ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 2/6/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1994

All State Quarterback Brian Brady of Dallas has been named High School Athlete of the Month in Northeastern Pennsylvania, by radio stations WICK and WWDL.

The Back Mountain Wrestling Club recently presented jackets to the senior wrestlers. The seniors who received jackets were: Jake Walters, Dennis Brown, Brett Larson, David Spurlin, Damien Temperine and Jonathan Bird.

Daisy Girl Scout Troop 613 toured the Back Mountain Memorial Library and was treated to a story time by Mrs. Rudolph, children’s librarian. Troop members are: Tiffany Getz, Noreen Sarieh, Lauren Kellagher, Kimber Yuhas, Leena Sarieh, Shannon Kotch, Kira Szulborski, Brittani Dunn, Rebecca Iannone, Caitlin Kellagher, Kristin Evans, Tara Whispell, Alyse Miller and Samantha Smith.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

Dallas Senior High School Cheerleaders will get lots of exposure Feb. 28 when they say “Good Morning America” to all of the continental United States. The Dallas Cheerleaders were chosen from hundreds of videos sent to the Good Morning America show in New York City. The videos chosen will be used at the beginning of the show. Members of the squad are: Karen Banks, Lori Handley, Patti Allen, Sandi Shone, Sharon Dougherty, Linda King, Lori Timek, Kristan Tamburro, Karen Wells, Cherie Davis, Kerrie Bonawitz and Diane Yamrick.

Charlie Davenport of Shavertown recently was elected president of the Wilkes-Barre Chapter, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet singing in America for the3 1984 year.

Bill Bearde of the Lake-Lehman High School basketball team was presented a plaque on the occasion of scoring his 1,000th scholastic career point.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

Elizabeth DeCesaris, Trucksville, has been appointed training director for the United Services Agency of Pennsylvania. Prior to accepting her new position, Miss DeCesaris was a casework supervisor with Luzerne County Child Welfare Services, a position she held since June 1971.

The Sweet Valley Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary announced the following newly elected officers for 1974 at their meeting last week. Shirley Bower is president; Mary Lee Rishko, treasurer; Marie Roginski, recording secretary; Audrey rood, assistant secretary; and Cathy Masters, financial secretary.

Seven Dallas Senior High School students participated in the 1974 Northeast District Band Festival at Tunkhannock High School. They are: Trudy Connor, Gerald Brague, Robert Baird, Edward Johnson, Phillip Miller, John Kraynak and Richard Carle.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

Mrs. Mary J. Parkhurst, Back Mountain chairman for the March of Dimes Drive recently met with her co-chairmen and teen-age representatives to plan the 1964 campaign for the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the National Foundation – March of Dimes. Co-chairmen are: Mrs. Edwin T. Roth, Mrs. John Vivian, Mrs. George McCutcheon, Dr. H. Alex Smith and Mrs. Robert Parry. Junior representatives are: Susan Fielding, Lake-Lehman High School, and Gloria Grant, Dallas High School.

Jo Ann Norrie, Kathy Maury and Lee Philo represented Dallas District at the Northeast District Band Festival, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association, at Elk Lake Joint School, Dimock last weekend.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

Morris Welsh was elected president, and Arthur Gay, vice president, at the meeting of Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company in Snyder’s Garage Wednesday. Other officers: secretary, Stanley Dorrance; treasurer, Byron Kester; fire chief, Robert Snyder; assistant chiefs, Leonard Dorrance, Robert Sickler and Averial Eaton; delegate, Edward Dorrance; alternate, Ernest Gay; directors, Charles Townend, Atty. Joseph Casper, Edward Dorrance, Herman Coon and Fred Risch.

Dens 1, 2 and 3, Cub Scout Pack 200, put on a series of skits at Wednesday night’s pack meeting at Prince of Peace’s parish hall, offerings ranging from a barber shop quartette to a marionette show of a Space Ship complete with Men From Mars. Mrs. James Lacy’s den presented the marionette show with a cast including Jimmy Jones, Carl Daubert, Dick Clark, Den Chief John Sheehan, Peter Weaver, Chris Lacy, Alan Robertson and Joe Schneider.

Davis Pellam, an academic student, elected by members of the senior class of Dallas-Franklin High School as Senior of the Month, was a guest of Dallas Rotary Club Thursday evening at Irem Temple Country Club.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

Frank Ferry, Machell Avenue, was installed as Post Commander of Daddow-Isaacs Post, American Legion, by District Commander Williams, Wednesday evening at Odd Fellow’s Hall. Other officers installed were: first Vice Commander, Clare Winters; second Vice Commander, Zel Garinger; Finance Officer, Arthur Dungey; and Permanent Post Chaplain, Rev. John J. O’Leary.

Four generations gathered at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H.A. Brown, of Lehman, Sunday, to help Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Major celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary. The Majors were married in the Luzerne Methodist Church in 1890 and started housekeeping on the farm now owned by Corey Major, at Lehman.

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

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