First Posted: 5/21/2014
20 YEARS AGO – 1994
Recently, the Dallas Middle School held an assembly to honor 15 students who earned the highest academic rank, Honors with Distinction. To be eligible for this award a student must have an average between 98 and 100 per cent. Students were: Elizabeth Rosenthal, Segan Millington, Aileah Kvashay, Stephanie Potisek, Megan Daney, Matt Schweitzer, Jamie Miller, Lacey Popson, Jillian Obuhosky, Erik Steltz, David Williams, Mark Mittrick, Jennifer Vodzak, Michael Messersmith and Jeffrey Faneck.
The GFWC Harveys Lake Club recently earned an award for inducting the most members for the year 1993-1994, by inducting 22 new members. Members bringing in five members or more are Joanna Jones, Marian Debalko, Nancy Wilson and Karen Boback.
30 YEARS AGO – 1984
Led by the 10-medal winning performance of Mark Richardson, Steve Brace and Walter Lasecki, the Dallas Junior High track team won the overall Boys’ Championship at the District II Championship Meet at Scranton Memorial Stadium last Saturday.
The Luzerne County Association of Educational Secretaries recently awarded a $100 savings bond to Jill Ann Honeywell, business students at Dallas High School. The bond will enable Jill Ann to become a participant in the drawing among area school districts for a $500 towards a Business Education.
Jim O’Connell and Jill Graham, Dallas High School seniors, were two of nine students from four schools in the Valley Automotive Club area selected as award winners in the American Automobile Association’s 40th Annual School Traffic Safety Poster competition. The local club had 462 entries submitted by elementary and secondary school artists in the club area.
40 YEARS AGO – 1974
Cub Scouts of Pack 232 recently cleaned up and planted around the Gate of Heaven Church, the pack’s sponsor. Participants, led by Cubmaster Ken Adams, were: Bobby Cartier, John Farrell, Chris McDonald, john Kelley, Michael Gryskevicz, Dusty Goble, Matthew Butler, Brian Gardner, David Kubasti, Bobby Montross, Frank Eichorn, Jimmy Davis, Timmy Elston, Michael Corcoran, Kenny Adams, Mark Mariani, Michael Hession and Chris Williams.
General, biological and earth-space science displays were shown at the annual Gate of Heaven School Science Fair held recently in the school auditorium, Dallas. Grades six, seven and eight participated in the fair with the first prize in grade eight going to Patty Weggel and Carol Sosik for their entry in solar and nuclear energy. On the seventh grade entries, first prize went to Rose Ann Crisci, Barbara Cummings and Narol Nagle for their showing of crayfish and shrimp stages. In sixth grade, first place went to Barbara Voitek and Debbie Reese for their work with frogs and living things.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Harvey, Dallas, are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today, June 1.
50 YEARS AGO – 1964
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Baker, Sterling Farms, were hosts to the Sunday School Class of Mrs. Harold Ash, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday. The children toured the Glass Barn, Maternity barn and the entire farm. They were delighted at the newborn calf and rode the ponies. Lunch was served by Pastor and Mrs. Frederick Eidam, Ruth Daley, Jan Bigelow, Dianne and Ann Nichlas, Wayne Long, Ricky McCarty, Earl Monk and Brent Baker.
Mrs. Homer Mainwaring won the Dewees trophy on Tuesday in play with Irem Women’s Golfers at Irem Country Club. The weekly prize of silver went to Ann Troop, the putting prize to Mrs. Frank Jones.
60 YERAS AGO – 1954
Back Mountain men who sang in the Concordia Concert Tuesday evening at Irem Temple were: John Spiel and Jacob Anderes, baritones; John Dreher, bass; Ed Buckley, first tenor; Richard Rudy, Joseph Maza and Carl Landmesse5r, second tenors.
Richard Sarmonis, a second grade pupil at Noxen Elementary School, won first prize of $5 for his health poster in the first to third grade competition for Wyoming County. Richard’s poster, on display in Tunkhannock, shows a house on fire, an ambulance, internes, doctors, firemen and a patient. The caption, for which 60 percent is allowed in the judging, is “Your Friends in Time of Need.”
Lehman Fire Company Auxiliary will meet Monday night in Lehman Fire Hall to lay plans for preparation and serving of the big dinner for 450 guests at the annual Horse Show. Hostesses for the evening will be Mrs. Morton Connelly, Mrs. Glendora Shilanski, and Mrs. Charles Blizard.
70 YEARS AGO – 1944
Altar and Rosary Society of St. Therese’s Church will present Miss Agnes C. Loughlin, head of the speech department of College Misericordia in a dramatic reading of Frantz Wentz’ “Song of Burnadette” Sunday evening at the church auditorium. Committee in charge: Mrs. Francis Girvan, Mrs. Nellie Gibbons, Mrs. Albert Antonaitis, Mrs. John H. Stenger, Jr., Mrs. Joseph Cullen and Mrs. John Helfrich.
Mrs. H.B. Roberts entertained members of the minstrel cast at the hone of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Major, of Lehman, last Wednesday evening. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. William Crum, Mrs. Thomas Foss, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott, Mrs. Claude Agnew, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hoover, Seymour Groseman, William Tretheway, Mrs. Francis Lewis, Miss Delilah Kistler, Alec Tough, Mrs. Howard Johns, and Mr. and Mrs. Corey Major.
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