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100 years ago — January 1922

SALISBURY — J.G. Kimmerle is on the sick list with an attack of tonsilitis.


The past winter has not been severe, but the past week has rather averaged up on the coal bin question. This week the mercury has ranged from zero down to 14 below on different mornings, and that’s enough like winter to suit almost any one.


Mr. J. Mortimer Bell and Mr. Ernest O. Wagner have formed a co-partnership for the transaction of a general insurance and real estate business with an office in Lakeville. They expect to handle fire, life, automobile and insurance of all kinds, and will probably effect a business connection with Mr. F. North Clark, the well known insurance man of Litchfield. Mr. Bell will continue his law practice as a separate business.


LIME ROCK — Perry Loucks is suffering from a very sore finger.


50 years ago — January 1972

Gale winds with gusts of 60 to 65 miles per hour swept through Northwest Connecticut Tuesday, dropping trees and limbs onto power and telephone lines throughout the area. Power was cut off in all towns for periods of up to three hours.


Lake Waramaug, whose extensive waters include boundaries of the towns of Kent, Warren and Washington, has been selected as the site for the 1972 Olympic Rowing Trials Regatta. Hart Perry, crew coach at Kent School and recently-named director of the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen, was notified last week that the local lake has been chosen for the rowing trials. Mr. Perry will serve as chairman of the local regatta committee.


The Lakeville Journal was awarded second place for general excellence in 1971 among all New England weekly newspapers of its circulation class last weekend at the 23rd annual convention of the New England Press Association in Boston.


Earl Hubbard of Lakeville was a guest this morning on the Robert Norman show on WNTH-TV, channel 8, New Haven. Mr. Hubbard, an artist and space philosopher, will soon be traveling the lecture circuit.


John J. Casale, who has often served Northwest Connecticut as 18th Circuit Judge, was recently named by Gov. Thomas Meskill to a new post as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Judge Casale was sworn in Monday in Litchfield County Superior Court.


Patrice Hansell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hansell of Sharon, has been named Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” for 1972.


25 years ago — January 1997

Salisbury Central School Principal Thom Bradley suffered a heart attack recently. School operations will continue without interruption while he recuperates. Mr. Bradley may be able to return to work in six to eight weeks, Superintendent Marvin Maskovsky said Wednesday.


CORNWALL — Principal William Oros said in his annual report and he has said it at every meeting of the Board of Education for months: An additional teacher may be needed to handle the burgeoning enrollment. Last week, parents came to school board members with the same message. “It’s been said the excellence of this school always stemmed from small class size,” parent and PTA member David Samson said. “Twenty-six is anything but small or easy to deal with,” he said, referring to the school’s third grade. “This is probably the largest primary class in the region. That’s not something to be proud of.”

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