ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 9/25/2014

20 Years Ago – 1994

Dallas resident Jessica Fried was crowned Homecoming Queen at Wyoming Seminary’s 150th Anniversary Homecoming festivities last weekend at halftime of the homecoming football game against Kriski Prep.

Brownie Troop #649 held its first meeting at Dallas Elementary School last week. Old Brownies welcomed new Brownies to start off their upcoming year. Troop members are: Sara Swepston, Laura Morgan, Jill Vanderhook, Jessica Kukosky, Shannon Kotch, Angela Duris, Cassandra Backes, Jana Stec, Diana Glicini, Sarah Rupert, Chelsey Coslett and Kaitlyn Musto.

30 Years Ago – 1984

The Dallas Area Federated Women’s Club is planning a Wine and Cheese Party to be held later this month in Hayfield House on the campus of Penn State University. Members of the ticket committee include Mrs. Edward Thompson, Mrs. William Kalinowski, Mrs. George Maculloch and Mrs. John Daily. Proceeds from the party will benefit the back Mountain Library and the Dallas Area Federated Women’s Club Scholarship Fund.

The student body of Gate of Heaven School, Dallas, was recently commended by the Office of the President of the United States for its work toward the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. The students received a framed photograph of President Reagan and a letter of commendation from the President’s office which was directed through the office of Citizens for America. The gate of Heaven students raised over $2,000 through solicitations of business people and marathons held in Dallas school’s gymnasium to aid the cost of restoring the Statue of Liberty.

40 Years Ago – 1974

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. Therese’s Church, Trucksville, on Oct. 8. The drive is being sponsored by the Dallas Junior Woman’s Club with the cooperation of St. Therese’s Altar and Rosary Society. Mrs. Jack Barbose, chairman, is being assisted by Mrs. Robert Eyet and Mrs. Edward Janosik, co-chairmen.

George McCutcheon, Sterling Avenue, Dallas, recently brought international recognition to himself and Luzerne County Community College. At the International Convention of Circle-K held recently at Los Angeles, Calif., Mr. McCutcheon, director of counseling and advisor to the Circle-K Club at LCCC, was designated recipient of the Circle of Service plaque. The Circle of Service is the most coveted individual award of the organization.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Dallas Kiwanis Club members who are participating in the forthcoming comedy production, “Womanless Wedding” gave a brief prevue to members of the Dallas Kiwanis Women last week. Impersonators included Carl Goeringer, Thomas Kreidler, Edward J. Wilson, Dr. John Blase, John L. Marsh, John Henninger Sr., John Henninger Jr., Dr. David Kunkle, Sherman Harter and Leo A. Corbett Jr.

Two local sisters gave birth to their first offspring five days apart in the same hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Falcone, Brown Manor, Trucksville, announce the birth of a son, Leonard Jr., September 9 in Nesbitt Hospital. On September 14, a seven pound nine ounce daughter, Kimberley Ann was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hood, Perrin Avenue, Shavertown, at Nesbitt Hospital. Mrs. Falcone is the former Barbara Brown and Mrs. Hood is the former Beverly Brown, both daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown, Carverton.

A mortgage which was supposed to run for fifteen years, but was in fact satisfied in seven, was burned with appropriate ceremonies Sunday morning at First Christian Church, Sweet Valley.

60 Years Ago – 1954

Kingston Township Police have dispatched twenty-five unlicensed dogs during the past month and will continue their campaign until all owners take care of their pets. Licensed dogs allowed to run at large will be impounded and owners will be required to pay for their keep before they are returned. Unlicensed dogs will be shot on sight.

Ten Back Mountain students representing four high schools and one academy are among the freshman class at Wilkes College this fall. They are: Chester Belsky, Lehman High School; Barbara Vavrek, Dallas-Franklin; Rose Ann Patner, Dallas-Franklin; Babetta Hewitt, Lehman; David Vann, Westmoreland; Walter Steltz, Lehman; Walter Zercoe, Tunkhannock High School; Joseph Schoonover, Tunkhannock; Theodore Jones, Westmoreland; David B. Carr, Mercersburg Academy.

Key volunteers in the 1955 campaign of Wyoming Valley Community Chest for the Back Mountain area attended a training meeting held a the home of Mrs. Robert Maturi, Trucksville. Attendees are: Mrs. Bruce Renard, Harveys Lake; Mrs. Paul Monahan, Dallas Township; Mrs. Charles D. Flack, co-major of the area; Mrs. Maturi, major of the battalion; Mrs. Thomas J. Graham, Shavertown; Mrs. Frank E. Parkhurst III, Lehman; Mrs. J.S. Warkomski, Harveys Lake; Mrs. B. Wright Yokum, Jackson Township; Mrs. Elmer Dennis, Dallas Township; Mrs. Jonathan Valentine, cubs captain; Mrs. Roger Owen, Dallas Borough; Mrs. Laning Harvey Jr., Lehman; Mrs. Gordon Edwards, Shavertown; and Mrs. John Wardell, Trucksville.

70 Years Ago – 1944

A Farmer Dance was held at the Dymond Brothers on the Martz Farm recently. Music was furnished by Mr. Shale and son of Bunker Hill. Supper was served to: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dymond, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dymond, Mr. and Mrs. Giles Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. John Sholtis, Mr. and Mrs Fred Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kozik, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Friskie, Mr. and Mrs., Ted Wilson, Ira Ross, Frank Howell, Glen Howell, Fred Howell and Daniel Kozik.

A number of Trucksville people enjoyed a clam supper and dance in the Firemen’s Hall Saturday evening. They were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fish, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Sayman, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent McGuire, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reese, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Croom, Mr. and Mrs. Voight Long, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Finney, Mr. and Mrs. William Clewell, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ide, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Johnson, Mrs. Arthur Williams, Miss Lila Parry, Doris Finney, Barbara Metz, Claire McGuire, Barbara Gilbert, Jack Kitchen, Layton Fish, Oran Jenkins, Byron Ide, Marvin Stadt and Donald Naylor.

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

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