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20 YEARS AGO - 1993


Boy Scout Troop 281, Dallas, recently captured the first place overall title in the 1993 Mountain Trailblazers District First Aid Meet held at College Misericordia. Over 100 Boy Scouts from the district participated in the event. First place team members include Michael Dancheck, Matt Kutish, Johnathan Bradbury, Jeff Polley, Joe Lech, Gregg Riley, Jarod Dukas, David Townsend and Scott Townsend.


Dallas Junior Cheerleaders recently attended the Northwest Cheerleading Clinic. Participants included Kirby Jo Richards, Tara Dymond, Kristen Rosencrance, Jennifer Dymond, Angela Kelly and Danielle Jones.


Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Post 672, of Dallas, recently presented their American Legion Award to the outstanding eighth grade boy and girl from the Dallas Middle School. The award recipients this year were Kristen Faerber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Faerber, and Joseph Sallitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sallitt of Dallas.


30 YEARS AGO - 1983


The Dallas Band Boosters Association met recently in the Dallas Senior High School. Ethel MacAvoy, president, announced the following committee chairmen for the 1983-1984 school year: Vice President and Ways and Means, Alice Niskey; Secretary, Linda Lundberg; Treasurer, Sheila McKeown; Membership, Dee Saba; Publicity, Romaine Kunkle; Telephone, Fran Goldman; Transportation, Alice Winkler; Chaperones, Shirley Garber; Concession Stand, Judy and Ron Rhone; Fall fair, Barbara Brown and Ruth Ellen Rebennack; Banquets, Kay Sigman; Jackets, Joe Ann Campbell and Christine3 Ziolkowski; Auditing, Donna Mayers.


Scott Ciravolo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ciravolo, Dallas, has been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Fine Arts to be held July 10 – August 17 at Bucknell University, Lewisburg.


Members of the Dallas High School football team who will participate in the 32nd Annual UNICO All-Star Game Wednesday at Valley West Stadium are: Steve Thomas, Jerry Rollman, Roy Wall and Greg Kravitsky. Members of the Lake-Lehman High School football team who will participate are: Quentin Walczak, Chris Boyle, Tom Yoniski and Bob Miller.


40 YEARS AGO - 1973


Volunteers from Dallas Junior Woman’s Club are preparing homemade fudge for their candy booth at the Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction. The booth will feature homemade candies as well as ice cream, Popsicles, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, commercial candy and gum. Mrs. James Balmer is booth chairman, assisted by Mrs. Harry Bernardi, Mrs. David Wojciechowski, Mrs. David Perry, Mrs. William Kalinowski and Mrs. Fred Kwasnik.


The Harveys Lake Lions Club recently installed officers for 1973-1974 at ceremonies held at the Wahoo Inn, Harveys Lake. New officers are: Thomas Smith, president; Richard Williams III, second vice president; James Faerber, third vice president; Wilfred Ide, treasurer; William Ziminsky, secretary; Frank Bialowicz, financial secretary; Calvin McHose, director; Robert Pilger, director; Thomas Wenrick, director; and Michael Casey, tail twister. Others are: Arnold Garinger, Arden Kocher and William Megargel.


50 YEARS AGO - 1963


Girl Scout Troop 183, Dallas, and their leaders recently made and presented an afghan for use at Valley Crest. Participants included Carol Crawford, Ann Gardner, Diane Hozempa, Sally Strohl, Linda Meixwell, Vera Beth Cave, Priscilla Reese, Vera Balshaw, Jenny Block, Susan Sipple, Julia Radezesisky, Susanne Moen, Alisa Berger, Jennifer Torr, Cheryl Goode, Susan Johnston, Joan Nelson, Nancy Hughes, Ann Lacy, Phyllis Hanna, Judy Wilson, Norma Thomas, Diane Their, Jane Daley, Christine Demmy, Libby Edwards, Andrea Haines, Mollie Townend, Michele Witek and Mary Beth Burke.


William A. Austin, Elementary Supervisor for the Dallas School District, has announced the opening of their Summer Reading Program to be conducted week-days throughout July and August. Faculty members participating in this program are: Margaret Hughes, Thelma Lamoreaux, Antoinette Mason, Arlene Rood, Nancy Sloan and Janet Smith.


Brickel Class of Dallas Methodist Church held a covered dish luncheon Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Verne Welsh, Center Hill Road. Those in attendance were: Mesdames Florence Greising, Mary Lawry, Ella Harvey, Jennie Brown, Miriam Hosler, Laverne Race, Ruth Owens, Peg Leis, Barbara Lawry, Mark Robins and Janice Hanna.


60 YEARS AGO - 1953


Louise Ellsworth, Lehman, and Priscilla Hendricks, Shillington, were joint hostesses at a picnic supper held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ellsworth Tuesday evening, for classmates of the two eighth grade girls. Guests were Lois Vanderhoff, Leonora Swan, Carol Hadsel, Judy Steele, Althea Disque, Carol Cutting.


Harold and Eloise Titman have adopted a young female Purple finch. Harold found the bird exhausted and almost dead in his yard. He took it to the house and nursed it back to strength. Now it flies all about the place, in and out doors, but prefers to remain indoors.


70 YEARS AGO- 1943


The first man from the Back Mountain region to hold a major county office in a score of years, Peter D. Clark, Republican Chairman of the Sixth Legislative District, and president of Dallas Borough Council, was named Luzerne County Treasurer Monday by Governor Edward Martin to fill the post left vacant two months ago by the death of John B. Wallis, Jr.


Fire caused by defective wiring seriously damaged two classrooms and for a time threatened destruction of Lake Township High School shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday afternoon.


Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is presenting Junior Life Saving Certificates and emblems to students who completed life saving and water safety training at Camp Wildwood this summer. Awardees include Doris Rossman, Lois Reeser, Mary Delaney and Elaine Avery.


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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