ONLY YESTERDAY


First Posted: 1/24/2014

20 YEARS AGO – 1994

Boy Scout Troop 281, Dallas, recently completed a trip to Mount Washington, White-Mountains, New Hampshire. Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States with an elevation of 6,288 feet. Participants included Matt Kutish, Jonathan Bradbury, Jeff Polley, Michael Dancheck, Justin Kerr, Jarod Dukas, Ben Sappe, Don Hosey and Charles Wasserott V.

The Altar and Rosary Society of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, celebrated the Christmas holidays with their annual dinner party, also the occasion to thank outgoing 1993 officers and welcome incoming 1994 officers. Incoming officers are: Lucille Luksic, president; Betty Segrave-Daly, first vice president; Rina Carter, second vice president; Joan Gilbertson, treasurer; and Linda Scholl, secretary.

30 YEARS AGO – 1984

Mary Agnes Kratz, public education chairman for the Wyoming Valley Unit of the American Cancer Society, recently distributed a new anti-smoking comic book to sixth grade students at Lehman-Jackson Elementary School in Lehman. Those students who received the books are: Robbie Miroslow, Chris Roe, George Lassourreilli, Darsy Yetter, Kim Guzenski, Matt Kukosky, P.J. Goodwin, Jackie Pallante, Nicole Cooper, Jennifer Hislop, Tommy Seesoltz, Brian Keran, Ron Edwards, Richard Harding, Denise Kabata, Lori Lamoreaux, Tom Grey, Becky Emelette, Ed Spencer, Robyn Paulick, Jeff Weaver, Jennifer Hoover, Brad Potoeski, Jim Chamberlain and John Barabowski.

Despite slippery roads and snow, over 60 children and their parents showed up for the Harveys Lake Bassmasters’ 2nd Annual Smelt Derby. Although the smelt didn’t cooperate with the fisherman, some boys and girls managed to bring in a few nice catches. Lee Hockenberry, age 10, and Ed Hummel, age 14, first place winners in their respective age groups, weighed in a 1 lb. 3 oz. and a 1 lb. 8 oz. catch of smelt.

40 YEARS AGO – 1974

Boy Scout Troop 242, Huntsville, celebrated the troop’s first anniversary with an advancement of rank for 14 boys and the awarding of 26 merit badges. Boys conducting the candlelight ceremony included Charles Deitz, Kevin Wagner, Howard Cosgrove, Robert Weidner, Gregory Simms and John Deitz.

At the 11 a.m. worship service at the Shavertown United Methodist Church last Sunday, the following youth were installed as officers of the United Methodist Sunday Evening Fellowship Groups for 1974: Senior high – president, Lorraine Martin; vice presidents, Ruth Brace and Lesa Gramps; secretary, Cindy Purvin; and treasurer, Rosemary Lyons.

A new reed group, the Clarinet Choir, formed from the ranks of the Lake-Lehman High School Band, gave their debut performance at a kick-off for the S&H green stamp project of the Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors Association at their regular meeting. Members of the newly-formed group are: Gwen Salansky, Donna Jones, Elizabeth Laity, Harriet Kocher, Arthur Carichner, Donna Sutliff, Diane Stolarick, Debbie Williams, Cindy Oncay, Sandy Barrall and Roseanne Mahoney.

50 YEARS AGO – 1964

John Krupa was elected president of Jackson Township Fire Company at a meeting of the Association held Monday evening. Percy Wagner was chosen vice president, Dale Wright, secretary; Henry Zbick, treasurer and Willard Wright, Wesley Lamoreaux and Albert Sherman, trustees.

Roger Hackling was selected local winner in the American Legion Oratorical contest held recently at Dallas High School. Roger competed against other students at the school and was selected winner by three judges, Edward Buckley, Postmaster of Dallas; Gerald Stinson, faculty member and advisor to the debating team; and George McCutcheon, counselor. Roger will now compete with other students from District 12.

60 YEARS AGO – 1954

Mrs. Josiah Jenkins, Evergreen Street, is delighted that she moved to Shavertown two years ago where she can shop at the big modern Acme Market. Mrs. Jenkins was informed by Manager Robert Perry on Tuesday that she won $1,000 plus an automatic Laundromat in a contest conducted last October for a new name for a household detergent distributed by the American Stores Company. The prize-winning name “Kee” was selected from thousands of entries throughout the area served by Acme Markets.

The American Legion Distinguished Service Citation for outstanding service to the life of the community will be presented to Miss Frances Dorrance, Dallas, retired chief librarian of Hoyt Library, Kingston, on Tuesday night at the American Legion Home in Kingston. She will become the fifth person in 35 years to receive the Distinguished Service citation and is probably the first woman in the country to receive the honor given to outstanding persons for community service who are ineligible to be members of the Legion.

70 YEARS AGO – 1944

The January issue of The Pennsylvania Angler, published by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners, contains two full-page pictures of George Armitage, of Alderson. The first picture, taken 30 years ago on July 12, 2013 shows George, a youthful sportsman, holding a fine specimen of lake trout, weighing ten pounds and ten ounces and thirty-one inches in length. The second picture, entitled “History Repeats” show the veteran George, flanked by oars and heavy fishing tackle, displaying another beautiful lake trout weighing six ounces less than the one caught on July 12, 2013.

Representatives of Dallas Senior Woman’s Club presented Supervising Principals T.A. Williammee and Raymond Kuhnert with checks for $80 and $90 respectively, last Wednesday as awards in their recent Waste Paper Campaign. Mr. Henricks, principal of Lehman High School, the winner in the contest, received $130 Thursday evening.

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

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