First Posted: 7/21/2014
20 YEARS AGO – 1994
The God and Country awards were recently presented to Cub Scout Packs 155, 241 and 281 by Rev. Charles Naugle of the Trucksville United Methodist Church. Receiving awards were: Ryan Hockenberry, Adam Brown, Adam Pajka, Jason Senese and Chris Young from Pack #155; Zackary Deubler, John Hall, Mark Kapitula, David Moore, Matthew Moore, Philip Pineno and Alex Smollow from Pack #241 Lehman; and Jeff Pace, Pack #281 Dallas.
Tom Price, Jr. of Dallas and Dale Swire of Huntington Mills, participated in a recent Pennsylvania 4-H Shooting Sports workshop at Camp Mt. Luther near Mifflinburg where they became certified to work with 4-H’ers in archery.
The dance group “Showstoppers,” directed by Bob Oberst, owner of the Back Mountain Dance Studio of Dallas, recently competed at the Hazleton Funfest Competition for Performing Arts at Genetti’s Best Western. They received first place awards in group tap and novelty and a second place trophy in lyrical. Members of the group are: Karen Burd, Teresa Belles, Shana Baker, Amy Sorber, Karla Cibello, Amy Samuels and Angela Martino.
30 YEARS AGO – 1984
Back Mountain National made it two in a row as Beth Finn pitched a no-hitter to lead the locals over Mountaintop 10-0 for Back Mountain’s second straight District 16 Girls’ Senior Little League title. Other members of the championship team include: Joyce Tinner, Noel Kuznicki and Pam Coolbaugh.
The Harveys Lake Lions held their installation diner Saturday at the Castle Inn. New officers installed are: Bill Gallagher, president; Homer Baker, first vice president; Tom Casey, second vice president and secretary; Bob Pilger, third vice president; Wilfred Ide, treasurer; Frank Bialogowicz, financial secretary; John Brokenshire, Lion Tamer; and Charles Gordon, John Adams, Ron Ritts and Nick DeLeur, directors.
40 YEARS AGO – 1974
Upon completion of 15 weeks of work and determination, 14 local girls, ranging in age from 13 to 22, recently graduated from the Marilyn Gauntlett Finishing School and Modeling Agency. The critique was held in Pomeroy’s Community Room in the Wyoming Valley Mall, with family and friends invited to observe. Completing the course were Debbie Bienick, Peggy Moran, Roseann Sulewski, Mariann Krifshefski, Diane Sibalka, Sandy Hodle, Carrie Heapps, Jill Ann Davis, Donece Robinson, Mary Stankus, Kim Campbell, Debbie Drum, Nancy Voitek and Diane Graziosi.
Dallas resident Robert Storm, an insurance representative with Combined Insurance Company of America, has received an award for outstanding sales and service to the public. George Koval, regional sales manager, said Mr. Storm won the initial award in the W. Clement Stone International Sales and Management Achievement Club. The international club is named after the company’s founder and board chairman.
Viewers of television might recognize the Sandy of TV as Sandy Kabeschat of Dallas, in local commercials. Sandy will also appear in television commercials this winter in Miami, where she attends the University of Miami.
50 YEARS AGO – 1964
Tom Reese and Postmaster Ed Buckley have returned home after attending the State American Legion Convention which was held last week in Philadelphia. Postmaster Buckley was awarded a trophy for his work on Americanism in the 12th District which comprises Luzerne County. This is the second year he has been awarded a trophy by taking third place throughout the State on Americanism.
With the winning of the Golden Quill Award, Mrs. T.M.B. Hicks; associate editor of the Dallas Post, brings honor not only to Dallas and the Dallas Post, but to the State of Pennsylvania. The Golden Quill was presented to Mrs. Hicks July 16 at the annual dinner of the International Conference of Weekly Newspaper Editors, based at Southern Illinois University, with sessions held at Pere Marquette State Park, Illinois.
Robert Graham, a junior at Dallas High School, will appear with the Janus Players of Wilkes-Barre when they present Thornton Wolder’s, “Our Town” at Little Theatre in Wilkes-Barre August 7 and 8. Bob is the con of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham of Shavertown.
60 YEARS AGO – 1954
Don Goodwin, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Goodwin, Shavertown, pitched a perfect game Wednesday night against Westmoreland in Little League competition. Goodwin struck out 18 straight batters to win the six-inning game behind the 3-0 batting of his teammates. Earlier in the season, Donn pitched the first no hitter in local Little League history giving his Trucksville team a 3-0 victory over Dallas.
Orange W.S.C.S. met at the church recently with Mrs. Malcolm Baird in charge when plans were completed for a Spaghetti Supper to be held Tuesday in Community Hall and for a Bake Sale at the Farmer’s Market in August. Present were Mesdames Millie Kline, Mabel Evans, Pearl Sickler, Elizabeth Dymond, Theodore MacHenry, Byron Kester, Henry Phillips, Horton Bell, Morris King, William Perrego, Mary Emmanuel, Cecil Vopleus, Arthur Gay, Malcolm Baird and Laird Stanton.
Mrs. Stanley Davies and Mrs. Edgar Brace will entertain ladies of Dallas Methodist Church and the WSCS at a tea tomorrow afternoon at the home of Misses Anna and Carrie Kutzner in Idetown.
70 YEARS AGO – 1944
With bond sales totaling $78,788.80, almost ten times its quota of $8,000, Dallas Women’s Club wound up its most successful drive since the war started. Eleven members of the club received blue star brigade pins for selling 10 or more bonds totaling $1,000 or more. They were: Mrs. Niles White, Mrs. James Huston, Mrs. E.V. Hartman, Miss Josephine Stem, Mrs. Wesley Moore, Miss Mildred Devens, Mrs. Edward Elston, Mrs. Walter Elston, Mrs. Howard Conrad, Mrs. Floyd Chamberlain and Mrs. Nelson Thompson.
Lehman High School Band, under the direction of Sante Ragno, will present the first of two summer concerts Friday evening on the school grounds. In conjunction with the concert tonight members of Lehman Church Choir with Mrs. H.L. Hendricks as general chairman, will hold an ice cream social on the school grounds. Home made ice cream and cake will be sold and the proceeds will go towards a fund to purchase new robes for the choir.
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