Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — September 1921

ORE HILL — Joseph O’Loughlin was home from Torrington on Sunday.


LAKEVILLE — George Roebuck is suffering with an abscess in his right ear and is taking treatment at Sharon Hospital.


Mrs. T.L. Norton has so far recovered from her recent fall that she was able to take an auto ride on Monday, and called on friends in Salisbury.


60 years ago — September 1961

(Note: There are no digitized archived Lakeville Journals until Dec. 1971, hence the 60 years ago instead of the usual 50.)


Bonvicini Building Co. of Torrington was awarded the contract for the alterations and additions to the Housatonic Valley Regional High School and construction of a new Vo-Ag center at a meeting of the Regional Board of Education held at the school last Tuesday evening.


Hurricane Esther bypassed this area and the gusty winds and sporadic heavy rains in her wake caused relatively minor damage to the area. Falling limbs and uprooted trees temporarily disrupted telephone and electric service in Canaan, Falls Village, Cornwall, Lakeville, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon. A large tree near the traffic islands in Lakeville was blown down Thursday, taking the power line with it. Michael Seitz, who was driving a truck in the area, miraculously escaped injury by seconds though the severed live wire hit his truck. The same wire burned through the telephone cable at the spot and put 61 telephones out of order in Lakeville.


As Salisbury’s Scoutmaster, John Bartram has been called back into the Army, the local Troop Committee has selected Ira Ames of Lime Rock as new Scoutmaster and the Rev. Joseph Bailey and Lawrence Perkins as assistants.


Despite the hornets, the food sale of the Little Guild of St. Francis held last Saturday in front of Whitbeck’s Pharmacy in Salisbury was a great financial success. Mrs. Agnus Hurley, a member of the guild, ruefully reported that after the delectable goodies had been displayed for sale, a swarm of yellow jackets descended on the tables. In an attempt to shoo the unwelcome, uninvited but appreciative guests away, Mrs. Hurley received two stings and Mrs. Ethel Jamgotchian of Cornwall, another committee member, received one. Both were treated by Walter Whitbeck at the Whitbeck Pharmacy. One good-natured purchaser, a gentleman, asked whether or not he shouldn’t be charged for the four hornets who decided to enter the bag with a delicious cake he had just purchased. He was advised that the yellow jackets were free, and with a shrug he paraphrased the comedian Lou Holtz with “how much can a hornet eat?” as he carried his goodies away.


Mr. and Mrs. Judson Philips have purchased the Robert Speer property on Millerton Road and expect to move into their new home toward the end of October.


FALLS VILLAGE — Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm D. Canfield and daughter Kathy accompanied their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Andriessens, to New York City last Wednesday morning to see them off on the French liner, “Flandre.” The Andriessens will be making their home in Brussels.


David Peppe, son of Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Peppe of Canaan, showed and sold his Aberdeen Angus last week at the Springfield Fair. David received $243.60 for his steer.


25 years ago — September 1996

Mark Jones of West Cornwall, a certified financial planner with the Waterbury office of American Express Financial Advisors, has received the President’s Recognition Award for “Quality of Advice.”


CANAAN — William Mulville is in stable condition this week but faces more surgery after his arm was caught in a conveyor belt at the M.F. Mulville & Sons gravel pit last Friday. The update came from his mother, Barbara Mulville of Norfolk, who said that efforts continue to save the arm which was badly mangled to above the elbow. There were no broken bones, but Mulville sustained a dislocated elbow and extensive muscle damage.


These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible.

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