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Good Old Days

Elementary Cagers 55 Years Ago

Here's a look back at the 1956-57 elementary basketball teams from Wyalusing, Laceyville, Camptown and New Albany during a family night tournament where the four teams squared off, with Wyalusing ending the evening as winner. We are unable to identify all of the players pictured, especially those in the back row. Front row, left to right, are Laverne Owen, Billy Robinson, ??, George Laird, Fred Kier, Gene Kishbaugh, Bill Pickett, Bob Brotzman, Rick Latimer, ?? and Frank Cole. Second row: Raymond Neuber, David Keeler, Marvin Meteer, Ken Potter, Robert Porter, David Robinson, Butch Chamberlin, Raymond Eaton, Larry Franklin, Eddie Latini, John Thompson and Joe Heath. Third row: ?? Bruce Fowler, ??,??,??,??,?? Ned O'Conner, Robert Litzelman, Howard Sayman, Raymond Brown, Steve Brink, Eddie Keefe and ?? Back row: ??, ?? Lloyd Davis, Dan King, ??,??,??,?? Jerry Kisner, ??,??, Tom McPherson and Gary Forker. Thanks to Reverend Norman Robinson, who organized the league and served as Wyalusing's coach when he was pastor of Wyalusing's Presbyterian Church. The photo was reproduced from an old clipping from the Wyalusing Rocket, which Reverend Robinson emailed to us.

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the April 2, 1981 issue.

The Laceyville Sixth Grade cage team was recently honored. Coached by Richard Eberlin, members are: Debbie Culver, Kellie Goodman, Tammy Jayne, Annette Mowry, Debi Pickett, Kevin Armitage, Scott Bennett, Matthew Cruver, Bill Fassett, Eddie Robinson, Chris Ruhf and Scott Salsman.

Marguerite Cobb announced her semi-retirement from Kilmer Insurance recently. She has worked for the agency for 26 years, having started with the former Russell B. Pratt Agency.


Helen Otis was honored by Arrow employees on her retirement. She was an employee of the American Meter Co. from the beginning of its operation in 1957 and became an employee on the day Arrow opened in 1968.

The Wyalusing High School band welcomed members of the Sydenham, Ontario, Canada band this week for an exchange festival and concert.

Caswell's IGA, Main St., Laceyville having a big Anniversary Sale this week.

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