1993 – 20 YEARS AGO
Mrs. Nulton, teacher of fifth grade English classes at the Dallas Elementary School, has been notified that poems written by her students and submitted to the American Academy of Poetry have been selected for publication in “The Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans.” Those whose poems will be published are: Lisa Misson, Matt Hoover, Candice Smith, Heather Vodzak, Ashley Davenport and Kerri Stephens.
The Back Mountain Jaycees recently presented their Outstanding Young Persons Awards. These awards signify the outstanding contribution made to our community by these young people for their hard work, noteworthy achievements, and public service. Recipients are: John Plucenik, Outstanding Young Citizen, Edward Macosky, Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer, Martin Smith, Outstanding Young Farmer, William Ulichney, Outstanding Young Firefighter, Anne Holmes, Outstanding Young Fitness Leader and Jack Wolensky, Outstanding Young Educator.
1983 – 30 YEARS AGO
Trudy Cevasco, Shavertown, was recently honored with the Silver Award, the second-highest given in the Girl Scout structure. Trudy received the award upon completion of a demonstration speech in her English class, on methods of pitching a tent. Trudy, a junior at Dallas High School, has been a Girl Scout for 10 years. She is presently a member of Troop 634, led by Marian Lamoreaux.
Pack 232 of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, was the recent setting for the Parvuli Dei Award Ceremony. Nineteen boys met all of the requirements which included: cleaning up around the church, visiting St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, and visiting the elderly in a nursing home. Awardees included Thomas Finarelli, Joseph Kristan, Jarrett Rittenhouse, Paul Hosey, Eric Williams, Michael Malak, Daniel McDonald, I.J. Hosey, Christopher Kuhar, John Kristan, Jackie Jones, Anthony Finarelli, Michael Farris, Matthew Campbell, Michael Fritzen, Gregory Stahovec, Keith Jones, Shane Williams and Ron Fitch.
1973– 40 YEARS AGO
Robert Kernag and Kevin Ray have been named cochairmen of this year’s Sweet Valley Memorial Day parade, which will be held during the annual Memorial Day festivities later this month.
Two Oak Hill senior high school students are the recipients of $25 awards given by the Oak Hill Civic Association. President Jack Cleary presented the second annual awards for highest scholastic achievement to Nancy Rollman and Theresa Derwin.
The Dallas Senior High School Mixed Chorus and Dal-Hi Choristers, under the direction of Florence Sherwood, will present their annual Spring concert this weekend in the senior high school auditorium. Pianists for the concert are seniors – Marilyn Miller and Julia Evans; juniors – Susan Haddle, Patricia McMichael, Julie Swepston and William Cutter; sophomores – Dorothea Anthony and Carol Evans.
1963 – 50 YEARS AGO
Happy Wanderers Patrol, Girl Scout Troop 201, enjoyed a hike Saturday. They visited the fire tower, which is behind the Irem Temple Country Club, coming back to the picnic grounds for a bag lunch, which included roasting marshmallows over the fire. Participating were Jan Bittenbender, Doreen Daring, Nancy Thomas, Joy Harris, Joan Farley, Elaine Kuehn, Carol Hozempa, Carol Shashkan, Christine Rubino, Debbie Drake, Donna and Roxy Sekara, Jill Carruthers, Nancy Bergman, Debbie Hartman, Wendy Pattison, Nancy Ziegenfus, Debbie Lamoreaux, Sherry Reese, Diana Reese and Janice Dierolf.
WSCS of Shavertown Methodist Church will present a novel program, “Spring Tune Up” on Friday evening in the social rooms. Mrs. Walter Shaver and Mrs. Carl Hontz, chairman and co-chairman, have announced as the highlight of the affair a humorous reading by Mrs. William Shewan.
1953 – 60 YEARS AGO
The Junior Class of Dallas-Franklin High School will sponsor a one-act play competition tonight in the school auditorium. The sophomores will present, “Butch,” a comedy with Dianne Bowman playing the lead. Others in the cast are: Janice Apaliski, Mary Ann Emmanuel, Marilyn Walsh, Dorothy Stash, Thomas Schmiddle and Delmar Shupp. Student director is Yvonne Schlittler.
Dr. F. Budd Schooley was elected president of Rural Building and Loan Association, succeeding the late Herbert Hill at the meeting of the association held Tuesday night at First National Bank. Edward Hall was elected vice president to fill the position formerly held by Dr. Schooley.
Frances Stefanowicz will be crowned Queen of the May Wednesday morning at exercises in which all students of Lake-Noxen School District will participate. She was elected by student body and faculty with Shirley MacMillan the runner-up.
1943 – 70 YEARS AGO
Mrs. John Hildebrant is general chairman of the annual Mother and Daughter Banquet which will be held in the East Dallas Methodist Church Thursday evening. Mrs. Paul Carlin will act as toastmistress and Mrs. Freda Hughey and Mrs. Ben Brace will be in charge of decorations.
Dallas Borough High School Seniors will present “Lindy Lou,” a comedy in three acts by Gene Neal, May 7, under the direction of Mary Elizabeth Morgan. Cast: Robert Brown, Marguerite Mackenrow, Robert Moore, Harold Roberts, Paul Kocher, Edward Tutak, Jane Joseph, Carol Shaver, Marjorie Evans, Virginia Ferry and Janet Garinger.
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