20 YEARS AGO - 1993
Boy Scout Troop 281 Dallas recently completed the nine mile Valley Forge Historical Trail. Hiking and orienteering skills were used to study the Valley Forge Encampment. Those in attendance received the Valley Forge Historical Trail Award. Participants included Robby Neil, Dave Parks, Mike Dancheck, Danny Wasserott, Jeff Polley, Tom Reich, Aaron Stredny, Joe Lech, Aaron O’Neil, Tom O’Neil Ben Sapp, Rich Sylvia, Jarod Dukas, Allan Horridge and Eric St. Clair.
Cub Scouts in Dallas Troop 281 recently held their Pinewood Derby. Trophy winners included Johnathan Nutche, Danny Smith, Chris Marcikonis, Paul Fiske, Robbie Amann, Nick Zimniski, David Neiman, David Werts and Nathan Jones.
Dallas High School student Kim Kamine recently won a Silver Key Award in the Scholastic Art Awards, a state and national competition for art students which was sponsored locally by Wilkes University. Her entry, a cast paper sculpture of a black and white face, was her first project in this medium, which unlike paper mache uses only paper and water.
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
Boy Scouts from Troop 331 came home from a Polar Bear weekend at Camp Acahela with high honors last week. The boys took first place overall in competition with 43 troops from across the state. The boys also received first place awards in compass reading, log sawing, trail sign reading, and building fires with flint and steel. Troop members are: Andy Springer, Billy Blansett, Chet Koprowski, Billy Derhamer, Carson Gramely, J.R. Smith, Brian Lee, Dennis Hogan, Eric Toluba, Brian Thomas, James Egliskis, Raymond Phillips and George Hogan.
Den 5 of Trucksville Cub Pack 155 recently raked and picked up papers at the Kingston Township Recreational field and by doing so, helped the Back Mountain Youth Soccer League. Participants in the project included Eric German, Justin Swain, Anthony Sabol, Mike Matosky, Emery Yurko, Richard Shields and Patrick Morris.
40 YEARS AGO - 1973
Eric Turner, Cub Scout representing Pack 132, presented a check for $1,050 to Jean Hillard, drive coordinator, for the Dallas Junior Woman’s Club “Sandy Daubert Fund.” Eric was responsible for collecting $578 of the donation.
Bob Cicon’s Mountaineers took the West Side Tech cagers, 82-62, last week behind the successful shooting of Tim Fannick who put in 33 points to put him over the 1,000 mark for his three years of varsity play. Tim is the third player to go down in the record books of Dallas High School as having scored over 1,000 points, the other two being former varsity star Tom Gauntlett who went to North Carolina, and Roy Supulski, who played at University of Pennsylvania.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
Jonathan R. Davis Fire Company elected officers for 1963 at its annual installation dinner recently and paid tribute to a man who has been instrumental in the organization since its inception, J. Sheldon Cave. Edward Gilmer was elected to head the organization as president and Walter Meade was elected Fire Chief.
The annual pre-lenten card and game party of the Altar and Rosary Society of gate of Heaven Church is set for Tuesday evening in the auditorium. Mrs. J. Warren Yarnal, chairman and Mrs. John Mulhern, co-chairman, will be assisted by: Mrs. William F. Wallo, Mrs. Robert young, Mrs. Francis Berry, Mrs. Jay A. Young, Mrs. Philip Jones, Mrs. John Yalick, Mrs. Paul Gates, Mrs. Ignatius Gallagher, Mrs. Stephen Yalick, Mrs. Matt Evans, Mrs. Ted Popielarz, Mrs. Gerald Johns, Mrs. peter Shiner, Mrs. Leon Chase, Mrs. James Regan, Mrs. Joseph Kusiak, Mrs. John Callahan, Mrs. John McAndrew, Mrs. F.J. Dixon, Mrs. Charles Glawe and Mrs. Martin McEnrue.
Dallas Neighborhood Girl Scout Association, at its recent meeting at Dallas Methodist Church, recognized women who had received service pins at the annual dinner meeting. Receiving a 25 year pin was Mrs. Stanley Davies; 10 year pins, Mrs. Joseph Niezgoda and Mrs. Vincent Makar; 5 year, Mesdames William Hannah, Ernest Reese, Lois Kashenbach, Stephen Yalick, James Mitchell, Warren Meyers, Bruce Moen, Janice Gelschleichter, Anna Vaskas, Russell Lawry and Thomas Bobo.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
Edith Adams Enke, a former Davis Street, Trucksville, girl is opening next Wednesday night in the new musical comedy, “Wonderful Town” at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. Miss Enke appears under the stage name Edith Adams, with Rosalind Russell in a show which is already a sell-out and is predicted to become one the season’s smash hits.
Housewives of the Back Mountain Area are taking full advantage of the tumbling beef prices with sales zooming to double their usual volume according to most retailers. It all started a little over two weeks ago when steaks took a nose dive from a record 99 cents and $1.09 a pound to 89 cents, 79 cents and in some instances 69 cents.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
About 50 members and guests attended the banquet of Henry M. Laing Auxiliary at Colonial Inn Tuesday evening. The program was opened with salute to the flag and singing of the Star-Spangled Banner. Entertainment was furnished by Mrs. Maude Eipper, who gave news flashes; Barbara Phillips, cornet solo; Mrs. Thomas Robinson, vocal solo; and Lucille Disque, readings.
Nine new members were taken into the Durbin Sunday School Class at their meeting at the home of Mrs. Lester Evans, Goss Manor, Friday evening. They were Mrs. Kenneth Challenger, Mrs. Clyde Gruver, Mrs. Leslie Warhola, Mrs. William Sarley, Mrs. Willard Johns, Mrs. E.C. Weichel, Mrs. William Lancio, Mrs. Philip Cheney and Mrs. James Gansel.