Turning Back The Pages
100 years ago — May 1920
SALISBURY — Mrs. Cora Pulver visited friends in Torrington and Winsted last week.
SALISBURY — A valuable cow on the Willard Farm sustained a broken leg one day this week and had to be killed.
LIME ROCK — The contents of the Methodist Chapel, consisting of an organ, good seats with hair cushions, center table and three chairs are to be sold.
SALISBURY — Little Mercedes Sherwood entertained a party of her little friends on her second birthday Thursday.
NOTICE — No more baseball is to be played by anybody, scholars or others, on the High School grounds on Sunday. By Order of Board of Education.
50 years ago — May 1970
Pamela Sue Prindle, daughter of Mrs. Kathryn Prindle of Lakeville, will be graduated next month from the International Fine Arts College of Fashion in Miami, Fla. After two years of intensive fashion studies which included study tours to New York City, Mexico and Europe, she will receive her Associate in Fine Arts Degree, Fashion and Merchandising.
SHARON — Joseph Peter, the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lamb of Caulkinstown Road, was baptized at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Sunday May 17. Mrs. Arthur Lamb and James Danforth are the godparents.
KENT — Captain Andrew P. Stirnweiss, U.S. Navy (Ret.) has been selected to serve as Clerk of the Works at the Kent Center School construction site. Capt. Stirnweiss will represent the interests of the town and the School Building Committee while the elementary school is being enlarged. Reportedly, his salary is lower than the amount appropriated, at his request.
John Lee of Lakeville has been awarded a Kellogg Foundation Animal Husbandry Scholarship. He is a freshman at the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at the University of Connecticut.
25 years ago — May 1995
A truck operated by the Reber company of Pennsylvania overturned on Dutcher’s Bridge in Salisbury Monday afternoon, in an accident that saw traffic delayed or detoured for the next 16 hours. No one was injured when the tanker broke away from the cab and propelled the vehicle across the eastbound lane and into the guardrails.
These items were gathered from The Lakeville Journal archives at Salisbury’s Scoville Memorial Library, keeping the original wording intact.