ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 12/1/2014

20 Years Ago – 1994

Students from Mrs. Belles’ and Mrs. Finnerty’s classes at the Lake-Lehman Middle Level Building recently presented the Back Mountain library with 10 children’s books. The students reviewed books donated by various publishers as part of their reading curriculum, then selected the ones they felt were the best. At the library at the day of the presentation were: Adrienne Harbison, Aron Cramer, David Wolfe, Rhonda Shotwell, Shane White, Jason Groboski and Vicky Trindle.

The award-winning Lake-Lehman percussion section recently took the first place trophy in Group 11 competition at the Atlantic Coast Championships held at the Lackawanna County Multi-Purpose Stadium, Moosic. The Knights scored a 9.8 out of a possible 10 points competing against 24 other bands from around the East Coast. Representatives of the pit and percussion sessions are Sunny Vespico, Amy Shoemaker, Ben McEntee, Joe Cortagerone, Jason Piper and Darell Hogan.

30 Years Ago – 1984

The Dallas Junior High Choruses will present a concert Thursday in the junior high school auditorium. Members of the Seventh Grade Girls’ Chorus participating in the concert are: Samantha Dzurenda, Michelle Shemo, Lorraine Mitchell, Brenda Olsen, Julie Persing, Karrie Dodson, Keri Dugan, Jennifer Wartella, Lisa Davenport, Theresa Brutko, Margie Germick, Cindy Delinski, Nancy Niedzwiecki, Dawn Wandel, Darrah Stredny, Megan Hardisky, Wendy Sowga, Danielle Baker, and Dawn Sims.

Members of the Arrows Soccer team, winners of the Luzerne County recreation Cup for the U-12 age group were recently honored at a party held at Pizza Perfect in Trucksville. Team members include Allison Cave, Jerry Pollack, Allyson Turner, Chad Fegely, Nolan Olson, Tim Dymond, Paul May, Scott Bearley, Monica Matthews and Monique Matthews.

40 Years Ago – 1974

The Junior and Senior classes of Dallas Senior High School will present “The Male Animal” by James Thurber and Elliot Nugent this Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium. Cast members include Mark Kloeber, Pat Troup and Bob Baird.

The Dal-Hi Choristers will present a program entitled, “A Musical Christmas treat,” at the annual Christmas tea and meeting of the Wyoming Valley Woman’s Club this Saturday at the YM-YWCA auditorium. Some of the members of the group are: Carolyn Vail, Karen Aicher, Gary Cutter, Kristin Plashinski, Anne Purcell, Charles Emil, Steve Roan, Mark Engler, Carol Evans, Daryl Dymond, Dianne McCue, Michael Duncan and Mary Ann Mariani.

50 Years Ago – 1964

The men’s faculty of Lake-Lehman Area High School will play the New York Harlem Satellites this Friday night in the high school gymnasium. The Satellites should prove to be quite a challenge to the faculty. As of date, the Harlem ball club has won a total of 1045 games compared with the loss of nine games. Faculty team will consist of the following teachers; Stanley Gulbish, Kenneth Maciak, Leonard Threston, Paul Turkson, Edward Edwards, John Milauskas, Clark Vassia, John Jenkins, Ed Narkiewicz,, Richard Hynick, John Zlotek, Carl Roszkowski and John Zaleskas.

Recovering from two broken hands, Mrs. Mary Stredny of Kunkle is now out of the casts applied last summer after her heavy fall, and is able to use the hands better and better each day. Folks who relied on Mrs. Stredny for rag rugs were not able to get them from her for several months, but she is now back in production. Now she is in the doll repair business and is willing to swap rugs for dolls.

60 Years Ago – 1954

Favorite Cookie Night at Lehman Fire Auxiliary brought out some old favorites as well as decorated models and innovations. Members paid a quarter for the privilege of copying down an unusual recipe, and went home with new ideas of Christmas cookie baking as well as samples. Beulah Sutton, Janice Ehret and Elsie Fay were hostesses.

Walbridge Lienthal has been named chairman of Harveys Lake Lions Club’s annual Christmas Party. Others on the committee are: Buck Payne, Fred May and Harry Jones.

A candle light tea will be given by the Altar and Rosary Society at the Gate of Heaven church Monday evening. Arrangements are being made by the chairmen, Mary Weir and Mrs. Victor Borzone.

70 Years Ago – 1944

Edmund “Ted” Collins, second speaker on Dallas Borough Parent Teacher Association lecture series, delighted a less than capacity audience Monday night when he spoke in the High School Auditorium. He spoke on the subject, “A Man with a Hobby” drawing many of his illustrations from Shakespeare and acting bits from the great dramatist’s works. The audience was enthusiastic in its appreciation and regretted that the stormy night had prevented many of its fellow townsmen from hearing one of the best speakers who have been in Dallas in years.

Employment of many of its members on night shifts in Wyoming Valley war plants prevented a full attendance at the installation of officers of Daddow-Isaacs Post, American Legion last Friday night in I.O.O.F. Hall, Dallas. A ten-man team from Black Diamond Post, under the direction of Joseph McCracken, installed the following men: Frank J. Ferry, Commander; Claire Winters, vice commander; Paul Shaver, vice commander; Lewis LeGrand, adjutant; and Dominic Detter, sergeant-at-arms.

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

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