20 Years Ago (1992)
An outing on Aug. 11 at Bowman’s Creek ended in a dramatic rope rescue as emergency responders rescued 15-year-old Jennifer Newman and two younger companions.
Wyoming was the only county in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area to show an increase in unemployment in June, with its unemployment rate jumping from 10.1 percent in May to 10.9 percent in June. A year ago it was 7.9 percent.
Laceyville Borough Council is disappointed about stalled plans to repair a railroad crossing that will now necessitate a 14-mile detour across five days as the bridge will have to be closed.
Keystone College President Robert Mooney has been named president of the National Council of Independent Junior Colleges.
More than 2,500 pounds of beef were roasted during Triton Hose Co.’ annual ox roast.
David and Naomi (Squier) Arthur recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
J.S. (Steve) Gaines has been announced as the new plant manager of P&G’s paper products division in Mehoopany.
40 Years Ago (1972)
The fifth annual “ox roast,” the traditional deep pit barbeque catered and sponsored by Triton Hose Company will be Aug. 23 at the Tunkhannock Middle School.
Mr. and Mrs. David Biddle, of Donny Drivem Factoryville, are entertaining Miss Dateke Udo, of Eindhoven, Holland, as part of the American Host program.
Mr. and Mrs. James Lunger spent a couple of days last week with their son-in-law and daughter, Petty Officer and Mrs. Robert Donahue, at their home in Uncasville, Conn. The Lungers were en route home from Nova Scotia.
Miss Bonnie Benninger, daughter of Mrs. Ella Benninger, of Meshoppen, a junior at Marywood College, Scranton, has been named to the second honors Dean List for the spring semester.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Conrad returned last week from a month’s trip to Fairbanks, Alaska, where they visited Ralph’s sister, Hilda and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Vehmeier.
60 Years Ago (1952)
Orin Jaquish of Tunkhannock was awarded a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry on Saturday at Pennsylvania State College.
The Kiwanis Club of Tunkhannock through its president Cecil R. Brown announces the Second Annual Giant Auction which will take place Sept. 13 on the grounds of NEPA Artificial Breeding Cooperative.
The annual Old Home Day will be held at Keiserville Aug. 19. A baked ham dinner for which the price will be $1 per plate will be served at noon.
Sally Skinner daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben S. Skinner, of Tunkhannock, has been awarded the Hunt Memorial Scholarship for music at Wyoming Seminary.
Mr. and Mrs. John Chambers, Mehoopany, are spending the week at their college in Canada.
The Meshoppen Auxiliary of the Tyler Memorial Hospital voted to buy a badly needed ice machine for the hospital.
In honor of her third birthday anniversary, Sandra Sherwood entertained at a party Saturday, at her Wyoming Ave. home.
80 Years Ago (1932)
President Herbert Hoover will deliver his formal speech of acceptance of the nomination for the presidency, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m.
Mrs. Paul McHenry entertained Saturday afternoon, Aug. 6, in honor of her daughter Joyce’s fourth birthday.
Daily gate prizes will be given this year at the Wyoming County Fair, instead of one grand prize. Valuable cows will be given daily.
The Gay-Murray firm is showing the public how to produce all kinds of heat this week.
G.F. Jennings has opened a real estate office in the Jennings & Stark block. He is the son of Otis Jennings, of Keiserville.
Triton Hose Company was called to Mehoopany a short time before 3 p.m. Sunday to quench a fire in the house of Niles Frempter. The house was nearly new and the fire was said to be caused by defective wiring. Miss Edna Welsh and Beaulah Kinner spent the weekend with friends in Philadelphia.
100 Years Ago (1912)
The 38th session of Dimock Camp-meeting began on Aug. 21 and continues for eight day. It will host Bishop M.C. Harris of the missions of japan and Korea.
Williams Hardware Co., Tunkhannock is buying a special for Saturday only Majestic Wash Machine was $7.50. Special price $5.33.
Trains 5and 6 on the Lehigh Valley are now composed of all steel coaches. They are the first through trains to be made up of steel including Pullman sleepers and dining cars.
There will be an ice cream social held at the Keiserville Grange Hall, Aug. 9, for the benefit of the church.
Lewis H. Williams and Ralph and Joseph Robinson, of Eaton Township have jointly purchased a Climax ensilage cutter for use on their farms. With a strong gasoline engine they are now in position to make short work of their corn fodder.
Someone in Forkston is evidently out of a job. Two valuable dogs have been poisoned recently, but owing to their being discovered soon after getting the poison and drastic measures being employed, neither of the animals died.
Roy Ball, East Lemon while riding his bicycle to the Sunday school picnic at Lake Winola had the misfortune to fall from his wheel, breaking his collarbone.
120 Years Ago (1892)
School begins Aug. 29.
Oat harvest has begun.
Drovers are picking up spring lambs through the country at $3.25 to $3.50 a piece.
Burglars blew open the safe at the Nicholson candy factory last week, securing about $35.
Samuel Harding has purchased the Jacob Wispell property on Academy Street.
The best roads in Wyoming County are from Tunkhannock to the Eaton post office.
Jos. L. Vose now answers to the call of “grandpa.” It is due to the advent of a little girl babv in the family of John Strickland, at Springville.
G.J. Roller, Eaton, is working on the World’s Fair grounds at Chicago.