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20 Years Ago (1994)

The January thaw has arrived and people are starting to dig out from the worst winter conditions ever recorded with nearly two feet of snow followed by record cold, with the Peoples’ Bank thermometer at Nicholson recording -15.

After being postponed a week because of the cold and snow, the Tunkhannock Area Middle School gave 25 of its students on Monday an opportunity to lift up American Heroes.

Bill Jones was installed recently as president of the Lake Winola Fire Company.

Although the Wyoming County United Fund announced contributions were at $224,000 or 86 percent of its goal, they were confident the $260,000 would be in when books are closed.

The Harford Fair Board has decided to extend the fair by one day, making it a 6-day fair. It runs Aug. 22-27.

Wyoming County Commissioner Ron Williams plans to run for state representative in the 111th District- a post in which incumbent Ken Lee has announced he will step down.

40 Years Ago (1974)

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yarasavage, of Tunkhannock, were among more than 300 farm couples who attended a national farm business conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, last week, sponsored by World Wide Farm Forums.

Whispering Pines Nursing Home, a skilled facility located east of Dimock, has been closed due to new state rules and regulations.

New décor has transformed the Fireplace Restaurant, Route 6, into an establishment. Rex Craft, of Scranton, has used weather-beaten barn walls, posts, heavy ceiling beams and dark pine tables and chairs to achieve this effect. Tom and Tina Pickett invite all their friends to come and inspect the new look.

PFC Edward P. Bevan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert P. Bevan, Meshoppen, expects to leave Germany, Jan. 31, to come home for a 30-day furlough.

A flash flood was experienced at Brick’s Market on Monday when frozen ice-covered ground left the water from a heavy rainfall with no place to go but inside the store, which at one time reached a depth of two inches.

60 Years Ago (1954)

William Adams, of Mehoopany, was attacked by a red fox while with the line crew of Northern Penna. Power Company along the highway between Skinner’s Eddy and Silvara. Adams was digging a pot hole on the embankment above the road when the fox started nipping at his pants.

Stony Cooper and the Clinck Mountain Boys, with Wilma Lee, of Wheeling, W.Va., will appear at Tunkhannock Area High School Thursday, Feb. 4, under the auspices of Tunkhannock Kiwanis Club. Tickets are $1 for adults, children 50 cents.

Arthur Sherwood will represent Nicholson High School Feb. 18-20 at the Northeastern District Band Festival to be held at Bloomsburg. He plays the French horn.

Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kasson, Forkston, on the birth of a son at Tyler Hospital at 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Mark Robinson and children, of North Eaton, are spending a vacation in Bermuda. They made the trip to the island by plane, but plan to return by boat.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Carter, Meshoppen celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary Sunday, as dinner guests of Mrs. Albert Shaver. Mrs. Evelyn Ellsworth, of Ellsworth Hill, was also a dinner guest.

80 Years Ago (1934)

Redmond Carter, son of Mark Crawford, held the lucky numbered coupon wrapped with bread, and was awarded a free trip to New York City, lasting three days. He is taking his brother Francis with him.

Miss Evangeline Place, Mehoopany, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Crompton, Mrs. Blanche DeWolf and son Clarence attended the birthday anniversary of Miss Geraldine Decker last Friday.

A variety shower was given for Mr. and Mrs. George R. Jennings, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, at their home in Vose. Mrs. Jennings before her marriage on December 16 last was Miss Ruth Ace, of Lemon.

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company has made application to the Public Service Commission for permission to discontinue its afternoon passenger service on the Montrose branch.

Ruth and Katharine Wilsey, Evelyn Dixon and Ida Talcott called on Edna Stonier Sunday afternoon.

Douglas Carter, Harry Carter and Art Bowman, Meshoppen, attended the Farm Show at Harrisburg one day last week.

Mrs. Gauserit and daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Durling of Newark, N.J., visited their daughter and sister, Mrs. Milton Stang and family, over the week end.

100 Years Ago (1914)

Edward Ace has been nominated by President Wilson as postmaster at Nicholson. This ends a fight that has been on there the past year, with at least six Democrats claiming the plum.

Miss Ethel Barlow has gone to Scranton to take vocal instructions under Prof. J. T. Watkins.

James Leonard, 84, who had lived in Bardwell 34 years, died at the home of Delbert Dixon on Jan. 15 of pneumonia.

School is closed in Springville for two weeks from Monday last, owing to an epidemic of measles.

About 200 tons of ice per day are being stored at the milk station. The ice house holds about 15,000 tons.

A new fire escape has been erected at the rear of the building on East Tioga Street owned by D.W. Stark. The Odd Fellows occupy the third floor, and the second story has living apartments and a cigar factory.

Mrs. Thomas F. Nulton, of Beaumont, has been having a very severe time with blood poisoning in her hand. It is thought that a slight sore on one finger was infected by the use of washing powder.

J.B. Baker and Hillard Taylor, of, Lynn, started out bright and early for a drive across country to Endicott, N.Y., a distance of 30 miles. Each had a load of household goods for Charles Berry. As the wind is blowing a gale and the air is filled with flying snow, these young men should have some experiences to relate.

120 Years Ago (1894)

Peter McGee has leased the Warren Street Hotel.

Theo Streeter and T.B. Wall have formed a co-partnership for the manufacture and sale of a superior brand of roof paint and will do business under the firm name of Keystone Roof Paint.

Joe Miller is practicing surveying with brand new equipment he has purchased. He studied civil engineering at Lafayette College.

A record of all births and deaths in the county is now kept. The Clerk of the Court got five cents each for recording their names.

Now is a good time to exercise your hens to make them lay well.

All the best makes of buggies in stock or will order one on short notice. No extra charge. Peter Ace.

A.L. Carey, South Eaton, is having a trial of the grip.

There seems to be several worthless dogs running at large in Lynn. They seem to have nothing to do but hang around the neighbor’s cellars waiting for a chance to slip in and devour whatever they can find. See that your guns are loaded and ready to fire.

Mrs. W.L. Whipple spent the Sabbath at Forkston, visiting her friend S. J. Dorr.