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100 years ago — February 1918

SALISBURY — The snow drifts on Barrack Matiff are being dug through by the town road gang.


Tuesday was the worst day of the present winter thus far. A temperature of 22 below accompanied by a stiff gale made it almost impossible to heat homes and business places. The high wind badly drifted the highways making travel slow and difficult. The railroads suffered, and train schedules were abandoned to a great extent. Between Norfolk and Winsted the snow had so filled the cuts that no trains from the east came through until late afternoon. The conditions coupled with coal shortage certainly made things worse than at any time in the memory of the oldest inhabitant.


LAKEVILLE — Donald and Wesley Welch are confined to the house with whooping cough.


50 years ago — February 1968

Principal Edward M. Kirby announced yesterday the final ranking of the class of 1968. Vittoria D. Segalla, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Louis J. Segalla of North Canaan, is valedictorian with an average of 93.92. The salutatorian, Catherine L. Turrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Turrill of Kent, has an average of 92.96.


Two new stained glass windows in the style of the world-famous 15th Century glass of Yorkminster have been installed in St. John’s Church, Salisbury, by the Willet Stained Glass Studio of Philadelphia. These windows are the gift of Richard H. Mansfield of Salisbury.


KENT — Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Walker are vacationing in Southport, North Carolina, until March.


25 years ago — February 1993

FALLS VILLAGE — Kellogg School third graders have a new teacher for the remaining half of the year. Kolleen Indorf was selected to fill the long-term substitute position created by Eileen Rogers’ maternity leave.


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