First Posted: 7/28/2014
20 YEARS AGO – 1994
At an awards program held recently at the Lehman-Jackson Elementary School, the Michael S. Gruen Citizenship Award was presented to Carrie Ann Houssock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Houssock of Sweet valley. This award is presented annual in memory of Michael Gruen, a sixth grade teacher who died in an automobile accident in October 1976. The recipient is selected by teachers and students on the basis of citizenship, academics, dependability, honesty, cooperation, respect and leadership.
Dallas Middle School student Brian C. Blase was recently honored with the William W. Kubis Memorial Award. The award is presented annually to the student who exemplifies a positive attitude toward the responsibilities inherent in being a student and citizen. Brian is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Blase of Dallas.
Dallas Middle School students recently participated in the Run for the Gold program, sponsored by Special Olympics. Students were required to obtain sponsors and run laps in order to raise money. Ms. Anne Seitz, physical education instructor, coordinated the run. Participants were: Kevin Smith, April Adelson, Shannon Harkins, Robert Karavitch, Carl Nulton, David Parks, Billy Higgins and Kelly Ellsworth.
30 YEARS AGO – 1984
Karen Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Evans, of Dallas, was named 1984 Lehman Horse Show Queen Friday night prior to the start of the annual event sponsored by the Lehman Volunteer Fiore Department.
Two women who have been dedicated Girl Scout volunteers recently retired from their positions as Neighborhood Service Unit Directors. Alice Niskey served Neighborhood No. 24 and Dorothy Wadas served Neighborhood No. 25 which cover the Back Mountain area of Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council. Both woman are members of Shavertown United Methodist Church and have been active as Girl Scout Troop Leaders as well as holding every Girl Scout volunteer office over the years.
40 YEARS AGO – 1974
Catherine Coward, consumer relations manager of the Sperry & Hutchinson Co., Cincinnati, Ohio recently presented a check in the amount of $2,000 to Mrs. John Hudak, chairman of the S&H green stamp campaign sponsored by the Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors Association. The check represents money realized form the collection of green stamps and thousands of bonus gift coupons and will be used for travel expenses of the Lake-Lehman High School Band.
For the past month, 13-year-old Cindy Steinkirchner of Dallas has been a young lady with a mission. Her goal: to become the owner of “Sugarfoot,” a 6-year-old bay quarter horse offered as first prize to the boy or girl selling the most new subscriptions to the Abington Journal, Dallas Post or Mountaintop Eagle, all Greenstreet News company publications. Cindy achieved her goal: she brought in the most new subscriptions and is the new owner of “Sugarfoot.”
50 YEARS AGO – 1964
Nancy Carol Covert was awarded the “God and Community Award” recently by her pastor, The Rev. George Deisher Jr. of Holy Trinity Church, Kingston. This is the highest award in scouting given to a Lutheran girl by her church. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan J. Covert, Shavertown, and will enter the 10th grade at Dallas High School.
Reese E. Pelton, Dallas resident and instructor of music in Forty Fort Schools, has published an article in the Holton Fanfare, a professional magazine for music educators.
George Jacobs and Steve Silic are again selling fresh harvested sweet corn from their stand on Pioneer Avenue. Two of their 24 acres are devoted to tomatoes, ready very shortly. The boys sold out in two hours the first day last week.
60 YEARS AGO – 1954
Mrs. Virginia Harding Beberus, head of the Trucksville Convalescent Home, has recently sold a song, “A Kiss From a Broken Heart” to Majestic Productions in Hollywood, for inclusion is a radio package receiving wide circulation in broadcasting stations throughout the country and in foreign lands.
“A Midsummer’s Night Dream” will be the theme of the annual Lehman Flower Show, August 21, in Lehman-Jackson-Ross Township High School gymnasium. Mrs. Albert Ide is general chairman
Stuart Marks was elected president and Glen Johnson vice president of Lehman Volunteer Fire Company at the annual meeting Monday night. Other officers elected were: Walter Chamberlain, secretary and Joseph Ellsworth, treasurer.
70 YEARS AGO – 1944
A hundred or more children waited impatiently for the matinee to begin at Shaver Theater last Saturday when the projectionist, Jimmie VanCampen, who holds two jobs, ran into mechanical difficulty of his milk route. So Patsy Shaver got her Shetland pony, Chubbie, and gave everybody a ride in front of the theatre until the operator arrived, and the show went on.
A lawn supper for the public will be held by members of the Friendship Class of Trucksville Methodist Church Wednesday evening. The menu starts with baked ham and ends with ice cream. You are invited to come and find out what is in between. Committee: Mrs. Harold Croom, Blanche Atherholt, Mrs. Jacob Poff, Mrs. Robert Gardner, Mrs. Fred Turner, Mrs. Stanley Farr, Mrs. William Lohmann, Mrs. Claude Johnson, Mrs. Franklin Hemenway, Mrs. Voight Long, Mrs. Thomas Hughes, Mrs. Ogden Palmer, Mrs. Verne Pritchard and Ruby Gordon.
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