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20 YEARS AGO - 1993

Competing for the first time in the 13-15 age division, Amy Samuels was awarded a 2nd place trophy in the solo tap category at Hazleton Funfest Performing Arts Competition. She is also a member of the line “sugar” which received a 1st place award in line tap and the group “Showstoppers” which received a 2nd place award in group tap. She is the daughter of Gary and Kathy Samuels of Dallas.

Dr. Mark Stair and Mr. Scott Brown are featured as trombonists performing with the City Lights Big Band Variety Show and Dinner Dance at Genetti’s Best Western in Wilkes-Barre. Dr. Stair is a prominent Trucksville veterinarian and Scott Brown is pursuing his music degree at Wilkes University. They will be part of a 16-piece Big Band Orchestra, in an evening which includes dinner, and a variety show followed by dancing to the music of the City Lights Combo.

30 YEARS AGO - 1983

Jean Johnson Lipski, Lake-Lehman High School’s new girls’ field hockey coach, appears to be well qualified for the position. The Lehman native is a graduate of Lake-Lehman High School where she played filed hockey for five years under Coach Jane Morris. He also lettered in field hockey at Wilkes College where she played for four years under Coach Gay Meyers.

Fifteen-year-old Ian Tattersall of Harveys Lake was the top man in the recent Youth game Fish Derby held by the Harveys Lake Bassmasters. Tattersall’s total catch weight was 9 pounds, 6 ounces.

40 YEARS AGO - 1973

Edward R. Maier of Dallas has been named to the Board of Directors of the Stegmaier Brewing Company. He is also the assistant to the president, J. Fred Maier. Maier attended Gate of Heaven School, Dallas, and was graduated from Dallas High School. He received his degree in Business Administration from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.

Mrs. Charles A. Hardwick, division chairman of the Back Mountain area, has announced the appointment of six women and two men as area leaders for the 1973-74 United Way of Wyoming Valley Campaign. They are: Mrs. James Veras, Trucksville-Shavertown; Mrs. Albert Schiowitz and Mrs. Martin Samuels, Dallas; Mrs. Andrew Kirmse, Kunkle and Lehman; Samuel Bannon, Harveys Lake; Ralph Weggel, Jackson Township and Mrs. A. Dewitt Smith and Mrs. Edward J. Boltz Jr., special gifts.

50 YEARS AGO - 1963

Debbie Rogers, Trucksville Cloverleaf 4H Club member and daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Rogers III, Harris Hill Road, won first place at the District Demonstration held at Northwest High School. She later entered state competition at Pennsylvania State University with her vegetable garden project. She tied in third place.

Cub Pack 444, Sweet Valley, held their August outing at DeLuca’s Park, Lake Silkworth, in the form of a hobo picnic. Boys and their parents arrived in tattered, torn and unmatched attire and cooked their supper over an open fire. Prizes wrapped in red bandannas and tied to a stick were awarded to Mervin Updyke and David Haines.

60 YEARS AGO - 1953

Chairmen for Back Mountain Chest X-Ray program for adults have been announced by Mrs. Ornan Lamb and Mrs. Harry Ohlman, chairman and co-chairman. Women’s Clubs of the area are sponsors. Area chairmen are: Mrs. Joseph Purcell, Trucksville, Mrs. Alger Antanaitis, Shavertown, Mrs. Robert Bodycomb, Dallas Borough, Mrs. Ben Edwards, Dallas Township, Myra Carlin, East Dallas, Mrs. David Pugh, Lehman-Jackson, Mrs. Jonathan Valentine, Huntsville, Mrs. Robert Hale, Kunkle, and Mrs. Harvey Kitchen, Harveys Lake.

George Major and Billy Lamoreaux, both showing Holsteins raised under direction of Blue Ridge Chapter, FFA, Lehman-Jackson-Ross Township schools, won blue ribbons at the FFA show in Tunkhannock last month.

70 YEARS AGO - 1943

Many patriotic citizens took part in the flag raising ceremony conducted by Trucksville Service Mothers’ Club at the “Y” in Trucksville, on Sunday afternoon. Lloyd Purcell, Jr., Eagle Scout and bugler, sounded assembly as patriotic organizations, headed by the Kingston American Legion Color Guard, marched across the stone bridge to the speakers’ stand.

Mrs. Russell Case and Mrs. Willard Vivian entertained the Girl Scouts of Fernbrook Troop 16 this week. Luncheon was served to the following: Daisy Bellas, Peggy Martin, Cecilia Oglen, Leona Roberts, Jerry Sebolka, LaBerta Schultz and Jean Wesley.

Mrs. Frances Culp was hostess to members of the Young Woman’s Class of Huntsville Christian Church at a wiener roast Monday evening. Present were: Arline Covert, Gertrude Eckert, Irma Culp, Esther Mauro, Marion Stroud, Phyllis Elston, Jean Elston, Elma Major, Elva Warmouth, Ruth Culp, Hannah Culp, Ella Schmoll, Addie Elston, Frances Culp, Bertha Jenkins, Walter Covert, Robert Culp and William Eckert.

The Dallas Post has been in existence for 122 years. Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from back issues of the newspaper and is reprinted here exactly as it first appeared.

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