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Tunkhannock’s Albert Slocum was called on by the state Republican Party to help statewide in the registration of likely voters to support the candidacy of Richard Nixon in 1960.

20 Years Ago (2000)

The final beams needed for the Tunkhannock bypass were placed in the new Route 92 bridge.

After a hearing Thursday about using a riverboat as a floating restaurant in Tunkhannock, borough officials said they needed more time to review the request put forward by businessman Edward McClain.

Dairy farmer Gerald Carlin of Meshoppen has put forward proposed legislation that would enable farmers to receive a fair price for the milk their livestock produce.

A 34-year-old female from Meshoppen was hit by a car in a pedestrian accident on East Tioga Street last Tuesday.

Northern Tier officials began the discussion of a plan to elevate biking and pedestrian use alongside some of the county’s roads.

Lt. Shawn Decker, a sailor from Factoryville recently took command of the the newest and perhaps fastest Coast Guard cutter on the California coast.

Mary and Fred Woodruff of Transue will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on July 8.

The Wyoming County Democratic Women’s Society honored Ruth Hug as its Woman of the Year on June 19.

Mayor Earl Huff was presented a plaque and flag designating Factoryville as a Tree City during a May 20 Arbor Day program.

Wally Reeves, 68, who formerly owned the Wagon Wheel, died June 27.

40 Years Ago (1980)

If a group of Factoryville Borough residents and Keystone Junior College have their way, the name of the tiny borough with a population of less than 1,000 will have a new home name. Borough residents will be able to voice their opinion on changing the name possibly to Keystone Hills.

The fourth set of talks between union members and Penelec officials broke off.

A $1.5 million sales agreement for the Shadowbrook Resort Complex was closed Friday, giving two area physicians and a building contractor full ownership of the local resort complex.

Residents in the village of Springville are striking back against a rash of thefts and vandalism which began last month by organizing citizens patrols to keep watch in an area where police protection is limited.

James Welch Jr. of Tunkhannock began working with his father at the Tunkhannock office of Welch Associates June 1.

Raymond H. Smith of Falls has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

On July 6, the Tunkhannock Jaycees will be sponsoring a fireworks show at the Bocar baseball field.

The 69th Sands Reunion will be held on Sunday, July 6, at Dunlap’s Grove in Mehoopany.

Join Lake Carey’s annual carnival, June 1-5, with

fireworks display at dusk on the 3rd.

60 Years Ago (1960)

All is in readiness mode for the biggest 4th of July celebration in the history of the annual events sponsored by the FWM Fire Company at Mehoopany.

Albert Slocum of Tunkhannock has been named Republican Registration Chairman for the state.

Victor Cappucci Jr. of Mehoopany has been named state director of Pennsylvania Youth for Stuart Symington, a candidate for

president.

Regular summer services at the Lake Carey Union Chapel will be resumed July 3 with the Rev. Rondall Woodall conducting the service at 10 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Zalewski of Maple Avenue, Tunkhannock, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 27.

Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk became 90 years old this week.

Clarence Fitze was reelected president of the Tunkhannock Industrial Foundation at the organization’s sixth annual meeting held in the Prince Hotel last Friday.

The 10th Annual Reunion of the Brace family will be held in Alpha Dymon’s Grove at Noxen on July 3.

Susquehanna County is observing the 150th anniversary of its incorporation July 3-10 with a spectacular historical pageant staged nightly at South Montrose Athletic Park.

80 Years Ago (1940)

Wyoming County Fair Association directors last Friday decided to make no further attempt to conduct a fair and to offer the fair ground for sale. The sale is necessary to pay debts, which amounts to only a small percentage of the actual value of the property.

Carl and Maude (Kasson) Blume of Mehoopany marked their 40th wedding anniversary on June 20.

Daily showers and cold nights are bad for the corn crop. The weeds are growing rapidly and it is too wet to cultivate.

New flashier signals were installed at the Bridge Street crossing by Lehigh Valley workmen Monday.

Forkston: The bridge being built at South Branch to replace the covered wooden bridge is nearly completed.

The ninth annual meeting of the Descendants of Lysander Harding took place June 23 at Orcutt’s Grove Farm, Noxen.

Mrs. Mary Beardsley Tewksbury, 94, one of Tunkhannock’s best known citizens, who first moved here in 1893, died June 30.

Michael and Viola (Miller) Krachancko announce the birth of a daughter on June 30.

Frances Slocum, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Slocum of Nicholson, and kin to the famous, young girl kidnapped by Indians has been invited to attend the dedication of the Frances Slocum Forest Preserve in Peru, Indiana.

100 Years Ago (1920)

The Wyoming Valley Auto Club has ordered warning signs of danger displayed at the old covered bridge, Noxen.

During the storm Tuesday afternoon, lightning struck the middle pier of the big Lackawanna viaduct, chipping off a piece of concrete.

Work on the river bridge is progressing very slowly, due to the difficulty of securing help. There will be no travel over the bridge this year, unless the situation changes.

Farmers with tractors are doing considerable plowing these light nights after cultivating their crops during the day. Clymer Stark tells us that with his tractor he can do twice the plowing in a day than he can with horses, and do it much cheaper.

A sneak thief entered J.G. Leighton’s garden during a rainy night about a week ago and carried off a thousand celery plants which Mr. Leighton had transplanted at a cost of considerable labor.

Mrs. Edgar Ely died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Lake, on June 17. She was 82.

The work of repairing the river bridge at Mehoopany is in progress, with commissioners succeeding in getting oak plank after months of effort. Bridge plank are as scarce as ‘hen’s teeth.’

120 Years Ago (1900)

A recent drop in the prices of hemlock lumber from $14 to $12 per thousand indicates that the market is getting overstocked.

Among the pretty June weddings this year is one of Miss Jennie Alavene Reynolds and Mr. H. Loren Fassett of Factoryville.

A factory for box making is suggested as a new industry that some live, energetic man might start in Tunkhannock with the best chances for success. The woolen factory and the canning factory will doubtless use boxes by the thousands, thus affording home consumption for large share of the output.

A horse attached to a buggy with Miss Mary Dana and a young lad from Eatonville seated became frightened at the cars while at the depot, and turned suddenly about pitching Miss Dana to the ground. The lad clung to the seat and the horse made a dash across the tracks, and around behind the Packer House, where it collided with another wagon.

The sidepath commission met at the courthouse and decided to collect the $1 tax that has been levied upon bicycles and proceed with the building of paths, as originally planned.

Golfing is quite the fad with Tunkhannock people, and parties visit the fair grounds where golf links are laid out, nearly every day. The average person has less trouble to master the game than the dialect.

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