Only Yesterday

First Posted: 2/26/2012

20 YEARS AGO – 1992

The Back Mountain Wrestling Club recently attended the Line Mountain Tournament. The following boys placed: Stephen Arnold, Michael Dombroski, Damien Temperine, Brock Raspen and Brett Larson.

Mike Guerin’s pin against Wyoming Valley West was his 100th victory asd a Black Knight. He is the son of Bill and Barbara Guerin.

30 YEARS AGO – 1982

Cadette Troop 631 from the Shavertown area of Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council have been demonstrating their expertise in food preparation while completing requirements for the Creative Cooking Interest Project. Under the leadership of Mrs. Margaret Craft, Shavertown, and Mrs. Frances Williames, Trucksville, the girls have been busy preparing a variety of home-made dishes such as yogurt, pizza and Chinese favorites. Scouts include Megan Taylor, Jennifer Farley, Paula Wandel, Tracy Cave. Mary Craft and Elizabeth Williames.

Altar and Rosary Society of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, recently elected committee chairpersons for the year. They are: Nancy Parsons, corresponding secretary; Madge Faerber, sanctuary light; Rose Wolensky, deanery representative; Catherine Polacky, pilgrim statue; Joan Kingsbury, publicity; Lucille Luksic, hospitality; Mary Darling, flowers; and Carolyn Catrombone, Meals on Wheels co-ordinator.

40 YEARS AGO – 1972

The Brothers Four restaurant was the place for the annual Blue and Gold Dinner of Cub Scout Pack 132 which was held recently. Drew Fitch, cubmaster, presented the wolf badge and gold arrow to Kurt Garner, Richard Rollman and Mark Hughes.

Dallas Junior Women’s Club will conduct its annual hoagie sale at Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas. Mrs. James Thomas is chairman.

50 YEARS AGO – 1962

Rainbow Girls of Charles James Memorial Assembly held a public installation last week at Trucksville Methodist Church educational building. Participants in the ceremony were: Jo-Carol Birnstock, Nancy Sieber, Barbara Tag, new Worthy Advisor, Marion Jolley, retiring Worthy Advisor, Barbara Hopkins, Linda Tag, Karen Rome, Martha Mesnick, Gail Kelley, Penny Farrar, Donna Smith, Sharon Evans, Colleen Conaghan, Margie Davis, Barbara Hildebrandt, Judy Williams, Jean Ide, Gail Rumbaugh, Hilda Root, Diane Transue, Glenda Williams and Sally Moyer.

Plans are underway for the annual Card Party and Fashion Show sponsored by Dallas Junior Woman’s Club Tuesday at Saint Therese’s Church. Mrs. Joseph Borton, general chairman, will be assisted by Mesdames: Ed Johnson, Dean Johnson, William Hanna, Kenneth Kirk, Thomas Decker, Robert Lewis, Thomas Reese, Ned Hartman, Diane Myers.

60 YEARS AGO – 1952

Members of Dallas Eastern Star are rehearsing for their presentation of the comedy, “Everybody’s Crazy” scheduled for this Saturday in Dallas-Franklin Township auditorium. Mrs. Frank Trimble is director. Cast members include: Mrs. Fred Swanson, Mrs. Robert Scott, Mrs. Cletus Holcomb, Walter Galka, Louise Wyant, Dick Richards, Mrs. Herbert Ray, Bert Hill, Harriet Jean Williams, Earl Crispell, Jr., Robert Shepherd, Mrs. Stephen Johnson, Howard Hontz and John Hackling.

Members of Shavertown Brownie troop 105 enjoyed a trip through the Dallas Post and lollipop refreshments Monday afternoon. Present were: Flora Sue Anderson, Lois Burnaford, Evelyn Frantz, Ann Marie Faulls, Sandra Laidler, Charlene Mannear, Karen Monko, Doris Fay Whipp, Pamela Yeager and Patricia Rood.

70 YEARS AGO – 1942

Members of the Junior Class of Dallas Township High School will hold a basketball season Dime Dance Wednesday evening in the school gymnasium. Every school in the Back Mountain League has been invited to attend and will be represented by its cheerleaders. Edith Spencer is general chairman, assisted by Irene Stofila, Naomi Higgins, Lawrence Smith, Ernest Reese, Betty Kriedler, Dolores Updyke, June Fahlinger, Marilyn Wilson, Esther Ryman, Gladys Wells, Marian Moore, Laura Rothery and Ann Detrick.

Dallas Borough Schools observed Lincoln’s Birthday with a special chapel program. Betty Wagner read Walt Whitman’s “O Captain, My Captain” and Janet Garinger gave a paper on “Lincoln at Gettysburg.” “The Gettysburg Address” was read by James Waters.

Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from past issues of The Dallas Post which is 122 years old. The information is printed here exactly as it appeared in the newspaper years ago.

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