From Our Early Files
20 Years Ago (1994)
Sandra Major claimed the GOP spot and Ron Williams the Democratic spot on the November ballot for the state house 111th district seat after Tuesday’s primary.
Rev. John Hunn of Tunkhannock Presbyterian Church offered a message Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer at the courthouse green.
Charlene Shupp of Tunkhannock was recently crowned Pennsylvania Guernsey Queen.
Patricia Lione of Tunkhannock will lead a Rotary International group study exchange team on May 24 to Campo Grande, Brazil.
The first Endless Mountains Antique Fair will be held this Saturday at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds. It was organized by Mark Catalano with help by Bob Minotti.
A belated congratulations to Ambrose and Caroline Heydon Kelch on their 25th wedding anniversary April 26.
40 Years Ago (1974)
Rev. Richard J. Rissner will take residence as deacon in training at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock, beginning June 1. He succeeds Rev. Bruce Shortell, who resigned last fall.
The Young Musician’s Society, Junior Chapter, will present Stephen Brewer, 13, in a debut recital at Tunkhannock Area High School on May 18. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brewer of Tunkhannock.
A new steeple was installed at the Forkston United Methodist Church on April 28, to replace one torn down in 1946 when it was deemed beyond repair.
Happy birthday to little Stephanie Helen Palmer, Lake Winola, who will celebrate her third birthday on May 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ferguson, of Lake Carey, are spending a week in Las Vegas, Nev.
60 Years Ago (1954)
The senior class of Tunkhannock High School is sponsoring its annual Senior Ball Friday, May 14. Glen Michaels’ orchestra will play, from 9 to midnight.
James Wynd, of Redfield Street, will mark his 80th birthday next Tuesday, May 18. He served the borough as street commissioner for many years.
Please make plans to attend the annual Decoration Day dinner at the Mehoopany Grange Hall on Monday, May 31, and dance in the evening.
Ronald Jervis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jervis, Bardwell, is a patient in Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
Sgt. First Class Derwood A. Kochner, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Kochner, of Noxen, recently arrived in Berlin for duty with the 6th Infantry Regiment.
A son was born on Mother’s Day to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lynn, Meshoppen.
80 Years Ago (1934)
Cherry trees have blossomed profusely.
Hilton Button, Lynn, had the misfortune of being kicked by a horse last Friday, bruising his leg severely.
Mr. and Mrs. George Carter, Meshoppen, reached the 5oth anniversary of their wedding on Monday, April 30.
One pupil of the sophomore grade of Tunkhannock High School, Dexter Fowles, 16 was killed and others injured in a automobile accident which occurred on the road between here and Nicholson. They had been hunting for specimens for use in their botany class. On the return the car skidded and overturned. The other students injured were Paul Harvey, Margaret Eget, Margaret Allshouse, and Marion Clark.
Remember your duty at the primaries next Tuesday. If you don’t vote, don’t blame the government for anything.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sheldon, Lynn, received word of the arrival of a 9-pound son at the home of their son George and wife, of Binghamton, N.Y., last Saturday.
100 years Ago (1914)
Sheep shearing time has arrived.
Laceyville will provide rest rooms for travelers.
Specifications for the Boys’ Industrial Home at Whites Ferry will be ready to submit to contractors in 10 days.
The Presbyterian ladies at Mehoopany will serve a 15-cent tea at the home of Mrs. E.D. Kintner. All are invited.
Strawberries from the Carolinas are coming in the market now. They retail, when fresh, for about 15 cents a basket.
White carnations were at a premium on Sunday last, “Mother’s Day.” In Scranton, the wholesale price rose to $12 per hundred.
The marriage of Miss Pearl Detrick, of this place, to Arthur A. Bright, of Philadelphia, will take place of the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Detrick, tomorrow at 1 p.m., the ceremony to be performed by Rev. L.E. Sanford.
George Brown, a young lad, fell from a swing and broke his collar bone.
Miss Jean Hannon celebrated her 11th birthday Monday, May 11, by a gypsy party. They went in a band wagon up Factoryville Road. Owing to a shower, they ate their lunch in Welliver’s sawmill.
120 Years Ago (1894)
The Epworth League will celebrate its fifth anniversary at the M.E. Church next Sunday.
Otis Decker, a young man working in the saw mill of Lewis & Sittser, at Mehoopany, had one hand badly injured by coming in contact with the saw.
The Gravel Hill independent district school closed today.
The ladies of the W.C.T.U. gave a “white ribbon social’ at the home of Mrs. C.J. Reed.
Gardening and potato planting is nearly done and some are preparing to plant corn.
Mr. Wandall and Miss Reynolds, Forkston, will bring their school to a close on May 10.
The hail storm was severe. It is thought that it injured the fruit to quite an extent.
T.S. Russell, Esq., was down from Russell Hill Saturday. He had just received his commission as justice of the peace again, having served the Washington Township people long and well in that capacity.
A petition asking the council to contract with the A.H. Squier Co., for lighting the borough with electricity is being circulated. The proposed system is the Thompson-Houston, the lights to be of 2000-candle power, and to cost $100 per light a year.