1993 - 20 YEARS AGO
The Dallas Elementary School teachers and parents will present “The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf” this weekend in the Dallas Middle School Auditorium. In the show, the wolf will finally stand trial for his past misdeeds. Actors include Debbie Jury, Mary Alice Frederick, John Doerfler, Joyce Cisney and John Bunney.
Dallas Boy Scout Troop 281 participated in the Mountain Trailblazers District swim meet at Tunkhannock High School. Events included inner-tube relay, 4-stroke relay, pencil relay, trouser inflation and the big splash. Participants from the troop included Greg Riley, Jeff Polley, Joe Lech, Paul Kutich, Johnathan Bradbury, Matt Kutish, Rich Sylvia and Mike Danchek.
Members of the fourth through eighth grades at the Gate of Heaven School, Dallas, recently participated in the “Jump for Heart” to benefit the local chapter of the American Heart Association. The students raised approximately $4,000 under the direction of physical education teacher Ruth Skammer. Top student fundraisers included Kara Grundowski, Elizabeth Gale, Larry Medico, Tim Carroll, Robert Neher, Jared Harteis, Vito Recchia and Kristin Czwalina.
1983 - 30 YEARS AGO
Marjorie Myers, a senior at Dallas High School, has been selected a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. She is a member of the National Honor Society and, in her junior year, maintained a 4.0 average.
George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531, Free and Accepted Masons, Dallas, will honor retiring Worshipful Master Brian Porter on March 19 at the Irem Temple Country Club.
Three local artists, Sue Hand, Geri Williams and Kathleen Semmel, will exhibit and demonstrate their artwork at “The Big Art Event” to be held at Lake-Noxen Elementary School on March 18. The P.T.A. sponsored art show will also feature over 1,500 pieces of student art work, a giant mural to be completed by visitors and seven student arts and crafts demonstrations.
1973 - 40 yEARS AGO
Dave Longmore placed third in the PIAA State Wrestling Tourney Saturday, the first Dallas matman to ever place in States.
Diane Stredny, RD 1, Dallas, a member of the Cloverleaf 4-H Club, participated in the State 4-H Capitol Days in Harrisburg earlier this month. She joined with 4-H members from all Pennsylvania Counties and called upon area legislators to explain the functions of government. The delegates met with Governor Milton J. Shapp, observed the State House of Representatives and Senate while in session, toured the Capitol and William Penn Memorial Museum.
Two graduates of Lake-Lehman High School and outstanding members of the Future Teachers of America Club, returned to their alma mater recently to present an informal and illustrated discussion of their experiences abroad as exchange students. Joanita Swartz, a Rotary Exchange student to Sweden in 1972, and James Pall, recipient of a year’s stay in Germany as a college student, focused on the aspects of life of the teenager as a student and member of a socialized system of government.
1963 - 50 YEARS AGO
John Brominski and Thomas Borthwick became the first Dallas wrestlers to win the P.I.A.A. District II crown.
Mrs. Ronald Carruthers, Sterling Avenue, was elected vice president of “The British Women’s Club of Wyoming Valley” at a meeting held recently.
Included in the roster of young musicians in the Northeast District Band, East Stroudsburg, were four students from Lake-Lehman High School. They are Marguerite Hackling, Jay Ruckel, Ronald Davenport and James Balavage.
1953 - 60 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Oscar Culp, Rice Street, entertained members of the Ladies’ Missionary Society of Shavertown Bible Church at her home on Monday evening. Present were Mesdames Warren Culp, Ernest Bell, Bob Matthews, Russell Edmondson, Samuel Keast, Elmer Hoover, Johnson Miers, Ralph Eipper, Robert Moore Sr., Herman Monroe, Roxie Hoover and the hostess.
A group of Lehman young folks enjoyed a progressive party last Saturday night. The party started at the home of Mrs. Walter Chamberlain with the main course being served by Mrs. Alice Elston, Mrs. A.B. Simms and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nuss. A hayride preceded the dessert course at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alden Wagner. Present were William Simms, Walter Elston, Charles and Arthur Nuss, Alden Wagner, Donald Perrego, Frank Prutzman, Walter Chamberlain, Marilyn Sickler, Margaret Schraeder, Joan Kostenbader, Charlotte Peake, Barbara Gregory, Elsie Jean Ide, Lorraine Keller and Jean Sterling.
1943 - 70 YEARS AGO
Establishment of an air raid control center Back of the Mountain took one step closer to reality this week with the announcement that Commonwealth Telephone Company will maintain a 24-hour alert to handle the first incoming call during an air raid. Robert Currie, zone warden, and Clarence Laidler, deputy county air raid warden, this week surveyed possible locations in Dallas Borough which can be obtained rent-free for a control center.
Members of the committee making plans for the Senior Class Dance at Dallas High School, to be held March 26, are Ruth Scott, Virginia Ferry, Paul Kocher and Edward Tutak.
Four of the most interested spectators at the last meeting of Dallas Borough School Board were John Comer, James Huston Jr., Dana Lee and James Waters, Boy Scouts who were brushing up on requirements for merit badges in civics and civil government.