From Our Early Files
20 Years Ago (1994)
It wasn’t officially a tornado that hit parts of Braintrim Township and Laceyville Monday, June 27, but the Lacey Street Cemetery sure looked like it.
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Noxen celebrated its 100th anniversary with a special service on June 26.
Nicholson Masonic Lodge celebrated its 125th anniversary earlier this year, on March 26.
Ronald D. and M. Patricia (Yeakel) Clark of Factoryville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Ray and Naomi (Eggleston) Zack celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on July 1.
McDonald’s of Tunkhannock celebrated the grand opening of its playground facilities on Friday, June 24.
Smokey Bear, a great friend to all Americans, celebrated his 50th birthday with a visit to the Evans Falls Elementary School.
40 Years Ago (1974)
It was a great day for Laceyville on Saturday for the official opening of the new bridge across the Susquehanna River, replacing the one that was washed out in the June 1992 flood.
Word was received last week that Phillip Farr, who is vacationing in England, will spend the week of June 24 in Scotland.
Kevin Dunlap, Nimble, who has been stationed in Thailand, returned to his home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Furman, of Mehoopany, observed their 50th wedding anniversary June 14th. They have two sons, Edward and Clifton, of Mehoopany.
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Stover, Falls, recently returned from an overseas tour of Germany, Vienna, Budapest, Hungary. The trip was a gift from their daughter, Mary. Mr. Stover, who was born in Hungary and came to this country a young man, had never been back to Europe.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sydolski and son, Chris, spent the weekend at Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon and nearby places of interest.
60 Years Ago (1954)
Monday, July 5, will be the big Fourth of July celebration in Mehoopany. The annual affair is sponsored by the FWM Volunteer Fire Company.
Fred Boardman, of Bridge Street, became the first person to retire from the Tunkhannock plant of the Keystone State Shoe Company, when he completed more than seven years of work with the local firm Friday June 18.
Penney Farr, daughter of Attorney and Mrs. John Farr, of Tunkhannock, was elected by members of the Tunkhannock High School band to serve as head majorette. Penny succeeds Rosann Perkosky.
Eatonville, four bedrooms, tub and shower, four rooms downs, own water supply, hot air furnace, garage and storage room, insulated storm windows, gas hot water heater, eight acres of land. Priced to sell for $8,000. J. F. Besecker, Broker.
Lincoln Cornell Jr., Meshoppen, who attended college in Kentucky, is home for vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Davis and children of Spruce Street, are spending a week’s vacation in Atlantic City.
Mr. and Mrs. Audley O’Brien and daughter Kay, moved this week from Bridge Street to their new home in Clarks Summit.
80 Years Ago (1934)
Little Charlotte Decker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Decker of Wyoming Avenue gave a party to some of her friends in honor of her fifth birthday on Saturday.
W.S. Secor, of Lake Winola, showed us a map of Wyoming County, made in 1876, from the second geological survey by J.P. Lesley. Quite a number of changes have been made since that map was drawn. For instance Lake Carey, is designated Marcy Pond, as of that body of water was then known. Lake Winola was called Crooked Lake. Miller Mountain in Eaton Township is set down as Bowman’s Knob.
Miss Pearl Stevens and Miss Helen Sharpe, Jenningsville, are attending summer school at Mansfield.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dixon and daughter Evelyn, and son, Kenneth, visited Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Walter, at Yulan, N.Y., on Sunday.
Born Tuesday, June 26, 1934, to Mr. and Mrs. James Place, of Washington Twp., twins, a boy and a girl.
John B. Henning Jr. is breaking in as a clerk at the Wyoming National Bank, of which his father is president.
100 years Ago (1914)
Summer is officially on now.
In Tunkhannock, on June 20, by Rev. George S. Ropes, Stanley Conley and Emily Lane, both of Tunkhannock, were married.
Chase M. Herrick and mother and attorney W.J. Trembath, wife and daughter, Eliizabeth, of Wilkes-Barre, went in the former’s car to Easton last week to witness the graduation of Mr. Trembath’s son, Wayne, at Lafeyette College.
The stork visited the Mill City vicinity lately and left a son at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Benson and a daughter with Mr. and Mrs. John Diamond of Post Hill.
Walter Jennings and Thos. E. Monsey went to Nicholson Monday afternoon in the former’s Maxwell car to deliver a load of soft drink, and while returning the engine of the car exploded with terrific force, blowing the cylinder and crank case all to pieces. The car is almost a total wreck, and how the men escaped injury is a wonder. The cause of the explosion is a mystery.
120 Years Ago (1894)
Some of the farmers are cutting hay.
The first electric car on the east-side line between Wilkes-Barre and Pittston was run a few days since.
The trial trip proved satisfactory, and the road will soon be carrying passengers regularly.
Oats are blighted and looking badly.
Frank Chafee caught a 5½ pound pickerel in Lake Carey a few days since. A fine catch, that.
Elmer E. Brown purchased an 11-pound bass of a Towanda fishermen Saturday. It was caught in the river.
Potato bugs are ripe and so is Paris green.
The thermometer was on the rampage Sunday. In some places it registered 100 in the shade, and in no place less than 96 at noon.
Rumor has it that a certain Tunkhannock man has secured a $4 a day position in the Philadelphia mint. Further particulars will be given as they ripen up.