Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — August 1918

SALISBURY — Miss Hustis is the new teacher in the 7th and 8th grades of the public school.


LIME ROCK — Mrs. Oscar Sabin of Falls Village was a guest at Geo. W. Belcher’s over Sunday.


LAKEVILLE — Contractor John H. Garrity is putting concrete steps in front of St. Mary’s Parochial School.


According to a new ruling of the fuel administration, Mr. Garfield asks all auto users not to use their cars for Sunday pleasure motoring owing to the shortage of gasoline.


SALISBURY — Edwin Smith has bought a 6 cylinder 7 passenger Jeffery car of Winsted parties.


A.G. Lord has just finished harvesting 1871 bushels of oats and barley. This is probably a record for the same acreage in this section, and was some undertaking for an undertaker.


50 years ago — August 1968

William Meder of Salisbury has submitted his resignation as leader of the Lakeville-Salisbury Band effective Sept. 1, reports Mrs. Paul Rebillard, secretary-treasurer of the band, who goes on to say that the group is accepting his resignation with great regret.


Michael Fitting, 18, of Undermountain Road in Salisbury, was taken to Sharon Hospital last Sunday morning, suffering from a broken leg and multiple abrasions as a result of a one-car accident on Route 41, according to the state police in Canaan. He was traveling north on Route 41 and apparently lost control of his car, which veered off the road and struck several utility poles.


Items on sale this week at Shagroy Farm Market include Pepperidge Farm Cakes for 69 cents each, New 8 oz. Popcorn and Peanuts Fiddle Faddle, 33 cents, and Tobin’s Webster Bacon, 69 cents lb.


SHARON — Mrs. Michael Carley of Providence, R.I., spent last Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Carley and returned home, taking their daughter Carol back with her for a vacation visit.


Mrs. Bertha Parmlee of Lakeville was winner of the first prize in the 75th anniversary contest of the Sunbeam Co. of Chicago. Her prize was an electric lawnmower.


25 years ago — August 1993

SALISBURY — When Eleanor McKee started Windemere, her American crafts store located behind Labonne’s in Salisbury, she wanted to make sure local residents could find popular quality crafts at an affordable price. A year after she opened, Mrs. McKee is sticking to that pledge of quality and affordability.


Items were extracted from past issues of The Lakeville Journal.