Turning Back The Pages

100 years — January 1918

SALISBURY — The ship on which the Rev. C.B. Carpenter was to have sailed for France was delayed by lack of coal, and did not sail on the date intended.


LIME ROCK — George R. Belcher Jr. was home from Camp Dix, N.J. Saturday night and Sunday. George is looking fine and says camp life is all right.


SALISBURY — The Town Hall and G.H. Clark’s store are being wired for electricity.


LAKEVILLE — Twenty-inch ice has been harvested from the lake.


SHARON — W.K. Landon, who was seriously ill at Murray Hill, N.J., was able to return to Sharon last week.


Much damage to stored apples and potatoes is reported since the severe cold spell. In some instances fires were started in cellars to keep vegetables from freezing but without results.


50 years ago — January 1968

CANAAN — Leon Chesebro, 66, of Church Street, died Saturday night, Jan. 6 in Asheville, N.C.,. where he had been visiting. He was born in Stonington Feb. 8, 1901, son of the late Benjamin C. and Ida (Browning) Chesebro. He had lived in Canaan for the past 34 years and was a self-employed carpenter at the time of his death.


SHARON — A movie, Knock on Wood, will be shown Friday evening, Jan. 12 at the Sharon School at 7 p.m. as a benefit for the annual eighth grade trip to New York City.


25 years ago — January 1993

FALLS VILLAGE — The Recycling Center at the Falls Village landfill soon will be accepting plastic containers. Under the arrangement North Canaan will handle plastic collected at the Falls Village site and Falls Village in turn will handle glossy paper collected at the North Canaan landfill. A similar arrangement is already in effect with Falls Village and Cornwall. Falls Village accepts glossy paper collected in Cornwall and Cornwall takes Falls Village’s green and brown glass.


Items are reproduced just as they appeared in earlier issues of The Lakeville Journal.