20 years ago — 1996
Four hundred Dallas Elementary School students created an enormous Earth Day flag which takes up the entire wall in the cafeteria. Each student drew and lettered a square, which was incorporated into the flag, which will be shipped to Nashville to become part of the International Earth Day Flag. Dallas is the only area district to contribute to the flag. Students who showed off their flag included Melissa Snyder, Katie Crompton, Jackie O’Brien, Kirs Szulborski, Sara Swepston, Amy Austin, Caitie Hession, Alyssa Austin and Kyle Hession.
The members of Brownie Troop 641, Lehman, recently visited the Lehman Post Office where Postmaster carol Snyder conducted a tour of the facility. Each girl received a small gift and postal puzzle sheets. Girls attending were: Julie Dembrowski, Lauren Roderick, Ame Sgarlat, Jessica Callahan, Amanda Crane, Geri Lowery, Dawn Shultz, Helen Galazin, Michelle Joyce, Jessica Parsons, Julia Scott and Lois Hachebach.
30 years ago — 1986
Lehman Girl Scout Troop 706 are making their final preparations for their trip to successfully, including selling over 1,000 boxes of cookies to Chase State Correctional Institution. Scouts and friends traveling to the Girl Scout birthplace are: Jennifer Hynick, Charlene Cook, Girl Scout Leader; Mandy Jones, Becky James, Andrea Bunney, Mrs. Terry Sutton, Megan Lukasavage, Melissa Larkins, Jennifer Cook, Mary Cipolla, Amber Roese, Mrs. Lolly Larkins and Tracy Cook.
The Instrumental Music students at Gate of Heaven School recently presented a program at the school for parents and friends. Some of the participants were: Rebecca Davis, Jennifer Phillips, Jason Henry, Francesca Stappino, Addy Trager, Robert Costello, Paula Sitar, Ben Stravinsky, Danielle Freeman, Maria Hosey, Eric Williams, John Gilgallon and Marlo Sholtis.
Mrs. Ruth Young, secretary, Westmoreland Elementary School, was honored recently at a luncheon for teachers, staff and administration. “The Kissing Bandit” was on hand to present her with a special balloon bouquet.
40 years ago — 1976
Debra Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thompson, Dallas, received a merit scholarship sponsored by the Campbell’s Soup Company during recent ceremonies at the firm’s Camden, N.J. offices.
Every pupil and teacher of the Westmoreland Elementary School participated in the school’s annual play day last Thursday. The teachers ran 14 different events for students in kindergarten through fourth grades. First place winners were Scott Dingman, Dawn Rothrock, William Babel, Donna Piatt, Jill Hockenberry, Matthew Segrave-Daly, Sharon Eustice, Douglas Lancio, Greg Oliver, Keith Wasilewski, Lori Brandt, Eric Kelly, Carla Disona and Mark Buss.
50 years ago — 1966
Pack 155, Trucksville Methodist Church had its annual Pine Wood Derby last Friday. Each den played off for their champions: Bob Lewis, Den 1; Earl Kropf, Den 2; Eric Martin, den 3; George Kapral, Den 4; Mike Hawke, Den 6; and Jeff McDonald, Den 7. In the final event, first prize and trophy was awarded to George Kapral; second prize to Mike Hawke; and third to Bob Lewis.
Curtiss Bynon, Commander of American Legion Post 672, Dallas, presented the American Legion Award for Citizenship and Service to Jeanne Kern and Walter Sorber, seniors at Lake-Lehman High School. The presentation was made during Class Night in the high school auditorium last Friday night.
60 years ago — 1956
Mr. and Mrs. William V. Shedleski will celebrate their first anniversary as owners of Dallas Motel with the opening of their new $100,000 twenty-room addition to that popular establishment. Mr. and Mrs. Shedleski took possession of the original 20-room Dallas Trav-E-Lodge a year ago after Mr. Shedleski had spent some years in retirement from Sunshine Beverage which he had headed for twenty years.
Leonard Ide, Lehman, has been named general chairman of the twelfth annual Back Mountain Horse Show to be held at Lehman on July 4th; the annual affair which attracts horsemen and spectators from a wide area is sponsored by the Lehman Township Volunteer Fire Company.
Mrs. A.M. Major was elected president of Lehman Volunteer Fire Auxiliary. Mrs. Elbert Coombs will be vice president; Mrs. James Davenport, secretary; Mrs. Morton Connelly, treasurer.
70 years ago — 1946
Six local brides were honored at the brides’ dinner sponsored by Dallas Junior Woman’s Club at Lundy’s recently. They were: Mrs. Donald Davis, Mrs. Lawrence Ide, Mrs. Edwin Roth, Mrs. Harold Brobst, Mrs. Robert Rogers and Mrs. Samuel Margellina. Party tables were attractive with white trellises covered with white rose buds and wedding bells.
Two members of this year’s graduating class at Dallas Township High School have been awarded full tuition scholarships at College Misericordia. They are Ethel Schultz, valedictorian and Betty Trimble, Salutatorian.
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