First Posted: 5/29/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1994

Brownie Troop 629 recently toured Dr. David H. Spring’s dental office in Dallas to earn their Dental Badge. The girls learned about dental hygiene and toured the office, lab and operatory rooms. Participants were: Carol Beecham, Nicole Abbruscato, Amanda Gogates, Vanessa Gogates, Nicole Klepar, Nicole Martin, Katie Hiller, Holly Gumble, Courtney Goodrich, Sarah Getz and Michelle Luksh.

The Dallas High School Theatre Troupe recently helped the American Diabetes Association’s Mother’s Day Rose Sale. Troupe members are: Kyle Wega, Julie Miers, Nicole Lopez, Caroline Martin, Mike Dobranski, Tracy Gusher, Adolfo Ruiz, drew Bishop, Scott Sobocinski, Jeanne Fagan, Farrah Barube, Kevin Tellie, Ann Bishop, Kristen Faerber, Matt Hopersberger and Laura Seidel.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

Paulette Niznik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Niznik, Dallas, is the 1984 recipient of the Dallas Lioness Scholarship Award.

Mark Rosing of Dallas has been named national finalist in the Scholarship Competition sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers Education Foundation.

Barbara Eyet, Anne Piro and Karen Masaitis, seniors at Dallas High School and members of the Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA), attended the FBLA state conference at Host Americana Farm, Lancaster. They were accompanied by club advisors Miss Janet Lorusso and Miss Lynn Lewis.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

Gate of Heaven School, Dallas, recently held an art fair for students. Prize winners at the fair were: Teresa Kalnoskas, Lauren Schleich, William Zukosky, Lorraine Sholtis, Karen Thompson, Maureen Connolly, John Kern, Licia McNelis, Kathy Rogan, Jim Purcell, Debbie Reese, Ann Hozempa and Steve Kupstas.

The United Methodist Women of Shavertown united Methodist Church will hold a Salad Smorgasbord this week at the church. Those attending are asked to bring a salad of their choice and their own place setting. Rolls, dessert and beverage will be furnished. Hostesses will be Mrs. Donald Rome, Mrs. John Rogers, Mrs. Ted Meixell, Mrs. Malcolm Borthwick, Mrs. Ralph Lewis, Mrs. Wilson Honeywell, Mrs. James Lord and Mrs. Howard Allabaugh.

Three players from back Mountain teams will play fir the West in the Unico Club’s 1974 East-West All-Star charity football game in Wyoming Valley West Stadium in August. With the West will be Al Pisaneschi and john Hiller, of Dallas, and Calvin Gensel of Lake-Lehman.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

Mariner Scout Troop 652 left Saturday for an overnight at World’s End, accompanied by Mrs. William Baker, nurse, Mr. and Mrs. William Banks and son who plan to try out overnight sleeping in a Volkswagon prior to a trip to Wyoming this summer. The following girls participated: Pamela Baker, Susan Banks, Ann Barnes, Pat Bauman, Donna Demmy, Helen Edwards, Laurie Jenkins, Norrie Kennedy, Pat Larson, Kathy Martin, Sandy Metzger, Pat Nixon, Donna Priebe, Betty Rome, Bonnie Rood, Pat Smith and Debbie Slater.

Three girls from Dallas High School won dress lengths from the Boston Store for their entrances in the sewing contest sponsored by the store. Judy Taylor won for school attire; Peggy Kasmark for a sports outfit; and Margaret Lawson a date dress.

Leo Niezgoda, Dallas, has successfully completed a course in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and been awarded a diploma by Commercial Trades Institute, Chicago-based home study school. Mr. Niezgoda mastered a comprehensive course in the servicing and repair of all types of refrigeration systems.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

Brownie Troop 108 entertained at a tea for mothers last week. The girls planned the refreshments, entertainment and decoration. Hostesses were Mary Alice Knecht, Cheryl Stanley, Charmel Rinehimer, Susan Taylor, Ruth Tinsley, Sally Booker, Linda Rice, Nancy Lou Elston and Kimi Klish.

Nine members of the first aid course sponsored by Dallas Community Ambulance Association will complete their advance work and won certificates Monday night at the Dallas Borough Building. They will be entitled to drive the new ambulance, subject to passing a motor vehicle operation test. Graduates are: Norti Berti, Lawrence DeleKanic, Charles Flack, Mrs. Abby Kautz, Mrs. Margaret Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. William Wright, Jack Stanley and Dorothy Ruckle.

John Roberts, president of Lehman Township Fire Company, has announced that Stuart Marks has been named general chairman of the tenth annual Back Mountain Horse Show to be held at Lehman on Monday, July 5th, sponsored by the Fire Company.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

All five valedictorians of the graduating classes of Back Mountain high schools have been or will be given the Seventh Annual Award of the Reader’s Digest Association for students who by their successful school work give promise of attaining leadership in the community. The five students, all girls, are: Kingston Township, Lois Jean Hawk; Dallas Borough, Helen Kocher; Lake Township, Helen Szaffron; Dallas Township, Jane Williams; Lehman Township, Dorothy Cornell.

Cecilia Oblin, Daisy Belles and Leona Roberts, Senior Service Girl Scouts of Troop 90, Fernbrook, received their caps, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, at the rally held in Kingston Armory Saturday evening.

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

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