This Week In Local History: Theater, snow and a fire truck were top news

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - | February 21st, 2017 9:58 am

1967 — Members of the Marywood College Children’s Theater were preparing for their production of “Peter Pan.” A large photo showing Barbara Spellman, stage manager, talking with cast members was featured on the front page of the Journal’s second section that week.

1977 — A big snow storm dumped about eight inches on the Abingtons and local children took to the sledding slopes. Marty Glynn, Lisa Manihan, Colleen Glynn and Bonnie Martin were shown in a front page photo enjoying the snow.

1987 — The Fleetville Fire Company celebrated the purchase of a new tank truck, with a dedication service. “Puddles,” the new truck, was believed to be the largest in Lackawanna County at the time. Shown in a front page photo at the ceremony were Mike Smirne, president; David Leuthe, chief; Monsignor Joseph Rauscher, of Corpus Christi Church in Montdale, and Odie Leuthe, first assistant chief.

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

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