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 100 years ago — 1920

ORE HILL — Peter Horbul has moved into the house formerly occupied by John Dennis. The one he vacated is to be used as the new slacks mill which is being built under the direction of Fletcher Downs.

LIME ROCK — Much sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Barnum in the loss of their beautiful residence here, which was burned to the ground on Monday morning.

Adv. — WANTED: A woman to take washing home, from 5 to 10 doz. pieces weekly. Please telephone Mrs. F.B. Riggs, Lakeville, 149.

50 years ago — 1970

The 1970 Sharon Hospital Ball Committee has presented a check for $6,165 to the hospital for the purchase of a much-needed Enzyme Analyzer. The machine is used to assess cardiac enzyme profiles, and can determine if a patient has had a heart attack, according to hospital chief technician Frank Campbell.

LAKEVILLE — The Rev. Joseph F. Forte, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood this Sunday.

KENT — The heavy thunderstorms which hit Kent early Saturday morning brought high winds to portions of the village, uprooting trees, scattering branches and even ripping clapboards off one building on Lane Street. Hardest hit by the “mini-tornado” was Bluff Road, where 11 large live trees were downed.

25 years ago — 1995

KENT — Ellen Berland made her annual swim last week in the cooling waters of Lake Waramaug. Ms. Berland, in her 80th year, swam for two miles from the north shore of the lake to the south shore from New Preston beach. Tony Greenfield operated the boat that accompanied her. Berland is a dancer who has taught dancing and exercising in Kent for years. Her annual swim in Lake Waramaug is her statement that aging doesn’t have to curtail activity.

All of Kent was blanketed in the dark for 10 hours last week when a tree took down the main power lines from the Bull’s Bridge substation. Another blackout occurred three days later for only two hours — source unknown. Neither outage was connected to any whim of nature.

Residents of the Northwest Corner should be aware of a new strain of tickborne disease known as Human Ehrlichiosis. Two cases have been confirmed in Dutchess County and 11 cases have been confirmed in Connecticut in the Lyme/ East Haddam area.


These items were taken from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact as possible.


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