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Only yesterday


March 21. 2013 2:59PM
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20 YEARS AGO - 1993


For only the second time in the district’s history, Lake-Lehman High School will be represented at the All-Eastern Conference Regional Concert, an elite group of high school musicians from 11 northeastern states. Selected by their high scores at last year’s State Band auditions, saxophonist Robert Trescavage will play in the All-District Band and trumpeter C.J. Link will join the orchestra.


Recently, a team of students from Dallas Middle School took part in the annual Math Counts competition. The team was selected from eighth grade Algebra students and the seventh grade mathematic students in the Gifted Program. The team won the trophy for Most Improved School in the regional competition at the Penn State Lehman campus. Tem members were: David Choe, Joy Morgan, Justin Jumper, Michael Zalatimo and David Williams.


Lake-Lehman High School will present the musical, “The Wizard of Oz” March 25 in the high school auditorium. Major roles will be played by: Courtney Heiser (Dorothy), Meaghan Ruddy (wicked witch), Jeremy Smith (Wizard of Oz), Jay McCarroll (cowardly lion), Eric Wagner (tin man), Ryan Heiser (scarecrow), and Stephanie Faerber (Sorceress of the North).


30 YEARS AGO - 1983


Lehman Brownie Troop 641 and Junior Troop 626 recently took part in Boscov’s Department Store’s 21st anniversary celebration for the Girl Scouts from Penn’s Woods Council. The Brownies won two beautiful ribbons; a first prize overall for their table display on “What Brownies Do” and a first place ribbon for their poster on the theme, “We’ve Found A New World.” Members of Troop 641 are: Lisa Gunn, Joanna Arndt, Karen Komsisky, Christina Jones, Sara Yoblonski, Lynn Turner, Betty Spencer, Christina Conrad, Tracy Margellina, Judy Andrejko, Diana Shoemaker, Marla Roskos, Cheryl Gunn, Kathy Gunn, Sue Niezgoda, Margie and Rose Langdon and Heather Dieffenbacher.


Dallas and Lake-Lehman were among 14 schools to send teams to Penn State’s recent “JETS” academic competition. JETS is the college’s Junior Engineering Technical Society and the competition, called “TEAMS” (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science), is geared to gauge the students’ abilities in seven areas: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering graphics, English and engineering calculations. Lake-Lehman High School participants included Phil Winter, Joe Yanchunas, Hipp Evans, John Gabriel, Ray Iwanowski, George Steltz, Tony Javer and Jonathan Preston. Dallas Area High School participants included Tom Sudol, Mark Drasnin, Marjorie Myers, Karen Reabuck, Mark Rosing, Larry Polacheck, Brad Rhone and Sean Havey.


40 YEARS AGO - 1973


The annual Spring Concert of the Lake-Lehman Black and Gold Knights high school band will be held in April, under the direction of John Milauskas. At the concert, the Color Guard will execute a military routine. Members of the Color Guard include Tim Shaw, Leonard Martin, Earl Cunningham, Mark Wallo, drum major; James Harrison, Harold Cornell and Chuck Taylor.


A performance of “Up the Down Staircase” will be presented by the junior class of Lake-Lehman High School March 30 in the school auditorium. The leading role of Sylvia Barrett is being played by Kathy Yockavitch. Other actors include Jane Salansky, Mark Wallo and Sam Brown.


50 YEARS AGO - 1963


Dallas Methodist Church honored two Girl Scouts on Sunday and presented them with the God and Community Award. They were Debbie Sevockas and Miriam Mohr, members of Troop 27, Mrs. Donald D. Smith, leader, Mrs. Harvey Kitchen, assistant leader.


Three Girl Scouts from Troop 115 have been chosen as models in the Girl Scout Week Fashion Show to be held at Isaac Long’s on Saturday afternoon. Susan Owens, Trucksville, Molly MacDowell and Karen Kitchen will represent the Intermediate Troop, led by Mrs. Donald Edwards, Shavertown.


Several Dallas Junior High School students, chorus members at the school, won honors in the Eisteddfod, held last Saturday in Dr. Edwards’ Memorial Church, Edwardsville. Dottie Philo, Mimi Mohr, Joyce Hughes and Linda Nicol were awarded for their performances.


60 YEARS AGO - 1953


Members of the Westmoreland Hi-Y Club entertained their dads at a father and son banquet at Westmoreland High School Cafeteria recently. Members and guests included Ralph Fitch Sr., Ralph Fitch Jr., John Stahl, John Williams, John Johnson, Johnnie Johnson, Robert McQuilkin, George Davis, Robert Davis, David Robertson, Dave Robertson, Allen Robertson, Harry Ell Jr., Ralph Ell, Andrew Duda, Marshall Downes Sr., Marshall Downes Jr., Kenneth Thomas, C. G. Poynton, George Poynton, Ray Gutoski, William Shaffer, Ted Lengel, Donald T. Williams, Donald Williams, Milton Evans, Paul Evans, John Backo Jr., W. Frank Trimble, Charles A. James, Charles C. James, James Godtfring, Tommy Jenkins, and Thomas Jenkins.


Mrs. Gordon Austin, Main Road, Shavertown entertained members of the Harmony Club at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Jones, Maple Street, Shavertown, on Friday. Present were: Mesdames Byron Kester, Henry Phillips, Weldon Carle, William Llewelyn, Russell Race, Carl Smith, Butch Smith, Harry Sweppenheiser, Wesley Schoonover, Herbert Jones, Jack Cook, William Johns, Willard Race, Mary Lou May and Sheila May.


70 YEARS AGO - 1943


The girls’ basketball team of Laketon High School won the championship of the Back Mountain League. Members of the team are: Shorty Gulitis, Mary Delaney, Bertha Kern, Audrey Boone, Jean Newhart, Betty Ann Newhart, captain and star player; Margaret Bombay, Lois Grey, Doris Kocher, Marjorie Shiner, Elaine Avery, Naomi Hunsinger and Frances Crispell.


Helen Koslofsky, 23-year-old Harveys Lake soprano, will achieve the goal of every striving young soloist tomorrow night when she appears in Carnegie Hall, New York.


Women of Rotary were guests of their husbands at a dinner party held at Lundy’s last Thursday evening. Guest speaker was Edwin Steckel of West Va., who gave demonstrations designed to prove that everyone has an ear for music. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Kingsley, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Payne, Mr. and Mrs. George Metz, Mr. and Mrs. Nesbitt Garinger, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Warriner, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jurchak, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bodycomb and John Nicholson.


The Dallas Post has been in existence for 122 years. Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from back issues of the newspaper and reprinted here exactly as it first appeared.




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