Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — 1919

LIME ROCK — Miss Yerkes has resigned her position as teacher in the school.


Goldwyn Pictures are now beginning their second year and are shown in the most exclusive houses of the country. Goldwyn releases but one picture a week and the entire organization is directed on making that picture the best it is possible to produce.


The large barn on the grounds of the former Connecticut School for Feeble Minded was completely destroyed by fire at three o’clock Monday morning. The barn contained a large quantity of grain, etc. belonging to A.G. Lord and practically all of Mr. Lord’s farming machinery and his horse drawn hearse were completely destroyed.


LAKEVILLE — Charles Kipp did considerable plowing on Dec. 26 and 27. Some open winter.


It’s about time the flu flew.


Winsted is planning for the erection of a triumphal arch in honor of her returning soldier boys.


LAKEVILLE — John Morgan’s residence has been newly shingled.


50 years ago — 1969

Voluntary contributions, ranging from $100 to $5,000 each, totaled about $50,000 this week even though no solicitation letters have been sent out in the drive to raise $400,000 for the $1.4 million Robert E. Geer Extended Care Facility.


The Lakeville community was saddened Christmas Eve as word spread of the death of six-year-old Edward Blair Carter Jr. in a sledding accident on a hill not far from his Lincoln City Road home.


Funeral services were conducted Thursday at the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon for Constant Beauty, 96, who died in Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Tuesday after a short illness.


Mrs. Michael Kupernick of Canaan will instruct members of the Lime Rock Homemakers Club on Jan. 6 and 13 in the art of professional cake decorating. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a roll of waxed paper, decorating tips, empty cake tins or paper plates, knife, scissors and paper towels.


The new Sloane Museum building and the land site of historical Kent Furnace, upon which the museum has been erected, were officially presented to the State of Connecticut by The Stanley Works on Dec. 27.


25 years ago — 1994

LAKEVILLE — The unsightly tangle of overhead telephone and electrical wires that has marred the beauty of St. Mary’s Catholic Church for years is coming down, but contrary to earlier reports it may not be removed until the first or second week of this month, First Selectman Bud Trotta announced at a selectmen’s meeting last week.


Nuggets were taken from earlier issues of The Lakeville Journal.