Good spellers, new cars, and a bowling record

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: January 1933

“Good Spellers at Millerton Free School”: The following had 100 percent in the spelling test in the first and second grades: Helen Finn, Jean Van de Bogart, Dellaverne Booth, Richard Guptill, Charles Barth, Violet Campbell, Walter Miller, Mildred Segelkin. Those having perfect spelling all week in the third grade were Dorothy Silvernale, Jane Silvernale, Elizabeth Snyder, Bernard Skolsky, Miriam Swanson, and Virginia Mathews.

Dr. Harry Tripp will hold a free clinic at his office on Monday afternoon, beginning at 1 o’clock. At this time he will examine the eyes of six children selected by their school teachers, and where needed, supply glasses free of charge.

The Friday afternoon auction bridge club met last week at the home of Mrs. Sidney Shufelt. The prize was won by Miss Blanche Bates.

“Owners of New Cars”: The Dutchess Auto & Supply Co., Inc., reports deliveries of new cars to the following: Rev. Raymond-Ward, Chevrolet sedan; George Wolfe, Chevrolet sedan; Mrs. Maud L. White, Copake, Chevrolet de luxe sport coupe; Issac Black, Chevrolet ½-ton panel truck; J.D. Bell, Hillsdale, Buick sport coupe.

“Surprise Double Birthday Party”: A surprise birthday party for both Mrs. Charles Milton and Mrs Harry Lawerence took place at the latter’s home on Tuesday night [...] Both ladies were gifted card tables.

50 years ago: January 1974

“Rueger Bowls High Triple”: Raymond Rueger of Travers Place, Millerton, rolled the best triple bowled at Washington Lanes in ten years, last Friday, Jan. 25. His score of 212, 267, and 277 totaled 756, the high triple for the league.

“Sporting Along by Doc Barlett”: After guiding the basketball team over the last few seasons Coach Mickey Setaro tendered his resignation.

Roger Price, who has previously handled both Varsity and J.V. teams at Webutuck in the past, returns to action as J.V. Coach.

25 years ago: January 1999

“Landon on Dean’s List”: Melissa Marie Landon of this village was named to the Lafayett College Dean’s list for the 1998 fall semester.

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