Clyde Kershaw’s Purol Service Station on Main Street was robbed in 1938. The Mendham-Chester Tribune reported that Netcong detectives were stumped by conflicting stories about the events that took place leading to $7.50 being taken from his till.
In 1955, the Chester School held a Music Workshop attended by 160 people. Participating districts included Jefferson, Milton, Mount Arlington, Chester, Netcong, Mendham Township, Washington Township, Budd Lake, Wharton, and Flanders. Children in primary, middle, and upper grades participated in demonstrations of vocal music, music appreciation, instrumentals, rhythms, and creative dancing. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
Funeral services were held for Frank R. Teets at Pleasant Hill Chapel, in 1938. He was interred in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Teets’ death puzzled the State Police at Netcong. Two differing stories of how he sustained his fractured ribs and a punctured lung were reported. It was first stated that he fell from the steps of the Chester Post Office but later, his father said that he was in an automobile accident. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune