First Posted: 3/27/2014

1994 – 20 YEARS AGO

Lake-Lehman eighth-grader Jeff Eyet will learn the true meaning of pressure April 8, when he puts his knowledge of world geography against 99 other students at the State Capitol in Harrisburg to determine the Pennsylvania representative to the National Geography Bee.

Students at the Lake-Lehman middle school have begun an earth-shaking service project. They have adopted 1,100 students in grades 6-8 at Northridge Middle School, located at the epicenter of the disastrous January earthquake in California. The project will raise money to assist the West Coast students. Planning committee members at Lake-Leman are: Gillian Nallon, Kari Amyx, Megan Scott, Mike Casey, Debra Brayfield, Nicole Newell, Mark Chopyak and Joe Mascalis.

Francesca Stuppino, a student at the Dallas Senior High School, won the first place title of the Miss Sweetheart Beauty in the Teen Division. She was also the runner-up in the bathing suit competition. The pageant was held recently at Montage Manor in Moosic sponsored by the Gail Barbrie Modeling Co.

1984 – 30 YEARS AGO

The fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at the Lake-Noxen Elementary School recently participated in the AAHPERD Youth Fitness Program. The program is designed to improve the fitness level of American boys and girls ages 10-18. Participants at the school included Terry Martin, Michael Doerfler, Carl Shock, Melissa Billington, Melissa Meade, Kelly Ayers, Billy Vigorito and Andrea Onufer.

An Employee Appreciation Day was held recently at The Meadows Nursing Center in Dallas. All employees received a free meal in appreciation of their work and dedication since the Center opened six months ago. The Center is one of the largest employers in the Back Mountain, employing 140 area residents. Among the employees honored were Dietary Department employees Judi DeLeo, Ann Groblewski, Diane Rattigan, Irene Michaels, Kimberlee Hains and William McMonigal.

1974 – 40 YEARS AGO

An effective blend of many nationalities provided the successful ingredients for the St. Patrick’s Dance held at the Gate of Heaven Auditorium last Saturday evening. The dance, sponsored by the Parent-Teachers Guild, was attended by 300 enthusiastic guests who danced to the music of the “Reefs.” Committee members included Mr. and Mrs. John Brady, general chairmen; Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Konski, reservations and tickets; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Yakabovicz, decorations and tables; Mrs. and Mrs. Walter Weir, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cartier, refreshments; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Drapiewski, publicity.

Lorene Nancy Daring, Dallas, was presented in a senior recital by the Wilkes College department of music last month in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Recital Hall of the Center for the Performing Arts. Miss Daring, soprano, was accompanied on the piano by Richard Chapline. Miss Daring is currently director of the children’s choir of the Dallas United Methodist Church. She will graduate from Wilkes in May with a degree in Music Education.

1964 – 50 YEARS AGO

Lake-Lehman students recently attended the third annual Journalism Workshop, sponsored by The Crown and Pi Delta Epsilon at King’s College. Attending the workshop were: Sue Fielding, Mary Ann Kuchemba, Bev Bonning, Linda Connor, Bernadine Rosoloski, Theresa Stash, Janice Pios, Elaine Hunt, Mary Lou Hunt, Sandy Steele, Leo Mohen, Cynthia Kipp, Rosetta Clark and Melanie Graham.

Plans have been completed for a Framer Dance to be held by the Couple’s Club of Prince of Peace Episcopal Church. Robert Maturi is general chairman, assisted by the following: Mr. and Mrs. William Wentz, Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Kellogg, Walter Kozemchak, Mrs. Thomas Hillyer and Mrs. Walter Kozemchak.

1954 – 60 YEARS AGO

Clifford Balshaw, New Goss Manor, organist and director of music at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, will give the final organ recital in a series of four at St. Clements’s Episcopal Church, Hanover Street, Wilkes-Barre Sunday.

David Van, member of the Senior Class at Westmoreland High School, and President of the Student Council, was declared winner at the Luzerne County Declamation Contest held yesterday at Exeter High School. David chose for his topic Patrick Henry’s address, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.”

Flora Sue Anderson, Girl Scout Troop 66, Shavertown, will represent the troop at the annual Juliette Low Rally at St. Stephen’s Church, Wilkes-Barre later this month, accorded this honor by painting the window poster in her troop. Other contestants in the poster contest were Alice Thomas, Phyllis Pope, Susan Lawry, Linda Stevens, Peggy Hall and Roberta Schultheis.

1944 – 70 YEARS AGO

Piano pupils of Mrs. Wesley Oliver entertained their parents and friends at a musical at the Oliver home, in Shavertown, Saturday afternoon. Boys and girls taking part were: Phyllis Williams, Barbara Malkemes, Billy Porter, Doris Ockenhouse, Charlotte Micael, Charles Gordon, James Martin, Margaret Ann Malkemes, Meredith Williams, Robert Snyder, Nancy Kane, George Lemmond, Mary Porter, William Leacocas and Phyllis Williammee.

The newly organized Men’s Sunday School Class of Idetown Methodist Church were guests at a supper given by members of the Confidence Class last Friday evening. Present were: Bill Casterline, Howard Boice, Joseph Ide, Gilbert Ide, Daniel Brown, R. Bruce Shaver, Emory Hadsel, Van Moore, Joseph Davis, Thomas Stacey, Loren Keller, Bruce Williams, Robert Renshaw, Olin Ide, Harold Cragle, John Race, Nelson Rogers, Carl Brandon, Herbert Bronson, Roy Tryon, Harry Hersh, Alfred Hadsel, Harvey Bottom, Glenn Spencer and Attorney E.C. Marianelli.

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

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