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20 Years Ago (1997)

Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Bratt spoke about patriotism and the bonds between veterans at the Veterans Day ceremony at Tunkhannock Area High School.

Wyoming County plans to consolidate District Justice Patricia Robinson’s two offices- one at Black Walnut and the other in the Tunkhannock Twp. municipal building- into one with commissioners agreed to select a new location by January.

Elk Lake students performed ‘My Fair Lady’ with Katie Gundling in the role of Eliza Doolittle and Kurt Liebegott as Henry Higgins.

Gerald Levandoski, M.D., specialist in plastic surgery, has joined Tyler Memorial Hospital’s medical staff.

New Tunkhannock Kiwanis officers inducted recently at Shaffer’s Pink Apple” Ken Leone as president and Gene Truax as president-elect.

Local musician John Williams was honored by Community Bible Church for more than 50 years of playing the accordion.

Dana Ware and John Harvey were named as Lackawanna Trail’s Homecoming Queen and King.

Centermoreland United Methodist Church will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its 1847 charter on Nov. 16.

Army National Guard PFC Jonathan E. Geras, a 1997 TAHS grad, has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Ky.

40 Years Ago (1977)

A significant portion of the county-wide goal of $95,000 set for the Wyoming County Fund drive was recently reached as employees of the Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company, at Mehoopany, contributed $46,061 during the in-plant campaign.

Judd and Diane Fitze are the newest members of the Wyoming County Bar Association.

Displaying the first ‘daily number’ lottery ticket to be sold in Wyoming County was Joseph Garland, owner of Henrie’s Drug Store. The first ticket was purchased by Karl Besteder, Wyoming County Democratic chairman.

Some residents of Maple Avenue, in Tunkhannock, were heard expressing concern over a proposed drive-in office of Wyoming National Bank at the corner of Maple Avenue and Tioga Street.

Homecoming Queen Andrea Marzani beautifully led festivities at Tunkhannock Area High School last week.

For the first time in 11 years, the Tunkhannock Area School District operated the district schools for a complete school year with a surplus of monies.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rought of Falls marked their 40th wedding anniversary on Nov. 8

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Pewterbaugh, a 1963 graduate of Elk Lake, has arrived for duty at Chicksands RAF Station in England.

60 Years Ago (1957)

A truck stolen from near Tunkhannock early Friday morning was discovered near Towanda on Monday by the father-in-law of its owner.

One of the few Veterans Day observances in Wyoming County was held Monday at the Lackawanna Trail High School, with arrangements being made by Commander Joseph Nichols, of the Nicholson American Legion Post.

The Dietrich Theatre is now offering something that television can’t touch – an opportunity to win your Thanksgiving turkey.

James Teetsel came to school last week for the first time this year. He suffered a broken leg just before school began and was unable to attend sooner.

Three Tunkhannock High School band members were selected for the Northeastern District Orchestra: Marcella Rosengrant, Nancy Wynd, and Bob Barziloski.

Mr. and Mrs. Avery Robinson attended the golden anniversary open house for Mr. and Mrs. Olin Bessiner of South Auburn on Wednesday.

Charmen Smales of Tunkhannock spent Saturday night with her aunt, Mrs. John Griffith, and family.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. Hoover of Tunkhannock on Nov. 8, a daughter, Dixie Lee, at Tyler Memorial Hospital.

Triton Hose Company served a stag ham and bean supper Wednesday evening at the hose house.

80 Years Ago (1937)

National Milk Week, November 14-20, will center attention on the value of milk to the economic and physical welfare of the country.

The state liquor store at Meshoppen was entered by thieves last Thursday night and merchandise valued at approximately $115 was taken.

Mehoopany: Wilfred Drake was engaged packing apples for Hartley and Kintner and R.J. Decker last week.

About 8 a.m. Sunday, a fire broke out in the Richard Ellsworth house on River Street. Triton Hose Company responded and extinguished the blaze. The fire was confined to the roof.

Orders have been received to move the remaining equipment at the CCC camp at Forkston to another camp. Work will be started shortly on dismantling the buildings.

Ad: Wanted: Second-hand piano in good condition. Mehoopany Grade School. Call Mehoopany 14 during school hours.

Farmers are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and getting a lot of their plowing done.

A new auxiliary to Col. Sam P. Town Camp No. 54, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, was installed an initiated on Nov. 5 at the Grange Hall in Mill City. Mrs. Grace Freeman is president.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert M. Burr were in New York last week at the Neppco Poultry Exposition.

100 Years Ago (1917)

A very fine program was rendered by local talent at the musicale held for the benefit of the Red Cross at Mrs. Anna Grenville’s home on Court House Square.

The price of ordinary postage stamps at the local office has gone up to three cents and the quality is no better than when they were selling at two.

The machinery for the electric plant has all arrived and the company is making strenuous effort to get it in running order by Saturday.

Election passed off very quietly on Tuesday, there being little strife to excite interest.

The third contingent of Wyoming County men, as published last week, left for the training camp on Friday last, and were given a hearty send-off by the people of the county.

James S. Fields has purchased the old Major Piatt house on East Tioga Street, from Fred Billings and is tearing it down for removal to Lake Carey to be rebuilt into a bungalow.

The second sale of Liberty Loan bonds totaled about $219 in this county.

Paul Herrick carries his right arm in a sling. It was broke Saturday night when a car he was cranking backfired.

Falls people are anticipating that the contract for the river bridge there will be let and work begun before spring.

Eaton Township: R.G. Kishpaugh raised 100 bushels of potatoes this fall and disposed of them to Tunkhannock parties.

120 Years Ago (1897)

A brilliant fall of meteors is predicted for Sunday and Monday nights, next. The display will be free to those who sit up to watch for it.

Saturday afternoon’s game of football at Outing Park was a lively tussle all the way through, although neither team scored.

Work on the electric light plant is progressing rapidly. The walls of the building are nearly in, and the workmen have been busy bricking the furnaces, setting the boilers, etc., the past few days.

Factoryville: The drillers at the Winola oil well have just passed through a vein of coal and have found a strata of sand that contains oil. This, according to oil experts, is a sure indication of oil underneath the sand.

J.S. Edsall, proprietor of the cut-glass works on West Tioga Street, was visited by a bold set of burglars Friday morning.

The Warren Street bakery and lunch room is now conducted by J.R. Hungerford and George London, who have renovated the premises.

The dedicatory services of the Russell Hill M.E. Church were held last Wednesday, Nov. 3.

East Lemon: Nehemiah Stark is improving the appearance of his house by giving it a new roof and other improvements.

The Tunkhannock Laundry, Prevost and Faust proprietors, are turning out satisfactory work and are increasing their business considerably.