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100 years ago — February 1923

If you have not had or are not at present having one of the prevailing colds you are totally out of style. But don’t get excited there is time enough yet for you to have a cold and be fashionable.


Mr. George Shontz has returned to his home in Sharon, Penn., where he has secured a position.


50 years ago — February 1973

A bill to compel regionalization of all school districts with fewer than 2000 students has been killed.


The Salisbury Bank & Trust Co. will move to its new building on the west side of Main Street in Lakeville the weekend of March 10.


25 years ago — February 1998

Beanie Babies have taken the country by storm, including the Northwest Corner. Eleven students in one fifth grade class at Salisbury Central School have a combined total of 193.


Ask Polly Fitting how long she has worked at the Douglas Library and why she has decided to retire and she will give the same answer to both — 34 years. “I think it’s time I stopped working. I’m getting old and I’ve been here a long time.”


These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives, keeping the original wording intact as possible.

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