20 years ago — 1996
Lake-Lehman High School will present the play, “The Music Man” this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The play, directed by drama teacher Jean Lipski and music teacher John Pineno, features the following cast members: Phillip Pineno, Joanna Oliver, Corella Tamagnini, Erica Hodick, Virginia Heacock, Shasta Souder, Preston Hoyt, Chavon Croman, Amanda Weber, Kim Gaylord, Stephanie Pineno and Sarah Roberts.
Recently an Aids Awareness poster contest was held at Dallas Junior High School through the eighth grade health classes of Mrs. Robyn Jones. First place winner was Norah Krakosky; second was Aby Ahmad; and third was Michael Faneck.
30 years ago — 1986
Lisa Burak, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Burak, Shavertown, became the third girl in the history of Wyoming Seminary to score 1,000 points recently when she led the Lady Blue Knights to a 64-31 victory over West Side Tech. In the following game against Lake-Lehman, the Wyoming Seminary senior set the school’s girls’ all-time scoring record with 1,038 career points.
Northwest Area High School is hosting this year’s Regional Chorus. Singers who were selected from the District Chorus will be presenting two concerts and auditioning for the State Chorus which will be held later this month. Representing Lake-Lehman High School will be Lori Cragle and Rebecca Roskos, who are under the direction of Miss Jane Morris.
Cub Pack 155 of Trucksville recently conducted a community service project for the Back Mountain Memorial Library. The boys cut Campbell’s Soup labels for Mrs. Florence Gauthier. Participants included Tony Cox, Ryan Boraski, Adam Hoover, Chris Repotski, Eddie Gawlas, Ronnie Yanchick, Michael Lykon, Corey Moyer, Brian Achuff, Danny Natitus, Tommy Socash, Billy Bullock, Jason Reynolds, Joey Hayer, Robbie Ricker, Jarrod Cooney and Terry Meehan.
40 years ago — 1976
Louis Butera, vice president of the Dallas Band Parents, presented a plaque to Robert Dolbear, principal of the senior high school, at the recent band concert. The plaque will be displayed in the senior high school. It will honor an outstanding senior high school band member each year. This year’s recipient is Thomas MacAvoy, Shavertown.
Kingston Township Ambulance Auxiliary will sponsor a fashion show and salad and dessert buffet next Saturday at Shavertown United Methodist Church. Fashions are courtesy of Luzerne Fashion Shop. Committee members and models are: Irene Wisnieski, Ceil Tuzinski, Maureen Umphred, Gaetane Hourigan, Nancy Williams, Lisa Luksic and Bernardine Luksic.
The annual sewing contest of the Harveys Lake Women’s Service Club was held at the Lake-Lehman Elementary School. Winners were: Patty McGrath, 1st tailoring; Marie Fetsko, 2nd tailoring; Denise Goodine, 3rd tailoring; and Renee Horabin, Dress-up division.
50 years ago — 1966
John Juris, rural carrier on RD 3, out of the Dallas Post Office, was cited recently by the Philadelphia Regional Office of the Post Office Department for his personal ingenuity. Mr. Juris proposed construction of a collapsible table extension for his desk in the office, in order to work the mail, which relieved a bad situation on days when the mail is heavy. Because of the growth of the area, sometimes the carriers have to stack their mail on the floor.
Community Association XI, of the Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council, recently had a meeting at the home of Mrs. William Wentz to prepare for the annual Council meeting to be held in April. Pins were awarded for multiples of five years of service. Mrs. Paul Menapace and Mrs. William Wentz received their 5 year pins; Mrs. Fred Daley, 10 year pin; Mrs. Donald D. Smith, Mrs. Thomas Bottoms, 15 year pins; Mrs. Darrell Crispell, Mrs. Ross Kimbell, 20 year pins; Mrs. Harry Rossman, 30 year pin.
60 years ago — 1956
Members of the Orange MYF will give a Lenten Drama on Thursday evening at the Orange Methodist Church. The play, entitled “Are Ye Able?” is under the direction of Mrs. Hugh Gebheart. Members of the cast, supported by the Junior Choir, are: Daisette Gebheart, Geraldine Miller, Mary Hess, Robert Phillips, Clinton Hess, Robert Gardner, James Mitchell, Barry Baird, Virginia Morgan, William Steinhauer, Roger Belles, Sandra Baird, Linda Carey, Nancy Hess, David James and Henry Hess.
The Nursing Club of Westmoreland High School visited Wyoming Valley Hospital earlier this month. Dorothy Istvan, R.N. and Florence Shusta, R.N. guided the group on a tour of the hospital, classrooms and nurses’ residence. Attending were Donna Brown, Phyllis Culber, Alberta Daniels, Marilyn Marth, Judy Nesbitt and Alice Shrey, accompanied by Miss A. Jennie Hill.
70 years ago — 1946
The Book Club of Back Mountain Memorial Library has a special treat in store for Wednesday night when Mrs. Harry Bogert of Shavertown will bring a prized collection of glass to the library and arrange a display and lead a discussion on the subject of glass collecting.
For their services during the war, especially in providing comfort for wounded veterans, three Lehman faculty members, Joseph Ellsworth, Mrs. Ella B. Lewis and Miss Frances Austin; and a registered nurse, Mrs. Ruth Simms, were awarded certificates of merit by the American Red Cross at a recent school assembly.
Dallas Woman’s Club was one of the first organizations Back of the Mountain to lend financial support to the new Mariner unit of the Girl Scouts at Camp Onawandah when they voted to contribute $50 at their meeting last week to help defray initial costs. The Mariner Unit is an expanded water front program consisting of two houseboats with living quarters for seven girls and a counselor.
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