1970 — A Waverly schoolboy received a letter from President Richard Nixon.
Peter Tierney, of Clarks Green, president of the Student Council of Waverly Elementary School, got the congratulatory correspondence, thanks to the gesture of Willis Jones, a member of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and neighbor of the Tierney family, who arranged for the letter through Rose Mary Woods, secretary to the president and a personal friend of Jones’.
The letter stated in part, “It is good to know that you and your classmates had the privilege of seeing democracy in action as you campaigned and voted for the candidate of your choice. I hope you will all continue to be good citizens who are actively concerned with the welfare of your school, your community and your country…”
1980 — The weather got the best of Factoryville when high winds split a tall elm tree, crashing it into a garage and four vehicles parked on College Avenue. One of the cars was crushed under the impact.
The tree also brought down wires and a utility pole, causing a phone and electricity outage to residents in the area.
1990 — The Dalton Community Library sent a collection of paperback books to U.S. military troops serving in Operation Desert Shield. The library gathered the books from its own shelves, as well as donations from the community. A group of young patrons helped pack up the books to send to Saudi Arabia.
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