Turning Back the Pages
100 years ago — February 1923
Mr. William P. Stone is in Hartford attending the Postmasters’ convention.
Mr. Andrew Fulkerson will dispose of his farm equipment and household furniture at public auction on Thursday, March 1st at 1 o’clock p.m. at the Russell farm near Dutcher Bridge.
The groundhog tradition of Candlemas day indicated severe weather and a continuation of winter. It looks as if the old chap had delivered the goods.
50 years ago — February 1973
Another section of Kent’s business district at the north end of Main Street will be developed for commercial use, it was revealed this week. Gordon E. Casey and John F. Casey, owners of Housatonic Enterprises Inc., have announced that a shopping plaza is planned for the five-acre parcel of land east of the Kent Pharmacy and the Housatonic Enterprises office building.
Sunday was “Obookiah Sunday” at the First Church of Christ in Cornwall. The service, a remembrance of his passing on Feb. 17, 1818, at the age of 26, was held in Hawaii as well.
25 years ago — February 1998
Members of the Lakeville Hose Company pulled off a dramatic rescue at Lake Wononscopomuc Wednesday. Joy Pulver, daughter of Bill and Adie Pulver of Lakeville, ventured out onto the lake after she saw her golden retriever named Oliver fall through the ice. Julie Christie happened to look out on the lake and saw Ms. Pulver in the water and immediately called 911. After rescuers pulled her out she was taken to Sharon Hospital where she was treated and released.
Hilda and Ralph Lowell Sr. of Sharon were feted at a party Saturday in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. Son Ralph Lowell Jr. served as best man and daughter Myra Brandt, matron of honor.