Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1918

SALISBURY — Mrs. Asa Edelman is driving a five-passenger Metz car which she recently purchased.


LAKEVILLE — William Kane is one of the owners of a fine field of corn at his place on Bostwick Hill.


Save all your peach pits. The government wants them for use in making prussic acid. As this is the season for peaches, start now to save them.


Advertisement: Wm. R. Grundmann Auto Machnist Lakeville Conn. IMPORTANT NOTICE I wish to state that I am going to continue my business in Lakeville and have ordered new tools and machinery to replace those burned in the recent fire at Smith’s Garage, and will temporarily be located at Martin’s Garage until suitable quarters are found, where I am now ready to take care of all your needs.


50 years ago — August 1968

KENT — Fire Chief Arthur Seabury, following up a report of “billows of black smoke” seen rising from the location of the former Fuller Farm on Schaghticoke Road at noon last Friday, turned in an alarm for firemen to battle one of the hottest fires in recent years. Before the fire was brought under control, a large weathered barn and several acres of high grass were destroyed.


The storm Tuesday evening which dropped gallons of rain in some areas, leaving others dry but bathed in ominous saffron light, really ripped into East Canaan with a full-fledged twister. Localized principally along Route 44 and Old Turnpike Road, the storm ripped down power lines, uprooted trees and stalled traffic at about 7:30 p.m. Then, in a matter of minutes, it was gone as quickly as it had come.


Thomas Ralph Morck, 21, leaves today for a 2 1/2 year hitch in the Seabees, where he enters as Petty Officer 3rd Class. He leaves his wife, the former Valli Spafford of Lakeville, snug in the new house he has just completed for her in Canaan. When he became engaged in 1967, he told his father and uncle he would like to try remodeling a three-car garage on the Morck Brother property in Canaan. He drew his own plans for a Dutch Colonial cottage and then raised the roof of the building.


25 years ago — August 1993

CANAAN — Plans for the installation of sewers in the Green Acres section of town have been put on hold, pending availability of funding. Geoffrey Drury, who serves on the executive board of the Fire District, told The Lakeville Journal this week that “the funds from the Farmers Home Administration were not as available as we had thought.”


News items were drawn from past Lakeville Journal issues.