Tag: Hillside Road


This Week in Chester History…

In 1970, the Observer-Tribune celebrated Walter S. Gunnarson’s 45th anniversary of service with Bell Labs. Gunnarson, of Hillside Road, started in systems drafting, then moved on to illustrating inventions and apparatus designs with the patent drafting group. He served as an artillery officer during World War II and remained active in the U.S. Army Reserve.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1961, Frances Tredway of Church Street retired from the Chester Public Library after 30 years of service. The Observer-Tribune reported that the Library had been founded in 1911 by Miss Agnew, a Trenton State librarian, with a collection of 50 books. At the time of that story, the Library had been located on Hillside Road, behind the Post Office, and was open Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings (as opposed to today, when we are open 7 days a week, except in summer, when we close on Sundays).


This Week in Chester History…

The Observer-Tribune¬†reported that Gail Ardin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emile Ardin of Hillside Road, would serve as the Women’s Club’s delegate to the Douglass College Citizen Institute for Girls. The alternate delegate was Nancy Sturzenegger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Werner Sturzenegger. Both women were juniors at West Morris Regional High School.