ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 12/30/2013

20 YEARS AGO – 1990

Boy Scout Troop 281, Dallas, recently held their Fall Court of Honor. Awards were presented by State Representative George Hasay. Recognition for advancement of Eagle Scout was given to David Townsend. Life Rank was presented to Tom Reich and Jonathan Bradbury, 2nd class to Aaron Stredny and Danny Wasserott; and Tenderfoot to Dave Nieman, John Cyprich, David Kowalek, Jake Walter and Mack Newell.

Knights of Columbus, Father John O’Leary, Council 8224, Dallas, held their Past Grand Knight/Charter Night Dinner Dance at the Castle Inn in Dallas. Officers for the 1993-1994 Fraternal Year attending were: Barry Cawley, Grand Night; Jack Cacozza, Treasurer; John Filip, Financial Secretary; Joe Mackiewicz, Recording Secretary; George Sterbinsky, Trustee; Martin Lukas, Trustee; and Bill Roberts, Outside Guard.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

The Dallas Post recently presented $50 Savings Bonds to the two winners of the 1983 Great Back Mountain Home decorations Contest. Beverly Kravitz was selected as the winner in the unlighted display category. Beverly Nieman and her husband, David, were awarded as winners in the best lighted category.

The Dallas High School Key Club sponsored the Third Annual Charity Basketball Game for the benefit of the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program. The game was played between faculty members and members of the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Members of the Key Club who planned the project are: Nancy Wolensky, Chris Cavalari and Margaret Zajkowski.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

Four Commonwealth Telephone Co. employees distributed gifts to elderly guests of Nesbitt Hospital, as part of the company’s Christmas program of visitation to hospitalized youngsters and elderly. Participants were: Joan Wasserott, Cathy Balora, Ruth Watkins and Nancy Adams.

The Trucksville Volunteer Fire Company Search Team held a Christmas Party last week and elected new officers. Jim Glenn and Allen Adamitz were named captains; Dave Barna, secretary; and Joe Barna, treasurer.

Senior Dave Puchalsky, 145 pound wrestler from Dallas Senior High School, was voted “Outstanding Wrester” of the sixth annual Wilkes-Barre Invitational Tournament last week at the Coughlin gym, Wilkes-Barre.

1964 – 50 YEARS AGO

Dallas Chorale, Mrs. William Caroll director, and Mrs. David Carey, accompanist, presented a group of Christmas carols and holiday songs in the main lobby of Miners National Bank, Wilkes-Barre, as part of the bank’s traditional yuletide season program. Members of the Chorale who sang at the bank are: Mrs. Paul Laur, Mrs. Joseph Bolavage, Mrs. Ralph Fitch, Mrs. Joseph Katyl, Mrs. Albert Turner, Mrs. Charles Mahler, Mrs. William Walp, Mrs. Merle Safford and Mrs. Harry Spare.

Miss Sharon Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Evans, Dallas, will be installed as Worthy Advisor of Charles James Memorial Assembly, No. 144, Rainbow for Girls on Thursday evening at Trucksville Methodist educational Building.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

Dallas Junior Women’s Club celebrated its tenth anniversary with a dinner party Tuesday evening at Lundy’s. Honored guests were Mrs. J. Stewart Williams, who helped organize the club, and Mrs. Daniel Richards, the present advisor. Attendees included: Mesdames Ralph Garris, Clyde Brace, Edwin Roth, Charles Nicol, William Purcell, Robert Williams, Charles Mahler, Thomas Templin, R.W. Brown, Don Bulford, Howard Elston, Robert Lewis, Fred Dingle, John Rosser, Lewis Reese, Elwood Swingle, John Richards, Robert Geris, John Jewell, James Oliver, Royal Culp, Evan Powell Kenneth Bayliss and Miss Marjorie Downing.

Mrs. Lester Sharkoski was installed as president, and Mary Weir as vice president, at the meeting of the Altar and Rosary Society of Gate of Heaven on Monday. Other officers: second vice president, Mrs. John Kaschak; secretary, Mrs. James Duffy; treasurer, Mrs. Victor Borzone; and financial treasurer, Mrs. William Stewart.

King’s Daughters Class will meet Monday at Shavertown Methodist Church. The slate for incoming officers for the next year is as follows: President, Mrs. George M. Jacobs; Vice President, Mrs. John H.D. Ferguson; Treasurer, Mrs. Clyde E. Brace; Secretary, Mrs. Howard Hontz; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Jack E. Jones.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

Mrs. Henry Calkins, of Roushey Street, entertained members of the Berean Bible Class of Shavertown Methodist Church. She was assisted by Mrs. Louise VanNorman, Mrs. Harry Major and Mrs. Gertrude Major.

Pvt. Nelson C. Garinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Nelson Garinger, of Claude Street, was among the class of skilled tank mechanics, trained to keep the big General Shermans, General Grants and their little brothers, the light tanks, roaring into combat, graduated recently from the Armored School Tank Department at Fort Know, Kentucky. He studied the mechanics of various tanks, from track to turret, tearing them down to learn how to keep them moving in combat.

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore S. Jones, of Noxen, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a party at their home last Thursday.

The Dallas Post has been in existence for 124 years. Information for Only Yesterday is taken from past issues and reprinted exactly as it originally appeared.

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