Only Yesterday


First Posted: 3/11/2012

20 YEARS AGO – 1992

More than 85 students at Lake-Noxen Elementary School recently participated in the school’s 10th annual Arm Wrestling Tournament. School winners in the girls’ competition included Amy Gabner, fifth grade, Division I; Erica Fugate, sixth grade, Division, I; and Mandy Kehler, sixth grade, Division II.

For the second time in four years Judy Fitch of Dallas Township has been crowned Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. She will next compete in June for the title of Miss Pennsylvania.

30 YEARS AGO – 1982

After 11 years in Girl Scouts, Kelly Freeman of Dallas will soon realize a dream – achieving the Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest honor.

In helping to commemorate Girl Scouting’s 70th Birthday, Junior Troop 624 and Brownie Troop 652 of Shavertown held an “International Day.” The girls who participated honored nations around the world by wearing Girl Scout uniforms of other countries. Participants included Stacy McCuen, Kunkle, Amy Shelley, Dallas, Ellen Smaka, Dallas, Jennifer Harringston, Dallas, Jennifer Besecker, Dallas, Megan Kozemchak, Dallas, Dodie Dodson, Dallas, Lisa Vozniak, Dallas, Tracy Hunter, Dallas, and Michelle Pollick, Dallas.

40 YEARS AGO – 1972

Connie Lanning, Sweet Valley, won first place in Women’s Class A in the snowmobile races at Kutztown Sunday. Miss Lanning was racing on a 335 Polaris TX. She also placed second in Women’s Class B while riding a 400 TNT SkiDoo.

The Eagle Award, the highest award in scouting, will be presented to nine members of Troop 281, Dallas United Methodist Church, at the Eagle Court of Honor and Award Dinner to be held at Dallas Senior High School. The awardees are: Jack B. Cobleigh, Glen Kozemchak, David Shelby III, Earl W. Phillips Jr., Jeff McDonald, David Casselberry, David Dierolf, Bill Dierolf and Brett B. Slocum.

50 YEARS AGO – 1962

At local Acme Stores, three five pound bags of grapefruit sold for $1.00; a one pound package of bacon was 49 cents; a box of 24 assorted Hershey candy bars was 89 cents; and cooked hams were 69 cents a pound.

Two Back Mountain girls were among the ten contestants selected to represent Glamour Magazine’s Best Dressed Coeds on the Wilkes College campus last Sunday evening. They were Nancy Tinklepaugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tinklepaugh, Church Street, Dallas and Elaine Kozemchak, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kozemchak, Huntsville. Both girls modeled frocks which they designed and made themselves.

60 YEARS AGO – 1952

Students from Westmoreland who will compete in Luzerne County Forensic Contests include Barbara Dana, Rosemary Bukeavich, David Vann, Nancy Dymond, Louise Kann and Shirley Drake.

Arthur Garinger and his brother-in-law John Beagle of Bloomsburg are erecting a new Tastee-Freeze soft ice cream store on Mr. Garinger’s property along Memorial Drive at Fernbrook. Completion is expected shortly after April 1.

70 YEARS AGO – 1942

To eight students of Lehman High School will go the honor of playing with the Northeast District Band at its annual concert the last of this month, it was announced this week by Joseph Clouser, director of the Lehman High School band. The local players, largest of any group invited to play in the concert, will join students from 18 counties and 35 schools in this section of the state to make up the 150 piece band, and are the only students to r3epresent the Dallas area. They are: Lenora Parks and Carol Crosby, solo cornetists; Betty Naugle, solo clarinet; Ted Parks, first trombone; Dorothy Cornell, first horn; Albert Agnew, first baritone; Roland Masters, bass; and Stewart Ehret, snare drum.

New officers will be installed at the dinner meeting of Dallas Woman’s Club held in the Shavertown Hose House Thursday evening, New officers: president, Mrs. Fred Eck; first vice president, Mrs. Harold Shiber; second vice president, Mrs. Kenneth Oliver; secretary, Mrs. George Stolarick; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Clarence Adams; treasurer, Mrs. W.H. Derolf.

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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