•50 Years Ago - February, 1959•

My good friend Rudy Meola is retired and lives in Hague where he is a town councilman and an outspoken and valued member of the Warren County Democratic Committee.

Pile Up in Thurman

Three freight cars of a Delaware & Hudson train were derailed Feb. 26, 1959 at the crossing in the Town of Thurman near the Warrensburg-Thurman highway bridge, The incident blocked vehicle traffic between the two towns. The freight train was out of Saratoga Springs and was headed toward North Creek. Rex Eddy was engineer and Joseph Coates was conductor. No one was injured.

Warrensburg Central School students in the Thurman area were absent that day from school as the school buses were unable to get around the freight cars which blocked the road.

Officials explore new development

The school boards of Warrensburg, Lake George and Bolton are exploring the possible advantage of merging their three central schools districts.

Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Lee Orton has announced that the board is exploring the possibility of acquiring the Lake George Central School to house county offices.

New building plans are being laid out for the construction of a modern 80-bed East Wing expansion and improvement of the Glens Falls Hospital in which $850,000 is hoped to be raised. The construction cost is estimated at $1,975,000. The new wing will consist of four stories and a ground floor which will run parallel to Park St. across Basin St. and connect with the north-south wings of the hospital directly opposite the existing West Wing.

Ladies suffer bad luck and injuries

Carol Crannell of Lake George married William Webster Sept. 20, 1958. On Nov. 20, 1958 she was injured by a run-away school bus and became a patient at Glens Falls Hospital. She is still convalescing there at this time.

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