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Turning Back the Pages - January 17

100 years ago — January 1913

SALISBURY — E.E. Stalker of Salisbury is suffering from a badly burned arm caused by gasoline catching fire while he was at work in Dempsey and Sabin’s plumbing shop.

Grip colds are the fashion these days.

The route clerks on the trains state that the Lakeville post office is doing more parcels post business than any other station along the line of the C.N.E. road.

50 years ago — January 1963

LAKEVILLE — Robert J. Loucks, son of Mr. and Mrs. William K. Loucks, completed recruit training last month at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Mrs. Edmund Sanger will instruct the Salisbury Homemakers Club on caning chairs when the members meet next week.

FALLS VILLAGE — Mrs. Marion Stock, president of the David M. Hunt Library, has completed her duties as a member of the special Governor’s Committee on Libraries.

25 years ago — January 1988

Sandy MacDougall has been named Sales Director for The Lakeville Journal and The Millerton News, Publisher Robert A. Hatch announced this week.

CORNWALL — Opposition to the construction of a new kennel on Route 128 was loud and long at a Planning and Zoning Commission hearing Monday night, as neighbors voiced their concerns over the impact the facility would have on real estate values and water and septic systems.

KENT — WGSK, Kent’s own radio station, began its official broadcasts on Christmas Eve. Now the 300-watt station can be heard from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, playing an assortment of news and music not usually found on commercial radio stations.

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