20 years ago — 1996
This year as a Christmas project, Lake-Lehman Middle Level Building class officers and homeroom representatives adopted a family from the Catherine McAuley House, a shelter for homeless families. Representatives collected money each morning from their homerooms to buy clothing and toys for three children and clothing and household items foe the two parents. Seventh and eighth grade class officers, who participated in the project, are: Tom Brislin, Carrie Houssock, Lisa Gongleski, Matt Dunn, Josh Schraeder, Tony Van Scoy, Melissa Sorber and Jen Frank.
Emily Sweitzer made history last weekend by becoming the first swimmer at Dallas to qualify for a trip to states. Schweitzer, a junior, placed second among females in the District II Class AA diving competition held at the Kistler pool in Wilkes-Barre.
30 years ago — 1986
Harveys Lake Boy Scout Troop 331 participated in the Penn Mountain Bowl-A-Thon held at Bonomo’s in Dallas last month. Ted Nafus won a trophy for first place and Billy Blansett won a ribbon for third place. The troop was also awarded a ribbon for participation. Scouts bowling were: Chet Koprowski, Derrick bologna, Ray Hall, Heath William, Barry Pahler Jr., Billy Blansett, and Ted Nafus.
The Dallas Lions Club recently inducted two new members into its club. New members are Harold Ruth and Pat Burke.
Gate of Heaven students paid tribute to the crew members of the space shuttle Challenger, in particular Christa McAuliffe, during a “Teacher Appreciation” talent assembly. Wendy Kuniskas, April Yatsko, Patricia Roginski, Lori Stair, Cecelia Williams, Tina Strom, Denise Thompson and Nicole Kingsbury presented their version of “Memories.”
40 years ago — 1976
The annual sewing contest held by Dallas Junior Woman’s Club highlighted the meeting held recently at Prince of Peace Church. The following winners were selected in the club woman division: first place typical outfit worn by a club woman was awarded to Mrs. Frank Smaka; second place winner was Mrs. James Richardson. Winning the loungewear division was Mrs. Elizabeth Greenwood. The Bicentennial division was won by Mrs. Jerry Paxton.
A 13-inch beagle bitch owned by Mrs. Frederick M. Javer, Dallas, recently was judged “Best of Variety” at the 100th annual Westminster Kennel Club Show in New York City. The event is the oldest continuous and generally regarded as the most prestigious dog show in the country. This year it drew over 3,000 dogs from throughout North America and foreign countries.
50 years ago — 1966
Four students from Dallas Senior High School have been selected for P.M.E.A. District Orchestra at Wyalusing Valley High School, Wyalusing this weekend. The participating students are Warren DeWitt, a senior, plays trumpet, a member of the band and orchestra for three years; Robert Bayer, a junior, plays drums, a member of band and orchestra for two years; Cynthia Garman, a sophomore, plays bassoon, member of band and chorus; Elizabeth Otto, a sophomore, plays violin, a member of chorus.
A 27-inch, 7 ½ pound trout was caught by Lewis Thomas, 26, of Centermoreland earlier this month at Harveys Lake. Catch was made near Link’s dock, Warden Place, and longtime fishing expert Jack Link did the measuring honor for Thomas. The Youngman also pulled in about 150 perch that day.
Don Purvin recently rolled a perfect game of 300 at Crown Imperial Bowling Lanes while bowling for Gavy’s Market, Shavertown, in the Back Mountain Neighborhood League.
60 years ago — 1956
Westmoreland Football Mothers met recently at the home of Mrs. Ellen Williams, Dallas. The following officers were elected for the next school year: President, Mrs. Rachael Dymond; vice president, Mrs. Ruth Shotwell; secretary, Mrs. Betty Burnaford; treasurer, Mrs. Helen Hemenway.
Brownie Troop 152, St. Therese’s, Shavertown, held a combined investiture and fly ceremony last Thursday in St. Therese’s auditorium. Mrs. Fred Houlihan, troop leader, presented Brownie pins to Carmella Cavan, Kathy Schneider, Barbara Dorrance, Sharon Powers, Dianne Flussi and Molly Gallagher.
Mrs. Samuel Margellina and Mrs. William Roberts entertained at a Stork Shower in honor of Mrs. Donald Watson Tuesday evening at Mrs. Margellina’s home in Idetown. The table featured a centerpiece of a small crib holding a doll, and linen carried out the stork theme. Guests were: Mrs. Marian Opplinger, Mrs. Charlotte Calkins, Mrs. Marian Stroud, Mrs. Margaret Volrath, Eleanor McKenna, and the guest of honor.
70 years ago — 1946
Trucksville Volunteer Fire Company’s Jamboree will be held at the Fire Hall on Carverton Road next Saturday evening. The net proceeds will be turned over by the Fire Company to Kingston Township Veterans’ Association to help purchase a home. The committee is headed by Charles Perkins, and includes A. Weiss, W. Gregory, J. Bulford, M. Lloyd and C. Haskins.
Kunkle Forest Fire Crew met at the home of Frank Boston last Thursday night and elected new officers. They are: President, Jiggs Elston; vice president, Jack Birnstock; secretary, Lawrence Smith; treasurer, Fred Dodson.
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