First Posted: 1/30/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1994

The Lake Silkworth Area Lions recently named Julie Demidovich “Student of the Quarter” at Lake-Lehman High School. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Demidovich, Shavertown, Julie is squad captain of the girls’ volleyball team. She plans to study pre-med or English in college.

The Dallas Middle School Student Council recently conducted its annual SPCA fund drive to benefit homeless animals. Dog and cat food, towels, cleaning supplies, and money contributions were collected from the faculty and students of the Dallas Middle School, bringing in 26 boxes of food and supplies and $150 for the Luzerne County SPCA. Student Council members who helped in the project are: Patty Smith, Kate Weiss, Alycia Roberts, Melissa Sweetz, Kristin Prokopchak, Barbara Lispi and Vanessa Velikis.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

Rhonda Hudzik of the Lake-Lehman girls’ basketball team was presented with the game ball following the scoring of her 1,000th career point. Hudzik, who needed only 23 points entering the GAR game last week, finished with 26 points to reach the coveted milestone.

Bruce Davies Jr. was recently presented with his 55-year Boy Scout service pin. The presentation was made during the worship service at the Dallas United Methodist Church where Davies was leader of Boy Scout Troop 281. He has been active in scouting since 1929.

Back Mountain Youth Basketball recently held a Foul Shooting Contest. Winners were: Sean Shovlin, Division I champion; Tracy Karuza, Division II champion; Ray Russin, Division I runner-up; and Todd Hondred, Division II runner-up. For their winning efforts, Sean and Tracy will receive a trip to Philadelphia to see the World Champion Philadelphia 76ers play the Utah Jazz in an NBA game.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

Five Lake-Lehman students recently participated in the 1974 Northeast District Chorus Festival at Warrior Run Middle School, Turbotsville. They are: Denise Sherwood, Holly Harris, Mark Wallo, Calvin Gensel and Arthur Carichner.

Eight Dallas Senior High School students recently participated in the 1974 Northeast District Chorus Festival at Warrior Run Middle School, Turbotsville. They are: Dagmar Moravec, Susan Haddle, Jerry Bargue, Maureen Muessig, Jeff O’Dell, Ed Johnson, Dave Morgan and Gary Cutter.

Lake-Lehman High School students were among the 75 area high school students who participated in the junior engineering tests conducted by the junior engineering Technical Society, through the co-operation of the Luzerne County Chapter, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, and the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus. They are: Scott Sherwood, Kirk Dinger, Phillip Smith, Richard Perrego and Edward Ungvarsky.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

Dallas Rotary Club met recently to discuss plans for their annual Turkey Dinner which will be held later this month at Dallas Senior High School. Joseph Sekera is general chairman and John Konsavage, cochairman. Committee is comprised of Jack Stanley, Bruce Slocum and Francis Ambrose.

WSCS of Trucksville Methodist Church will hold a Bake Sale at Shavertown Acme Store tomorrow starting at noon. Mrs. Sheldon Bennett is general chairman, assisted by Mesdames Fred Dingle, Frank Pokorney, Donald Sherry, William Clewell, William Greenley, Conrad Martin and Thomas Vernon.

60 YEARS AGO- 1954

Malcolm Nelson was elected president of Harveys Lake Rod and Gun Club Monday night at Herman Kern’s Restaurant. Al Raph is first vice president, Carlton Kocher second, Fred Dodson third, Peg Robins is recording secretary; Herman Kern treasurer; Loretta Nelson financial secretary.

William Burnaford, popular Back Mountain soloist, takes the lead in Little Theatre’s forthcoming production of Carrousel at Irem Temple, playing the part of Billy Bigelow, the barker. Rose Anne Patner, a senior at Dallas-Franklin High School, and winner of an award in Dramatics last year, has a small speaking part and singing the chorus.

After sixteen years of exhibiting motion pictures in Shavertown, Shaver Theatre closed Monday night for an indefinite period following the final showing of “The Moon is Blue” starring William Holden. Donald Shaver, owner, explained that he is unable to obtain a regular flow of pictures and that good pictures are few and far between. This plus the competition of television creates an impossible situation.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

Acting on the suggestion of Dr. F. Budd Schooley that there are any number of local men who would like to join a community musical organization, Dr. Henry M. Laing Fire Company has appointed him general chairman of its band and orchestra organization committee. Among those who have already signed up for the organization are: John Hislop, Don Cosgrove, Howard Cosgrove, Kenneth Cosgrove, Paul Fahringer, Graydon Mayer, Peter Roushey, Joseph Polisky, Harry Ohlman, Max MacHenry, Severin Newberry, LeslieWarhola, Richard Oliver and Ralph Paul.

Dallas Chapter, Eastern Star, will hold a card party and game night in their Chapter Hall Wednesday evening. A door prize of a ton of coal or its equivalent in money will be given. Mrs. Granville Sowdon is general chairman and Mrs. George Ray, co-chairman.

The Dallas Post is 124 years old. Information for “Only Yesterday” is printed exactly as it appeared originally.

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