20 Years Ago (1997)
Former Lackawanna Trail grid star Billy Michaels scored two touchdowns in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Eagles took a 40-0 win over Staten Island.
Tunkhannock Area’s golf team opened its 1997 season with a 156-195 win over Bishop O’Reilly.
Elk Lake’s golf team has three returnees: Ryan Kipar, Justin Curley and Scott White, playing for Coach Louise Baker. Joe Oleska, Danny Leichliter, Marshall Haire, Scott Kkulah, and Justin Jennings are competing for a starting spot.
The Tigers’ football team opens its season at North Pocono, and is hoping for a repeat of its 1996 win.
The TC Tremors 14 and under softball team took first at the Bad Apples Tourney in Conklin, N.Y. Local athletes include Jeanette Rinker of Springville and Nicole Otten of Mehoopany.
Maxine Strong of Tunkhannock finished second in Flight 46 of the DuPont World Amateur Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Local drivers Chris Shupp, Glenn Wilcox, Bill Huff, John Green and Mike Frost will attempt to earn the ‘King of the Can’ title at the Penn Can Speedway this Friday.
Former Tunkhannock standout Brian Thomas has been named head cross country coach at Keystone College. Jeffrey Brauer of Binghamton, N.Y., has also been named Keystone men’s soccer coach.
40 Years Ago (1977)
Tunkhannock Tiger football squad members are encamped this week at the high school, holding concentrated practice sessions and busily preparing for the season that opens Sept. 2 at Old Forge. Head coach is Augie Grant assisted by Stew Casterline, Jack Tinner, Gary Mathers, Don Davis, Bob Crimmel, Gary Slick, and Tom George.
‘Greet the Team’ night has been set for Aug. 30 at Memorial Stadium.
Shadowbrook won three games last week putting them in second place behind Wyalusing in the Tunkhannocki Women’s Softball League.
A great catch of a 196-pound blue marlin off the coast of Hatteras, N.C., was made by Charles Wisekal of Tunkhannock.
A number of archers from the Endless Mountains Archery Club brought home prizes from the Wanamie Archery Range. First places went to Jack Bushinski, Devin Kiesling, and Steve Garnecki. Second places went to Alice Gunton, Bill Shalata, Tom Shalata, Tom Foster and Harold Ransom. Youths placing included Ronalee Hopfer and Pete Beczuk, first; and A..J. Minichello, third. Next conference shoot is at the Bald Zeagle archery range Aug. 28.
Area coon hunters will meet this Saturday for the Endless Mountains Coon Hunters Bench Show, Water Race and Night Hunt at their clubhouse a mile off Rt. 29 between Tunkhannock and Montrose
Paul Reinmiller is finding banking much safer than softball, as he hobbles around the Wyoming National Bank on his broken toe.
60 Years Ago (1957)
Those who missed the first game featuring the Squidgets on the new Sunnyside Little League ballfield will get another chance to see the field in action. The 12-year-old teams of Turrell and Gay-Murray get their first and only chance to play there.
By the way, the all-star team of Charles Brothers-Bartrons turned back Billings-Shadow Brook Dairy, 8-5, last Thursday.
The Silver Spur Trail Riders, comprising of 114 horses and riders, stopped recently for a rest period and lunch at Schuster’s Park, East Lemon.
Hunting licenses have been received at the office of County Treasurer Ruth E. Ganley for distribution in advance of the forthcoming season. The license extends from Sept. 1, 1957 to Aug. 31, 1958.
Under an amendment to the fish law of 1925, the fees for all resident and tourist fishing licenses sold after Sept. 1 will be $3.40 instead of the $2.60 now in effect.
Charlie Shaw, son of Mrs. Marion Shaw, of Tunkhannock, was recently released from the U.S. Marine Corps, and has accepted a position at the Wyalusing Valley Joint School. He is a graduate of Tunkhannock High School and East Stroudsburg State Teacher’s College.
Major Hiram M. Wolfe III, whose wife Edna is from Laceyville, participated in the National Rifle and Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. He is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.
80 Years Ago (1937)
Bob Henrie, Dick Hefferan, Joe Morgan, and Jim Wynd Jr. were in Philadelphia last night to attend the football game between the Eastern College all-stars and the Philadelphia Eagles. Glenn Frey of Tunkhannock is a member of the Eagles team.
Alumni of Scranton-Keystone Junior College and the old Keystone Academy will celebrate their first picnic, Saturday, Aug. 28. Softball, tennis, quoits and horseshoes are among the games and events scheduled. The newly built alumni dam makes possible swimming and water sports.
The Wyoming County League playoff starts next Sunday with games at Vernon and Skinners Eddy. Vernon takes on Noxen and Russell Hill takes on Skinners Eddy in best-of-3 games, with a title game next week.
John Somers, son of Rev. and Mrs. Harry Somers, who attended the World Jubilee of the Boy Scouts in Europe, sailed on Sunday for home.
The Hi-Way Tigers at 5-1 and American Legion at 6-1 are atop the WPA Industrial Softball League going into the last week of regular season.
The swimming meet at Nicholson was well represented by Tunkhannock boys and girls last Friday. They won several first and second places at the meet.
Aaron Herrick spent the past two weeks at St. Stephens Camp at Vosburg.
100 Years Ago (1917)
The annual Grange Picnic at Lake Carey last Thursday drew the largest crowd in its history. It was estimated that 5,000 people attended. Sometime during the afternoon, the boat landing near the Spring Grove house gave way, being overloaded, and a lady and gentleman fell into the water. During the scramble that ensued, two other ladies pitched headforemost into the lake. All were rescued without difficulty.
The Wyoming County Organized Adult Bible Class Sunday School Picnic will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the new Warren Dunlop Park. Excellent fishing at hand. Best ball game of the season will be played.
The new dog tax law regulation goes into effect Dec. 1. Dog owners will be compelled to pay the license fee directly to the county treasurer just as the hunter’s license and the mercantile taxes are paid.
The Chataqua sessions are very enjoyable and those who are missing them are losing much that is good and desirable.
Master Merritt Harding is riding a new bicycle of which he is justly proud.