Only Yesterday

First Posted: 3/4/2012

20 YEARS AGO – 1992

Seventeen-year-old Keith Rinehimer was honored by both Dallas Kiwanis and the Pennsylvania State last week. Rinehimer’s quick action last fall after Dr. Wallace Stettler was involved in an auto accident is credited with possibly preventing Stettler from being paralyzed. Rinehimer, who would like to become a professional fire fighter, took as first responder course with his friend Mike Neil. Both are juniors at Dallas High School.

Joe and Carol Sitar of Dallas were honored recently for their long and dedicated service to Bishop O’Reilly High School in Kingston. As members of the school’s first graduating class (when it was known as West Side Central Catholic), they have seen three of their children graduate from Bishop O’Reilly. In addition, a daughter will graduate in May and a son will be entering as a freshman in a few years.

30 YEARS AGO – 1982

Six Dallas Senior High School students will be representing their school at the Region IV Chorus auditions Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Bishop O’Reilly. They are: Arlene Daily, Matthew Holdra, Charlene Baker, Marjorie Myers, Jerry Ross and Nancy Evan.

Ten members of the award-winning Lake-Lehman High School Band have been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association Region IV Band Festival, which will be held at Abington Heights High School, Clarks Summit later this month. They are: Frank Snyder, John Kasko, John Hudak, Keith Austin, Ed Havrilla, Tom Davis, Michelle Hargraves, Karen Holmgren, Kim Burk and Virginia Yatsko.

40 YEARS AGO – 1972

Capt. Ronald A. Woolery, provost marshal at Tobyhanna Army Depot, presented trophies to Sgt. Joseph G. Janosov of Wilkes-Barre and Security Guard Stanley Tomchak Jr., Dallas, for copping honors in the annual qualification with a cal. 38 pistol of depot security police. Tomchak scored 245 points out of a possible 250 to finish first, while Janosov came in second, reversing their positions of last year when Janosov came in first and Tomchak second.

Six Back Mountain high school students were among the 79 area high school sophomores and seniors awarded National Certificates of Merit at Wilkes-Barre campus of The Pennsylvania State University last week. The certificates, which are given in recognition of outstanding achievement by high school students in the field of engineering and science are awarded annually by the Luzerne County Chapter, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Recipients are: Harry Harter, Dallas Area; Harriet Kocher, Lake-Lehman; Richard Harrison, Dallas Area; Anthony Steven, Lake-Lehman; Kevin Schappert and Jack Martin, Dallas Area.

50 YEARS AGO – 1962

Winners of the Vogue sewing contest, sponsored by Dallas Senior and Junior Woman’s Club, with prizes awarded on Monday at Dallas Senior High School are: Peggy hall, first prize; Barbara Prokopchak, second; Olga Jurysta, runner-up.

Daddow Isaacs Post 672 will hold its first annual pig roast Saturday at the Post Home. Committee members: Marty McEnrue, James davenport, George Cave, Roland Spencer, Bill O’Brien, Bud Shonk, Tom Kone, Dick Staub, Regis Brice, Dick Fuller, Leonard Harvey, Bernard McDermott, ed Buckley and Art Garinger.

60 YEARS AGO – 1952

Boy Scout Troop 232, including Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, wound up last week of window display at Flannigan’s Furniture Store Friday night by making and serving bite-size flapjacks to store employees and the passing public. Scouts taking turns at the skillet were: Bernie Banks, Jack Derr, David Goddard, Eugene Hindricks, Leslie Barstow, John Sidorek, John ferry, Jim Thomas, Buddy Butler, Richard Lincoln, Peter Lukasavage, Walter French, Nelson Downend, Jody Boyle, Keith Yeisley, Raymond and David Hindricks, and Fred Houlihan.

Shirley Drake, Dallas, and Barbara Dana, Trucksville, members of the junior class, will represent Westmoreland High School at the N.E. District Chorus concert held at Montrose Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. Shirley and Barbara, both members of the band, were selected by Lester R. Lewis, music supervisor.

70 YEARS AGO – 1942

Jack Hislop’s restaurant presents a new appearance this morning. During the night a complete new stainless steel soda fountain with sixteen ice cream cabinets was installed by a crew of workmen. Delivery of the new fountain which was ordered six months ago from a Grand Rapids firm was delayed because of war orders.

Troop Committeewomen of Girl Scout Troop No. 9, Shavertown, entertained friends at a card party last Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Oscar Dymond, Main Street. Defense stamps were awarded as prizes and were won by Mrs. Howard Appleton, Mrs. Frank Werner, Mrs. Martin Porter and Mrs. Mary Harding.

Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from past issues of The Dallas Post which is 123 years old. The information is printed here exactly as it appeared in the newspaper years ago.

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