20 YEARS AGO - 1993
Recently, Tiger cubs of troop 281 enjoyed a nature presentation and hike at Francis Slocum State Park under the direction of Park Naturalist Jerry Kozlansky. The boys and their parents learned about leaves and trees in the Pennsylvania forest while hiking Slocum’s trails. Participants included James Welch, Casey Zalenski, Phillip Miller and Vincent Landers.
The second annual Dance-A-Thon to benefit the Back Mountain Memorial Library is set for March 28. The Stretchout Exercise Studio, Shavertown, is sponsoring the charity event to be held in the Gate of Heaven gymnasium. Planning committee members include Terri Besecker, Marlene Cocozza, Joanne Runner and Martha Wheeler.
Artwork by Holly Zug, Dallas, and Kevin Rogers, Shavertown, were among that of 11 art students from Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, Kingston, selected to appear in the 1993 Scholastic Art Awards regional art exhibit at the F.M. Kirby Center.
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
Dallas Township man, Thomas Doughton, was recently presented with a plaque honoring his nomination as “Outstanding Young Firefighter” by the Back Mountain JayCees. Doughton was named by the local club to participate in state competition.
The Harveys Lake Lions Club will hold their annual Pancake and Sausage Supper and Breakfast at the Lake-Noxen Elementary School on March 26. Chairman of the affair is John Lynch. Committee members include Tom Smith, John Adams, Carl Schreiner and Charles Gordon.
Coach Shorty Hitchcock’s Black Knights of Lake Lehman took five first place finishes and five runnerup places to take the Division II AA team title with a total of 193 ½ points last weekend in the competition at King’s College. Jeff Austin, Rusty Coolbaugh, Quentin Walczak and Tracy Slocum took firsts in the district competition.
40 YEARS AGO - 1973
A group of students will fly to Europe this summer to attend classes at a campus in Germany. Arno Miller, German teacher at Dallas Senior High School, will accompany them. The students will attend summer school at the Collegium Platinum and visit such cities as Lucerne, Stuttgart and Paris. Participants are: Philip Miller, Karen Aicher, Cindy Barakat, Karen Purvin, Anne Crispell, Kim Martin, Jackie Gerstein and Melinda Scovell.
Adele Correale, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Correale, Oak Hill, has been selected as “Miss Petite” and will represent Kingston in the Pennsylvania International Talent and Beauty Pageant in June at Thiel College, Greenville. Adele, a brown-haired, dark-eyed youngster, is a kindergarten student in the Lake-Lehman School District.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
Charlene Makar has done it again, continuing what promises to be an annual winning of high awards at Science Fairs. A junior at West Side Central Catholic, showing her Perpetual Motion Pump for a grand champion rating at her own Science Fair of 330 projects, she will exhibit her project at King’s College march 17 and later at Scranton University of she again wins. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Makar, New Goss Manor, and a former pupil of Gate of Heaven school.
Four members of Dallas Senior High School Band will attend Northeast District Band at East Stroudsburg this weekend. John Wardell, Richard Ratcliffe, Lee Philco and William Cooper will be accompanied to East Stroudsburg by Band Director Lester Lewis.
Bernard “Bernie” Williamson was awarded the PMA bronze Award for one-year record of safe driving for Kutz Bakery, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, last night. Well-known bakery products salesman for the Back Mountain, where he has covered the same route for many years, Bernie is among 15 Kutz drivers honored by Pennsylvania Manufacture’s Association Casualty Insurance Company.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
Jean Ide and Eunice Traver, representing Lake-Noxen Senior Tri Hi-Y Club, together with Helen Skopic and Grace Major, representing the Lehman-Jackson tri Hi-Y Club, are the four lucky girls who have been selected to represent Tri- Hi-Y Clubs of the Back Mountain Town and Country Branch YMCA at Harrisburg for the Model United nations Assembly later this month. These four girls, together with one representative of the Tri Hi-Y Club from Tunkhannock, will represent Argentina.
Back Mountain Area captains for the Red Cross Fund Drive are: Mrs. Charles Beech, Mrs. Charles Frantz, Mrs. Fred Kroll, Mrs. Robert Evans, Mrs. John Conyngham, Mrs. Harry Ohlman, Mrs. Gilbert Austin, Mrs. Lloyd Kear, Mrs. Arthur Ross, Mrs. Charles Brooke, Mrs. Byron Kester, Mrs. Stanley Davies, Mrs. Arlene Deeter and Mrs. Irvin Marvel.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
Thirty-one men from this area have been called by Draft Board No. 1, of Wyoming for their final physical examinations prior to induction into the United States army at the Induction Station, Wilkes-Barre on March 15th and 16th. Those called are: Dallas – Charles Blain Herring, Joseph John Polachek, Isaac Watkins, Carl Dennison Wint, Francis Rhodes Chamberlain, Roy Osborne Jones, John Seletsky, Robert Fred Miller, Paul John Klug, Theodore Edward Busch, Robert David Race, Arthur Reese Morgan, Robert William Lauderbaugh, Lawrence William Drabick, Donald Robert Yeust, Leroy Delbert Roberts, Maurice Bowman. Shavertown – Michael Silick Jr., Donald Edison Davis, Gordon Herbert, Robert Leroy Boston, Joseph James Gallagher, Leo Theodore Swartz, William Shewan. Trucksville – George Jerome Blazes, Thomas Martin Beline, John Albert Blasé, Paul Henry Lyne, William Edward Fox, Edward William Guyette. Alderson – Earl Junior Norton.
Dallas Borough took the back Mountain boys’ Basketball League championship for the fourth successive time this year, after a not-too-easy struggle with Dallas Township. At the end of the first hale, it looked like a walk-away for Borough with a score of 30-7 in its favor, but during the second half, Township got 21 points, and the final score was 58-23. Borough’s Hank Urban received the title of high scorer in the league. Other members of the championship team are: Robert Moore, Clinton Brobst, Harold Brobst, Bob Gross, Harold Roberts, Jack Nelson, Charles Moore, Edward Tutak, Bob Roberts, John Quail, Peter Roushey and James Besecker.