‘A nice mess of trout,’ local dogs, and sharks seeking free pool table

The following excerpts from The Millerton News were com- piled by Kathleen Spahn, Vivian Sukenik, Nancy Vialpando and Rhiannon Leo-Jameson of the North East-Millerton Library.


91 years ago: April 6, 1933

‘About Millerton’: Miss Pearl Wheeler caught a native trout weighing 1 pound, 3 ounces in Webotuck [sic] Creek on Sunday.

Ken and Hiram Brown brought in a nice mess of trout on Saturday.

‘Surprise Party’: Last Thursday Evening Miss Marjorie Decker was given a surprise party at her home by a group of her friends. The occasion was her nineteenth birthday. The evening was spent playing various games, to the enjoyment of all participating. Sandwiches, coffee, and birthday cake were served. Those attending were Doris Wolfe, Althea Masten, Ethel Peck, Williettta Peck, Margorie Cook, Ida Pitcher, Marjorie Hsier, Marjorie Decker, Ethel Mills, Frances Hoyt, Rewick Peck, Lewis Peck, Kenneth Seely, William Sexton, Wallace Hosier, John Fracaro, Louis Pitcher, and Walter Ford.

‘Cards of Thanks’: Mrs. Emma H. Wood wishes to express her thanks and appreciation to her neighbors on Elm Avenue for their kindness to Mrs. Gaffney and herself. She especially thanks Mrs. Mary Ehalen, Charles McArthur and William McCullough.

50 years ago: April 4, 1974

‘Citizens Complain About Local Dogs’: With the advent of spring planting, several Millerton residents have complained about the damage that dogs have done to their property.

George Lindner of Highland Street said that he has made complaints since last summer against dogs that ruined half his tulips, twice destroyed his bean plants, and broke 18 of his tomato plants. [...] Mayor Anderson made an appeal to dog owners in a letter to The News this week. He said: “There is no dog in the Village smart enough to read the ordinance and understand what problems he may be creating for himself and his master. You owners have to enforce this ordinance on your dog — he won’t obey it otherwise. The Village officials implore you to do this for the sake of your neighbors and your harassed officials.”

‘Millerton Man Chosen To Fly Transport Planes’: Major Hugh L. Hunter, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Hunter of Elm Avenue, Millerton, has been selected to fly the Hercules C-130 Cargo Plane. Major Hunter is being transferred from U.S. Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon, where he has been serving on the Air Staff as Special Assistant to the USAF Deputy Chief of Staff for Systems and Logistics, [...] Major Hunter is a graduate of Millerton High (Class of 1955) where he earned letters in Baseball, Basketball and Soccer. [...]

‘12 Webutuck Students Accepted by College’: Seniors at Webutuck Central School are rapidly receiving college acceptances. Approximately 55 percent of the class of ‘74 are planning to further their education. Last week, seniors who received letters of acceptance from colleges of their choice were Jay Rotherstein, Roebert Silvernail, Margaret O’Hara, Cindy Webb, Susan McGhee, Marion Krivacs, Diane Krivacs, David Lyle, Chris Haaland, Steve Clark, Margaret Miller, and Daniel Brum.

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25 years ago: April 1, 1999

‘Millerton News Wins Award for Editorials’: The Millerton News walked away from the New York Press Association’s (NYPSA) annual conference with a second-place award for editorial writing for newspapers with under 2,400 circulation.

Competing against hundreds of other community newspapers, The News was awarded the honors, judged this year by members of the Virginia Press Association, for three separate editorials written on local issues . [...]

“It’s always nice to be recognized by your colleagues,” said Mr. Cowgill, who has been editor at The News since last June. “Needless to say, we plan to continue our commitment to strong editorials that are local in nature and reflect the values of the many voices in the communities we cover.”

‘Easter Egg Hunt Planned in Millerton’: The Millerton Fire Department, the American Legion Post 178 and the Millerton Gun Club along with Burger King and the Round Tuit will sponsor the fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3 at 11 a.m.

There will be a hayride from the house on Century Boulevard to the Millerton Gun Club for the hunt. Hay rides will begin at 10:30 a.m.

‘Library Sells Subs – Sandwishes[sic], That Is’: The North East Millerton Library will be selling grinders (subs) to benefit the library. American Legion Post 178 has donated its kitchen for this event. Choices are: turkey with tomato and lettuce or combo of ham, cheese and salami with tomato and lettuce, both with mayonnaise packets. The cost is $5 a grinder. [...]

‘Girl Scout Cookies Still Available’: Did you miss out or eat all of your Girl Scout Cookies? Millerton Brownie Troop 487 will have a Cookie Booth Sale, Friday, April 2 and Saturday, April 3, att the Millerton Grand Union.Cookies are $3 a box.

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