This week in local history

First Posted: 2/9/2015

1967 – A garage at the rear of 108 Holgate St., Chinchilla was gutted by a fire on Feb. 7, destroying a 1960 model car that was inside. The vehicle and building were property of Dorothy Hallstead, who said fire was discovered at 10 p.m. Origin of fire was unknown.

1976 — Members of Boy Scout Troop 158, Clarks Summit, honored retiring scoutmaster Edwin Chase.

1980 — Dalton Borough Council announced news of a new park at its regular meeting.

“The details of the approval were spelled out in a letter to Dalton Mayor Edward Thomas from the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs,” reads the Journal article. “The Commonwealth is providing $20,000 for the park with the borough matching that amount.”

1985 — Promise of winter’s end arrived, along with a flock of ducks that was spotted along the bank of Lake Winola.

“Can’t you just taste spring?” read a piece in the Journal. “Well, we can at least hope!”

1996 — Abington Heights student and basketball player Jessica Muskey scored her 2,000th point.

“It has been said that true greatness comes from within,” wrote Journal Reporter Chad Sebring, in an article which appeared on the front page. “If that is the case, Abington Heights senior Jessica Muskey has little room for anything else inside. Muskey, the leading score in Comet basketball history and holder of nearly every school scoring record, notched her biggest milestone yet Feb. 5.”

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