1993 – 20 YEARS AGO
Back Mountain Dance Studio held its annual recital last Saturday at Lake-Lehman High School. Among the young performers who held dress rehearsal Friday evening were Amanda Touey, Beth Ryan, Laura Morgan and Jennifer Walp.
Three Back Mountain students from Wyoming Seminary Lower School, Forty Fort, were recently recognized by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth for their achievements in the standardized tests used to identify gifted and talented students. Recognized were: Tim Huh, Dallas; Tim Reddy, Shavertown; and Tom Byron, Dallas.
1983 – 30 YEARS AGO
Fifty-year members of Dallas Chapter #396 were honored recently at the fifty-eighth anniversary banquet of Dallas Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, at the Irem Temple Country Club. Fifty year members present were: Mrs. Pearl Gosart, sixty years; Mrs. Ruth Houser, fifty-one years; and Mrs. Edna Johnson, fifty-eight years.
The Board of Directors of the Dallas Area Medical Center met recently to elect officers for 1983. The new officers are: President, John M. Coon; Vice President, Robert Bayer Jr.; Second Vice President, Atty. Charles D. Lemmond Jr.; Treasurer, Frank Townend; and Secretary, Ron Stern.
1973– 40 YEARS AGO
The Girl Scout Cadette Troop 642 of Dallas visited Elby’s Restaurant in Dallas one afternoon last week to observe the production of food in quantity. Richard Burkhardt, manager, talked to the group and explained how the various foods on the menu were prepared. Members of the troop present were: Carrie Arnold, Jane Bauer, Sheri Bell, Becky Bestwick, Michele Crisci, Alison Davis, Linda Dreher, Cindy Duffield, Roya Fahmy, Barbara Frost, Holly Garris, Nancy Groboski, Shelly McClain, Kathy McGroarty, Becky Morton, Wendy Paulsen, Ellen Stair, Diane Watchulonis, Sandra Weaver, Patti Weggel, Melanie Williams and Cheryl Newberry.
The students from grades one through six from the Dallas Borough and Intermediate Schools of the Dallas School District, will exhibit their artwork May 24 in the Dallas Intermediate School. Some of the artists are: Sheri Sweet, Ginger Jones, Gene Taylor, Denise Grabenstetter, Rod Kaye and Charles Deitz.
Dallas trackmen successfully defended their title for the third consecutive year in the Class B Division of the Jordan Relays held in Scranton last weekend. Nine teams participated in the meet, which the Mountaineers pulled out in the mile relay. Tri-captains of the Dallas team are: Wayne Evans, Gary Arcuri and Craig Kasper.
1963 – 50 YEARS AGO
Two residents of the Dallas area have won honorable mention in the ATLANIC MONTHLY’S 42nd Annual Creative Writing Contest for College Students. Students of College Misericordia and members of the Creative Writing class taught by Sister M. Denise, R.S.M., they are: Elaine Lawrence, who submitted a story, “Weep, Willow, Weep,” and Mrs. Prentice Lacy who submitted a research paper, “Dramatic Irony in the Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tales.”
A sixteen-act circus will enliven Cub Pack 155’s meeting tomorrow night in the Trucksville Methodist Church educational building. Dancing horses, clowns, jugglers, snake charmers and hula dancers will be the outcome of much practice on the part of eight dens’ worth of Cub Scouts. Robert Kugler is Packmaster. Den mothers are: Mrs. William Cutten, Mrs. John Britt, Mrs. Mary Fiske, Mrs. Jean Cooper, Mrs. Beverly Larry, Mrs. Marie Kugler, Mrs. Helen Long, Mrs. Minerva Owens, Mrs. Ann Schoel and Mrs. Beverly Piatt.
1953 – 60 YEARS AGO
Forty of the Lehman-Jackson Senior Class who returned from their annual trip to Washington Wednesday night, left again Thursday morning for Retreat Hospital where they took notes for social science courses. Seniors who took the trip are: Lynn Ashworth, Lilly Jane Boice, Joe Brown, Marion Burnat, Kenneth Cornell, Alvin Cragle, Vernon Crispell, Virginia Culp, Evelyn Davenport, Joe Drapiewski, Shirley Elston, Freda Evans, Roy Evarts, Shirley Ferry, Donald Glas, Bernadine and Edward Gryskevicz, Steve Horniak, Bruce and Rowland Ide, Marlyn James, Richard Jones, Ray Kern, Eleanor Konigus, John Kriedler, Larry Kroop, Daryl Major, Eleanor McKenna, Paul Nichols, William Norris, Rita Rogers, Frank Roginski, Ambrose Salanski, Richard Sickler, William Schneiderite, Roy Snyder, Joyce Weaver, Gerald Spencer, Francis Wentzel and Ruth Ann Williams.
Dallas Parent-Teacher Association is having a Bar-O Round-Up at the Borough School Building this weekend. The afternoon program will feature games for children, buffet dinners for all members and a bazaar with five booths. Chairman of the Round-Up is James Lacy with Mrs. Robert Wallace, food; Jeanette Lacy, bazaar; William Wright, outdoor games; Antonette Mason, children’s games; Prof. Charles James, farmer dance; and Ray Evans, tickets and publicity.
1943 – 70 YEARS AGO
Junior Prom of Dallas Township High School will be held in the school auditorium tonight. Committee members: Mary Rose Shields, Marguerite Micklas, Esther Fanning, Harold Elston, Paul Fahringer, Thomas Dickenson, Robert Hessler, Beatrice Cooke, Thomas Girvan, James Brace, Geraldine Stanton, Elizabeth Shupp, Margaret Roberts, Robert Hess, June Williams, Julius Shultz and George Bittenbender.
Members of the Dallas Post staff had a lot of fun this week and last entertaining Dallas Township seventh graders. Miss Emily Goldsmith brought them down to see the working of a country newspaper. This week we had Phyllis Kunkle, Wilma Hess, Eula Dymond, Joy Lamoreaux, Margaret Juba, Mildred Borton, Peggy Martin, Harriet Prater, Romayne Morris, Gertrude Breza, Daisy Bellas, Nellie Stritzinger, LaBerta Shultz, Frances Hildebrant, Thomas Zekas, Billy Griffith, Bobby Henney, Glenn Howell, Emory Hughey, Thomas Kreidler, Raymond Kuhnert, Sherry Nulton, Arthur Roberts, Carl Warmouth and Mary Louise Foote.
The Dallas Post has been in existence for 122 years. Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from back issues of the newspaper and reprinted here exactly as it first appeared.