ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 8/21/2014

20 Years Ago – 1994

The Northeastern PA Regional Dance team “Kaleidoscope” recently performed at the Shavertown Firemen’s Bazaar. Dancers are: Ashley Leonard, Miranda Jannuzzi, Alycia Askew, Jennifer Roman, Leandra Barnes, Phillip Belusko, Joanne Lesh, Janina Lesh, Jennifer Hawk, Carrie Goldworthy, Candace Huber, Luann Kemzura, Michelle Masteller and Meagan Lloyd.

The second annual Cougars Basketball School for Girls at College Misericordia, featuring Seton Hall assistant women’s basketball coach Tina Martin, attracted more than 100 area youngsters. Attending the school were Sarah Lozo, Nora Stepanitis, Dierdra Argento, Angie Wall and Christine Aleknavich.

30 Years Ago – 1984

Cathy Pope, of Miller’s Economy Softball team, was named Most Valuable Player of the Back Mountain Women’s All-Star team Monday evening. Other members of the All-Star team are: Jody Crispell, Judy Lemmond, Alice Case, Becky Faux, Jill Radzinski, Sue Stockage, Mary Gushanas, Betty Newell, Cindy Cave, Cindy Lefko, Sue Brown, Nancy Shaw, Kenneth Barnes, Lynn Brown and Sandi Shone.

Gate of Heaven Pro-Life Committee recently held a pro-life program featuring Betty Caffrey, president, Wyoming Valley Chapter, Pennsylvanians for Human Life. The film, “A Matter of Choice” was shown.

40 Years Ago – 1974

Winners of the Home Run Derby sponsored by the Dallas Kiwanis Club are: girls age 10-12, Connie Lee Miller, Chris Kern and Tina Piekanski; girls age 13-15, Maurita Gries, Vicki Ehrhorn and Nora Barlow; boys age 8-9, Tracey Slocum, Matthew Moran and Joe Kishkill; 10-12 year olds, John Bittner, Paul Eckert and Tom Schulze; boys age 13-15, John Rusonis, Mark Casaday and Bill Kleiner.

The Shalom Singers, a group of youngsters from Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, have appeared locally and throughout the state at many religious services, benefits, dinners and conventions. They now have to their credit, a record, “This is the Day, Shalom” which they released recently. Group members are: Barb Lynch, Lynn Cutter, Patty Hennebaul, Debbie Thompson, Mary Hession, Mary Ann Mariani, Ann Gray, Jimmy Sapser, Katie Gray, Ann Watchulonis, Cathy Barry, Pam Riggi, Maureen Dexter, Mark Havrilla, Susan McCue, Diane McCue, Bill Cutter and Gary Cutter.

Brian Corbett, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Corbett, Trucksville, joined the ranks of golfers who enjoy the thrill of achieving a hole-in-one. Brian performed the feat earlier this week while playing at the Orange Gold Course. Brian hit the ball for 150 yards with a No. 7 iron on the ninth hole. Witnessing the young Dallas High School student’s accomplishment were Joe Thomas, Bill Thomas, John Roushey and Joe Maniskas.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Margaret DeRemer, Dallas, was honored at a shower Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Russell DeRemer, Ridge Street. Hostesses were Mesdames Kenneth Hunter, Robert Rogers, Calvin Myers and Russell DeRemer.

Couples Club of Trucksville Methodist Church will hold a wiener roast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Johnson on Saturday evening. Reservations may be made by calling one of the committee – Mr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Gensel, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Morgan, or Mr. and Mrs. Dean Johnson.

Brickel Class, Dallas Methodist Church, had a covered dish luncheon Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Zel Garinger, Dallas. Present were: Mesdames Robert Sheehan, Laverne Race, Helen Rice, Ralph Brown, Fred Walsh, Richard Owens, Charles Hosler, William Baker Sr., Rev. Robert Sheehan and the hostess.

60 Years Ago – 1954

William H. Burnaford and Charles S. Nichols will be the soloists at the Seventh Annual Community Concert in October in the Westmoreland H.S. Auditorium.

Members of the Blessed Virgin Sodality, Gate of Heaven Church, enjoyed a wienie roast Monday evening at Overbrook Gun Club. Present were Marion, Eleanor and Betty Elenchik; Carol, Patsy and Mary Catherine Polacky; Therese and Dolores Chukinas; Barbara Beaner, Eileen Ferry, Claudia Laux, Geraldine Letner, Lorraine Wasser, Frances Kozich, Marie Thevenon and Betty Barstow.

Little Barbara Brown, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brown, Shavertown, entertained with a solo, “Darktown Strutters Ball” at Harveys Lake Lions Beauty Contest.

70 Years Ago – 1944

A candle service was held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Sunday honoring the men and women of the parish who are in the armed forces. Pastor Henry Kraft delivered the sermon after which the service flag was dedicated. A candle was lighted for each of the following: Warren Beahm, Elvin Bean, George Belles, Robert Belles, Arthur Blizzard, Harry Blizzard, Delbert Blizzard, David Brobst, Frederick Case, Leland Case, Philip Dendler, Emil Felegy, Loren Fritz, George Hackling, Robert Hackling, William Hackling, Martin Horlacher, Elba Jones, Robert May, John Rauch and Robert Turrell.

A surprise dinner was held at the home of John Cowan of Alderson Saturday evening. Mr. Cowan who is a herdsman at Sterling Farms came to this country from Scotland just twenty years ago. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Morrison Witter, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. John Cowan, and Betty, Joan and Jimmy Cowan.

The Dallas Post is 125 years old. Information for “Only Yesterday” is printed exactly as it appeared originally.

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