Turning Back The Pages - April 2, 2020

100 years ago — 1920

SALISBURY — Charles Coons Jr. has been quite ill with a hard cold.

LIME ROCK — Miss May Goux is in the Sharon Hospital, owing to poisoning in one hand.

SALISBURY — Malcolm Spurr has had his residence wired for electricity.

The Lakeville High School basketball team defeated Ore Hill last Friday night, the score being 18-16.

LIME ROCK — J. Parmelee and N. Surdam are moving in Mrs. Owen’s house and expect to work the farm the coming year.

Three dead deer were seen floating down the Housatonic River at Great Barrington a few days ago.

50 years ago — 1970

Stewart and Ann Hoskins have repurchased The Lakeville Journal from Robert Francis and are once again sole owners of the stock in the newspaper corporation. Mr. Francis has returned to college fund-raising, a field in which he has had previous experience. The Hoskins, who had planned to retire in 1971, now expect to continue in their jobs for an indefinite period.

SHARON — Anne H. Haydock, West Woods Road, is among the students named to the Dean’s List at the University of Vermont for the fall semester.

The first Easter Egg Hunt to be sponsored by the Cornwall Park and Recreation Commission last Saturday was a huge success, with an estimated half of Cornwall’s population including both children and adults in attendance.

CANAAN — A.A. Saunders is a patient at Sharon Hospital. Mr. Saunders is a well-known authority on birds.

25 years ago — 1995

A preliminary agreement to purchase The Lakeville Journal and Millerton News from Hatch Newspapers Inc. was announced Wednesday by William E. Little Jr. of Lakeville, who has assembled a group of locally-based investors to acquire the two weekly newspapers.

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