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Wellco Service Station

Here's a look back at Wyalusing's Wellco station as it looked in the 1930's. The business, which was owned by Welles Mill Co., offered gas pumps on both sides of Route 6, including a triangular island seen on the right, where one attendant could pump gas in three vehicles. The garage on the left would later become home to the company's Kaiser-Frazier dealership in the late 1940's and early ?50's. The garage also housed an auto repair business operated by Cecil Steele for a number of years. Wyalusing resident Chip Welles has a photo of a poster once on display at the Wellco offering six gallons of Mobil gas for $1. The Wellco closed following the devastating flood of 1972 when water reached the roof of the building seen on the right, which was replaced with a new building that served as the company office for Welles Mill. Thanks to Beaver Meadows resident Pete McGee for the loan of this photo.

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the March 26, 1981 issue.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Latimer of John St., Wyalusing, observed their 50th wedding anniversary on March 25.

Leona Fitzgerald announces her candidacy for the Wilmot Township tax collector. She is running on the Republican ballot.

The following students participated in the annual Northeast Music Festival held at Wilkes-Barre: Amanda Kintner, Jennifer Cook, Marci Girven, Kelly Champluvier, Christa Millard, Beth Millard, Judy Huffman, Jennifer Wilson, Amy Potter, Melissa Vande Mark, Valerie Millard, Michelle Fiske, Denise Wilson and Dana Smith.


Al Wilson has re-established his barbershop business in the Niemiec-Sickler building.

An early morning fire on Sunday, March 22 destroyed nearly half of the Raymond Adams' barn located on Sugar Hill near Wyalusing.

Old-time fiddler Jehile Kirkhuff passed away at Montrose General Hospital following a lingering illness. He was 73.

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