First Posted: 7/3/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1994

Gate of Heaven third grade Brownie Troop 696 recently bridged to Junior Girl Scouting at a ceremony held at Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. During the past three years the girls have earned 24 Try-Its, gone on numerous field trips and adopted the Catherine McAuley House as their favorite charity providing them with food and clothes at each holiday. Troop members are: Amanda Coleman, Caitlin Ward, Molly Guntli, Jane Clements, Ashlee Fagula, Stephanie Gionta, Megan Reino, Elise Persico, Alison Taroli, Amanda Meholchick, Elizabeth Ambrose, Sharleen Casey, Sheree Senausky, Kristen Wagner, Adrienne Ruggerio, Maureen Hozempa and Adrienne Gilbert.

David Hozempa recently participated in the 1994 Eastern Performing Arts Competition at the Mountain Laurel Resort in which eh earned a first place trophy in the solo tap division.

At a recent awards assembly at Gate of heaven School in Dallas, the three graduates with the highest averages were: Alma DeRojas, first place; Katie O’Brien and Matthew Koch, tied for second place.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

Fifteen youths were recently confirmed and received into membership of Shavertown United Methodist Church. They are: Allison Berlew, Karyn Klick, Jennifer Jennings, Dena Rebennack, Chris Huey, Eric May, Ronald Post, Alan Landis, Jason Crabtree, Mark Paczewski, Heather Langdon, Melissa Kachmar, Lori Cave, Heather Earnhardt and Raymond Besecker.

Brian Hampel, Lehman-Jackson sixth grader, was the recent recipient of a Citizenship Award. Presented annually to an outstanding sixth grader, Brian was judged academically for his dependability, honesty, respect and leadership.

The sixth grade students from Gate of Heaven presented a program of songs, dance and poetry recently at The Meadows Nursing Center. After the program, the students presented the residents with baskets of fruit and sundry items and visited with the residents. Participants included Colleen McGovern, Jonelle Fabian, Kevin Sutt, Tammy Gale, Robert Dempsey, Denise Thompson, Jack Jones, Patrick Farrell and Melissa Malonis.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

Bad checks costs merchants and businessmen enormous losses every year, members of Dallas Lions Club were told at a recent meeting. They were also given some valuable pointers on avoiding this type of loss. Feature of the meeting was a presentation by United Penn Bank of a film entitled “The Paper Hangers,” which deals with fraudulent checks and contains many tips on methods used by bad check passers. Members who watched the film are: Thomas Reese, Sargo Toni, John J. Mulhern, Gene DeStefano, Joseph Canfield, Paul McCue, John George, Ben Pieczynski and Thomas Kane.

Six young ladies will be among the hostesses helping the auctioneers this year at the 28th annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction. They are: Jennie Rodda, Beth Stofela, Susan Miller, Mary Klug, Lorie Miller and Kim Druskemiller.

Richard F. Billings, Trucksville, and Michael R. Erwine, Edwardsville, both received the President’s Freshman Award for outstanding scholarship at the close of spring term at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rudy, Shavertown, have just returned from a two week train trip to the West Coast. Wishing to cover a good many stops in a limited time, the Rudys chose to go by rail and were well satisfied with the end results. They left Scranton for Chicago where they joined a tour for the Western States and Mexico. Stops included Las Vegas, Tia Juana Mexico, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Yosemite Valley.

Dallas Rotary Club has selected the following boys as recipients of the Third Annual Rotary Book Scholarship: William Kelly, son of Mrs. Mary Kelly, Dallas, and a member of the Dallas Senior High School graduating Class of 1964. The other winner is Karl Squier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Squier, Dallas, and a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School Class of 1964.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

Mrs. Calvin Hall, general chairman of Prince of Peace Antique Show, reports that the offerings were more colorful and varied than last year, and that the innovation of red tablecloths was an attractive foundation for displays of china, glassware and brass.

The Senior Girls’ Choir of Trucksville Methodist Church presented its spring concert recently under the direction of Mrs. William R. Blackman. Participating were: Jane Lohmann, Carol Weaver, Gail Hoover, Carolyn Davis, Emma Engler, Jeanne Croom, Charlotte Dymond, Lorraine Harrison, Barbara Evans, Carol Bennett, Margery Stookey, Carol Hemenway, Beverly Anderson, Alberta Daniels and Betty Schooley.

Couples Club, Shavertown United Methodist Church, elected officers Saturday evening, following a wienie roast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mannear. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Irvin will take the presidency; Mr. and Mrs. William Powell will be vice president, and Mr. and Mrs. William J. Kistler, secretary.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

Mary Kozak was elected president and Priscilla Davis, vice president at the meeting of 4H Club held in Beaumont High School last Thursday evening. Other officers: Patsey Nieman, secretary; Beverly Crispell, treasurer; Shirley Kozak, game leader; and Agnes Szafren and Romayne Smith, song leaders.

Mrs. John Corliss of Center Hill Road entertained members of her bridge club last Monday. Present were: Mrs. J.H. Hauck, Mrs. Henry Peterson, Mrs. Paul Warriner, Mrs. John Nicholson, Mrs. Floyd Chamberlain, Mrs. Reese Finn, Mrs. M.J. Brown and the hostess.

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

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