Only Yesterday

First Posted: 3/18/2012

20 YEARS AGO – 1992

The Back Mountain brought home eight champions from the District 2 Class AA wrestling tournament held recently at King’s College. They are: Rick Finnegan, 103 lb. champ; Mike Stuart, 112 pd. Champ; Jason McDade, 125 lb. champ; Charlie Roper, 130 lb. champ; Frank Natitus, 135 lb. champ; Charlie Jacoby, 140 lb. champ; Justin Goodwin, 145 lb. champ; and Mike Guerin, 171 lb. champ.

Tom Williams and Phil Lipski, co-coaches of Lake-Lehman Wrestling, were named Coaches of the Year at the District 2 wrestling tournament. Their Lake-Lehman squad took seven titles and will send 11 wrestlers to regionals.

30 YEARS AGO – 1982

Gate of Heaven Cub Pack 232 held their Blue and Gold Dinner recently in the school auditorium. Boys who received awards are: Hugo Selenski, John Kristan, Jack Jones, Shane Williams, Greg Stahovec, J.J. Straigis, James Strange, Donnie Thompson, Ronnie Lefkoski, Bobby Demko, James Fry and Walter Fry.

Christi Strauser, a sophomore at Dallas Senior High School, has been selected to attend the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Seminar in Lancaster, Pa. later this month. During the seminar, one boy and one girl will be chosen to represent Eastern Pennsylvania at the International Leadership Seminar to be held in Chicago, Illinois in August.

40 YEARS AGO – 1972

The Dallas Senior Woman’s Club met recently at the Prince of Peace Church. Following a short business meeting, a “Make It Yourself” fashion show was presented by Mrs. Hans Hacker, representative for Leiter’s Famous Designer Fabrics. Models who participated in the show included Mrs. Hans Hacker, Maggie Mitchell, Pam Schwartz, Mrs. Fred Mitchell and Mrs. Robert Parker.

Children of the Hilltop Nursery School in Dallas enjoyed the first of several visits to the Children’s Annex of the Back Mountain Memorial Library Tuesday. Visiting the library were: Andrew Mazula, Wallace Gauthier, Michael Walker, Michael Watchulonis, Carl Warkomski, Stephen Martin, Michael Umphred, Cindy Ricci, John Hagen and Jennifer Stevens.

50 YEARS AGO – 1962

Six Girl Scouts from troop 169, which meets Tuesday afternoons at Dallas Methodist Church, will receive the Curved Bar, highest award in Intermediate Girl Scouting, at a mass ceremony at Coughlin High School, Saturday afternoon. They are: Janet Kelly, Peggy Reese, Donna Demmy, Bonnie Brobst, Pat Pfeifer and Linda Parry.

Six Back Mountain matrons will act as models at the Dallas Junior Woman’s Club annual card party and fashion show to be held in St. Therese’s auditorium Tuesday night. They are: Mrs. David Anderson, Mrs. Phillip Walter, Mrs. Fred Templin, Mrs. John A. Diffendafer, Mrs. Stanley Hozempa and Mrs. Royal Culp.

60 YEARS AGO – 1952

Lehman-Jackson 10th, 11th and 12th grade students elected Edward J. Havrilla, 17, Senior of the Month in an assembly on Tuesday. Names of four candidates were submitted: Havrilla, Lewis Disque, Arthur Lloyd and Kenneth Meade.

David Vann, sophomore at Westmoreland, won first place at the Forensic competition in Forty Fort Wednesday with an original oration entitled, “Our Great Government.” Vann will compete again at Bloomsburg next week.

70 YEARS AGO – 1942

Rough-house tactics at Hunlock Creek Grade School this week caused the resignation of an elderly teacher and aroused the people of that section against three youthful insurgents. The teacher, Miss Ruth Chandler, turned in her resignation to the Plymouth Township School Board following an attack on her person Monday afternoon by three boys, Alfred Thomas, Luther Flynn and James Croop, students of her 8th grade class. Miss Chandler claims she was disciplining young Thomas when he and the two other 13-year-olds set upon her, beat her with their fists and tore her clothing.

A talented cast at Dallas Township High School is rehearsing the junior play, “Cross My Heart,” which will be given Friday evening in the school auditorium. Members of the cast are James Harfman, Merriam Moore, Edward Zuba, Shirley Goss, Harold Dymond, Robert Patrick, Edith Spencer, Betty Kreidler, Isabelle Veitch, Marian Jackson, Betty Kepner, Louise Achuff and Lawrence Smith.

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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