1965 — Tunkhannock beat the Comets, 27-7, in the Thanksgiving Day football game. The Tigers’ victory evened out the rivalry at 12-12-2.
“An analysis of the game showed the Comets probably lost because Tunkhannock had more experienced men playing,” read the Journal article. “For instance, 17 seniors who played Thanksgiving Day for Tunkhannock will graduate this year while only 11 will graduate from Abington Heights High School.”
Stew Casterline was Tunkhannock’s star player at the time.
1980 — Birthday girl Chris Moffat and her friends Kathy Friedmann and John Busch, all Abington Heights students at the time, were surprised with a ride in a Rolls Royce, rented for an hour by Moffat’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moffat.
“Although there was no ball to go to, only a pizza at Pizza Hut, Chris Moffat and her friends must have been surprised as Cinderella, when a Rolls Royce, complete with chauffeur, whisked them away from school at Abington Heights North Campus recently,” read a photo caption in the Journal.
1991 — Junior Girl Scouts of Troop 41 planted a tree in a Dalton park, naming it “Margaret” in honor of Margaret Hull, owner of Spring Hills Christmas Tree Farm in Dalton, who donated the tree.
“The girls decided to plant a tree as part of their requirements for their ‘Ready for Tomorrow’ and ‘The Sign of the Satellite’ badges, which teach them to look at the planet in different ways and to look at ways to help it,” read the Journal article.
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