiner, Director of Wyoming County Tax Claim Bureau, said yesterday that no properties will be sold this year for taxes delinquent in 1978.

Reisch Trucking Company has given conditional approval to go ahead with its plans to construct a truck stop on 30.3 acres of land at the top of Mile Hill in Tunkhannock Twp.

Tony Adams, planetarium director for the Tunkhannock Area School District, has announced that the third in a series of programs for the public has been scheduled for Dec. 3, at the high school planetarium.

Though Tunkhannock Borough maintains that no customer costs have yet been determined, an outside consultant estimates new users could be charged nearly $500 for a hook-up to the proposed sewer extension project.

Following a meeting last week at Montrose, Elk Lake superintendent Richard Serfass said a survey of about 200 students registered interest in the district potentially offering vocational classes in carpentry, plumbing and electrical wiring, cosmetology, data processing, food prep, and auto body mechanics.

60 Years Ago (1960)

A door-to-door canvass, the first in three years, is underway to raise $25,000 to pay bills for Tyler Memorial Hospital in Meshoppen. Noting the hospital has cared for more than 25,000 people since opened 12 years earlier, Fund Drive Chair Howard L. Benninger said, “Our hospital fills our needs... and it needs our help.”

James W. Welch, of Warren Street, has become associated with the insurance firm of DeWitt & Dunn, East Tioga Street.

E. Thomas Champluvier, of Laceyville, grandson of Mrs. K.F. Allen, of Lake Carey, is scheduled to appear on a farm program on Channel 12.

Jennie Fassett Treible, formerly of Mehoopany and widow of Methodist Pastor Wilson Treible, died Friday at Binghamton, N.Y. She was 100.

A large crowd attended Hilda Vaughn’s piano and organ recital at Mehoopany Saturday night.

A new educational unit added to the Osterhout Church (which was erected in 1950-51), will be dedicated Nov. 25-28, Pastor Victor Decker announced.

Born to Ray and Naomi (Eggleston) Zack, of Tunkhannock, on Nov. 17, at Tyler Memorial Hospital a daughter, Catherine.

Army Pvt. Paul E. Michaels of Factoryville has completed an 8-week lineman course at Ford Gordon, Ga. The 18-year-old is a 1960 Lackawanna Trail grad.

80 Years Ago (1940)

Stanley DeWitt took over as postmaster of Tunkhannock Wednesday, succeeding Guy Titman.

John B. Henning, president of Wyoming National Bank of Tunkhannock, has been unanimously reelected as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Ralph Sands, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sands, of Keiserville, escaped death on the Lehigh Valley grade crossing at Mehoopany the latter part of the week. When his automobile stalled on the tracks, he leaped to safety before a fast freight demolished the car.

Mary Secor, former teacher at Lake Winola and LaPlume, and later postmaster at Lake Winola for 25 years, died Monday.

Stuart Vosburg, 7, a third grader in the South Eaton School, won a coloring contest by the Philadelphia Record and has received a football as a prize.

Tony Ritz, Oldsmobile and Packard dealer, has leased the service and filling station, formerly operated by Don Alardice, on East Tioga Street.

Wyoming County supervisors held their annual convention at the Court House Nov. 15.

Construction of an airport at Avoca to serve both Scranton and Wilkes-Barre is being considered for national defense and to relieve the strain at Schultzville.

Springville was visited by a snowstorm Saturday.

100 Years Ago (1920)

Union Thanksgiving services will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church this morning. Rev. F.B. Newman will preach.

Lake Winola is growing more popular than ever as a summer resort, and the next season promises greater activity.

Community singing will be revived in this state as part of the regular school curriculum, according to plans announced by Dr. Thomas E. Finegan, state superintendent of public instruction.

William Howard Taft, ex-president of the United States will lecture in the new Wyalusing Theatre, Friday, Nov. 19.

Nicholson Examiner says a company has been found to build an electric road from Pittston to Tunkhannock.

Dr. Charles Lamme and wife expect to leave Tuesday for Tabriz, Persia, where he has served as a medical missionary for some time.

George Santee has taken over the barber shop formerly conducted by C.H. Rosengrant.

One span of the river bridge at Laceyville is now in place.

The Nicholson Community Band was instituted Tuesday under the direction of Prof. Larkin

A new high record recruiting number of 22 into the U.S. Navy was set at Wilkes-Barre last week. New gobs from Tunkhannock include Everett Stanley Lane and Ward J. Smith.

120 Years Ago (1900)

All eyes are on Monroe Township, where Republican H.D. Tiffany contends he received 108 votes, not 103, as noted election night in the race for Wyoming County’s seat in the General Assembly, losing to Arthur Squier, 2,054-2,052. If the extra 5 votes were counted, Tiffany would win by 3.

Laceyville still cries for better fire protection.

A first-class stone quarry is said to have been opened near Falls by J.F. Walter, of Factoryville.

Wild geese are steering for the southland.

The squaw winter of the past few days may be succeeded by Indian summer.

The Tunkhannock boys were given a 29-0 beating on the football grounds near the river Saturday afternoon, their opponent being the team from Mansfield State Normal School, and Prof. Briedenger came along with them. He formerly taught here and was the high school principal.

The Baptist people are making ample provision for the dinner they are to serve in the opera house block on Thanksgiving Day.

The Passion Play of Oberammergau was reproduced by animotoscope and stereopticon at the Nicholson Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evening.

Tunkhannock’s canning factory closed the season with an output of 170,000 cans of vegetables.

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