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September 16 1921/2021

Montrose – The County Fair is now in full swing and it is conceded on all hands that it is the biggest event of the kind ever held here. Everything from exhibits and the trade displays, to the amusements, is on a quite gigantic scale for places anywhere near the size of Montrose. The flying stunts, over the grounds by the aviator, brought real thrills. Yesterday was “School Day” and great crowds of students from all over the county contributed to the gaiety of the day. Their bright faces, showing the keen enjoyment of all the fair features, and the school display, is difficult to find a suitable adjective to describe it. ALSO Ann and Mary Wharton, of Philadelphia, are in town. The former is a well-known author, one of her books, “Through Colonial Doorways,” being on the shelves of the Montrose Public Library. A picture of one of Montrose’s fine old homes, the property of John Lyons, on the corner of Cherry and Church streets, adorns the volume.

Forest City – The body of Sergeant George Payne, who made the supreme sacrifice overseas in the World War, arrived here. It was escorted to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Payne, by members of Charles and Martin Skubic Post, American Legion. Sgt. Payne was one of the first to enlist from this place and the first to lose his life. His funeral was held from Christ Episcopal Church and the American Legion attended in a body.

Gelatt – School opened here Monday, Labor Day, with Mrs. Sarah Walker as teacher and twenty-six scholars.

Silver Lake – Catherine O’Day announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for prothonotary. Mrs. O’Day is a very competent woman and would give a satisfactory administration if elected; and the further fact that she is the first woman to seek a county should stimulate the Democrats, both men and women, to rally to her support and give her a record vote at the primaries.

East Rush – We understand that the Dimock base ball team claims to be the champion team of Susquehanna County. We would like to know how they claim this—for if my memory serves me right, East Rush beat them two games out of the three played, and if they had had a fair umpire would have beaten them in the three games. We would like them to come down with their own team and play us a game or two to prove their right to the “laurels.”

Hop Bottom – School re-opened Sept. 5th with an enrollment of over 160 pupils. The school house presents a fine appearance, having been painted outside and thoroughly cleaned and renovated during vacation. The teachers are: Principal, O. L. Mittan; Vice Principal, Mr. Carey; grammar school, Miss Lillis Pratt; intermediate, Mrs. May Miller; primary, Miss Lillian

Dimock – Geraldine Rhodes is attending the high school at Montrose, driving her white pony and cart to and from each day. ALSO W. J. Cronk has had new electric lights placed in his store, house and barn, and also R. W. Palmer, in his garage. ALSO W. L. Stillwell, who has faithfully carried the mail for seven years, from the train to the post office, has been obliged to resign owing to ill health. Mr. Stillwell is 76 years of age, and has done remarkably well to keep up such an active business so long, besides carrying on his farm work.

Uniondale – Kenneth Cable entered the Department of Commerce of Temple University, at Philadelphia, as a student. He is a graduate of the Uniondale High School and of the commercial course of Wyoming Seminary.

Springville – Helen Gregory, of Wilkes-Barre, is the new assistant principal this winter and is boarding at the Hotel Fisk. ALSO Tramps and chicken thieves have made their appearance in our vicinity. Meserole Bros. have flash lights and guns a plenty.

Lake View – We were visited with showers last Friday, although it did not rain. J. C. Morse had a barn struck by lightning. It shattered the barn and immediately set it on fire. Some of the neighbors, seeing the bolt of lightning strike, hastened to the fire in autos, but before anyone could get there the whole barn was aflame. The wind carried sparks and set the house on fire and in an hour’s time both barn and house were burned to the ground. Both were built over 75 years ago. Expensive equipment was consumed and the buildings were not covered with insurance. Mr. Morse was away at the time and his man that works the place was plowing in the back lot and did not see the fire until some of the neighbors had arrived.

Susquehanna – The home of Hon. C. Fred Wright, was burglarized recently and over $1000 worth of personal property taken, the interior of the house being badly damaged by the thieves in their search for valuables. The Wright home has been closed for the summer, the family occupying their summer home, Pinecrest, on the Susquehanna River.

Forest Lake – A local woman, Mrs. Earl Smith, is fast putting the adage, “he-was-that-long-but-he-got-away,” to shame. In fact, her success here this summer has been remarkable. Her catches of bass break all local records. One she landed the other day weighed four pounds—and he did not get away.

New Milford – One of the best dances of the season will be held in the New Milford Opera House this evening. The Arlington six-piece jazz, of Binghamton, will furnish the music. This is one of the best dance orchestras in this section of the country and should assure everyone of a good time. The floor is also one of the best. And as for the roads—with the exception of a short detour on the New Milford end—there is concrete all the way.

Brookdale – George Lindsley lost his horse a few days ago. The children found some paris green and sprinkled it on the grass and the horse ate some of it and died. ALSO Our school opened on Sept. 6th, with Miss Loretta Allen, of Montrose, as teacher. We are glad to welcome her back again this year.

Heart Lake – Luther Whitney has returned home from the army, where he spent nearly a year.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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