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Good Old Days

 

News items of timely interest from the old files of The WYALUSING ROCKET and reprinted as they were in the Sept. 17, 1981 issue.

New water meters will be installed on five area businesses it was decided by the Wyalusing Borough Council. They are: Honchell’s Market, Charlie’s Pizza, Steele’s Garage, Miller’s Pharmacy and the office of Dr. Thomas Burns.

LeRaysville’s Mike Rogers was the winner of the Camptown Races with a time of 36:56.

Randy and Rene Brigham of Camptown are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Preston Alexander, born on Aug. 27, 1981.

Jeff Smith, son of Paul and Barbara Smith of Wyalusing, earned his Eagle Scout rank in a ceremony conducted at the Wyalusing Methodist Church.

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A fire on Sunday afternoon destroyed a large barn on the Dick Hugo farm, which started at 2:58. The loss was valued at $30,000.

George Ciprich, vice-president of Laceyville’s Merchants Association welcomed Dr. Francis Schell to the community at their recent business meeting.

Donna Saravitz of Meshoppen has been hired as the new treasurer of the Meshoppen Borough Council.

 


Speaking of FloodsHere’s a look back at downtown Meshoppen during the June 1972 flood that was spawned by Hurricane Agnes. The flooding hit Meshoppen hard after the Meshoppen Creek backed up and spilled into the community. As with the recent flooding, the entire region was ravaged by Hurricane Agnes, which in most communities remains the region’s worst flood. In Meshoppen, however, the river’s recent crest at 44.42 surpassed the Agnes Flood crest of 43.11. Flood stage in Meshoppen is 27 feet. In our flood coverage section this week we have a photo that compares near-identical views of downtown Meshoppen in last week’s flooding and 1972. Speaking of FloodsHere’s a look back at downtown Meshoppen during the June 1972 flood that was spawned by Hurricane Agnes. The flooding hit Meshoppen hard after the Meshoppen Creek backed up and spilled into the community. As with the recent flooding, the entire region was ravaged by Hurricane Agnes, which in most communities remains the region’s worst flood. In Meshoppen, however, the river’s recent crest at 44.42 surpassed the Agnes Flood crest of 43.11. Flood stage in Meshoppen is 27 feet. In our flood coverage section this week we have a photo that compares near-identical views of downtown Meshoppen in last week’s flooding and 1972. 

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