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20 YEARS AGO - 1993


Five sixth grade students from Lake-Noxen Elementary School recently received Academic Awards given to the outstanding students in five different subject areas. Awardees were: Chad Sorber, mathematics; Sheila Ely, Computer Science; Alison Piatt, Science; Katie Tripp, Language Arts; and Maria Dobiniak, Social Studies.


Tony Lumbis, winner of the Geography Bee at the Lehman-Jackson Elementary School, and Stacey Pagoda, winner of the 6th grade Spelling Bee at the school, were recently presented with plaques at the Annual Awards Day Program held recently at the school.


Karen “K.C.” Boback has won the title “1993 Little Miss Sunburst Queen.” Along with winning a two foot trophy, a rhinestone crown and the entry fee to the International finals, she won a trophy for “Best Attire.” K.C. is the daughter of Buz and Karen Boback, Harveys Lake.


30 YEAR AGO - 1983


Members of Boy Scout Troop 331 of Harveys Lake recently participated in an 18 mile whitewater rafting trip down the Lehigh River in Jim Thorpe. Those attending the trip included: Scoutmaster Lee Blansett, assistant scoutmasters Chet Keprowski and Jon Thomas, senior assistant scoutmaster Ray Phillips, senior patrol leaders Carson Gramley and George Hogen and Boy Scouts Billy Blansett, Chet Keprowski, Eric Toluba, Chris Toluba, Dennis Hogan, Andy Springer, J.R. Smith and Doug Frantz.


A gilded tire iron graces the “Window Whacker Award” presented to the Kingston Township Police by Howard “Duke” Isaacs, Inc. for solving a crime. The formal-looking wooden plaque was presented by the car company president, George Isaacs, in appreciation of “the apprehension and swift conviction” of a woman identified as “Crowbar Annie” who smashed numerous plate glass windows, to the tune of $4,000 at the auto dealership.


Barbara Jean Cartier, of Dallas, was admitted to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” at College Misericordia’s senior awards banquet. Ms. Cartier graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cartier, Dallas.


40 YEARS AGO - 1973


Members of the Dr. Henry M. Laing Fire Company who have served on an active basis with the volunteer group for 20 years or more, were honored at a dinner by the Dallas firemen. Those honored were: Donald Bulford, Donald Shaffer, Daniel Richards, James Besecker, Alvin Shaffer, William Baker and Howard Johns.


The excitement and wholesome fun of outdoor living at a Girl Scout camp prevails again this week at Camp Louise, now in its second session. The facility, owned by Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council, is located seven miles north of Berwick. Local campers attending session two are Wendy Anderson, Lori Davidson and Kim Davidson, Harveys Lake; Mary Lousie Chappell, Dallas; Bonnie Lee Kester and Sandra Ann Russell, Shavertown; Jean Marie Petro, Rita Joan Roginski and Corinne Martin, Trucksville; and Leslie Burkert, Dallas.


50 YEARS AGO - 1963


Nobody would suspect that the Queen of the Rodeo at Lehman Horse Show is twenty-four years old and has five children. Walter Mekeel, chairman of the Parade, crowned Marilyn Yeisley at half past midnight on the Horse Show grounds after the press of rodeo events canceled out the square dance. Marilyn, wife of Keith Yeisely, received a transistor radio from Gosart’s; a wallet from Shel Evans; a wicker handbag from McCrory’s; ten gallons of gas from Ross Williams; a Rodeo Sundae from Forty Fort Ice Cream; and jewelry from Grace Cave.


Miss Lucy Courtright, Trucksville, was guest of Royer Foundry and Machine Company recently at a party held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Davies, West Dallas. Miss Courtright, retiring after 33 years of service, was feted at a buffet supper. She was also presented with gifts.


Mrs. William Blackman, organist and choir director of the Little White Church on the Hill, Trucksville, was hostess to the senior choir at a buffet supper recently. Supper was served to the following: Mesdames Harry Owens, Velma Williams, Georgeina Weidner, Harold Croom, Corinne Jones, Sandra Hoover, Blanche Atherholt, Linda Renville and Sheldon Bennett.


60 YEARS AGO - 1953


Robert Laux is chairman of the Gate of Heaven Summer Party which will be held July 29 and 30. Supper will be served both evenings and there will be many other attractive features.


Members of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 153, sponsored by St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown, enjoyed a wienie roast recently, in form of a Garden Party, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ray, Trucksville. Intermediate troop members present were: Francis Mary Lenahan, Carol Klinges, Diana Bednar, Barbara Yenches, Beverly Ann Hoover and Agnes Parduski.


70 YEARS AGO - 1943


Nicholas Cave, Huntsville Road, member of the firm of H.A. Whiteman & Co., Wilkes-Barre wholesale paper merchants, was appointed a member of Dallas Borough Council at its meeting Friday night to fill the unexpired term of Peter D. Clark, who was recently appointed Luzerne County Treasurer.


Movies playing at the Shaver Theatre, Shavertown, included “Reap the Wild Wind” starring John Wayne, Paulette Goddard and Susan Hayworth; and “Stand By for Action” starring Robert Taylor and Brian Donlevy.


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