20 years ago — 1996
The Dallas Ski Racing team is a force to be reckoned with, according to Montage ski instructor Bob Nattress of Shavertown. The team, consisting of eight Dallas High School freshmen, competes against many older high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from area schools in the Montage Interscholastic Racing Series. Team members are: Chris Schneider, Chris Nattress, C.J. Tyrrell, Stacey Wagner, Jon and Matt Kertesz, Mike Senausky and Mike Sabol.
Dallas High School three-sport star Ted Jackson Jr. scored his 1000th point in a Mountaineer uniform when he swished a 3-pointer for his team’s first points against Meyers last week.
Lake-Lehman Middle School recently held their annual Geography Bee in which students answered oral questions on geography. Mike Milunic was the school winner. He will now take a written geography test and, if he scores in the top 100 students in the state, will be eligible to compete in the state Geography Bee in March. Runner-up was John Fulmar and third-place winner was Matt Bradley.
30 years ago — 1986
Members of the Lake Lehman High School faculty are preparing special lessons in both the Social Studies and Science departments in honor of New Hampshire school-teacher Christa McAuliffe, who perished along with six other crew members of the space shuttle Challenger in a fiery explosion shortly after liftoff two weeks ago. Teachers preparing the lessons are: John Comitz, Christine Kopcho, and Bob Roberts.
The Harveys Lake Lions honored their charter members of 35 years, and other service award members, at a recent meeting held at Rich and Charlotte’s, Harveys Lake. Presented with pins were: Bob Pilger, Carl Schneider, Ron Ritts, Richard Williams, Frank Bialogowicz, Wilfred Ide, Calvin McHose, Bill Zimniski and Charles Gordon.
40 years ago — 1976
Selected “Mr. and Miss Senior” by their classmates at Lake-Lehman High School were Peter Sharp, Sutton Road, and Pamela Phillips, Oak Hill.
New officers of Dallas Women of Kiwanis were installed recently at Irem Temple Country Club. Mrs. Andrew Roan was installed as incoming president; Mrs. Walter Kozemchak, first vice president; Mrs. Carl Goeringer, second vice president.
Mrs. Adolph Grabenstetter, recording secretary; Mrs. Mabel Harter, treasurer; and Mrs. Peter George, corresponding secretary.
Kindergarten and preschool children at Mercy Center are working at sandbox art for the open house this week. Little artists include Hugh Mundy, Dallas; Karen O’Connell, Harveys Lake; and Scott Watkins, Dallas.
50 years ago — 1966
Annual Pig Roast sponsored by Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672 will be held Saturday at the post home. Dick Staub and Richard Fuller are co-chairmen, assisted by Ed Buckley, Tom Reese, George Cave, Bernie McDermott, Curt Bynon, and Gus Shuleski.
Lawrence Heycock, an eleventh grade student at Dallas Senior High School, has been selected to be a member of Region II State Band. Public concerts are being planned for Friday and Saturday evenings at Warrior Run High School, Turboville. Lawrence, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Heycock, Dallas, qualified on the alto Saxophone.
Charles “Chuck” Honeywell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Honeywell, Lake Silkworth, will appear on the David Blight Show this Sunday evening. Charles is a student at Lake Lehman School and has been taking dance lessons for six years. He has appeared on other TV shows and in Little Theatre.
60 years ago — 1956
Mrs. Roscoe B. Smith was installed as president of Dallas Women of Kiwanis Wednesday at Irem Temple Country Club. Others installed were: Mrs. Mitchell Jenkins, first vice president; Mrs. Paul Kautz, second vice president; Mrs. Edward Atkins, secretary; and Mrs. Franklin Gager, treasurer.
Mrs. Alfred Bronson, Sweet Valley, had a narrow escape from drowning in North Lake Sunday afternoon when she plunged through the ice n her way back from the Kittle cottage. Mrs. Bronson struck the exact middle of a hole chopped in the ice for fishing, and covered with a thin skim of ice veiled in snow. Hampered by heavy clothing and boots which filled with water, she was unable to lift herself to the firm ice bordering the hole. It took heroic efforts on the part of her four companions to pull her out.
Back Mountain YMCA Teen Club will hold a Valentine Sock Hop Wednesday evening. Jim Edwards heads the committee on arrangements, assisted by Janis Roberts, Lee Evans, Sandy Sprout and Sandy Hinkle.
70 years ago — 1946
Jive junction, Teen-Age Center for Dallas, will re-open tonight following the basketball games. The Junction, which was closed last fall, has all its facilities – juke box, coke bar and all – available again. A major obstacle to the operation of the Center was eliminated this week when Joe Hand accepted the duties of attending the Junction’s furnace for the rest of the cold months.
Robert A. Henderson returned to his post as Dallas Borough High School’s band leader on Monday following three years military leave. The popular teacher is a Forty Fort resident and a graduate of West Chester State Teacher’s College. During his service, part of which was with the Seventh Army in Germany, Miss Mary Mangan substituted.
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