20 Years Ago (2000)
Joe DeMarco, public relations manager at Procter & Gamble, announced he will be replacing his phone and computer with a fishing rod and hiking boots after 24 years with P&G.
The capital campaign for a new Tunkhannock Public Library has topped $900,000, or 60 percent of the $1.5 million campaign.
The Wyoming County Planning Commission gave its final blessing to Burger King, which opened Thursday, and to a new location for New Shoe Store Plus, both in Eaton Twp., and a 1,000-square foot grocery store with gas pumps planned for Black Walnut on the site of an old trucking terminal.
Mrs. David Nicklas, state DAR regent was on hand June 9, for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Tunkhannock Chapter’s formation.
Kids of all ages gathered for the Nicholson Fire Carnival June 14-17. Rides are $8 for a hand stamp.
John and Romayne (Scott) Anderson of Tunkhannock will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15.
Amy and Stephen H. Grow Jr. are pleased to announce the birth of a son, Stephen Edward Grow, on June 20, at Tyler Hospital.
Lackawanna Trail senior Sarah Holgate will present a piano recital July 1 at the Waverly House.
Mansfield University has notified Jeffrey Tylutki of acceptance into its music education program.
40 Years Ago (1980)
A Public Utility Commission law judge has recommended Greyhound Lines be fined $5,800 for illegally abandoning scheduled bus service between Montrose and Tunkhannock and called a resumption of the Monday through Friday service.
Raymond Jennings, proprietor of Deer Park Lumber, returned last week from a trip to Belgium where he has been looking to a lucrative export market in Europe.
Tunkhannock Area School Board approved an $8.7 million budget for 2000-01, calling for a 4.4 mill increase in taxes.
Arthur Sherwood of Tunkhannock has been appointed to the board of trustees at Misericordia.
The 1930 graduating class of Tunkhannock High School held its 50th reunion Saturday night. The class of 23 students was the 46th to graduate from THS. It was also the first class to graduate from the new Tunkhannock High School, now the middle school.
In order to give Falls Township residents additional police protection, the township supervisors approved a mutual aid agreement with Tunkhannock Township.
Alvah Fassett was presented with a framed photograph of Wyoming Seminary for his service as a member of the board of trustees since 1953.
Raymond and Dorothy (Gilmore) Gunton of Noxen will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on June 28.
60 Years Ago (1960)
Members of the Tunkhannock Rotary were treated to a tour last Thursday by Peter Sandfort at Aldovin Dairy, Lemon Twp., where 10 million pounds of milk are processeds monthly.
All is ready for the 12th anniversary celebration of the FWM Fire Company July 2-4 in Mehoopany.
John B. Farr of Tunkhannock has been named a trustee at Wilkes College.
Robert A. Harding, of Nazareth, son of Mrs. .I. Harding, of Susquehanna Ave., and the late Rev. Harding, a former pastor of the Tunkhannock Methodist Church, will become associate professor of English at East Stroudsburg State College starting in September.
Meshoppen: Mrs. Elizabeth Taft celebrated her 88th birthday Saturday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Riley.
With the borough dump finally open, it’s pretty hard to find a good excuse for the big pile of trash in the back shed.
Warren Burr, Tunkhannock, will serve as general chairman for the 8th poultry field day.
A houseboat now moored at Lake Carey will soon be heading to the Congo River in Africa to help Rev. Richard Teachout with his missionary work.
Victor Cappucci Jr. of Mehoopany has been named state director of the youth for Stuart Symington in Pennsylvania.
80 Years Ago (1940)
The congregation of the Methodist Church in Tunkhannock observed the first anniversary of the dedication of its new church at the morning service this past Sunday.
Vocational agriculture and vocational home economics have been approved for Factoryville for next school year.
Eatonville: John Stroka, accompanied by his mother and sister, Agnes, motored to Long Island Sunday, where Agnes has accepted a position as a stenographer for a large corporation.
Beginning June 28, the majority of the Noxen Tannery employees start a week’s vacation.
Robert Ferguson, of La Grange, who is employed by Charles Snyder, had his 1929 Ford sedan stolen early Monday morning from his home. The State Motor Police at Tunkhannock are investigating.
Rev. and Mrs. Roy H. Beane returned from their honeymoon trip last week at Ocean Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Packard of San Pedro, Calif., are visiting Mrs. Packard’s sister, Mrs. Elmer Shrader, and brother, James Storey, of Center Moreland.
Joseph Chapman, 96, of Scranton, presided at the 74th annual state convention of the Grand Army of the Republic at Hazleton. He is a brother of Mrs. James Rittenhouse and an uncle of Mrs. T.O. Williams and has visited Tunkhannock many times.
100 Years Ago (1920)
It is said that 27 percent of the farmers in Pennsylvania are using gas engines, and 57 percent of the farm homes have telephones installed.
Mrs. Gill Thompson, of Radnor, was here the fore part of the week to investigate the oil and gas preposition at Lovelton, and before leaving bought a block of stock in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Gas and Oil Company. She is daughter of the original Everhart who owned a bit of mountain land in Forkston Township.
Ten public spirited men of Noxen have guaranteed a prominent Chautaugua Company for a three-day entertainment to be given July 28-30.
The county roads are in a “pit”able condition; it seems a shame that with the high cash road tax we have to pay, we have to ride over bumps and humps and stones that could be so easily removed, the split road drag should be used after every rain. Some roads are hardly passable, some not even jackassable, and if they don’t gravel them, we will soon be unable to travel them.
A deal for the Belmont Hardware Company’s plant has not yet been consummated but it is expected in the near future.
Lehigh Valley Passenger Conductor W.W. Woodward injured his knee while boarding his train at Laceyville.
Year half gone.
Mr. Berne Adams and Miss Edna French, of Mehoopany, were united in marriage on June 15.
120 Years Ago (1900)
Wind, hail and lightning created devastation at Nicholson Monday. About 50 shade, ornamental and fruit trees were prostrated, a meat market unroofed, the door of C.P. Buck’s residence crushed in by a falling tree, and the residence of John Burke damaged more or less by a bolt of lightning. It was the most violent storm the place has felt for years.
D.W. Herman, an Eaton Township farmer, is said to have had 1,500 tomato plants destroyed in a single night by cutworms.
A nocturnal visitor beheaded 25 fouls and carried them away from the chicken roost of Henry Rought, of Nicholson, one night last week.
Postmaster R.W. Bannatyne is receiving and forwarding through the proper channels all contributions to the India famine sufferers which are offered.
Thieves made a raid on a general merchandise store of F.E. Proper at Nicholson Friday night and carried off a lot of shoes and other articles of less value.
A charming wedding scene occurred on Putnam Street yesterday at noon when Charles Paxton McKown and Miss Mae Jayne pledged fealty to each other through their earthly pilgrimage.
The following young ladies have been engaged to teach the various schools in Mehoopany Township the coming year: Eleanor Gay, Eva Dady, Florence Place, Daisy Henning, and Lucy Champion.