20 Years Ago (1997)
Former Elk Lake baseball coach Richard Nasser is among 28 people to be inducted into the Luzerne County Chapter of the Northeast Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. He also was a standout athlete in four sports at Montrose.
Tunkhannock resident Chris Shupp had a banner night at Penn Can Raceway last week as he drove Car No. 11 to two wins.
Eleven girls and their volleyball coach from Padova, Italy, were at Lackawanna Trail recently in a Sport for Understanding program which embraced a lot more than volleyball.
The only local team still alive in Little League District 15 competition is the Roosevelt Trail senior boys’ team which was to play Wellsboro last night.
*the Tunkhannock senior boys who lost to Wellsboro,10-9;
*the Tunkhannock major softball team which lost 16-0 to RTL; and then RTL lost to Wellsboro, 7-6.
Recipients of the 1997 Jack Daniels Memorial Award are Damon Young and Leah Hilsey.
The Tunkhannock Legion Tigers finished their 1997 season with a 6-14 record after splitting a doubleheader with Hazleton.
Wall Street Welders made a giant stride toward getting a playoff berth in the Cliff Kingston league with a 10-4 upset win over Park Place. Coolbaugh’s tops the American League and Logomaster the National League.
40 Years Ago (1977)
Michael ‘Red’ Wallace, 58, of Simpson, Elk Lake’s basketball coach for 22 years including two state champions, died July 7. He graduated from Keystone Academy and the University of Scranton. He played for the original Boston Celtics and a professional team from Toronto. He joined the Elk Lake faculty in 1955.
The Tunkhannock Baseball Association Little League all-star team opens action July 19. It includes Scott Marabell, Herb Rogers, Aaron Jurista, George LaBarr, Frank DeRobertis, Chas Wisekal, Scott Montross, Bob Ungureit, Jim Harding, Dave Ell, Jim Rozek, Doug Thompson, Don Olshan, and Ken White. The team is managed by Lou Marabell and coached by George LaBarr.
At the Harvey Speedway Sunday, Joe Shust took the Tiger event, Danny Wesley took the Limiteds, and Joe Walter took the Hobby event.
A father and son baseball game will be held Saturday at the Charmin baseball diamond to benefit the Mehoopany Teener’s League.
The 57th season of Camp Archbald opened on July 10 with 12 Girl Scout campers from Wyoming County in attendance: Amy Adams, Libby Atkinson, Nicola Huda, Erica Kraynack, Esther Ann Novajosky, Juliet Squier, Pamela Brotherton, Angie Ennis, Jennifer Gruszka, Rebecca Gruszka, Jennifer Hackling and Elizabeth Lyons.
60 Years Ago (1957)
Mike ‘Ozzie’ Hudock, of McCord Street, left by plane Monday for the Evanston, Ill., training camp of football college all-stars. Mike will be center for the Aug. 9 game against the New York Giants, defending national champion. Following the game, he will be re-entering training with the Green Bay Packers to which he signed a contract as a rookie center.
The Roosevelt Trail Little League all-star team went down to defeat, 5-4, at Dunmore. Bobby Montross got two hits, and Roger Salsman, Dave Smith, Gerry Burke and Tony Fowles got one hit each.
Bob Horlacher Little League all-stars beat Forty Fort, 4-2, on Monday and will host Luzerne tonight.
In a Scranton district game Monday, the Christy Mathewson Little League all-stars were beaten by a 4-homer attack by South Scranton, 10-2.
Winners of the Junior Olympics county-wide 4-H program July 9 at Colonial Park, are Joe Bukas (100 and 200 yard dashes); Fred Weiss (440 yards), Tom Blizzard (880 yards); Mary Robbins (100 and 200 yards); and Charlotte Harvey (440).
Tunkhannock twice raced back from behind Sunday afternoon to tie the game and finally came up with two clutch runs in the eighth to defeat Nicholson, 7-5, in Susque-Wyo League action. Giff Sands had three hits for the day. Lou Johnson of Nicholson had a long home run.
80 Years Ago (1937)
Miss Mabel Marks, who teaches in the Clara Barton School at Metuchen, N.J., and is a popular Girl Scout leader there, is here camping at the Girl Scout camp on the Roberts farm at Myobeach.
Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Boston of Nicholson left yesterday for Nordlow Lodge, Bob’s Lake, Canada, to join Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Quinn, and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker who drove up a day earlier. The party will spend most of the time fishing.
A glider landed Saturday in the field of Elmer Crispell of Beaumont. It was immediately dismantled and taken away for another flight. The pilot was Peter Reidel, a resident of Germany who is flying a new Rhonsberger Sail-plane in this year’s contest in Elmira, N.Y.
Robert Stone of Forkston killed a large rattlesnake Wednesday near his house.
The only goldfish hatchery in Pennsylvania is located at Heart Lake near Montrose. Louis Griffin is the owner and manager. More than 50,000 breeds are cared for in the waters of the pond by Mr. Griffin.
100 Years Ago (1917)
C.W. France of Lovelton wears the belt for having killed the first rattlesnake in this vicinity this year.
Edward B. Farr and wife of Tunkhannock spent Tuesday evening at Honesdale, en route from the Promised Land, Pike County, where the former tried his luck fishing
Stanley Stankewicz, of Pittston,was drowned in the Susquehanna River at Falls, when the boat in which he and a companion were fishing was upset. The body was recovered and buried at Pittston Friday morning.
Falling from a boat while fishing in the Susquehanna River at Athens Saturday night, Clarence Lambertson of Litchfield was drowned.
The Ford car belonging to Paul Walter was smashed and himself and three other Tunkhannock young people – Reba Stonier, Ernest Valentine, and Helen Tutus – had a narrow escape at Montour Falls last week. They had been on a sightseeing trip to Watkins Glen, N.Y., and were returning when the accident happened.
The management of the Bradford County Agriculture Society has decided to cut out horse racing at the fair this year and give the public a strictly agricultural exhibit.
Glen Onoko, near Mauck Chunk, one of the popular picnic resorts along the Lehigh Valley and Jersey Central Railroads, is closed this summer on account of war conditions.