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20 YEARS AGO - 1993


Brownie Troop 649 and Daisy Troop 625 recently went on a 1½ mile hike at Frances Slocum State Park. Park Ranger Jerry Kozlansky led the hike and helped the Brownies work on their “Animal” Try-It Badge. Those attending were: Cassie Mishanski, Lynn Kirkwood, Laura Vanderhook, Lindsey Kelly, Jamie Sulewski, Jonelle Dickson, Kaitlyn Musto, Jana Stec, Leah Bolton, Jessica Kukosky, Rachel Kukosky, Erin Swepston, Alicia Dymond, Angela Duris, Diana Glicini, Amanda Musto, Jill Vanderhook, Cassandra Backes, Sarah Rupert, Sara Swepston and Jodi Dickson.


Now you can be the Baron of the Back Mountain! The Back Mountain Game is coming! The Back Mountain Jaycees will be selling this exciting Monopoly-style game in time for the Holiday season. Local businesses are sponsoring squares on the board which will feature their names. Members of the Jaycees planning committee are: Karen Cawley, Michael Zdan and Lisa Bealla.


John Wertman bankrupted five people Sunday afternoon, but no one lost their homes. Competing in two rounds against 71 other players, the Dallas man won a Monopoly tournament which benefited the Wyoming Valley Montessori School.


30 YEARS AGO - 1983


Lisa Bond was crowned as 1983 Lake-Lehman Homecoming Queen Saturday, prior to the Lehman-Nanticoke football game. She was escorted by Tom Kukowsky. Runner-up, Cathy Major, was escorted by Wayne Benza. Other members of the queen’s court and their escorts were: Joann Guton, Paul Jones, Cathy Clamar, Doug Barbacci, Amy Conaway, Scott Drugotch, Michelle Fabian and Ed Halda.


Several Dallas and Lake-Lehman wrestlers recently received instruction from Penn State Assistant Coach John Fritz. Dallas participants included Corey Lingas and Mark Rogers. For Lake-Lehman, Doug Ide and Mark Yaple were the participants.


40 YEARS AGO - 1973


Lake-Lehman Senior Class members are rehearsing for their annual theatrical production, “Creeping Shadows,” a mystery comedy in three acts. Members of the cast are Denise Sherwood, Debbie Swelgin, Millie Kocher, Beth Evans, Sharon Cigarski, Sally king, Tina Traver, Kathy Yochavitch, Allan Brown, Debbie Moskaluk, Cindy Casterline, Irene Kernag, Bernice Manzoni, Debbie Marr, Debbie Dubil, Bonnie Vivian, Jane Salansky, Harriet Kocher, Jean Johnson, Al Wendel, Jack Lee, Ken Macialek, Jim Rogowski, Dave Erdman, Craig Edwards, Robert Reed, Bill Dockeray, Gary Mazer, Walt Babetski, Joe Haczewski and Arthur Carichner.


Mrs. Clyde Davis, education chairman of Dallas Junior Woman’s Club, announced recently that Barbara Berti is the winner of the $500 scholarship awarded each year by the club to a Back mountain student. Miss Berti is a 1973 graduate of Dallas High School and now attending Community Medical center, Scranton, where she is pursuing a three-year plan in nursing.


50 YEARS AGO - 1963


A sixth grade student at Dallas Borough High School, Scott Lefko, was the only Back Mountain contestant to win the Punt, Pass and Kick contest sponsored by Motor twins Inc. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lefko, Dallas, Scott made an outstanding score, winning first prize in the eleven year old class.


Judy Wright and Eva Sue Szela of Dallas Senior High School won prizes Saturday afternoon at the SAFE-T-O Driving Contest held by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. Jerry Fritzen was in charge of the project which was held on the parking lot of the Kingston National Bank. Fifty boys and girls from Luzerne County schools participated.


60 YEARS AGO - 1953


“The Mountainairs,” a double quartet of prominent Back Mountain singers, will make its first public appearance Wednesday night at the Sixth Community Concert at Westmoreland High School. Members of the group are: Charles Nichols Jr., Joseph Maza, William Burnaford, William Clewell, Richard Rudy, Raymond Kuhnert, Z.E. Garinger and Richard Oliver.


Carleen Kocher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Kocher, Laketon, will give an exhibition of baton twirling, lighted and plain, at the Sixth Annual Community Concert at Westmoreland High School. Carleen, winner of several high ratings in forensic contests representing Lake-Noxen, is a pupil of Mrs. Wilma Hess Williams, Shavertown.


70 YEARS AGO - 1943


Mrs. Edward Sowers of Shavertown entertained members of the Ricky Sewing Club at her home on Wednesday. Present were Mrs. Russell Case, Mrs. James Harfman, Mrs. Zigmond Harmond, Mrs. Lewis Stritzinger, Mrs. John Garrahan, Mrs. Oscar Dymond and Mrs. George Shaver.


Troop No. 61, Shavertown Girl Scouts, enjoyed a masquerade party at the church last Tuesday. Members of the troop are: Dorothy Houser, Elizabeth Gilroy, Jane Perrin, Janice Ross, Alice Gordon, Nancy Lozo, Jean DeReemer, Sally Lloyd, Janet Shaver, Ruth Mary Morgan, Ann Merical and Lorain Moss.


Dallas women tied with Georgetown Settlement House for first plac3e for group awards in the Food for Freedom Fair held at Kirby health center last week. The prize winners were members of the Adult Canning classes conducted by Miss Julia Dolton throughout the summer. Winners of first prizes: Mrs. Z.E. Garinger, Mrs. Josephine Norton, Mrs. Max Dreher and Mrs. Harold Cook.


The Dallas Post has been in existence for 124 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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