Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — February 1919

CANAAN — Howard Judson, seven years old, was taken to the county hospital in Winsted Monday suffering with severe burns on his arms and chest received Friday while stamping out a bonfire.


LAKEVILLE — William Heffernan has given up his position as R.F.D. carrier and has taken the position formerly occupied by Eli Van Valkenburg in charge of the Lakeville sewer system. Ward Finkle is the new R.F.D. carrier.


CANAAN — Alisa, daughter of Elia Segalla, entered the convent at Lakeville last week.


The ice harvest is now in full blast. 


LAKEVILLE — Mrs. Edith Welsh has moved into one of the cottages at the Davis Ore Bed.


The public is beginning to wonder how long it will be before this section gets some decent passenger train service. We could stand it while war was going on, but we sigh for the good old service of former years.


Two sundogs were visible in the east on Wednesday morning, and according to an old saying this means a big storm.


50 years ago — February 1969

Residents of the seven-town Northwest Corner survived this week’s near-blizzard conditions without any loss of life directly attributable to the storm, a Journal survey disclosed Thursday. In contrast, New England counted 66 storm dead by Wednesday night, including 19 in Connecticut. There were many tense moments from early Sunday when the estimated 35 inches of snow began to fall, through Sunday night and all day Monday when gale winds piled up massive 8 to 10 foot drifts, and throughout Tuesday when some portions of the region finally began to return to normal.


Samuel Berke’s Deep Lake Farm of Lakeville had the ninth highest herd milk lactation average in the nation in the Guernsey breed in 1968 for herds with 50 to 75 records. The Deep Lake Farm herd averaged 12,893 pounds of milk and 662 pounds of fat.


SHARON — Mrs. Phil Reep fell Monday and suffered torn ligaments and a bad sprain of her right wrist.


25 years ago — February 1994

CANAAN — By the end of the month the area’s only dependency rehabilitation center will close its doors. Lutheran General Health Systems in Park Ridge, Ill., parent company of Parkside Lodge of Connecticut, has announced that it will close the Canaan facility on Feb. 24. Parkside Executive Director Andrea Wilson said it is a business decision, based on current health care atmosphere. Insurance benefit packages are changing, she said, and many no longer cover the type of care that the drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation center offers.


Items originally appeared in The Lakeville Journal.