BITS AND PIECES
BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH
100TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
26 July 1979
Courtesy of Harriett Fuquay
LAKE FRONTS IN DEMAND
Kingsley Lake is growing steadily in popularity with Starke people as a summer resort, and lots on the west side of the lake are rapidly being taken up. During the present week E. S. Matthews, F. A. Scott and G. F. Scott purchased lake fronts from Comer L. Peek and intend to build in time for occupancy next summer. This makes nine Starke families who now have places adjoing one another. Mr. Matthews bought the lot bounded north by Rev. C. B. Hedrick and south by J. M Truby, and the Messrs. Scott bought adjoining Dr. Freeman to the south. – 1908
MERRY HOUSE PARTY
Misses Lois, Elizabeth, and Annie Brown Edwards, Louie Belle Brown and Emma Pearce and Messrs. W. H. Edwards, M. Perry, Chas. Brooking and Roy Ott composed a merry house party entertained for a few days of the week by Mrs. D. R. Edwards at Anderson’s cottage, Kingsley Lake.—1908
Mr. Abe Strickland of Kingsley Lake reports the first ripe watermelons of the season.
Fred and James Hornsby, of Kingsley Lake, picked and sold several bushels of fine huckleberries during the month of June. Pretty good for lads.
KINGSLEY LAKE ROAD FUND CONTRIBUTIONS SOUGHT
When the direct road to Kingsley Lake, known as the Peek Road, got into bad condition, Starke citizens who use the road frequently went down into their pockets and made up a fund to supplement an allowance from the district road fund to make necessary repairs.
The fund has all been expended and work is not yet complete. A little more work at this time will put the road in good condition for the remainder of the season, and those who have not yet contributed to the fund are asked to do so at once in order that the work may be carried forward. Contributions may be handed to E. S. Matthews or J. L. Peek.
Col. C. L. Peek has had supervision of work on the road.—1912
NEAR DROWNING AT KINGSLEY LAKE
Mrs. Irene Goodyear, of Lakeland, who is visiting her father, Mr. Paul E.Canova, at Kingsley Lake, came near drowning late Sunday afternoon. A party of girls and boys were in bathing near Darby’s landing and Miss Florence Canova and Mrs. Goodyear decided to swim across, while Hilda Canova rowed over in a boat.
Mrs. Goodyear was swimming near the boat, when suddenly she was caught under it. The crowd being unaware of the fact, the boat passed over her twice before anyone realized her serious condition. Hilda did not realize her sister was under the boat until someone at Darby’s halloed “STOP.” Then she rowed backward passing the boat over Mrs. Goodyear twice.
As it was in 20 feet of water, Florence swam to her and held her up out of water until Frank Lane and Walter Graham, could swim to her from Darby’s pier, and assisted in getting her into the boat. In a few hours she had recovered. – 1915
IONIA NEWS SCRAPS
We are very pleased to announce that the Ionia postoffice has been reinstated and all are very happy on this side of Kingsley Lake. Now Ionia consists of a store, postoffice, church, school, hotel and 20 dwellings and prospects of more this winter. -- 1887