First Posted: 5/15/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1944

The 10th Annual Be Kind to Animals Week Poster Contest, sponsored by the SPCA of Luzerne County and Marquis Art & Frame of Wilkes-Barre, was judged this week from thousands of entries from grades kindergarten through 13th and learning support. Back Mountain winners are: Fourth Grade: 2nd place – Laura Vodzak, Dallas. Fifth Grade: 1st place – Robert J. Barna, Gate of Heaven; 2nd place – Becca Hadzor, Dallas Elementary.

Stanley Wojciechowski of Lake Silkworth has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation in recognition of his commitment to serving the world community.

Andrew Shaw of the Back Mountain Wrestling Club recently won the 1st Place Championship in Bantam-48 lbs. in the Middle Atlantic Eastern Nationals held in Salisbury, Maryland.

30 YEARS AGo – 1984

Members of the senior foods and nutrition class at Dallas High School are learning to prepare nutritious foods. They recently prepared stromboli for their lunch. Participants included Keith Furman, Tina Turpak, Karen Schooley and Tony Tucker.

A Father-Daughter Dinner show was held recently by Brownie Troop 641 at the Lehman-Jackson School. A talent show was given by the Brownies following the dinner. Participants included Shelly Andes, Jennifer Stark, Janet Ruda, Joanna Arndt, Kelly Komsisky, Karen Komsisky, Betty Spencer, Lisa Gunn, Tracy Margellina, Lynn Turner, Gina Traver, Christina Jones, Kristy Maskalis, Christina Conrad, Jennifer Heinbach Switzer, Diane Alter and Kristy Hozempa.

Children from the Dallas Prince of Peace Church donated floral arrangements at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas, in observance of the Easter holiday. Delivering the flowers to the residents were: Sandy Slaff, Emily Slaff, Mike Yatsko, Kelly Eyet, Jennifer Sutton, Megan Sheehan, Emily Russin, and Karen Hobbs. Twenty-four arrangements were given.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

The Dallas Booster-Letterman Club held their annual election earlier this month at a meeting held at the American Legion Home, memorial Highway, Dallas. Elected to office were: Ted Kostrabala, president; Lynn Sheehan, first vice president; Joseph Borton, second vice president; Tudor Ellis, secretary; and Robert Hislop, treasurer.

The Dallas Kiwanis Club recently honored four of its members of District 15 who are past Lieutenant Governors. Honorees are: Leo Corbett (1971-1972), Honorable Harold Flack (1945), Alfred Ackerman (1962) and Honorable Mitchell Jenkins (1952).

Ralph Walp, Shavertown, was inducted into the Dallas Rotary Club at the club’s recent meeting. Inducting officer was Danny Chapman.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

Jay Ruckel and Pat Kanasky have been named valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Lake-Lehman Class of 1964, according to principal Anthony Marchakitus.

Back Mountain Civil War Roundtable will enjoy a weekend trip to Antietam, Hagerstown and South Mountain, taking in many Civil War Memorial scenes next month. Participants include Robert Scrimgeour, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Garman, Carl Goeringer Jr., Mrs. Dana Crump, Mrs. Thomas Heffernan, Thomas Cully and Reese Pelton.

William O’Brien Jr. will appear on the Lee Vincent Show Sunday afternoon at 5, in a piano solo. The thirteen year old Lake-Lehman High School student is a pupil of Mrs. Bessie Thomas, East Dallas.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

A pupil in Lake-Noxen Schools, Susan Jayne Dodd, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Dodd of Harveys Lake, will appear in a solo number Sunday on WILK television with Kathleen Sweeney’s Tots and Teens Review.

Faith Harding, of Cliffside, Trucksville, was runner-up in the “Miss Parade of Progress” contest sponsored by the Jaycees in the Kingston Armory last Saturday night. Faith, a graduate of Westmoreland High School, is employed by Hess Goldsmith.

Shavertown PTA will hold a Bake Sale at Gosart’s Store tomorrow. Committee members are: Mrs. Harold Ash, chairman; Mrs. Robert Williams, third grade home room mother; George Jacobs, fifth grade; Mrs. Budd Hirleman, fourth grade; Mrs. William Glahn, second grade; Mrs. Clyde Brace, third grade; Mrs. Russell Montedonico, second grade; and Mrs. Calvin Hall, sixth grade.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

One hundred firemen representing Trucksville, Shavertown and Dr. Henry M. Laing fire companies were the guests of Herbert Hill, Shavertown florist, at a good will dinner Wednesday night at Shavertown Methodist Church. Speakers were Rev, Felix Zaffiro, pastor; Willard Lozo, representing Shavertown; Joe Bulford, Trucksville; Henry Peterson for Henry M. Laing Company; and the host, Mr. Hill. All stressed the need for closer co-operation between the three companies and communities.

The Junior Class of Dallas Township High School will present a three-act comedy, “It’s a Long Lane,” on Tuesday night. Members of the cast are: Dorothy Tryon, Kay O’Boyle, Ida Kunkle, Warren Chamberlain, Eleanor Elston, Jack Cook, Charles Gelsleichter, Leona Kosek and Joe Hughes.

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

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