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•50 Years Ago - June, 1959•

Frantic struggle to save injured father

Roluth "Sigh" Monger, 8, of Warrensburg, went fishing with his father, Roland Monger in Fly Brook, four miles north of Bolton Landing. The boy's mother waited in the car on the highway three-fourths of a mile away.

Mr. Monger lost his footing while wading in the brook and fell down a 20-foot waterfall. He was able, in spite of his injuries, to swim to the shore and lay on the bank. He told Sigh that he thought his leg was broken

The boy dashed through the woods to summon his mother who realized, after she had rushed to her husband's side, that help would be necessary. Leaving Sigh with his father, she returned to the highway and located a telephone. Unable to reach the Bolton Landing Emergency Squad, she got a call through to the Warrensburg Squad where Walton "Buck" Stone contacted the Bolton Squad via their two-way radio through the sheriff's office. The Bolton ambulance quickly arrived at the scene and rushed Monger to the Glens Falls Hospital where, with a fractured ankle, is expected to stay for six weeks.

Local deaths noted

Ernest W. Clark, 64, was fatally stricken May 30, 1959 at his home while shoeing a horse. Burial was in the Griswold Cemetery, Pottersville.

Lee M. Remington, 71, of 18 Smith St. Warrensburg died May 31, 1959 in Glens Falls Hospital following a long illness. Surviving are his wife, Olive and one son, George Remington, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Warrensburg Cemetery.

Walter Davis, night-watchman at Robert J. Sweet lumber mill in North Warrensburg, was found dead June 6, 1959. He had been employed at the mill for five years. He is survived by one son, Arnold R. Davis and three grand-daughters. Burial was in the Warrensburg Cemetery.

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