• The Friends’ Church at Winthrop Center has the distinction of being the only church of this denomination in the county to have a full brass band at their services. This band is led by the young son of the Sunday school Superintendent, E. A. Bailey, and is increasing interest to a large extent, especially among the younger people of the society.

• Three thousand cubic feet of water per second is now going over the upper dam at Gardiner. This is more than is needed to drive all the industries along the banks; but as every pond is full and three of the gates at Lake Cobbosseecontee are up, there is no way of saving this power. This is the most water that has been known at this time of the year in the streams and ponds since a record has been kept.

50 years ago, 1958

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Fun-loving members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club returned from snow-covered Gobbler’s Knob today with the news that the groundhog saw his shadow and dashed back into his burrow.

BOSTON – A little cable car which for more than a generation trundled travelers up and down the picturesque hills of Dunedin, in far-away New Zealand, today was officially turned over to a museum for that vanished vehicle – the street car. After a brief ceremony, the cable car Mornington was turned over to a representative of the state of Maine. In the Trolley Museum at Kennebunkport, Maine, the cable car – gift of the people of New Zealand – will become a permanent exhibit.

25 years ago, 1983

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Wriggling and sniffling in a cold downpour, Punxsutawney’s groundhog emerged from his electrically heated burrow and predicted an early spring by failing to see his shadow.

• Best-selling records of the week: 1, “Down Under,” Men at Work; 2, “Maneater,” Hall & Oates; 3, “Baby, Come to Me,” Patti Austin; 4, “Africa,” Toto; 5, “Sexual Healing,” Marvin Gaye; 6, “Mickey,” Toni Basil; 7, “Dirty Laundry,” Don Henley; 8, “The Girl is Mine,” Jackson & McCartney; 9, “The Other Guy,” Little River Band; 10, “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Phil Collins.


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