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100 years ago — October 1922

Miss Jennie Clark who was injured by falling in a ditch which was covered with leaves, near the residence of D.P. Fackler, has now sufficiently recovered to be able to get around the house, having been suffering with a badly injured knee for a number of weeks.

 

The many friends of Mr. Richard N. Barnum, formerly of Lime Rock, will be very pleased to learn that he is fast gaining a very enviable position for himself in the auto manufacturing world. Some time ago he was elected vice president of the Mercer Motor Co.

 

Louis Goderis has added a Chevrolet truck to his market delivery.

 

LIME ROCK — John Lowe Jr. had the misfortune to fracture his wrist while cranking a car.

 

50 years ago — October 1972

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lieut. Ralph H. Stanton Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Stanton of Salisbury Road, Canaan, has arrived for duty at Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana, on his initial assignment. Lieutenant Stanton, an administrative officer, is assigned to a unit of  the Strategic Air Command.

 

All gasoline tanks at service stations along Route 7 from Lime Rock to Cornwall Bridge will be tested for leaks, Dr. G.S. Gudernatch, town health director, said Tuesday. A leaking tank at the Phillips 66 station just north of Cornwall Bridge was discovered Sept. 9, more than a month after routine water tests by Jon Baran, State Sanitarian, showed gasoline traces in the water of the Elms Restaurant, the Housatonic Motor Court and Dun Rollin Motel.

 

Lottie Goslar, described as “one of the funniest things on legs” at the opening of an important dance series in New York earlier this month, will be performing on what is now home ground when she brings her Pantomime Circus to the Hotchkiss School Theater Nov. 1. Born in Dresden, Germany, Miss Goslar now resides in Cornwalls. Last April she purchased the country home of the late Dr. and Mrs. Russell Potter, her closest American friends since her arrival in this country in 1938 with the famed Pepper Mill Revue.

 

All gasoline tanks at service stations along Route 7 from Lime Rock to Cornwall Bridge will be tested for leaks, Dr. G.S. Gudernatch, town health director, said Tuesday. A leaking tank at the Phillips 66 station just north of Cornwall Bridge was discovered Sept. 9, more than a month after routine water tests by Jon Baran, State Sanitarian, showed gasoline traces in the water of the Elms Restaurant, the Housatonic Motor Court and Dun Rollin Motel.

 

Those small white objects that fell in Lakeville and elsewhere in Northwest Connecticut during several periods Sunday weren’t confetti, Grandma — they were honest-to-goodness snow as a cold front passed through accompanied by high winds. Snow flurries as early as Oct. 15 aren’t unheard of, but they are unusual. Some areas reported brief flurries earlier, on Oct. 9.

 

Sixth District Congresswoman Ella Grasso called on the chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission this week to delay further decisions on abandonment of rail freight lines in Connecticut and elsewhere until Congress has the opportunity to consider her bill to provide a federal-state subsidy for such rail operations over short routes.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hart Vining of East Canaan will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday. They will attend services at the Colebrook Congregational Church where Mr. Vining has been a member for over 60 years and Mrs. Vining  for nearly as long.

 

25 years ago — October 1997

The state has turned down an application for a loan for much-needed exterior repairs at Wangum Village inn Canaan. The letter from the Department of Housing said only that the application was “not being considered,” North Canaan Housing Authority board member Trudy Washburn said this week.

 

The Town Grove’s septic system may have to be linked to the town’s sewer, forcing the town to pay for a 710-foot connection to the sewer system on Elm Street. John Whalen, the director of the town’s sewer plant, said First Selectman Robert Smithwick first asked him about tying into the town sewer last week.

 

Meryl Streep and Sam Waterston will headline “An Afternoon of Poetry and Peaceful Song” Sunday at Hotchkiss School. The event will feature poetry readings from Ms. Streep and Mr. Waterston, along with songs from The Berkshire Children’s Chorus, and will benefit the Northwest Center for Family Service and Mental Health.

 

These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible. For more Lakeville Journal archives from 1897 on to 2021, go to www.scovillelibrary.org.

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