Only Yesterday

September 21st, 2015 3:06 pm

First Posted: 12/23/2012

20 YEARS AGO – 1992

Brownie Troop #649 recently toured Insalaco's Supermarket, Dallas, as part of the Good Food try-it. Chris Kutchaus and Kelly Taylor of Insalaco's conducted the tour. Participating Brownies included Kaitlyn Musto, Dexie Hains, Leah Bolton, Jennifer Polachek, Angela Duris, Cassie Mishanski, Laura Vanderhook, Erin Swepston, Jonelle Dickson, Jamie Sulewski, Rachel Kukowsky and Lindsey Kelly.

30 YEARS AGO - 1982

Dallas Junior Woman's Club inducted two new members at a candlelight dinner meeting held recently at The Castle, Memorial Highway, Dallas. Kathy Oravitz, club president, and Valerie Gialanella, membership chairman, welcomed Beth Martina and Gail Smallwood to the membership.

Kiersten Fries, Mark Liva and Mark Steinkirchner, members of the Dallas Junior High School Band were selected to the first Northeastern Pa. Junior High honors Band. The 128-member band presented a concert at Marywood College recently.

40 YEARS AGO - 1972

The Dallas Kiwanis Club hosted the Dallas Class B football champions team at a dinner Dec. 6 at Irem Temple Country Club. Guests included six Dallas All-Scholastic Team members in the Wyoming Valley Conference. Among the team members present were: George McCutcheon, Wayne Evans, halfback; Gary Arcuri, quarterback; Rich Miskiel, tackle; Bob Spears, tackle; Charlie Griffin, halfback; and John Earl, fullback.

Installation of new officers of the Dallas Key Club was held recently at an interclub dinner meeting of the Key Club and its parent organization, the Dallas Kiwanis Club. New officers are: Jack Coon, president; Kevin Chadwick, vice president; Ernest Pliscott, treasurer; and Harold Rose, secretary.

50 YEARS AGO - 1962

The Hobby Club, Fernbrook, held its Christmas Party on Tuesday night at the Kingston House. The following were present: Mesdames Alfred Wendel, Carol Lasher, Mary Reese, Sally Wagner, Mary Lasher, Priscilla Coolbuagh, Ruth Young, Florence Martin, Warren Scranton, Vida Adams, Susie Welch, Gladys Gabel, Joyce Sidorek, Verna Cummings, Doris Kitchen, Barbara Lasher and Agnes Sidorek.

At local A&P markets, turkeys were 35 cents a pound, semi-boneless hams were 69 cents a pound, stuffing bread sold for 22 cents a bag, shrimp was 77 cents a pound and a half gallon of Marvel ice cream was 59 cents.

60 YEARS AGO - 1952

Marilyn Mosier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Mosier, Tunkhannock Highway, has been selected to attend the Northeastern Pennsylvania District Band Festival in Stroudsburg in January. Marilyn, solo clarinetist with the Dallas-Franklin Township Band, attended the District Band last year and was a state finalist in the Forensic and Music League contests.

Barbara Jane Malkames, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Malkemes, Shavertown, was granted leave from National Art School in Washington to make her annual Christmas window pictures. Windows at Duke Isaac's, Gosart's Store, Trucksville Mill, Kingston Auto Parts, Guyette's, Hall's Drug Store and Brace's restaurant have been decorated as well as many private residences. Barbara, 18, will take flash pictures of her work for credit in her course.

70 YEARS AGO - 1942

Neighbors and friends dropped in and chatted with Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin yesterday to help them celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Fifty years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin were married in the Dallas Methodist parsonage by Reverend Jonah Underwood.

Information for Only Yesterday is taken from back copies of The Dallas Post which is 121 years ago. The information here is printed exactly as it originally appeared.