ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 9/8/2014

20 Years Ago – 1994

Amy O’Boyle was selected as the 1994 Luzerne County Fair Queen, while Yvonne Updyke was named First Runner-up in the September 10 pageant.

Teen volunteers at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas, were recently feted at a pizza party held in their honor at III Guys Pizza, Dallas. Certificates of Appreciation were awarded by Marilyn Gregorski, director of Volunteers, to the 14 teens who completed 243 hours service June-August. Awardees are: Alison Piazza, Danielle Kamine, Melissa Elliott, Carol Herman, James Weber, Drew Baer, Tracy Jones, Joanne Greger, Jennifer Buzunis, Kristen Czwalina, Robin Jones, Jacqueline Prothero, Sarah Saylor and Kristi Snyder.

30 Years Ago – 1984

The Dallas Post, in its effort to involve the entire Back Mountain Community, has embarked on yet another effort this week with the naming of the first-ever Dallas Post school correspondents. Students from Dallas High School, Lake-Lehman High School and Gate of Heaven School will now have their own columns within The Dallas Post and will, every week, bring to the public news of what’s happening in their respective schools. The correspondents are: Kim Rollman and Lorena Beniquez, Dallas; T. Willy Cadwalader and Sandy Dicton, Lake-Lehman; and Rachell Schall, Donna Greger and Joan Segrave-Daly, Gate of Heaven.

All the world will be watching and all the Back Mountain will have its fingers crossed as our very own Gina Major competes against 50 other contestants for the Miss America 1985 title. Gina, whose family lives in Huntsville, is representing the state of Pennsylvania at the Joffa Mosque in Altoona, Pa.

Charlotte Albertson, of Harveys Lake, and her daughter, Ann-Michele, were recently winners in the 1984 Gourmet Gala March of dimes Cook-Off Contest at Bamberger’s Christiana Mall in Wilmington. Charlotte placed third with her recipe for Liptauer Cheese Spread, a Hungarian peasant dish, and 15-year-old Ann-Michele placed fifth with her Gingered Sausage Balls with Sweet and Sour Sauce.

40 Years Ago – 1974

Members of the Luzerne County 4-H took first place in the Consumerama program held at Penn State University. Local winners were Jeanne Evans, Dallas; and Diane Chadwick, Shavertown.

A very unique and special piano concert will be presented in the Center for the Performing Arts at Wilkes College this weekend. Harry Trebilcox, a native of the Back Mountain area, will present a program of music by Bach, Debussy, Chopin, Moussorgsky, and selections from the Viennese operettas. Mr. Trebilcox last performed locally in 1961 as soloist in Ravel’s “Piano Concert o for the Left Hand” with the Wilkes-Barre Philharmonic. He then went to New York where he was National Music Consultant for Macmillan Publications. He has recently returned home and is currently director of music at the Trucksville United Methodist Church.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Mrs. William Frederick, Mrs. William Tippett, Mrs. Lewis Orloski, Mrs. Leonard Muscavage and Mrs. Michael Bucan are heading the refreshment booth committee for the Shavertown PTA Fall Fair scheduled this month.

Friday is a big date on the calendars of members of the Altar and Rosary Society of Gate of Heaven Church. They scheduled a card party at 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. Mrs. William Stewart has been named chairman. Mrs. Charles Glawe co-chairman, and Mrs. Joseph Katy is handling the tickets.

George Williams, Jackson Twp. Program assistant at the Back Mt. Branch YMCA, was recently featured in the September issue of “Y’s Worker,” a monthly newsletter which highlights the activities of YMCA workers throughout the country.

60 Years Ago – 1954

Mrs. Francis Ambrose, chairman of Back Mountain Jubilee, announced her chairmen: Mrs. Sheldon Evans and Mrs. Ross Lewin are co-chairmen. Mrs. Thomas Robinson has charge of advertising; Mrs. Robert Maturi and Mrs. Clyde Cooper, tickets; Mrs. Mitchell Jenkins and Mrs. L.L. Richardson, patrons; Mrs. Richardson Jenkins, patrons; Mrs. William Wright and Mrs. Theodore Ruff, publicity.

Old Toll Gate Lions presented six raincoats to Shavertown elementary school for use by its safety patrol, and three to Trucksville grade school at Tuesday night’s dinner meeting held at Castle Inn. Dallas Borough elementary school, already equipped with raincoats for its patrol, was given three flags for use in directing children across the streets.

70 Years Ago – 1944

After a lapse of two years during which its athletes participated only in intra-mural football, Lehman Township High School will resume inter-scholastic football this season. Donald Dodson, former member of the school faculty, has been hired to coach the team.

George E. Gwilliam of Harveys Lake and Plymouth was unanimously elected Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose at its 56th annual international convention in Milwaukee, Wis. last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swire were guests of honor at a surprise anniversary party at their home at Loyalville last Saturday. The Swires have been married twenty years. Attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Silas Eveland of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hummell of Trucksville; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Prynn of Trucksville; Mrs. Helen Frankie of Hays Corners; and Mr. and Mrs. Nesbitt Hummell of Alderson.

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

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