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Good Old Days

 

News items of timely interest gathered from the old files of the WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were on May 7, 1981.

The Wyalusing Borough Council members have scheduled an upcoming meeting on housing projects in the borough.

A 32 ft. expansion is in the works to be erected at St. Mary’s Church in Wyalusing. The expansion is set to begin in June or July.

Ginny Thornburgh, wife of Gov. Richard Thornburgh, is the scheduled speaker for Mansfield University’s commencement.

A 1979 Mack truck and its 1977 Fruehauf refrigerated trailer loaded with boneless meat, was stolen from a motel parking lot near Hammond, IN.

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Philip McMicken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard McMicken of North Flat, Laceyville, has been named to the Dean’s List at Eastern Michigan University.

Paulette Potter of Wyalusing RR2 is a candidate seeking the Republican nomination for tax collector of Terry Township.

Wyalusing Township Supervisors filled the roadmaster vacancy that was left open April 7. Pending the acceptance, the supervisors named Richard Neiley to the position.

 


 1936 and ’72 Floods at Welles MillAt a time when most everyone is talking about floods and flood damage, here’s a look back at two of the region’s most devastating floods as seen at Wyalusing’s Welles Mill. On the left is a view of the 1936 flood and on the right 1972. As can be seen by the water level on the window frames in the white building, which was the mill’s office at the time, the ’72 flood was substantially worse. The mill pictured was destroyed by fire in 1981 and was located approximately where the mill is now. Better look quick, however, the existing mill is slated for demolition later this week. The 1936 flood took place in March and resulted from rapidly melting snow; the ’72 flood was due to Hurricane Agnes. Thanks to Chip Welles for the loan of these photos. 1936 and ’72 Floods at Welles MillAt a time when most everyone is talking about floods and flood damage, here’s a look back at two of the region’s most devastating floods as seen at Wyalusing’s Welles Mill. On the left is a view of the 1936 flood and on the right 1972. As can be seen by the water level on the window frames in the white building, which was the mill’s office at the time, the ’72 flood was substantially worse. The mill pictured was destroyed by fire in 1981 and was located approximately where the mill is now. Better look quick, however, the existing mill is slated for demolition later this week. The 1936 flood took place in March and resulted from rapidly melting snow; the ’72 flood was due to Hurricane Agnes. Thanks to Chip Welles for the loan of these photos.

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