ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 8/28/2014

20 years ago – 1994

Lake-Lehman High School students Scott Walters and Karen Kocher were recently guests of the Lake Silkworth Area Lions. Scott Walters was named high Chemistry student for the year and Karen Kocher earned fourth quarter honor student. Both students were presented with savings bonds and certificates of recognition of outstanding school and community achievement.

Dallas fifth grade English students of Mrs. Nulton recently finished a special project with kindergarten students. With the help of the fifth grade students, the kindergarten students made booklets entitles, “The One and Only Me,” to be sent home at the end of the year as a remembrance of kindergarten. Student participants included David Dwinchick, Susan Dwinchick, Mary Dudascik, Beth Kemmerer, Matt Eyet, Eric Domzalski and Jeffrey Decker.

30 years ago – 1984

Certificates were awarded to participants in the second Computer Camp for Kids sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The summer week-long course, the second in a series of three, taught intermediate programming in the BASIC language. Participants included Frank Silsby, Joseph Ruotolo, Jenny Ketcham, Jimmy Kalinosky, Robert Meier, Peter Kozloski, Natalie Ziolkowsky and John Belsky.

A sure sign of the end of summer is the beginning of band camp. The Dallas Senior High School Marching band has been hard at work these past two weeks putting together its field show for the competition season. Drum Majors are David Garber and Francis Baines.

Girls between the ages of 11 and 18 recently completed a four-hour babysitting course coordinated by Wilkes-Barre General Hospital’s Volunteer Service Department. The course familiarizes the girls with proper care of children and household safety measures, including first-aid for emergencies. Back Mountain participants included Angela Chiarucci and Becky Gregg, both of Dallas.

40 years ago – 1974

Lewis Reese, Franklin Street, Dallas, has just completed his 20th year of service with the Back Mountain Baseball for Boys program, and has retired. The teeners team which he coached this year held a cookout in his honor Saturday and presented him with a plaque. Team members honoring Reese were: Bob Whalen, Vincent Sordrosky, Bruce Kunkle, Mark Johnson, Bruce Riefenstahl, Brian Sickler and Kevin Duermit.

The Back Mountain Cultural Center has completed its second annual clothesline students’ and teachers’ exhibit. The exhibit was held at the Back Mountain Memorial Library and attracted numerous persons to the exhibit and teenage arts summer workshop performance, including readings. Young people participating in the readings included Mark Menges, Bill Cutter, Brendan Moran, Karen Aicher, Debbie Thompson, Gerry Brague and Barb Lynch.

50 years ago – 1964

Donna Smith, new Worthy Advisor of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, will be installed with her fellow officers Thursday evening at Trucksville Methodist Church Educational Building. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Smith, West Dallas.

Mrs. Lyle Slaff, Trucksville, active in community affairs in both the Back Mountain and Wilkes-Barre, has been elected president of the Little Theatre. Her association with Little Theatre began in 1942.

Thomas Myers, Elmcrest Drive, by quick thinking and prompt action, prevented a catastrophe early Monday afternoon. Alone at home, the 15 year old boy felt the house rumble, and quickly ran to the basement to check the cause. Flames were shooting out of the oil furnace and Tom dashed upstairs for the fire extinguisher and out the flames. He then called his dad who advised him t put in a request for the Dallas Fire Company.

60 years ago – 1954

Three FFA boys from Lehman-Jackson-Ross high school placed at Northeastern Pennsylvania Black and white Show at Tunkhannock on Friday. George Major and Rafael Rodriguez showing junior heifers are eligible to enter the State Black and White Show in Harrisburg. Rodriguez took a blue ribbon, Major a red.

Irem Women Golfers played for the Captain’s prize at a handicap tournament last Friday. Mrs. Gordon Guyler was the winner with a low net of 77.

Carolyn Marks, Janice Bronson, Patsy Ide and Shirley Park served as a committee to organize Tuesday night’s Y-Teen Roundup at Lehman Fire Hall. Cards were sent to all girls in the 10 to 12 grade group at Lehman-Jackson-Ross and lists obtained from Westmoreland and Dallas Franklin High Schools in order to contact the same age group. At the meeting, Teen-age committee chairmen outlined a possible program for back Mountain high school girls’ consideration.

70 years ago – 1944

Friends of Cpl. Russell G. Wall, son of Mrs. Florence Wall of Beaumont, are convinced that the young Marine’s picture appeared in last week’s issue of the Saturday Evening Post in an illustrated article on jungle warfare – “Every Night We Die” – by Cpl. Stanley Frankel. The picture showed an officer and a corporal digging a foxhole and illustrated the fact that in the jungle, war is no respecter of rank.

Dallas Chapter No. 396 Order of Eastern Star will hold a corn and wiener roast at the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Jones at Harveys Lake Friday. Committee members: Mrs. Robert Jones, chairman; Mrs. Earl Lamoreaux, reservations; general committee, Katherine Laidler, Eunice Norris, Elizabeth Keller, Rachel Kunkle, Jessie Moore, Grace Moore, Gertrude Davis, Dorothy Johnson, Agda Lewis, Ruth Lewin, Charlotte Mathers, Jeanne Kuehn, Goldie Ide, Elizabeth Ide, Clara Metz, Marie Wolf, Edna Johnson, Ann Joseph, Mildred Malkemes, Florence Malkemes, Ruth Lamoreaux, Mabel Johnson and Helen Nelson.

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

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