20 YEARS AGO - 1993
Eighty Cub Scouts recently painted picnic tables at Moon Lake Park as a service project at their summer day camp at the park. Participants representing four area packs are: Pete Ryan, Fred Merman, Matthew Morris, Ryan Roderick, Jonathan Youells, Andy Vrhel, Mark Kapitula, Mark Yankowski, Chuck Ryan and Doug Piazza.
College Misericordia’s recent softball camp for girls attracted 12 players from the Lake-Lehman High School District. Misericordia softball coach Charlotte Slocum served as camp director and several Lady Cougar players were among the camp staff. Camp Coordinator was Cindy Slocum. Area participants were: Nicole Newell, Noxen; Missy Gray, Sweet Valley; Marissa Michaels, Shavertown; Jen Frank, Harveys Lake; Jaclyn Walkowiak, Loyalville; Jen Basta, Sweet Valley; Terri Maciejczak, Mooretown; Mandy Scovish, Sweet Valley; Kelly Spencer, Noxen; Kim Spencer, Noxen; Jessica Kobal, Sweet Valley; and Chris Parry, Lehman.
Eighty crafts persons will exhibit and sell wares at the Ninth Annual Summer Festival Arts and Crafts Show at The Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus August 29. Members of the planning committee include Irene Thomas, Louise Hazletine, Priscilla Allison, Kathy Brunza and John Reddy, festival chair.
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
James Egliskas of Harveys Lake, son of Barbara A. May and Donald R. Egliskas, was recently presented with the Eagle Scout Award, thus becoming the first Eagle Scout in the history of Troop 331, Harveys Lake Lions Boy Scouts.
Sixteen-year-old Evan Brown of Dallas won first place honors in the Clover Leaf Barrell race, first place in the Keyhole Class and second place in the four-corner stake class at The Luzerne County 4-H Show, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension Service, held Aug. 6 at the Lehman Horse Show Grounds.
Several local girls recently participated in a Babysitting Course sponsored by Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Participants included Cassandra Bellas, Julie Oleniak, Kim Bellas, Shelby Girard, Theresa View, Karin Hartman and Karen Askew.
40 YEARS AGO - 1973
Twelve senior Girl Scouts of Troop 660, accompanied by several of their advisors, left Kennedy Airport, N.Y. Aug. 11 for Geneva, Switzerland. The scouts will stay for 10 days. Travelers included Dorothy Summers, Noreen Zapoticky, Brenda Stella, Diane Zapoticky, Sharon Carkhuff, Jane Salansky, Denise Sherwood, Joann Horowicz, Norma Murray, Cathy Stella, Jennifer Lawson and Karen Murray.
Members of the Dallas A Farm Team, champions of the Back Mountain Farm League, were honored recently during a picnic at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Michael, Dallas. Team members are: Brian Cutter, Bill Dollard, Mike Parsons, Eric Rambus, Frank Michael, Al Wayslow Jr., Shawn Rogan, Carl Coyle, Jeff Balmer, Don Gunster, Bob stair, Jeff Bolinski and Gary Kirk.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
Shavertown came out in number one position in the Miner’s Bank League this year after a very successful season. Members of the championship team are: Cliff Dungey, Andy Roan, Chuck Glenn, Brian Wadas, Bob Merithew, Scott Wimmer, David Way, Ricky Sheldon, John Schneider, Eddy Miskil, Bob Considine, John Porter, Bob Youngblood, Donald Brobst, Tony Fannick, Bill Flock, Bob Boylan, Robert Filar, Gary Klippinger, and Donald Voelker.
Six lovely Back Mountain residences will be open to the public on Sunday, Sept. 15, when the Dallas Woman’s Club will sponsor its Second Annual Home Tour. Mrs. Raymond Wilson is general chairman of the event assisted by Mrs. Joseph Reynolds, co-chairman; Mrs. Peter Arnaud, program; Mrs. Charles Allabaugh, tickets; Mrs. George Hamm, hostesses; and Mrs. Paul Bartolacci, publicity.
Huntsville Methodist B.A. Class plans a smorgasbord Saturday. Main dished offered will be creamed chicken and biscuits, ham, pigs in blankets, with a variety of other food available. In charge are Mrs. Paul Snyder, Mrs. Anton Pregler, Mrs. Albert Sherman and Mrs. John Fielding.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
Lewis Reese, Franklin Street, Dallas, was elected commander at the July meeting of Daddow-Isaacs Post 672 held in the Legion building, Joseph Drust, first vie commander and Red Cockayne, second vice commander. Other officers: financial officer, Arthur Dungey; adjutant, Jack Stanley; chaplain, Paul Shaver; historian, Arthur Gosart; service officer, Frank Ferry and Sgt. At arms, Robert price and Harry Lefkin.
Lehman-Jackson-Ross Township joint school board authorized appointment of four teachers at Tuesday night’s meeting in the high school library. Mrs. Clayton Bostic, wife of the new Methodist minister, will take the post of Home Economics. Beatrice Cragle retains substitute status but will teach regularly. Ann Barrett qualified in Latin on a substitute status. Doris Jane Rowlands was appointed instructor in music.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
Sheldon Evans, Shavertown druggist, has been awarded the Rexall Certificate of Merit for accomplishments in the field of community service during the past year. Only a few of the awards were given out this year attesting to the outstanding merit of Mr. Evans’ store which is recognized by officials of the United Drug company as one of the outstanding small community drug stores in the country.
Joseph G. Shuler, Trucksville, has been appointed chairman of Dallas War Price and Rationing Board, according to an announcement made this week by W. Frank Snyder, director of the Office of Price Administration for the Scranton District.
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