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June 29 1917/2017

East Rush – The ladies Aid of the East Rush Church will serve dinner in the basement on the 4th of July. Dinner, 35 cents. Children under ten, 20 cents. Lots of amusements. Come and have a good time and help the church. At last we are going to have some new lights in the church. The order has been placed for two 600 candle power gasoline lamps. At Fairdale, on the 4th, Red Cross day will be celebrated commencing at 10:30. There will be races, ball games, patriotic addresses, an auto and a fantastic parade and other lines of amusements.  The ladies will serve a buffet luncheon. The Camp Fire Girls will serve home-made candy and run a fish pond.

Auburn Center – A very large, fine barn, built but a short time ago on L.B. Pierson’s farm, was struck by lightning Saturday night, being entirely consumed, together with its contents including a large quantity of grain and hay, valuable farm machinery, two automobiles and four head of young stock. The horses were saved. We understand there was an insurance of $1500 on the building and a small insurance on the contents. Mr. Pierson’s loss is a severe one.

South Ararat – Lew Norton, of Uniondale, was through this place on Friday, peddling meat. His meats were very nice, also the prices.  His many customers are always glad to see him for he is always so good natured.  Come again, Lew.

Tingley Lake, Harford Twp. – H.P. Read, of Montrose, is building a cottage at Tingley Lake. We are glad to know that people are becoming interested in building more cottages there, and hope to see several of them put up in the future, for Tingley Lake is a fine summer resort.

Hop Bottom – The Tuscarora Camp Fire Girls attended the Ladies Aid at Mrs. Dyer Williams’. They were all dressed in the “Minute Girl Uniform.” Four of the girls will be given the Wood Gatherers rank at the next meeting and presented with the silver ring, which denotes the Wood Gatherers rank. The following girls were present: Edna Lean, Lillian Smith, Aldene Stephens, May Yeomans, Bernice Everson, Josephine Williams, Edna Saunders and Ethel Saunders, Guardian of the Fire. The girls are planning to take part in the 4th of July parade, at Hop Bottom. AND A number of Boy Scouts enjoyed a week-end outing at Loomis Lake.  A severe thunder storm added “pep and fire” to the night’s adventure. If “Ma” had insisted on the boys staying out in such a storm there would have been something doing.

Montrose – The show window in Watrous’ store has attracted much attention the past week. It was arranged by Mr. Watrous to help the Red Cross Spirit.  A Red Cross nurse stood in the center and the work of the Montrose unit was skillfully displayed.

Highlands, New Milford Twp. – A house of Edward Brown’s was burned, with all its contents, during the electric storm of last week. No one was living in the house at the time, but it was furnished. The home of George Hall, also on the Highlands, was struck. The bolt knocked the chimney off and tearing a big hole in the roof, descended to the kitchen and passed out an outside door. The family was sitting about the kitchen at the time, but no one was injured.

Thompson – Mrs. A.C. Foster is at Mansfield, attending the commencement exercises. Her granddaughter, Miss Ruth Foster, is one of the graduates. Miss Foster is to be the Assistant Principal of Thompson High School the ensuing year.

Springville – Some of our surrounding country would do well to send to Scranton or in some mining town for hustlers or efficient help on their farms. We understand that Arthur Brown has the finest garden in Susquehanna county, potatoes, radishes, onions, lettuce and all other vegetables in a flourishing condition, with peas ready for use, all done by Frank Polmatier, a Scranton boy.  Some of our farmers here haven’t their corn ground ready yet. Uncle Sam urges but he should use a persuader or paddle, as he has authority now.

Lymanville – The Lymanville Church has dedicated new stained-glass windows on June 13. The various windows are inscribed to the memory of the following: Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Lyman, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Lyman, Mr. and Mrs. Landes Lyman, A.R. Safford, Rev. and Mrs. G.L. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis, Archibald Sheldon and wife, Ruth Howland Sheldon; Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Sheldon. One window donated by M.B. Lyman and family is properly inscribed with their names and another inscription denotes that the window was given by the Ladies’ Aid Society. A handsome oak pulpit, bears the inscription that it was donated by Martin Detrick and family, of Rock Falls, Ill.

Little Meadows – S.E. Beardslee has resigned his position as teacher in the Montgomery High school and is coming home to work his farm.

Susquehanna – Who is the oldest person in the county? Considerable interest seems manifested in learning who the oldest living person is within our county’s borders.  F.D. Lyon, of Susquehanna, 96 years of age, seems to lead at present. Are there any other than he?

Forest City – A meeting of the borough council was held on Monday evening. During the discussion over the bills, Street Commissioner McCloskey requested the secretary to write out a resignation for him which he handed to the council. ALSO F.W. Walker is in receipt of a photograph of Stephen Stats, Michael Madden, Louis Puchnik, Leo McCabe and Bennie Yanchitis, five of the young men who were in the Red Cross parade here on May 30. They are located at Fort Riley near Junction City, Kansas. The reservation consists of several thousand acres of land in the Republican and Kansas River valleys, and is considered the largest cavalry camp in the world. It has the distinction of being the geographical center of the United States and the identical spot is marked by what is known as Ogden’s monument, erected by the Federal government in honor of Major Ogden, who made the first trans-continental survey of the U.S. The Forest City boys are in splendid health and are not worrying over the chance of going to France. They are connected with the 13th and 20th regiments of the U.S. cavalry.

Herrick Center – Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Shaul, of New York City, are visiting at the home of George McGonigle at this place, and later will camp at a nearby lake. Mr. Shaul is manager of Hotel Plaza in New York and his wife is the daughter of Mrs. M.C. Atherton, formerly of Herrick.

200 Years Ago from the Montrose Centinel, June 28, 1817.

*Married—In the township of Auburn, on the 19th inst. by Rev. D. Dimock, Mr. Samuel Picket, of Rush, to Miss Nancy Avery, of the former place.

*Married—In Waterford, on the 25th, by J.W. Raynsford, Esq., Mr. John Lord, to Miss Maria Smith, daughter of Elihu B. smith, all of that place.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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