From Our Early Files
Published: August 27, 2014
20 Years Ago (1994)
The Ninth Annual Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair gets underway Wednesday, and officials are hoping attendance for the six-day fair to approach 50,000. Saturday night headline entertainment is country singer Holly Dunn.
Becky Garrison was crowned the 1994 Wyoming County Fair Queen.
The Mehoopany Class of ‘41 had its high school reunion at the home of Harold Goodwin with six of the eight origina1 members present.
Harold E. and Rose M. Finch of Morrisville, formerly of Dalton, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.
Clifford and Pauline Prevost Sands of Benson Hollow will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 4.
Thirty Wyoming County children will go back to school with new clothing thanks to a program by the Salvation Army Service Unit in Tunkhannock.
Pennsylvania Grange State Lecturer Hedy Chaffee was honored at a surprise dinner at the South Auburn Grange.
40 Years Ago (1974)
The faith of a family and total efforts of many sectors of the community on Sept. 4 will have reached a significant breakthrough when Charlotte Bercham receives her long-awaited kidney transplant.
A 40-year plaque and a four-day trip to Bermuda were recently awarded to Horlacher and Sherwood Tire Shop, Tunkhannock, by the Goodyear Tire Company.
Debra Sickler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sickler, Forkston, left from Montreal, Canada, on Aug. 19 for England, where she will spend the next three months as a student at the University of Evansville ‘Harlaxton Study Centre,’ Grantham, England.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brewer and family returned home Monday from a month’s vacation in the West.
Gary Carpenter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carpenter, became an Eagle Scout in June. Gary was a member of Pack 336 as a Cub Scout and a Webelo Scout for three years. He is presently continuing in scouting as Senior patrol Leader of Troop 336.
The beautiful Union Chapel of Lake Carey was the setting of the marriage Saturday, Aug. 10, of Mary Ellen Krewson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Krewson, Tunkhannock, to John C. Perez.
Tracy Gregory, Dalton, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Aug. 29. An open house honoring Mr. Gregory will be held Sept. 1 at his home.
60 Years Ago (1954)
The Tunkhannock Kiwanis, by popular request, is sponsoring another community clambake Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Beaumont Inn. All profits of this affair go to help clothe the underprivileged children at Christmas.
Rev. Francis J. Perkoski of Second Street, recently ordained to the Priesthood, is a patient in Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Wash., as a result of a fall on a train near there.
Miss Judy Kraft, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Kraft, entertained at a swimming party last Friday at the Kraft cottage at Lake Carey.
Richard Cornell, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Cornell, who is serving in Korea, has been promoted to sergeant.
Chase M. Herrick went to New York on Tuesday to meet his daughter, Mrs. Jose Encinas, and granddaughter Laura, who was arriving by plane from South America. The Encinas family had spent the past three months in Peru, when Mr. Encinas, a member of the Peruvian delegation to the United Nations, was ordered on a mission to Rome, Italy.
Alva W. Jones, of Tunkhannock, has recently been promoted to the rank of airman second class in the U.S. Air Force. Jones is currently stationed at Sidi Slimane Air Base, French Morocco. He is an Air Operations Specialist for the famed ‘Tyler Tigers’ Combat Alert Center.
80 Years Ago (1934)
Dr. Lloyd D. Barnes, veterinary surgeon and specialist, is coming to Tunkhannock to open an office at 120 East Tioga Street on Sept. 1.
Members of the American Legion, Foreign Wars and Battery B joined in a military service at the burial of William S. Lane, a veteran of the Civil war, on Monday. Hon. J. F. Ogden, of the Spanish-American War, had charge of the ritualistic services at the grave.
Cpl. and Mrs. S.C. Peffly and daughter Fern have been spending the past week visiting friends and relatives in their old home town, Lebanon.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bale, of Bunker Hill, entertained at home Tuesday, Aug. 21, in honor of the third birthday of their grandson, Joseph.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Trowbridge, Mehoopany, in Sayre, Packer Hospital Friday, Aug. 24, a daughter.
Herbert Harvey, Lemon, and family are moving this week to Lathrop Township. He has leased the Eddie Williams stone quarry.
The Social Circle will be glad to see you at the 25 cent dinner at the Baptist church Thursday noon.
Wesley Krewson, and son, Forkston, have a field of corn on Mrs. Ida Lott’s farm which is worth seeing. A stalk measured 14 feet and 4 inches.
Wedding bells rang again in Lynn last week when Miss Eva Wandell became the bride of Lester Welch.
100 years Ago (1914)
Schools open Sept. 7.
The Misses Mabel and Pearle Steele, of Waverly, N.Y., are making a visit with their grandfather, Robert Steele, on East Harrison Street.
The marriage of Ethel Pauline Gay to Fred Irving Sigman took place at noon Aug. 26, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Gay, at Clarks Summit. Rev. James Rainey, Tunkhannock, performed the ceremony.
Miss Helen Leavengood and Mrs. Robert Wilner, Philadelphia, have returned home after spending a few days as a guest of Miss Alpha Stark.
Mrs. Orrin Henning, Falls, is spending some time with her mother, Mrs. Spangerburg, of Wayne County.
The school directors of Lovelton decided to close Hope School and bring the pupils from there to Lovelton School.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Adams and Miss Clara Kasson, Forkston, motored to Wilkes-Barre last week.
120 Years Ago (1894)
Farmers have begun corn cutting.
Nicholson boasts of a seven-year-old boy who chops a cord of wood each day.
Potatoes are being marketed 60 cents a bushel. Farmers report few in a hill, but the tubers are fine size and quality.
The Lemon public school is to be graded this season. The term begins next Monday with Frank Vangorder of Tunkhannock, and Miss Jennie Stang, of Lemon, as teachers.
Marriage licenses have been issued to the following people: Frank B. Robinson and Frances M. Decker of Washington Township: Henry Wiles of Washington Twp; and Bettie Fletcher, of Springville.
Isaac Jayne, Meshoppen, is building a store on the site of the one burned.
Fred Bunnell has bought the Baker lot on the corner adjoining Fred Allen’s Store and has also purchased Fred’s interest in the hardware business.
Miss Nellie Burgess, accompanied by her father, G.H. Burgess, returned to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday where she fills the position of corresponding clerk in the Money Order Department of the Brooklyn Post Office.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Harding, Vernon, a son.