ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 2/13/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1994

The Red Cross awarded donor plaques to Franklin Township resident Jeff Townsend, Dallas resident Bob Law and Trucksville resident Janet Evans at a blood drive earlier this month. Townsend and Evans have each donated five gallons, while Law is an eight-gallon donor.

Brownies from Penns Woods Girl Scout Council Neighborhood 24 attended a neighborhood event to complete the requirements for their music “Try-It” patch earlier this month at the Dallas Elementary School. Amongst other projects, the girls experimented with melody glasses. Participants included Katie Bartizek, Carissa Reiser, Ashley Marcy, Samantha Mattie, Jara Stec, Megan Weaver, Jacqueline Hardwick, Erin Swepston, Molly Guntli and Leah Bolton.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

The Gate of Heaven girls’ basketball team captured second place honors in the first Parent-Teacher Guild Invitational Basketball Tournament held at Gate of Heaven School, Dallas, last weekend. Members of the team are: Joan Segrave-Daly, Maria Johnson, Heather Malonis, Melissa Malonis, Chrissy Casterline, Jean Stahovec, Anna Berezich, Debbie Kindler, Karen Novicki, Jennifer Kelley, Pam Frostbutter, Lucia Sitar, Ann Marie Pall and Jennifer Spencer.

Greg Kaczura, a student at Dallas Intermediate School, was recently chosen the winner of a shirt-designing contest. Greg’s design appears on shirts being sold by “DISCO,” Dallas Intermediate School Chorus-Band Organization. The sixth grade student’s design featured a music theme.

Carolyn Fagan, Frederic Anderson and Paulette Niznik represented Dallas Senior High School at the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association District 9 Chorus last week.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

Members of the Dallas Junior Woman’s Club met recently at the Prince of Peace Church, Dallas, where they held their annual sewing contest, sponsored by the club for junior and senior high school students, and by Spadia Pattern Company for club members. First place winner in the student division for regular sewing was Carolyn Szczechowicz; second place, Debbie Prater; and third place, Lori Kunkle. First place winner for the club women was Mrs. Robert Eyet.

Dallas Senior High School students are among the 27 area high school juniors and seniors currently attending a 10-week college-level class in engineering graphics and drafting at Penn State’s Wilkes-Barre Campus. Participants include Dave Bauman, Kerry Kugler, Randy Koeb, Ernie Ashbridge, Tom Duffy, Blake Saba and Donald Engler.

Margaret Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hall, Shavertown, was among four Wyoming Seminary students named finalists in the 1974 National Merit Scholarship Program. The finalists were honored at a special assembly held in Nelson Memorial Hall.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

Joseph Sekera has been appointed plant manager of Commonwealth Telephone Company, it was announced today by Ronald Carruthers, vice president, engineering and plant.

A childhood dream, patiently yet determinedly sought, has come true for George Bednar, son of Mrs. George Bednar, Shavertown. George started playing football as a boy. Now, a Notre Dame senior, he has just been signed on by the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Dallas Post was a bee-hive of activity on Tuesday afternoon when Girl Scouts of Dallas Troop No. 640 visited the local newspaper plant. The scouts are working on their community badge and Tuesday’s trip was one of its requirements. Participants included Debra Bunney, Diane Dennis, Paula Selingo, Leslie Hamm, Debbie Maloney, Karen Lefko, Robin Turk, Dale Williams, Sally Kuhnert, Linda Wentz, Gwen Arnaud, Lauren Dukinas, Pamela Pfiefer, Mary Eppley, Cindy Budd, Ruth Gardner, Judith Alden, Linda Brongo, Mary Miller, Janet Alden, Tena Hicks, Jan Reithoffer, Anne Moyer, Diane Harris, Pamela Jacobs, Nancy Samuels, Ann Wentz, Janice Culp, Nancy Fleming, Beth Hunter and Charlene Snyder.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

The farming program of Rafael Rodriguez, Lehman-Jackson-Ross sophomore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Rodriguez, Trucksville, has won first place in three contests held recently in conjunction with the program of vocational agriculture. The program consisted of a half acre of cauliflower, a Holstein steer, a half acre of pasture land and an acre of hay.

Marilyn Mosier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Mosier, will represent Dallas-Franklin high school at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Music Educators Annual Band Festival at Bloomsburg next weekend. For three years, Marilyn has played in the same festival, and last year was selected to play in the State Band.

Carl Gries, senior student at Dallas-Franklin in Vocational Agriculture, recently received a gold medal for his project in raising small fruits. Gries had an outstanding yield of strawberries, 936 quarts from a small patch.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

Ladies Auxiliary of Trucksville Fire Company met Monday evening with Mrs. Vincent McGuire in charge. Plans for a sauer kraut supper were outlined. Committee: Mesdames Wilson Cease, George Bessmer, Harold Yorks, J.B. Schooley, John Dykman, B.C. Post, N. Ringstrom, Joseph Stadt, Dorman Schooley, John Kennan and Ray Finney.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hendricks entertained members of the Lehman faculty at a steak dinner Saturday evening. Games were played and a thoroughly enjoyable evening had by all. Present were: Misses Delilah Kistler, Bell Ruckel, Lillian Burgess, Frances Austin, Martha Smith, Lois Yaple, Estella O’Donnell, Seymour Grossman, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Major, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ellsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Orr, Mr. and Mrs. John Sidler and Mr. and Mrs. Sante Ragno.

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

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