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20 Years Ago (2000)

Judy Cooper and Dave Ragnacci have agreed to serve as co-chairs of the Community Campaign phase of fundraising for the new Tunkhannock Public Library.

Tunkhannock Area School Board members have voted to have all-day kindergarten in the coming school year.

The Wyoming County Courthouse Art Gallery will feature the works of Betty Bryden of Montrose, starting March 10.

Stephen Jervis and Kirsten Lapple, both graduates of Lafayette College, have announced their intentions to marry in May in Rochester, N.Y.

A Tuesday fire destroyed the home of Edward and Mary Jo McGowen in Meshoppen Township.

Winners at Bloomsburg University’s Husky High School Tourney included Elk Lake’s Eric Allen, first, and Danielle Weller, second, in Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

TAHS students are in their fourth consecutive year competing in the U.S. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), under the direction of Fred Harding.

At the spring banquet of the Wyoming County Conservation District, Game Commission biologist Tom Hardisky will address ‘Coyotes and Bobcats – Here to Stay.’

Ed and Amber Zygmunt finalized an easement of the Auburn Township Farm with the Back Mountain Regional Land Trust.

40 Years Ago (1980)

The first step toward receiving $500,000 awarded to the Wyoming County Redevelopment Authority to demolish the Noxen Tannery will take place Thursday when the authority holds a public hearing in Noxen.

Greyhound Bus Lines last week reinstituted once-a-week bus service between Scranton and Binghamton, N.Y.

The Appalachian Regional Commission is expected to release $350,000 in funds for a Tunkhannock Borough sewage extension project to the north and west.

Work is progressing on the renovation of the three buildings in Tunkhannock which were damaged by fire New Year’s Day.

Tyler Memorial Hospital’s new tile in the lobby is beginning to fill with the names of those who made donations to the hospital.

Navy Seaman Honor Rozar of Nicholson has completed Naval recruit training at Orlando, Fla. She is a 1972 Trail grad.

TAHS senior James Kingston of Tunkhannock has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.

Overfield Township supervisors are mulling the possibility of having the Falls Township police to become the new Overfield patrolmen.

Rev. James Harvey of Bowmans Creek was the recipient of an artificially created vertebra in a 2-hour operation performed at Robert Packer Hospital.

60 Years Ago (1960)

Thanks to the alert action of LeRoy Himmelwright, cashier of the First National Bank, Meshoppen, a New York state man is now in the custody of petit larceny and passing of bad checks.

Congratulations to Charles and Rose (Swartwood) Dickinson, of Glendale, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last Sunday.

Craige Hill, Springville: Herbert Monahan has been helping his neighbors get their milk through the drifts to the milk station and also called on the Jim McGavins one day last week.

No rural mail delivery on Monday, Washington’s birthday.

Greyhound announces a new bus station in Meshoppen. Greyhound Bus station McGavin’s Cut Rate, Meshoppen.

An unofficial low bid of $187,800 was submitted for the construction of a new elementary school at Laceyville.

Miss Marilyn R. Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Lee of Tunkhannock has been elected by the THS faculty as Girl of the Month.

Edward Murray, 52, of Honesdale, an officer of the Gay-Murray Company, was stricken fatally by a heart attack Monday.

During March the Girl Scouts will conduct their annual cookie sales. They will sell for 40 cents per box.

Arthur Cole, 78, passed away Feb. 17 at the Foulkrod Home.

80 Years Ago (1940)

The following Tunkhannock men have been elected members of the Rotary Club: Horace Sick, George Gay, John Cashin, Robert Remsnyder, Morrison Ryder, and George Dietrich.

Peggy Welsh, Betty Lewis and Aaron Herrick have been chosen to represent this district in the All-District Band concerts at East Stroudsburg State Teachers College.

James Young, of Lake Carey, celebrated his 85th birthday anniversary on Feb. 20.

Osterhout: Well, at last I guess all those that were snowed in and drifted in are able to get out again.

Springville: The tractor and road grader came down as far as here today. They expect to go on from here tomorrow.

An open competitive examination for the position of postmaster 1 Tunkhannock has been announced by the U.S. Civil Service Commission at the annual salary is $2,600.

The Nicholson Fire Company will celebrate its 26th anniversary Thursday.

Mickey Rooney, the young movie star, gets a larger salary than all nine Supreme Court justices of the U.S. combined.

On Feb. 28, James and Eva (Kneller) Wynd of Redfield Street will mark their 40th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Frederick Billings suffered with a throat irritation last week due to a chicken bone catching in her throat.

100 Years Ago (1920)

Winter reigns.

Dr. C.L. Boston has sold his property at Center Moreland, and will move to Noxen where he will practice medicine. He bought the old post office building there, recently owned by S.J. Harman.

A great number of people in town have been sick with the prevailing disease whatever it is. It is called influenza, grippe or pneumonia, and may be any one of the three.

While the present epidemic prevails medicines will be delivered within the borough by the Hannon Drug store.

Laceyville’s oldest resident, Hon. John B. Edwards, 90, died at Packer Hospital, Sayre, on Feb. 19. He fell on ice in front of his home. He served a term as associate judge several years ago.

A goodly number of people met at L.H. Baker’s in Bardwell, and despite the snowbanks, they went to the Mr. and Mrs. Howard Baker residence, where with dynamite, guns, bells, and old tin pans, they serenaded the newly married couple until they made their appearance and invited the guests in.

Miss Mildred Avery, of Mehoopany, teacher in the Meshoppen borough schools, has been appointed to go to Honolulu to teach there.

Mr. and Mrs. John Luckenbill were tendered a surprise Monday in celebration of their 38th wedding anniversary. They were presented with a large leather upholstered rocking chair by their children.

120 Years Ago (1900)

Dr. J.W.B. Tewksbury has installed a telegraph instrument in his dental office, and connected it with the Postal Telegraph line.

Bids for shingling the river bridge must be handed in at the County Commissioners office on or before Monday next.

Dr. Billings, a rather careful observer of the weather, reports total snowfall this winter is 10 inches. We had about four inches in November, when light sleighs were used for a day of two. In December there were two snowfalls, January gave us about four inches at one time. It has been one of the coldest inhabitants remember.

Craig Hill: William Peet has made up his mind to have a home of his own, and will build a house on the spot where his house burned down a few years ago. He has the cellar dug and Thomas Rowe is laying the wall.

The officers of Company M, 13th Regiment, National Guards of Pennsylvania, have been invited to a dinner this evening at the home of Hon. L.A. Watres, colonel of the regiment at Scranton. Officers include Captain, N.W. Reynolds; 1st Lt., A.R. Melhuish; 2nd Lt., Harry Lackey; Sgts., Marshall Reynolds, Vaughn Hufford, Clarence Asheld, Arthur Baldwin, Winnine Reynolds; Cpls., Roland McNab, Tracey Phinney, Charles Knecht, Lloyd Harding, Edward Frear, Roderick Donley, and Perry Griffith.