ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 10/30/2014

20 Years Ago – 1994

Katie Sallitt was crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies of the Dallas football game Saturday.

The Dallas Middle School Student Council recently held election of officers for the 1994-95 school year. President is Lacey Popson; Dan Marquis, vice president; Michael Messersmith, treasurer; Julie Eckert, recording secretary; and Michael Cleary, corresponding secretary. The council’s activities include helping the Back Mountain Food Bank, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the S.P.C.A.

Boy Scouts of Den 5, Pack 155 in Shavertown, recently enjoyed the scouting season’s first field trip. As part of the scouting achievement “What Makes America Special,” the scouts visited local places of historical interest: the Wyoming Monument; the Nathan Denison House and the Swetland Homestead. Participating were: Sean DeWitt, Jonathan Frania, Matthew Tucker, Matt Rattigan, John Considine, David Menzel, Marty Musto and Eric Baltimore.

30 Years Ago – 1984

Junior Girl Scout Troop 633 of Shavertown, in conjunction with Mercy Hospital’s Wellness Center, recently completed two requirements toward their “personal health” badge. Mary Grigas of the Wellness center gave the scouts a tour of several departments of the hospital where they had their blood pressure, pulse and temperature taken. Troop members include Robin Dennis, Heather Adams, Maria Farris, Melinda Henry, Karen Wisnieski, Melissa Hall, Shannon Smith, Melanie Suda, Maryann Ochman, Melanie Marino and Nancy Kingsbury.

Members of the special education class at Lake-Noxen Elementary School recently made posters for the Kingston Township Recreation Association’s Halloween Decorating Contest. Students who worked on the posters include Phillip Gallagher, Michelle Matusick, Kenny May, Lori Long, Kevin May, Mark Koprowski, Judy Jackson, Ann Nichols, Heidi Marr, Bambi Covert and Marsha Kellmar.

40 Years Ago – 1974

Doug Agnew, a senior at Lake Lehman High School, has been chosen “One of the Top 100 Wrestlers in the State” by a panel of newscasters from Central State. AT the same time, another senior, Keith Bonham, received honorable mention.

The Women’s Club of the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church will sponsor a Christmas Bazaar this Sunday in the parish house of the church, Main Street, Dallas. Members of the club include Mrs. Donald Evans, Mrs. Burke Rivers, Mrs. Russell Parsons, Mrs. Sheldon Evans, Betty Daily, Mrs. Leroy Brown, Mrs. Russell Case, Mrs. Jerome Cohen, Mrs. Henry Todd III and Mrs. William Wentz.

50 Years Ago – 1964

Dennis Lockard, aged 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lockard, Grace Avenue, Shavertown, was a proud youngster Friday evening when he received an autographed National League football after placing third in the Punt, Pass and Kick Contest sponsored by Ford Dealers of Wyoming Valley. Dennis is a third grade student at Westmoreland.

Allen Jonathan Cease, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cease, Franklin Street, Dallas, and a student at Lycoming College, was among the 40 members of the college band to play at the World’s Fair last month. Allan played first trumpet with the group.

Two Back Mountain college students received scholarships at Wilkes College annual awards assembly on Thursday. Sharon Strzelczyk, Harveys Lake, was recipient of the Andrew Sordoni Foundation Award and Mary Anne Jeffrey, Shavertown, received the Dickinson Memorial. Miss Jeffrey is majoring in Commercial Education and Miss Strzelczyk in Foreign Languages.

60 Years Ago – 1954

Among sportsmen there are big and small game hunters, wing shots, riflemen, archers and trappers – but Carl Warmouth of Huntsville thinks the man who catches his game by hand gets the biggest thrill. Carl was not far from home Tuesday hunting for rabbits when his dog, Maggie, startled one that circled around in front of him. As it raced past, Carl grabbed at it in his bare hands. The rabbit was no more surprised than he was.

Harry Peiffer, Dallas plumbing and heating contractor, was elected president, and William Reniska and J.E. Graham, first and second vice presidents respectfully at the meeting of Dallas Kiwanis Club on Wednesday night.

W.S.C.S. of Orange Methodist Church will present a hillbilly comedy, “Comin’ Round The Mountain” this Saturday evening. Taking part are Eudora Baird, Mary Hess, Sandra Baird, Mari Ann Emmanuel, Malcolm Bard, Elmer Evans, Barry Baird and Thais Rozelle.

70 Years Ago – 1944

Mrs. George Metz entertained members of the Rotary Anns at a dinner meeting at her home on Rice Street, Trucksville, last Thursday evening. Following the main dinner, guests left for the John Nicholson home on Demunds Road where they had dessert as a sort of farewell party for Mrs. Nicholson. Present were: Mesdames L.L. Richardson, A.N. Garinger, Dan Richards, John Corliss, Warren Yeisley, Paul Warriner, Harold Payne, James Huston, Oswald Griffiths, Leslie Warhola, George Metz, L.F. Kingsley, William Lanyon, John Nicholson and Robert Bodycomb.

Senior Girl Scout Troop of Carverton, No. 86, held its first meeting last month at the Carverton Church. It was a covered dish supper. At this meeting they elected the following officers: President, Helen Scureman; secretary-treasurer, Wilma Ickinger; and scribe, Dora Sutton.

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

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