ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 12/11/2014

20 years ago – 1994

Shavertown firefighters Jeff Beisel, Erik Sowga, assistant chief Jeff Peters and Ryan Moss are selling sand candles at the Shavertown Acme every weekend until Christmas. Candles are $3 per dozen.

Karen Laver of Shavertown, a photography student at Luzerne County Community College, recently received recognition for her color and black and white photography in the Bloomsburg Fair Photography Contest. Lever won first place in the photo montage and artistic impression categories and second place in the human portrait category for all black and white photos.

Mercy Center, Dallas, recently held its annual Employee Awards Dinner to acknowledge special anniversaries. Honorees included Bertha Kramer (10 years); Holly Krainz (5 years); Eileen Siracuse (25 years); Robin Carrera (5 years); Lois Stredny (5 years); Donn Hunter Jr. (10 years); Danette Doknovitch (10 years); Theresa Evans (5 years); Nancy Shurites (10 years); Ann Marie Benoski (5 years); Sallyann Molitoris (5 years) and Eileen Riley (5 years).

30 Years Ago – 1984

Art students from Dallas High School recently decorated the windows at the United Penn Bank in Dallas and the First Eastern Bank in Dallas for the holidays. The students were guided by art teacher, Mrs. Jane Cornell. Participants included Liz Morgan, Marc McLaughlin, Victor Liva, Mia Argento, Beth Sutcavage, Cheryl Lear, Molly McTague, Dave Gorko and Steve Ashworth.

Members of Lehman Brownie Troop 641 recently visited the residents of the Maple Hill Nursing Home. The scouts made a fruit basket for the ladies and entertained with Christmas carols. Participating brownies included April Masters, Erica Conrad, Lisa Gunn, Kelly Komsisky and Diane Alters.

40 years ago – 1974

The Student Council of Dallas Senior High School will sponsor their Christmas Dance, “Winter Wonderland” Saturday evening at the high school. Music will be by “Mule.” Committee chairmen for the dance are: Sue Miller, general chairman; Brenda Bloomer and Randy Mark, decorations; Margaret Hoidra, programs; Bonnie Pietraccini, tickets; Sue Richards, refreshments; Ron Heffner, waiters; Jean Petro and Jeff Hopper, publicity.

The Jackson Township Ambulance Association held an election of officers at their annual meeting last month. The new officers are: president, Donnell Shaffer; vice president, Carl Moyer; secretary, Marie Havrilla; and treasurer, Carl Aston.

50 years ago – 1964

A young engineer who hails originally from Boston was the unanimous choice of Dallas Community Ambulance Association to be president for the coming year. Gilbert Morris, 27, replaces Leslie Tinsley, 1964 chief. Vice presidents in order of authority are: Hayden Richards, Leighton Scott, and James Davies.

Dallas Lions Club held their annual Christmas Party last Saturday at the Brothers Four Lounge, Dallas. New members Tom Reese and Don Holcomb were initiated into the club by Past President Russell DeRemer. Edward Buckley and DeRemer were the sponsors.

Wyoming Seminary Day School will hold its annual Christmas Program and tea on Friday at the day School in Forty Fort. Mrs. Stephen Davis, Pioneer Avenue, Shavertown, is co-chairman of the committee on arrangements and among her assistants are Mrs. Lewis Rogers III and Mrs. John Vivian. In addition, several ladies from the Back Mountain have been invited to pour the tea: Mrs. Mae Townend, Mrs. Robert Trethaway, Mrs. Donald F. Innes and Mrs. Marion P. Hall.

60 years ago – 1954

Stefan Hellersperk, 13, the youngest Eagle Scout in a select roster of Boy Scouts numbering only 17 for the entire Wilkes-Barre area of five districts, was awarded his emblem Monday night at a colorful ceremony in the Prince of Peace parish hall. Stefan is a member of Troop 200.

Mrs. Warren Unger was elected president of the Book Club at Wednesday’s festive Christmas program in the Back Mountain Memorial Library Annex. Mrs. Preston Sturdevant was named vice president; Mrs. Harry Swepston secretary; Mrs. J.H. Godtfring treasurer.

Dallas elementary school children will present “The Magi’s Gift” and a Nativity play Monday evening under the auspices of the PTA. Principal characters are Jon Butler, Ruth Miller, Robert Fletcher, Marleen Futch, Susan Fleming, Elfriede Hefft, Susie Owens, Allan Robertson, John Wardell, Nebbie Garinger, and Kay Ide.

70 years ago – 1944

The cantata, “The Story of Christmas” by H. Alexander Matthews was presented by the Senior Choir of Trucksville Methodist Church under the direction of Louie W. Ayre, last Sunday. Soloists were Ruth Turn Reynolds, Margaret Rhodes Anthony, Fred Houghwout and Samuel Davis.

A short one-act play, “Men will be Men,” will be presented by a group of members of Dallas Woman’s Club at their Christmas Tea at Lundy’s this week. Mrs. Granville Dowden is director. Cast includes: Mesdames Elgie Woolbert, Dorothy Burnaford, Marie Coolbaugh, Zora Bogart, Pauline Bonn, Evelyn Eck, Mildred Cheney, Helen Ness and Esther Nicely.

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

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