20 Years Ago (2000)

Work on the eastern half of the Tunkhannock bypass is a little behind schedule, but the opening of the highway is not far off.

William Kintner, who owned and operated Kintner Milling Company, died Thursday at Tyler Hospital. He was 70.

The Mobile Intensive Care Unit at Tyler Memorial Hospital got a financial shot in the arm last week after county commissioners committed $100,000 toward the unit’s operating expenses.

Rep. Sandra Major has announced her support of a House plan to make prescription drugs more affordable for the elderly and working families.

Sobeck’s Family Restaurant in the Cross Country Complex went out of business suddenly last week.

Rev. Roger Richards of Tunkhannock United Methodist Church is leading a mission team to Haiti next February.

Happy third birthday to our lovely Toczko triplets: Jacob, Haley and Maggie.

Harry L. Evans of Falls is marking his 90th birthday on Sept. 20.

The Northeast Pa. Square and Round Dance Federation is holding its annual charity square dance at Tunkhannock Area High School. For info, contact Harry and Joyce Colvin.

The Duane Baker Memorial Fall Festival and chicken barbecue will be held at the East Lemon United Methodist Church Sept. 23.

40 Years Ago (1980)

Back Mountain Magistrate Herbert Downs, 61, died Saturday shortly after performing a marriage ceremony in his office. Death was due to an apparent heart attack.

Endicott Johnson shoe factory on West Street is planning to double its local workforce hiring at least 100 more workers by the spring of 1981.

Although parking meters in Tunkhannock were eliminated in August, it has done little to open up spaces, and people are unhappy with $3 fines.

Col. Robert Morris of Tunkhannock is commanding officer of the 348th General Hospital Unit, Philadelphia, providing medical care to Fort Drum, N.Y.

Maurice and Florence (Parry) Hunting will mark their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17.

CBS News has chosen Nicholson’s Ward 1 as Wyoming County’s election bell-weather for the presidential and U.S. Senate races in November’s election.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Farr took Philip Farr to Lexington, Va., on Friday where he resumes studies at Washington and Lee.

The Factoryville Borough Sewer Authority is awaiting permits for a $3.3 million plant. Expected is a $250 hookup charge and $15 rental fee for 240 families.

The 68th annual Wyoming County Convention of Township Officials will meet in the Catholic Youth Center on Sept. 24.

60 Years Ago (1960)

Mrs. John Manglaviti of Factoryville knew she was ready to give birth but with her mother driving the car, couldn’t get to the hospital fast enough and stopped at the Clarks Summit Fire Co. en route where a newborn boy made its appearance.

Possible evidence that the ‘Sky Shield’ exercise conducted early Saturday morning as a test of U.S. and Canadian air defenses took place in Wyoming County skies has been found on a farm in Eaton Township. John Macialek discovered two large balls of metal foil strips, of the type used by aircraft to jam enemy radar. All civilian airplanes were grounded during the six-hour exercise, which saw over 300 strategic Air Command bombers fly 2,000 sorties in simulated nuclear attacks on the North American continent.

The 100th anniversary of Factoryville Lodge 341 Free and Accepted Masons is planned for Sept. 23.

Fall season is starting out with plenty of rain after having a wet summer. Our September is the greenest we have seen in a long time.

James E. Luce, of Meshoppen, and Joe Mislevy, of Factoryville, have been accepted as junior members of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, Brattleboro, Vt.

Mrs. Wilson Treible will mark her 100th birthday Sept. 25 at the Mehoopany Methodist Church.

80 Years Ago (1940)

A generous number of descendants of Revolutionary War Lt. Noah Adams met at his grave near Forkston and dedicated a marker in his memory on Sept. 15.

Miss Bertha Chellis of Eatonville has received an appointment to the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps at Norfolk, Va.

John Rutledge, of Tyler Hill, had a narrow escape from injury on Saturday when his car failed to make the curve just outside of Meshoppen and rolled over. He was uninjured.

The 109th Artillery, Pa. National Guard of which Battery B., Tunkhannock, is a part, was honored for the first time since the World War at a demonstration Monday in Wilkes-Barre.

Sixty Methodist ministers held a peace parley at Lake Ariel and held war to be immoral and against Christian ethics.

Wyoming County Chapter of the American Red Cross has accepted the quota of 485 garments in addition to 20 more knitted garments, to be finished by Christmas, which means that all ladies who possibly can are urged to help.

Keystone Junior College is seeing an increase in students thanks to a pre-nursing program and a course for medical secretaries.

Many people attended Old Home Day at Lemon Methodist Church with President Otto Harvey calling the event to order.

Perry Setser is now conductor of the Lehigh Railway Montrose Branch.

100 Years Ago (1920)

Notice to Women Voters: In order to qualify to vote at the November election, it is necessary that you pay a tax on or before Oct. 2.

C.H. Rosengrant has opened a restaurant in the Warren Street Hotel bringing to five the public eating spaces in town beside Hotel Graham.

Wyoming National Bank has contracted with G.B. McClintock Co., of Minneapolis, to electrify the vault in the bank in order to make it burglar proof. The apparatus, when installed, will make it impossible to drill a hole, remove a screw or bolt without setting an alarm.

Having stuck to the newspaper grind for 10 years without missing an issue, ex-judge K.C. Mott of the Meshoppen Enterprise will suspend publication for two weeks to take a needed vacation.

Dennis Strong Post of the American Legion has rented the second floor of the old Reed Music Store on Bridge Street, now owned by Herrick Bros., and are fitting it up as a meeting place.

Jerome Wilsey of the fourth ward recently received an Indian War veterans medal.

Mr. J.D. Frantz, of Centermoreland, is the possessor of a remarkable freak of nature, a colt born last May, with five legs and feet. It will be exhibited at the fair.

Charlie and George Gay of Sugar Hollow will go to school in Tunkhannock this year.

120 Years Ago (1900)

Front page ad: Just received, a new supply of mouth organs from 5 cents and up. E.W. Fargo.

Nicholson has a stone cutter’s union with about a dozen members, Edward Frances is president and Lou Tiffany is secretary.

Many are hustling to lay in supply of coal, fearing that prices will go up if a strike materializes.

An effort is being made to organize an anti-saloon league at Nicholson.

The limited area on Tioga Street, between Warren and Bridge, has come to be regarded by tradesmen as the most desirable quarter of town.

The Masonic bodies have united in purchasing the third story of the F.W. DeWitt block on East Tioga Street.

The job of rebuilding the wing wall of the North Branch Bridge at Forkston, which was washed away this spring, was let on Monday by the commissioners. Sam Atherton will do the work.

The Epworth League will host a program: Resolved that electricity is more beneficial to mankind than steam power. For: Charles Jones and Fred Wilbur; against: Victor Avery and Evert Borden.

Wyoming County people present at the 13th reunion in Scranton of survivors of the 52nd Regt. Pa. Vols. of the Civil War: R.W. Bannatyne, Asa Frear, George L. Kinner, Charles Russell, R.P. Lindley, Henry H. King, G.P. Travis, A.S. Collum and J.R. Roberts.

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