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1993 - 20 years ago

Angela Patla, daughter of Ed and Leam Patla of Sweet Valley, was chosen as first runner-up in the 1994 Miss Pennsylvania USA Pageant held earlier this month in Monroeville, Pa. Miss Patla is a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School and is currently pursuing a career in modeling.

The AWANA Club of the Community Church of Dallas held its fourth annual Grand Prix Night recently. Children from kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the event. Cars were made by children with the help of parents and were judged for speed and design. Winners in the speed category were: Steven Losh, first place; Jeff Pimm, second place; and Amanda Boice, third place.

The Indians Little League team, co-champions in the 1992 season, was treated to ice cream at Friendly’s Restaurant in Dallas last week. Friendly’s is the team’s sponsor. Team members are Kevin Piekara, Brian Endrusick, Mike Cleary, T.J. Amico, Chuck Fehlinger, Dan Son, Chris Tucker, Sean Hoskins, Josh Yoh, Ed Piekara, Bryan Bachman and Joe Tarrity.

1983 – 30 years ago

Eight members of the Lake-Lehman High School Band have been chosen to participate in the Region IV Band Festival to be held at Mount Carmel Area Junior and Senior High School this weekend. Participants are Billi-Jo Sorber, Danielle Hargraves, Ed Havrilla, Keith Austin, Bob Sando, Michelle Hargraves, Virginia Yatsko and Stacey Cragle.

The Dallas Senior High School varsity cheerleaders placed first in the 3rd Annual Pennsylvania Invitational Cheerleading Competition held at Holy Name of Jesus Recreation Center, Harrisburg. Squad members include Sandi Shone, Sharon Dougherty, Elaine Kapson, Tracey Kern, Wendy Wadas, Lori Handley, Amy Storz, Patty Allen, Karen Kraynak, Kristen Tamburro, Karen Wells and Kathy Riley.

1973– 40 years ago

Cub Pack 281 met Friday evening in Dallas United Methodist Church. A new Den was formed under the leadership of three den mothers, Mrs. Rusin, Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Appleby. The new Bobcats are Bill Rusin, Matthew Evans, Ray Cupinski, Bob Smith, Robert Morgan, Kevin Clemow, Carl Coyle and Daniel Blessner.

Who said, “Nobody cares?” Fathers and friends of Gate of Heaven School student proved they do by coming to the rescue when the Rev. Thomas Jordan asked for help. The school needed painting and it would be impossible to hire a contractor to do the work. The only alterative was to ask the “good fathers” of the students for their assistance. Over 100 fathers and friends signed up to paint the hallways, offices, lavatories, library and 16 classrooms.

1963 – 50 years ago

Ready and able to help in event of a disaster, be it flood, fire or atomic, are 26 Harveys Lake residents who recently graduated from the U.S. Pubic Health Service and Luzerne County Medical Society sponsored Medical Self-Help Program. Graduates are Eugene Lavelle, Mildred Lavelle, Carlene McCaffrey, Tanya Kocher, Judy Searfoss, Beulah Womer, Grace Searfoss, Fern Smith, David George, Dee Zimmerman, Jane Kocher, Margaret Truska, Lois Cadwalader, Jasper Kocher, Myron Williams, Don Kocher, Wayne Smith, Carlton Kocher, James McCaffrey, Joseph Niezgoda, Donald Rought, Nancy Oney, Gloria Rought, Aretta Nelson, W.W. Boyes and Irene Kocher.

Several members of the Dallas Junior Woman’s Club will serve as models in the club’s Fashion Show and Card Party to be held in St. Therese’s Church Auditorium Tuesday. Mrs. John Diffendafer is chairman. Models are Donna LaBar, Mrs. George Richardson, Mrs. Merton Jones, Mrs. Joseph Reynolds, Mrs. Leonard Groboski, Mrs. Raymond Wilson, Mrs. Thomas Decker and Mrs. George Hamm.

Miss Elizabeth Ryder will assume her duties as librarian of Back Mountain Memorial Library April 1.The library has been without an official head since the resignation of Mrs. Prosper Wirt last spring when advancing illness dictated retirement.

1953 – 60 years ago

Fifth grade children at Shavertown are learning how to handle simple tools in the workshop, under the direction of Joseph Podrazik, a graduate in Industrial Arts at Pennsylvania State College. Participants include Karen Monka, Charlene Mannear, Roberta Oldershaw, Donna Lamoreaux, Brenda Clause, Glenn Harvey, Evelyn Frantz, Roy Hall, John Chapple, Frederick Eck and James Eckerd.

Forty jubilant boys, members of the All-Sports Club of Lake-Noxen High School, were excused from classes until one o’clock Wednesday to take part in the club’s fishing contest on the first day of the season. Harry Allen III was the champion fisherman of the day, being the first boy to report to the school with his limit. He also had the nicest creel and the largest fish, a sixteen-inch rainbow trout.

1943 – 70 years ago

Severn Newberry of Dallas received the membership trophy at a joint meeting of the Senior and Junior Wyoming Valley Chambers of Commerce attended by 300 persons Wednesday night at Hotel Redington, Wilkes-Barre. The membership trophy is awarded to the member securing the largest number of new members during the six month period preceding the presentation.

A Sunshine Box was trimmed and filled for Mrs. R.B. Shaver at the meeting of the Serving and Waiting Class of the Idetown Sunday School at the church house, Friday evening.

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.

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