ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 1/9/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1994

Erin Loughney, 8, of Lehman and her pony, Magic, recently qualified for the American Horse Show Association/Miller’s National Hunter Pony Finals. The finals will be held in August at New Jersey Horse Show Park. Erin and Magic train at Winterview, the Dallas Equine Center, Machell Avenue, with Kathy Shaskas and Sharon Nulton.

The Harveys Lake Women’s Service Club recently inducted a record 22 members at its annual dinner meeting. New members are: Cathy Martinson, Barbara Ruda, Barbara Goode, Verna Goode, Susan Thorne, Gloria Naugle, Nancy Oliver, Kathy McManus-Moretti, Brenda Suder, Jamie Engleman, Whelma Briggs, Libby Bryant, Carol McCoach, Carla Sorber, Jane Doliva, Donna Kaminski, Cathy Schweizer, Paula Williams, Suzanne Yunkunis, Irene Brislin, Ruth Eaton and Mary Fiorpiselli.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

Over 100 years ago, several children in France donated coins to help pay for building the Statue of Liberty. Today, school children throughout the United States are raising money to Save our Statue (S.O.S.). Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Gate of Heaven School are holding a marathon to raise funds for the costly repairs to Miss Liberty. Students who are involved in the project are: Rachel Schall, Michael Farris, Wendy Kuniskas, Robert Moylan, Christopher Blazes, Frank Spencer, Jean Stahovec, Joan Segrave-Daly, Sean McGovern and Arlene Casterline.

Fifteen members of the Lake-Lehman High School Band have been selected to participate in the PMEA district IX Band Festival to be held at GAR High School later this month. Participants are: Marlene Konopke, clarinet; Virginia Yatsko, clarinet; Bonnie Perrego, bassoon; Paula Dwyer, bass clarinet; Karen Holmgren, flute; Christ Titus, clarinet; Brent Bernstein, trumpet; Mike Annetta, tuba; Danielle Hargraves, baritone; Bob Sando, trombone; Joe Shonis, trumpet; Michelle Hargraves, French horn; Mike Havrilla, trumpet; Suzanne Sabaluski, pitch percussion; and Billi-Jo Sorber, flute.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

The Lake-Lehman High School Band Sponsors Association is launching a community-wide campaign to collect 1,000 books of trading stamps to assist the band with traveling expenses. Mrs. John Hudak, chairman of the drive, is being assisted by Helen Hoover, co-chairman, Don Cosgrove, Mrs. Stephen Salansky, Harriet Kocher, Mrs. Robert Marr, Mrs. William Borton, Mrs. Robert Walsh, Gerald Bernstein, Nellie Scouten and Mrs. John Allen.

The Dallas Junior Woman’s Club will again sponsor a spaghetti dinner and bake sale in the Dallas Senior High School cafeteria. Mrs. William Kalinowski is chairman of the event; Mrs. John Lancio is co-chairman. Serving on their committee are: Mrs. William Davies, Mrs. Harry Bernardi, Mrs. Peter Solinsky, Mrs. Fred Kwasnik, Mrs. James Balmer, Mrs. Jack Barbose and Mrs. David Perry.

Stephen Hartman Jr., a member of the 1974 graduating class of Dallas Senior High School, is one of the fortunate young high school students to have been accepted and awarded a scholarship for a year’s tour with “Up With People.” The program combines experience and formal education with music. The students tour the world and express their views and ideas through song and dance.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

William Guyette was inducted as president of Dallas Kiwanis Club at a dinner meeting Wednesday evening at Irem Temple Country Club. Other officers of the club inducted were Robert Dolbear, 1st vice president; Dr. John Blasé, 2nd vice president; William H. Baker Jr., treasurer; Leo A. Corbett Jr., secretary; Alfred Ackerson, Carl Goeringer, George Thomas and Edwin Thompson, directors.

Jerome Gardner was named chairman of the New Goods Committee of the 1964 Back Mountain Memorial Auction.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Shavertown, held its Congregational Meeting on Sunday following morning services. Newton H. Ness was elected lay president; Henry C. Moyer, financial secretary; Leonard Heverly, recording and corresponding secretary; Kenneth Malkemes, treasurer; and Fred Templin, assistant treasurer.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

Mrs. Robert Maturi, Sutton Road, heads the Heart Drive in the Back Mountain for the second successive year. On Mrs. Maturi’s committee are Mrs. W.B. Allen, Mrs. Merrill Fagenburg, Mrs. Edward Atkins, Mrs. Robert Wallace, Mrs. Charles Dewees III, Mrs. David Hall, Mrs. William Wright, Mrs. Edwin Roth, Mrs. Sheldon Evans, Mrs. Oswald Griffiths, Mrs. Jonathan Valentine and Mrs. George Jacobs.

Four local girls were among the 170 young folks form Northeast Pennsylvania who took part in the three day choral festival at Sayre Area Joint High School last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They are: Mildred Kingston, Gail Woolbert of Westmoreland High School, Sylvia Cusick, Dallas Township, and Joyce Shalata, Lake Noxen High School.

Lake Noxen FHA girls attended the Farm Show at Harrisburg last Wednesday. Their teacher, Joan Harris, drove them down. After the show, they were taken on a tour of the Capitol. Going on the trip were Joan Harvey and Patty Cornell, sophomores, Shirley Darnell, J. Beverly Steltz and Patsy Sorber, juniors.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

Miss Elizabeth Cooke was hostess too members of the Confidence class of Idetown Methodist church last week. Assisting her were: Mrs. Ted Perrish, Mrs. Alfred Hadsel, and Mrs. Kenneth Calkins.

Miss Jacqueline Kingsley was hostess to members of Queen Esther Society of Trucksville Methodist Church, Monday evening. Miss Lorraine Turner reviewed the study book, “Tommy Two-Wheels.” Present were: Barbara Hoag, Hazel Roushey, Jean Johnson, Agnes Wheeler, Dorothy Gregory, Esther Blasé, Ruth Evans, Norma Anthony, Shirley Anthony, Mae Evans, Helen Roushey and Mrs. Harold Croom.

At local Acme Markets, pork chops sold for 37 cents a pound; oranges were 25 cents a dozen; tomatoes were 25 cents a pound; and a loaf of bread was 10 cents.

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

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