Turning Back The Pages

100 years ago — May 1919

SALISBURY — Mrs. Wm. Washington Jr. has moved his household effects to Winsted.


LIME ROCK — Mrs. C.W. Barnum is out of town for a few days this week.


LAKEVILLE — James Morgan is wearing his left arm in a sling owing to a broken wrist caused by the breaking of a plank over which he was wheeling a barrow load of cement at Dufour’s new garage.


Tryphena Everts this week underwent a successful operation for adenoids and tonsils at Sharon Hospital.


LAKEVILLE — Miss Sadie Frink, who has been acting as nurse at Salisbury School for two weeks, returned to her home here last week.


50 years ago — May 1969

Housatonic Valley Regional High School director of athletics Edward S. Tyburski attended the Governor’s Committee on Fitness Conference held at the Hartford Hilton May 9. Governor John Dempsey gave the opening address.


Falls Village’s business section may soon acquire a “new look,” if a special Town Meeting approves the action of the Board of Selectmen in okaying permission for the National Iron Bank to purchase a grassy plot next to the bank and across from the Town Hall. First Selectman Miles Blodgett Monday night said the bank was anxious to add a drive-in window for the convenience of patrons.


SALISBURY — Young Jack Hawley suffered a badly injured elbow in a bike accident which necessitated surgery. The operation is over and Jack is recovering nicely at Sharon Hospital.


Miss Alma King received special honors Wednesday night at a service awards dinner for long-time Sharon Hospital employees. Miss King began work at the hospital in 1932 and became a full-time employee a year later.


SALISBURY — Frederic Leubuscher has been a patient in Sharon Hospital this week, having been rushed there with a high fever last Sunday. Diagnosed as an infection of some sort, he is supposed to rest … which is probably the most difficult assignment this human dynamo ever had handed to him.


25 years ago — May 1994

LIME ROCK — Marsden Epworth, a reporter who recently gained national media attention after she was fired from her job at the Register Citizen in Torrington, filed a lawsuit this week against her former employer. One of the paper’s former editors also filed suit this week for events growing out of the reporter’s firing.


These items appeared originally in The Lakeville Journal.