From Our Early Files
20 Years Ago (1987)
Graduates of Tunkhannock Area High School will have an alternative to the traditional post-graduation party. In an effort to cut down on the number of students drinking and driving, Shadowbrook will hold a special teen night on graduation day, June 9. According to the resort’s racquet and fitness director Joanne Kintner, many of the facilities will be open just for graduates and their guests with a lot if it being free of charge.
About 160 Rivercrest Water Company customers n Tunkhannock Twp. had to look elsewhere for water for cooking and drinking Thursday, and they may have to continue to use another source of water for as long as a month due to a problem with one of two wells. According to Joseph Bontrager, president of National Utilities Inc., of Scranton which owns the company, recent tests showed higher than acceptable levels of barium and chloride in the well.
Jane Murphy, RN, has been named head nurse of Tyler Memorial Hospital’s Short Stay Unit. Mrs. Murphy has been a staff nurse at Tyler since 1979 and is a graduate of Robert Packer School of Nursing.
40 Years Ago (1967)
Top students in the upper three grades of Tunkhannock Area High School were honored last Wednesday evening at the annual Scholarship Banquet held at the high school. The honored guests and their class rank were: Seniors; Patricia Ross (1), Dale Snover (2), Deborah Fitze, (3) and Mary Yarsavage, (4); Juniors: Terry Belles, (1), Betty Clark, (2), Helen Jayne, (3) and Dane Clark (4); Sophomores: Jack Husband (1), Brenda Bishop (2), Michael Crall, (3) and Sally Werkeiser (4).
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Slick, of 113 State St., Nicholson, announce the engagement of daughter, Linda Lou, to Clement Stacknick Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Clement C. Stacknick Sr., of 301 Prospect St., Dalton.
The dedication of the U.S. Post Office at Factoryville was held May 27. Boy Scout Troop 175 and the 109th Infantry Division conducted the flag-raising ceremony while Miss Becky Naylor, Lackawanna Trail High School student, sang the Star-Spangled Banner which was followed by a Trail band selection. Cecil Krewson, Jr., co-publisher of the Republican & New Age and Trail-Examiner, was guest speaker.
60 Years Ago (1947)
All persons interested in having a new road to Jenningsville are requested to be present at a meeting on May 23, at 8:15 p.m. at the Jenningsville Grange Hall. The Ladies Aid will serve supper to all present.
Selected as the 1947 Dairy Queen for Wyoming County was Doreen Carpenter of Factoryville. Joan Weaver, of Falls was selected as alternate.
Nancy Strome was elected May Queen of the Tunkhannock Area High School at the annual senior prom.
The house and lot at the corner of Second and Pine Streets, which has been owned by the Burns estate since 1894, has been sold to Arthur Ide, who plans to make improvements and convert the residence into a duplex apartment.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zehner attended the 43rd anniversary celebration of Arbutus Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, at Nicholson last Wednesday.
The annual banquet of the Mehoopany High School was held Wednesday at the Hotel Prince and the Springville High School banquet on Friday.
80 Years Ago (1927)
When a heavily loaded lumber truck drove upon a small bridge near Zehner’s mill at Lake Carey, the load was too much with the result of a badly damaged bridge. The truck was not damaged but it was necessary to put in a new bridge.
Assessors throughout the entire county were supposed to have their registry lists completed and hung up at their respective polling places on Monday last. It behooves every voter to see that his or her name is on that list. No person can vote at the primary election without having registered with some political party.
About 200 attended the reception for the Russell Hill, Vose and Bunnell Hill people in the M. E. church Wednesday. A fine time was had greeting the neighbors of the other churches.
Commencement and class exercises will be held this week. Class night will be May 26 and commencement will be May 27. B. H. Hart of Hollidaysburg will be the speaker. The banquet will be the Ladies Aid’s 31st.
Sealed bids for the purchase of the schoolhouse in Durland school district, Northmoreland Township, and separate bids for the grounds, will be received by school board secretary E. B. Gessner, until June 6. It is located on the road leading from Center Moreland to Lockville.
100 Years Ago (1907)
W. Gregg Harding of North Eaton gathered 216 dozen eggs from about 140 hens during the month of March.
The main line of the Lehigh Valley is now stone ballasted its entire length, the last stretch of track into Buffalo being completed on Saturday. The company has been at it for several years.
The three most popular men in town at present are C.P. McKown, John B. Fassett and Dr. U.E. Dornsife. Their new automobiles have arrived and the machines appear to be perfect in build and operation- all that can be expected of them.
About 100,000 feet of pine lumber and a quantity of oak and other stuff belonging to the Major & Dunn was burned near Lake Winola Monday morning. Their portable sawmill was moved from there about a week ago. The loss is about $2,500, with no insurance.
The borough school board has decided to add music and drawing to the curriculum, and Miss Marian A. Greener, of Athens, has applied to be teacher. She formerly studied under Prof H. E. Cogswell and Prof. Frank E. Chaffee.
The graduating class of the high school consists of five boys and three girls. They are: Ellsworth Brown, Clarence Spencer, Leslie Ace, Herbert Leighton, Harry Frey, Lydia Little, Anna Dana and Mamie Overfield.