July 22 1921/2021
Ararat – Mrs. Mary Sartell, while crossing a field to visit a neighbor last week, encountered a large skunk. Did she pick up her dress and run? She did not, but picked up some stones and killed Mr. Skunk. Mrs. Sartell and others have lost a number of chickens because of numerous skunks about. This is the second she has killed. At Lake View the skunks are numerous and nearly 500 chickens and other poultry have been destroyed in this vicinity by them
Montrose – Montrose has a health center, open Friday afternoons, at the library building, where anyone may call and consult the health nurse on matters in which he or she may be interested. This is a most valuable service and should be taken full advantage of. ALSO After weeks of hard work the Mill Company have installed the machinery for making coat hangers which will necessitate the employment of a number of extra hands.
Thompson – The bands of Susquehanna County have consolidated to effect the very best results. Those which have been organized in the towns of Thompson, Ararat, Orson and Lakewood and other places of the near vicinity are now meeting at the residence of Dr. McNamara, at Thompson, where they are being given instruction, from time to time, by Bandmaster Al Lawrence, of Scranton. There is a beautiful lawn where the 75 members of the consolidated band gather. It is expected the band will fill engagements for that section of the state which will be equal to any that can be brought from a distance. The social features of the rehearsals of the band have been made very pleasant by the doctor.
St. Joseph – Joseph Minehan has purchased a new Brockaway truck. He drives three times a week to Binghamton carrying freight and passengers.
Lenoxville – Daniel Green, aged 71 years, had his left leg fractured and was badly lacerated about the body, Tuesday afternoon, when he was thrown over an embankment by a fractious cow, which he was leading on a rope.
Uniondale – Everett Burdick and wife, of Lyon Street, near here, had a rather thrilling experience with a burglar recently. Hearing a noise at the front door, Mr. Burdick arose and went to the door and spoke to the intruder, who was bold enough to continue his efforts to enter the house. Mr. Burdick opened the door and threatened to shoot, but the burglar jumped off the porch and seizing a club attempted to strike. Burdick was too quick for him, however, and knocked him down and held him until help arrived. The culprit was taken to Forest City and lodged in jail. ALSO Jerome Kishpaugh, the sole veteran of the Civil War at Herrick Center, came down Tuesday to see the “boys.”
Forest City – Frank Faatz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Faatz, of Main street, is prospering finely at Timpas, Colorado, according to a letter received lately by his parents. He is operating two garages and is selling about a carload of cars a week. He took up a claim a few miles from Timpas. His wife remains upon the claim and Frank spends as much time at his home as he can spare. [Frank worked as a railroad flagman prior to moving. Read more about Timpas on line.]
Silver Lake – Camp Red Cloud is preparing for a wonderful day of sports, Aug. 13th. There will be water sports of all kinds, including the annual regatta. There will be a track meet and baseball games. There will also be horseback riding. Major Lambert, the camp head, is looking forward to making this an unusually good meet. Among the boys at this camp is the son of General John J. Pershing, and it is expected that the general will arrive at the camp about the middle of August, to remain several days, including the day of sports. Besides this noted visitor, many other well-known men and women will be present as guests from Washington, Baltimore and other places.
Beech Grove, Auburn Twp. – Two little girls sent out from New York city by the Tribune Fresh Air Fund arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bolles on Thursday for a two weeks’ vacation. Their names are Camilla Hajek and Rose Fisher.
Hop Bottom – Saturday night many turned out to hear and enjoy the band concert given by the Brooklyn Band. Mr. Norris, of New Milford, lighted the Main Street with a Delco plant. As Hop Bottom has long been without lights, it afforded much pleasure to the people.
Kingsley – Mr. Zick, of Scranton, spent Sunday with his brothers on the D. E. Oakley place.
Brooklyn – Brooklyn has quite a colony of summer visitors this year and one of the most interesting is J. H. Johnston, who for many years was with the D & H as head bookkeeper in the coal department and lately paymaster for the Pottsville street railway. In his younger days, Mr. Johnston worked for Daniel Searle & Co., [Montrose] who had the contract for carrying the mail from Owego to Milford. Mr. Searle was the father of Mrs. J. B. McCollum, of Montrose. Mr. Johnston, who is now past 84 years of age, is still mentally vigorous and has a bright memory. His account of incidents of interest while at work on the old Gravity road from Carbondale to Honesdale are worth listening to.
Harford - A military funeral was held in the Congregational church, Sunday, for Bruch Hawley, whose body was brought from France. Rev. Mr. Perkins preached the sermon. The Odd Fellows were in attendance, one sailor and six soldiers, besides many others.
Jackson – While cultivating potatoes upon the Yale farm, H. E. Henderson discovered a large rattlesnake. He secured a club and soon placed the snake out of commission. It measured 47 inches in length and carried seven rattles. It is presumed that the dry weather is responsible for the advent of the reptile in this section.
Bible Conference: One who recently dined at Torrey Lodge, the new Conference Inn, speaks very highly of the gracious manner in which they were received, the excellent food served, the attractiveness of the Lodge and the quiet, home-like atmosphere of the whole place, all of which augurs well for a wonderfully successful season.
Compiled By: Betty Smith