July 20, 2013
20 YEARS AGO - 1993
The Dallas Middle School Art Contest, sponsored by the Dallas Area Federated Women’s Club, was held recently under the direction of art teacher Steve Kaschenbach. Senior high school art students selected three winners from each grade. In eighth grade, the first, second and third place winners were Marina Knappman, Michele Molesky and Jason Campbell. Seventh grade winners were Sarah Williams, Amy Lloyd and Jennifer Vodzak, while sixth grade winners were Coleman Greene, Rachel Hiller and Janelle Kerr.
As the 21st Century approaches, the curtains of time will be separated and a journey into the graciousness of the 1970s will be provided by Women of Newberry with the club’s second annual tea Wednesday at The Terrace. Committee members include: Mrs. C.F. Laycock, Mrs. Robert J. Hughes, Mrs. Robert G. Edgerton, Mrs. Robert C. Hosey, Mrs. William Rogers, Mrs. Charles Snyder, Mrs. Gerald Leehan, and Mrs. E.J. Schellenberg.
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
McDonald’s Family Restaurants of Shavertown recently conducted a bicycle give-away. Winner of a 10-speed Metsuri bicycle from Cedar Bike Shop in Scranton was Aaron Kelley of Trucksville.
Harveys Lake children have been enjoying games, nature walks and arts and crafts at the Harveys Lake Day Camp held five days a week at the Wintersteen Recreational Center behind the Lake-Noxen School. Some of the children attending the camp are: Melissa Roper, Llewellyn Kopko, David Reynolds, Brian Regan, Jesse Goble, Darrah Stredny Missy Kopko, Gretchen Dershimer and Nikki Sennett.
Two Dallas women were honored by the Wyoming Valley Unit of the American Cancer Society for their outstanding service during the past year. Mrs. Marilyn Maslow, Public Relations Chairwoman, and Mrs. Dorothy Henry, Chairwoman of the Standing Crusade Committee, were presented with plaques at the Unit’s Annual Meeting.
40 YEARS AGO - 1973
Excitement was the key word on the Wyoming Seminary campus last week as last minute preparations were made for the departure of 11 students and their counselor, beginning a five-week study tour of Europe. Among the students were two from the Back Mountain, Patricia McCarthy and Mary Pillarella, Dallas.
St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown, recently held summer vacation school. Some of the children who participated are: Susan Taylor, Michelle Fabian, Rebecca Hughes, Melissa Davies, Karen Masaitis, Kimberly Stacknik, Debbie Petrikonis, Samuel Barbose, Alan Cuba, Jamie Winebrake, Matthew Krivak, Dawn Gavigan, Susan Woolbert, Carol Wallace, Judy Farber, Lori Farber, Fred Mihal, Mark Oley, Matthew Mihal, Becky Davies, Marilyn Wisnieski, Cheryl Gavigan, Frank Aritz, Bonnie Jo Brennan, Anthony Leonard, Michael Cuba, David Woolbert, Jeffrey Barbose, Donald Kapral, Linda Richie and Lisa Tondora.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
Lehman Girl Scout Troop # 156 held a Court of Awards recently. Members who received their Curved Bars were: Leota Yanek, Tera Milbrodt, Faye Brown, Georgiann Adams, Diane Ide, Diane Rogers, Patsy Marchakitus, Bonnie Cooper, Linda Marchakitus and Marie O’Brien.
All Stars of Bob Horlacher Little League, including seven boys from Harveys Lake, three from Noxen, and three from Beaumont, will play their first game Friday against Roosevelt Trail. From the lake team are Dave Cadwalader, Jack Davis, Carl Kern, John Sgarlet, Jack Weaver, Tom Brown and Kent Whitesell. Donald Spencer, Terry Smith and Marshall Schenck are the All Stars from Noxen; from Beaumont, Tom Johnson, Ed Sichler and Dave Martin.
An unseen aspect of the 17th annual Library Auction was the way it looked by light of day the morning after. Shavertown Boy Scout Troop 231, directed by Mal Kitchen, got to work with rakes and transformed the apparent disaster into clean grounds again. Rakers were: Elwood Ide, Wayne Sprau, Dave Merrithew, Mike Evans, Dave Jenkins, Wayman Miers, Dave Newhart, James Smith, Robert Thomas, Richard Edwards and Howard Sprau.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
Mary Jane Tyron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyron, West Dallas, leaves today, accompanied by her mother, for the famous Steel Pier at Atlantic City, where she will fill a week’s singing engagement. Last year she won, through a competition stages by station WILK, a trip to the Steel Pier and a one day’s engagement. This year it is a tribute to her proficiency that she is a regular member of the Tony Grant show.
Janice Bronson was chosen president, and Margaret Hady, vice president, at a meeting of the Sweet Valley 4H Club held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Battison last Thursday morning. Other officers are secretary-treasurer, Jean Drapiewski; chairman of games, Pat Masters; song leader, Marie Lukavitch; publicity, Mrs. Pattison.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
Piano pupils of Mrs. Lillian Rood Oliver gave a delightful recital in the Dallas Methodist Church last Tuesday evening. Taking part were: Robert Snyder, Barbara Malkemes, Phyllis Williams, Mary Elizabeth Schooley, Margaret Ann Malkemes, Judith Powell, Meredith Williams, Harrison Cooke, Ann Peterson, Barbara Major, Beryl Colwell, Harriet Williams, Robert Jewell, Rose Mary Bonn, June Colwell, Gwen Clifford, Raymond Kuhnert, Barbara Clark, Mildred Ide, William Leacacos, Marilyn Ohlman, Nancy Ness, Mary Porter, Helen Leacacos, Louise Dodson, Ann Emery and Ruth Scott.
More than $250 has been raised by residents of Trucksville in the past two days in a movement to establish a Memorial Park along Carverton Road between the Lehigh Valley Railroad trestle and Toby’s Creek. The movement had its inception Monday night when Dr. G.L. Howell and other Trucksville businessmen presented plans for such a park honoring men and women in service.