Turning Back the Pages - December 13

100 years ago — 1912

It is understood that the piece of highway in front of the A.K. Chapin residence is to be improved next spring, and it certainly needs it.

LIME ROCK — Mr. Chas. Moyer at this writing is slowly improving, we are glad to say.

The house of William Hanley at Spencers’ Corner was destroyed by fire one night recently.

50 years ago — December 1962

SALISBURY — Hobard C. Terhune, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney H. Terhune, completed recruit training on Nov. 23 at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

FALLS VILLAGE — Steve Blass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren (Bob) Blass, arrived home last weekend from Chandler, Arizona, where he has been attending the Instructional School of the Pirates Baseball Team.

KENT — Mr. and Mrs. Glenn O. Carter and their daughter, Cynthia, spent last weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Carter in Larchmont, N.Y.

25 years ago — December 1987

Mary Kelly of Lakeville recently received a scroll from Secretary of the State Julia Tashjian honoring her as one of Connecticut’s Outstanding Women of the Decade. Mrs. Kelly was cited for her work in community service and was one of 110 women chosen by the United Nations Association and Gov. William O’Neill for their contributions to society.

Taken from decades-old Lakeville Journals, these items contain original spellings and phrases.