Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — January 1919

LAKEVILLE — The lake closed up for the first time this year on Saturday night.


SALISBURY — Miss Priscilla Goddard has gone to Waterbury to take up canteen work.


LAKEVILLE — The flag in the Park has been at half mast owing to the death of Former President Roosevelt.


LIME ROCK — Francis Dean, seven-year-old son of M. Dean, broke his leg Monday morning while sliding.


LAKEVILLE — The milk strike has been pretty effective at this station, and very few cans of milk have been shipped.


LAKEVILLE — W.P. Bradley Sr. is on his milk route once more after an attack of the flu.


50 years ago — January 1969

Mrs. Irving Tier of Horse Shoe Lane, Lakeville, spoke on her late friend, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, at a meeting Tuesday of the Zonta Club of Hartford held at the City Club there. Mrs. Tier is a member of The Ninety-Nines Inc., the International Organization of Women Pilots.


In order to protect patients from exposure to influenza, the Sharon Hospital this week found it necessary to prohibit visitation.


Mark Pozzi, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pozzi of Canaan, had an unexpected and perfectly wonderful Christmas gift this year. He was selected as one of 10 boys in the nation, out of 50,000 who applied for the privilege to spend five days in Green Bay, Wis., to participate in a football clinic conducted by Packers coaches and other events of interest to sports minded youngsters.


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pozzetta of Church Terrace are the parents of a son born Friday morning in Sharon Hospital. The Pozzettas also have two other sons and three daughters. Their new son is the first baby born in Canaan in 1969.

25 years ago — January 1994

FALLS VILLAGE — State Police still have no leads this week in a Dec. 28 assault and attempted robbery at the Falls Village Package Store. A masked robber struck owner Allyn Bierce in the head around 7:45 p.m. and then fled the store after he learned that the store’s cash drawer had been locked away in a vault for the night.


LAKEVILLE — Lake Wononscopomuc  “iced in” Dec. 27 this year, continuing an early trend for the annual event, unofficial chronicler Rodney Aller reported this week.


The compiler has found these news nuggets in past issues of The Lakeville Journal.