20 Years Ago (2000)
The Tunkhannock Area High School Class of 2000 has constructed a 90-foot decorative brick walkway as its gift to the district. Class adviser Rob Kuschke said that more than an attractive addition, it is a memorial to Steven Gorko, who died during his sophomore year.
An agreement has been reached between Tyler Memorial Hospital and Geisinger HMO on terms for a new health provider contract.
The county courthouse has completed a security plan with a $27,547 state grant used to purchase a walk-through metal detector and other security devices such as hand held scanners and security cameras.
The Milnes Company Inc. has announced the addition of Edward P. Onzick as president.
Founders’ Day festivities will get underway in Tunkhannock on Saturday, June 24.
Tops academically in their respective classes at Tunkhannock Area High School are Ethan Bancala (seniors); Kristina Lott (juniors); Christine Stroka (sophomores); and Rebecca Harvey (freshmen).
Gilbert and Alice (Howell) Bishop are marking their 50th wedding anniversary at Springville on June 10.
Officers of the Station 1 Dive Rescue Team in Tunkhannock are Lt. Mike Markovitz, Dive Captain John VanHouten Sr., and Assistant Dive Captain Jerry Pawlukovitch.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Lackawanna Trail High School awarded 113 diplomas on June 10. Robert Mellow was guest speaker. Karen Takach was valedictorian and Marybeth Clark salutatorian.
Mehoopany supervisors have asked the town’s police chief Roland Farr to resign as he is moving to Tunkhnnock.
State police have arrested four juveniles for a string of burglaries in the Skinners Eddy area.
Kenneth and Nancy (Gunton) Denmon of Harveys Lake will observe their 25th wedding anniversary June 18.
Tunkhannock Borough Council has accepted the resignation of 28-year veteran Bruce Shadduck.
A Scranton businessman has decided that he no longer wishes to be associated with the mobile home business, and with that decision tenants of the Colonial Trailer Park on Route 309 near Tunkhannock must pull up stakes and move on.
During the past decade, school tax millage for the Tunkhannock Area School District has jumped from 50 to 92 mills, an increase of 84 percent.
New officers of the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women’s Club include Ruth Vincenti, president; Patricia Rosengrant, first v.p.; and Sherry Hawk, second v.p.
The Dzuiba family is looking to move its family across the street to relocate from the Black Dymond Flood Plain in Eaton Township.
60 Years Ago (1960)
The Spring Grove Inn, Lake Carey — once one of the most beautiful and popular resort hosteries in northeastern Pennsylvania- will be re-opened to the public this summer, after having been inoperative for several years.
Dr. Winfield Gibbs, 31, will open an office July 11 for obstetrics and gynecology in Meshoppen.
Riley Branch Hollow – We sure have had out share of rain. Seems it rains nearly every day.
A number of relatives and friends from out of town attended the 50th wedding celebration in Forkston on Saturday for Thomas and Lillian (Fassett) Lewis.
Admiral and Mrs. Harold R. Starke have arrived from Washington, D.C., to spend the summer at their Lake Carey home.
The northern end of Franklin Avenue has taken on a carnival atmosphere, with concessions and construction of stands for the 3-day block party of the Tunkhannock Community Ambulance Association which begins today.
Mrs. Alda Dolly Stonier Kelley, 75, wife of Leon Kelley, died June 10 at home after suffering a stroke.
Annette Sheldon received her B.A. at Elmira College June 5. She will teach in the Tunkhannock Elementary School.
Jean Ulkoski and Kathy McConnell, will represent Falls-Overfield at the Future Homemakers of America conference at State College June 11-13.
80 Years Ago (1940)
Climaxing a week of activities, the 56th annual commencement exercises of the Tunkhannock High School took place Thursday evening in the high school auditorium.
The 8th Annual Reunion of the Philemon Clark family will be held at Orcutt’s Grove farm on June 16.
The National Youth Administration is planning an open house demonstration June 24-29, according to NYA supervisor for Wyoming County, Thomas J. Brown.
Professor J.F. Wiggins drove his Bantam car to Scranton averaging 40 miles to the gallon of gas.
Evangelist Nimrod Park of New York City will conduct a series of meetings at the Pentecostal Gospel Tabernacle on North Bridge Street, June 13-30.
The yard around the Methodist Church begins to look more nearly like a finished piece of work, with the three days of work, given by people of church this past week.
The commencement exercises of Mehoopany High School were held Friday evening with five girls and two boys graduating.
A new bakery will open soon in the store room on Bridge Street, formerly occupied by the Wynd Meat Market.
Mr. and Mrs. John Coliskey of North Bridge Street, announce the birth of a son on June 7.
Showing at the Dietrich: ‘Slightly Honorable.’
100 Years Ago (1920)
Some rowdishly inclined boys tipped over a tank of lubricating oil that stood in front of Billings hardware store Sunday night, sending about 30 gallons of oil running down the gutter with a night watchman now to be assigned.
The members of the Rought-Hall Post of the American Legion at Laceyville have organized an 8-piece orchestra.
Truman S. Vaughn of Lovelton recently lost a cow, cause unknown. Some suspicion a snake.
L.S. Biskey was the successful one out of five aspirants in securing the appointment as postmaster of Meshoppen.
In spite of the knocks, cold weather and wet blankets and various other methods of destructive propaganda, the Lackawanna Trail will be pushed to final completion, and one of the finest highways in the United States will cross Susquehanna County north and south almost in the direct center of the county.
Scott D. Horlacher, George Sherwood and Marble Gay, Jr., went to Buffalo this week and drove in three new Serlpps-Booth cars, for the Horlacher Bros. garage.
Bowman Creek- Last week, W.S. Lutes sold one of the beautiful dapple gray mares that he has owned for the past seven years to Frank Monroe, of Noxen.
One-cent-a-word: Wanted – Men to make mine ties and cut paper wood. Big Oak Lumber Co., Tunkhannock.
120 Years Ago (1900)
The YMCA Juniors will camp this summer on the banks of Lake Carey. A desirable site has been selected and permission obtained to occupy it for two weeks.
Caterpillars have in many parts of Pennsylvania about destroyed the apple crop.
The stone mill at Nicholson is running day and night.
Dr. C.H. O’Neil and bride are housekeeping on Third Street.
Percy Stark Billings passed away yesterday after a long period of failing health.
Miss Beulah Titman has returned to her home in Auburn after visiting relatives here.
Daniel Hankinson, one of Meshoppen’s oldest and most prominent citizens, died Monday morning after a long illness.
Extra trips are often made at night now, upon the Montrose Branch, in order to keep up with the freight traffic.
D.C. Roe, Miss Leona Warren, and Miss Helen Bard will be the teachers at the Factoryville Borough School during the coming term.
A skilled machinist of Lowell, Mass., has been here superintending the placing of the machinery in the woolen mill.
About 40 friends and neighbors of Charlie Moore, of Lymanville, surprised him Monday evening at his home. They left a very pretty lamp as a token of their friendship.