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Good Old Days

 

News items gleaned from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the April 30, 1981 issue.

WVHS students were recently selected for the Senior Prom court. They are: Chris Kelly, Sunita Verghese, Tracy Hugo, Sherrie Marshall, Melissa Miller, Nancy Slabicki, Aileen Cavallo, Lisa Pickett, Keith Peterson, Randy Walker, Jim Stanton, Tim Goodwin, Mitzi Latimer, Joe Moore, Brett Jayne, Marty Gallagher, Kevin Peterson and Brett Keefe.

Members of Hollenback 4-H have elected officers for the new year. They are: Jennifer Price, president; Tim Burke, vice-president; Denise Lutz, secretary; Becky Price, treasurer, and Lois Patterson, news reporter.

Joe Moore, senior wrestling standout at WVHS, has signed a letter of intent with Bloomsburg College. He is the son of Creighton and Gail Moore of Wyalusing.

 

Someone gained access to the Terry Township building on Friday morning at 3:50 a.m. and reportedly stole an undetermined amount of gas.

Members of the Wyalusing Rams Marching Band are on a tour of Kingston, Ontario.

Joe Hepp of Herrickville sang with Charlie Masteller and the Endless Mountains Boys at the Easter Seal Radiothon. He often calls square dances at the Herrickville Fire Hall.

 


 1951 Wyalusing Creamery FireIt was Wednesday, April 5, 1951, when fire swept through and destroyed what was described as one of Wyalusing’s last surviving industries, The Dairymen’s League Creamery on Riverside Drive, which was located where Park Place is today. Workers were already on the job at about 6:30 a.m. when creamery employee Roy Howell spotted flames coming from an office and shooting up to the plant’s second floor. The fire continued to spread, eventually rocking the community with a loud explosion when the plant’s ammonia tank blew up. Firefighters from Laceyville arrived at the scene with additional hose, but the building was eventually destroyed. The creamery was eventually rebuilt, but in the early 1980’s, the building was razed to make space for Park Place.  In the top photo, workers gather outside the creamery as clouds of smoke billow from the burning plant. In the bottom photo, some of the creamery workers are pictured. They include: (left to right) Claude Proof, Roland “Dode” Proof, Benton Hardic and Roy Howell on steps. Thanks to Ree Ann Hardic Ross for the loan of these photos.  1951 Wyalusing Creamery FireIt was Wednesday, April 5, 1951, when fire swept through and destroyed what was described as one of Wyalusing’s last surviving industries, The Dairymen’s League Creamery on Riverside Drive, which was located where Park Place is today. Workers were already on the job at about 6:30 a.m. when creamery employee Roy Howell spotted flames coming from an office and shooting up to the plant’s second floor. The fire continued to spread, eventually rocking the community with a loud explosion when the plant’s ammonia tank blew up. Firefighters from Laceyville arrived at the scene with additional hose, but the building was eventually destroyed. The creamery was eventually rebuilt, but in the early 1980’s, the building was razed to make space for Park Place.  In the top photo, workers gather outside the creamery as clouds of smoke billow from the burning plant. In the bottom photo, some of the creamery workers are pictured. They include: (left to right) Claude Proof, Roland “Dode” Proof, Benton Hardic and Roy Howell on steps. Thanks to Ree Ann Hardic Ross for the loan of these photos. 

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