From Our Early Files
20 Years Ago (1994)
Open burning in Tunkhannock Borough will be prohibited starting next month. Cooking fires, such as barbecues, will still be allowed.
Marshall Davis, Wyoming County’s chief juvenile probation officer of the past 14 years, recently received the Founder Career Award from the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association.
Rev. Maureen Hipple was ordained July 6 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Tunkhannock.
John and Lois (Allison) Lafler of Mehoopany will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 17.
Steve and Judy (Overfield) Boyanowski of Mehoopany are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary July 12.
Lightning struck the satellite receiver of radio station WYMK (Y-107.7 FM) in Tunkhannock on Friday, knocking the station off the air over the weekend.
40 Years Ago (1974)
Representatives of the five Northern Tier counties voted last week to investigate the possibility of a feasibility study to determine the need and interest in a convention arts center for the region.
A 45th wedding anniversary party was held for H. Waldo and Katherine Cook given by their children, Eleanor Grant, Ruth Jadick, Rachael Atherholt, and Gladys Kile.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckingham and sons, of Floral City, Fla., spent two weeks with Mrs. Amy Jane and Helen, of North Eaton.
Barbara Davis, of Laraysville, and Steven Gay, of Tunkhannock, abandoned the customary ceremony symbolizing most weddings and formality was tossed to the winds as they were united in marriage in the same environment in which they were brought about their acquaintance and courtship. The licensed pilots, exchanged vows June 28 in an airplane.
Little John Pat Palmer, Lake Winola, was a patient in Tyler Memorial Hospital for two days last week to have his tonsils and adenoids removed.
Forkston- 200 acre farm, camp, stream, excellent hunting area, reduced to $450 per acre.
60 Years Ago (1954)
Bert M. Van Dyke, of Putnam Street, has resigned as editor of the Wyoming County News, due to ill health.
Sunday morning in Meshoppen’s First Methodist Church there were solos by Miss Gail Griffiths and Seaman Donald James, of Center Moreland, who is home on leave from his ship.
Mrs. Emily Barnes, of Eatonville, was struck by a bolt of lightning near her home on South Eaton road during the severe storm Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Labar and daughters, Jean and Carol, are vacationing in Atlantic City, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bishop of Jackson, Miss., were recent supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Drake.
Tunkhannock’s newest hotel is located at 134 East Tioga Street, at the rear of Elmer Hoover’s Service Station. Mr. Hoover recently completed construction of a two-unit building, situated between the service station and Tunkhannock Creek and it is really an attractive, quiet location.
Firestone Bros. advertising this week’s special, U. S. choice sirloin, T-bone steaks at 83 cents a pound, 25 pounds sugar $2.47, 25 pounds of flour, $2.25, jelly glasses 39 cents a dozen, Sure Jell, two packages 25 cents, Birds Eye lima beans, 27 cents a package.
The second administrative change in the Tunkhannock Joint Schools system within two weeks took place Monday night, when the Wyalusing Valley Joint Schools named Kenneth S. Williams assistant principal of Tunkhannock High School, as high school principal.
80 Years Ago (1934)
Eatonville Methodist had a gala time at the church on Friday evening, when a houseful of people not only welcomed the return of their pastor, Rev. John Robinson, but also burned the mortgage which had been held against the church for some time.
Workmen are putting up guard rails along the Tunkhannock-Nicholson roads.
Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Bartron entertained a family party on July 4.
The huckleberry crop is ripening.
No. 1 new potatoes, 90 cents a bushel at Wintergreen Market.
Miss Arlene Burgess, Lovelton, went to Washington July 4 with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Ritchie and spent the remainder of the week with them.
Mrs. John Carter, Brookside, has a little daughter, born July 8.
100 years Ago (1914)
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Furman was brightened by an unusual event celebrating July 4 with presence of two sets of four generations of the D.L. Ferris family of Tunkhannock.
The “Old Home Day” will be observed in Forkston July 31 in Lott’s Grove. Dinner will be served.
Haying is well started. Many pieces of rye are ready to be cut.
Born July 5, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Shook, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Allison, of West Pittston, are occupying their new home recently purchased of Mrs. D.S. Roberts, on Allen Street, Meshoppen.
The Cherokee Nation last week, under the laws of the United States, abolished its tribal government and became citizens of the United States.
120 Years Ago (1894)
The tannery has started up again.
Hugh Phinney will open a harness shop in the Remington building, lately occupied as a laundry, in a few days, where he will do all kinds of work pertaining to the trade.
F.S. Greenwood, of Lynn, is agent for one of the finest wire door mats that we ever seen. He will put your name on for ten cents per letter and you can’t rub it off either.
T.B. Greenville and Frank Burns are each proud fathers now.
Postal notes are a thing of the past, the new form of money orders taking their place.
Farmers in Lovelton are harvesting their oats.