ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 2/20/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1994

Back Mountain residents Jay E. Kelly, Douglas J. Ayers and Helen Zukos recently planned Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s February program on health care reform. Kelly is vice president of preventative management at Wyoming Valley Health Care System. Zukos is director of corporate research at Blue Cross of NE Pennsylvania. Ayers is a doctor at the Wyoming Valley Veterinary Hospital.

For the 22nd consecutive year, Dallas eighth-grade German classes under the supervision of Ms. Ellen Boyer have made Lebkuchenhauser, or gingerbread houses. Gingerbread house making, a popular German pastime during winter months, has gained in popularity throughout the United States. Eighth-grade participants included Michelle Jayne, Angela Endrusick, Erika Knappman, Jason Vodzak and Jessica Higdon.

Megan Daney is one of five Wilkes-Barre YMCA Dolphin swimmers who recently received 1993 National YMCA Top 16 Time certificates. These swimmers have achieved times placing them in the elite group of 16 fastest swimmers in the nation in their age groups for YMCA swimming. Megan is the daughter of Michael and Nancy Daney of Shavertown. She is a sixth grade student at Dallas Middle School.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

Eight members of the Lake-Lehman High School Band have been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region IV Band Festival to be held at the Wyoming Area High School. They are: Billi-Jo Sorber, Marijean Konopke, Mike Havrilla, Danielle Hargraves, Joe Shonis, Bob Sando, Michelle Hargraves and Virginia Yatsko.

Team C of the Dallas Intermediate School recently conducted a bake sale to aid the family of Jack Charney, the young Dallas man injured in an Egyptian accident. The students presented a check for $312 to the Charney family. Participating students included Kim Stager, Stacy Roberts, Bruce Stearn, Matt Campbell, Jack Baines, Carri Doknovitch, Lisa Murphy and Marianne Chismer.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

Students of Gate of Heaven School, Dallas, presented a program for the faculty and students in honor of Catholic Education Week last month. Student speakers at the program were: Edward Lyons, Terrence Cummings, Brian Muldoon, Robert Levanduski, John Lyons, Louis Correale, Christopher Mihalick, Barbara Cummings, Jacqueline Bergevin, Barbara Cartier, Mary McGuire, Ann Marie Hardisky, Nancy Lyons and Gail Connolly.

Tina Carol Doescher, Shavertown, will be participating in the Miss Pennsylvania Teenager Pageant, in July, at the Penn Harris Motor Inn. She is a 14-year old honor student at the Dallas Junior High School, and is active with the majorettes, talent club and newspaper staff.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

One of the swinginest sounds heard recently in the Back Mountain is furnished by the new combo which call itself “The Comets.” The group comprised of Dallas Senior High School students played to a packed house last week at the bimonthly Junior High Dance at the Back Mountain YMCA. Group members are: Don Lawson, drums; Bud Mahler and Janet Roberts, vocalists; Jack Ryan and James Balavage, electric guitars; and Bob Dungey, piano.

More than 100 Brownies and Girl Scouts of the White Birch Community Association of the Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council attended training sessions at the Dallas Methodist Church recently. Training was held for Patrol Leaders, Troop Scribes and Juliette Low representatives. Training was given by Mrs. Russell Lawry, Mrs. William Wentz, Mrs. Regis Brice, Mrs. George Kostenbauder and Mrs. Ray Dukinas.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

George Robert Davis and Charles Caswell James will represent Westmoreland Band at Bloomsburg later this month.

Mrs. Charles W. Lee has returned from New York City where she completed a course of training preparing her for the position of Welcome Wagon Hostess in the Back Mountain area. Mrs. Lee is one of Welcome Wagon’s more than 4,000 hostesses who are making approximately a million calls annually on families in the United States, Hawaii and in the Provinces of Canada, embracing more than 1250 cities.

Mrs. Harry Goeringer Jr. was named chairman of the recently organized art class, sponsored by the Dallas Woman’s Club, at a meeting held in the borough building on Wednesday.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

Mark Twain’s immortal “Huckelberry Finn” is the comedy production which will be presented by the members of Junior Class of Lake Township High School Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium. Members of the cast are: Lucy Wolfe, Audrey Boone, Margaret Bomboy, Adam Stefanowicz, Neva May, Doris Rossman, Bertha Kern, Harry Delong, Myron Williams and Dorne Wesley.

“A Letter to the General” will be presented by the Junior Class of Kingston Township High School on Wednesday evening. Members of the cast are: Joseph Rother, Willard Puterbaugh, Lloyd Purcell, Walter Smith, Stanley Shewan, Patsy Cairns, Shirley Fischer, Cleo Follower, Edith Hart, Jane Widdall, Alice Sutton, Wilma Ickinger, Raymond Hoover, Warren Shiber, Paul Shakalum, Harry Post, William Metzger, Marvin Dymond, William Calkins, Edward Trumbower and Thomas Phipps.

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

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