Only Yesterday: Frank Galicki appointed assistant principal at Dallas Senior High School in 1986

Compiled by Kim Rollman -

Editor’s note: The Dallas Post is 127 years old. Information for “Only Yesterday” is printed exactly as it appeared originally.

20 years ago — 1996

Boy Scouts from Troop 281 Dallas recently went white water rafting and visited the boulder field at Hickory Run State Park. Participants included Steve Neiman, Lee Griffin, RJ Barna, Dave Neiman, John Cyprich, Dave Kowalek, Aaron Stredny, Chris Riley, Phil Dale, Bob Riley, Joshua Halbing, Mike Neiman, Karl Kvashay, Ryan Stredny, Matt Mark, John Paul Lech, Andrew Dale, Eric Kowalek, Brian Downey, John Halbing, Phil Neiman and Floyd Mattie.

Karri-ane Ray recently received the Gold Award, Girl Scouting’s highest achievement, during a candlelight flag ceremony held at Mehoopany Township Building. Karri-ane is the daughter of Kevin and Sharon Ray, Forkston, and the granddaughter of Albert and Kay Ray, Sweet Valley.

Tara Elizabeth Oatridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oatridge, Jr. of Shavertown, was the guest soloist at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons game last week. She opened the game by singing the “Star-Spangled Banner.” A junior at Dallas Senior High School, Tara is a member of the Dallas High School band and chorus and a member of the Dr. Edwards junior choir.

30 years ago — 1986

Dallas District Superintendent Gerald Wycallis has announced that Frank Galicki has been appointed Assistant Principal in charge of the Dallas Senior High School. Galicki, who is beginning his fifth year as an administrator at Dallas, will be in complete charge of the Senior High School for the first time. His responsibilities will include discipline, staff evaluation, curriculum and overall supervision.

Back Mountain teen volunteers at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas, were recently feted at a pizza party held in their honor at Grotto Pizza, Harveys Lake. Certificates of recognition were awarded to 31 volunteers who completed over 640 hours of service from June through August. Honored were: Brenda Danko, Kellei Purdy, Amy Herbert, Rene Ann Barbacci, Lynn Baluh, Eileen Tamanini, Amy Mazur, Marcy Yencha, Ann Marie Wilson, Jennifer Besecker, Carol Bigler, Kassie Brace, Denise Daubert, Stacey Fitch, Erin Gilbert, Jacqueline Holdredge, Jennifer Jennings, Stacey Kile, Kathy Maceiko, Dale Quick, Julie Shrey, Ellen Smaka, Robin Smigielski, Tina Strom, Christine Azaravich, Nicole Teltoe, Nichole Whitesell, Cecilia Williams, Amy Wilson, Missy Wilson and Kathy Welkey.

40 years ago — 1976

Nine new faculty members attended the 13th annual orientation meeting of the Lake-Lehman School District on Monday. New members include: Marilyn Cigarski, elementary; Georgann Adams, elementary; Carol Pilger, secondary; Linda Adams, elementary; Susam Roese, elementary; Dolores Casilli, secondary; Deborah Deluca, secondary; Denise Witek, elementary; and Richard Hohenwarter, secondary.

John Lyon’s magic show provided an exciting finale to the summer story hour for three to five year olds at the Back Mountain Memorial Library. John, an eighth grade student at Dallas Junior High, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lyons of Dallas.

50 years ago — 1966

Charles D. Lemmond, Jr., Lehman Avenue, Dallas, has been named to the Chairman’s Advisory Committee of the Young Republicans of Pennsylvania. I.B. Sinclair, who heads the political organization, says of the Dallas selectee, “Charles Lemmond is one of our most popular young republicans. With this popularity goes respect. I need his advice and counsel the next two years.”

Lance Corporal Leo F. Mohen Jr., serving with the First Marine Division in Vietnam, has received the Purple Heart while in the hospital after being wounded in action. Mohen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mohen of Oak Hill, is a 1965 graduate of lake-Lehman High School. He was active in sports, played in the football team, sang in the chorus and was a member of the newspaper staff.

E.M. Brynes, owner of the famous Home of the Candle Fairyland, will appear at the Prince of Peace Church Wednesday evening to demonstrate the art of decorating, candle making and floral arrangements to the ladies of the area. Mr. Brynes’ personal appearance has been arranged by the Dallas Senior Woman’s Club.

60 years ago — 1956

Back Mountain Little League season has come to a successful conclusion with the Fernbrook team, sponsored by Gosarts Markets of Dallas and Shavertown, emerging the winner. Fernbrook captured both the straight season and the play-offs. Members of the championship team are: Donnie Martin, John Bunney, Ronnie Morgan, Chuck Stevens, Fred Gosart, Tom Landon, Len Dorrance, Bob Semchak, Roger Boyle, Keith Swisher, Bill Boyle, Jim Frye, Gene Shelley, Ralph Bellas and Mike Prokopchak.

Jacob Wentland, bass-baritone, accompanied at the piano by Clifford Balshaw, Dallas, and Harry Trebilcox, pianist, Trucksville, will be presented at a concert by St. Clement’s Church Choir at St, Stephen’s Parish House, Thursday evening. Mr. Wentland, well known locally and in Scranton, has recently returned from a successful concert tour of the south.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Elliot, Center Street, Shavertown, entertained Tuesday evening at a corn and wiener roast. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hall, Ann Hall, Jack Hall, Anna Mae Durbin, Barbara Major, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Case, Bonnie Jean, Jimmie Elliot, Johnny Elliot and the host and hostess.

70 years ago — 1946

Women of the Dallas Rotary Club will sponsor their annual tea and card party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Kingsley, Orchard and Lehigh Streets, Trucksville on Thursday. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the club or from committee members, Mrs. Oswald Griffith, Mrs. Harold Payne, Mrs. John Corliss and Mrs. L.L. Richards.

At a well-attended outing at Benton Park Sunday, Shavertown’s war veterans repaid Harley Misson, in some part, for the job he did for them during the war. Harley was the man chiefly responsible for the erection and maintenance of the Shavertown Honor Board and was directly responsible for weekly letters that went to some sixty-five men in the service. Over 500 people were present when Paul Gallagher, representing the veterans, presented Harley with a shot gun as a fitting token of a mutual comradeship.

Compiled by Kim Rollman

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