1993 – 20 YEARS AGO
Recently sixth grade students at the Dallas Middle School were involved in a poster contest to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. The topic of the contest was Honoring Personal Freedoms. The posters were on display at the Weis Market in Dallas. Contest winners were: Dana Marquis, Jonathan Humphrey, Betsy Rosenthal, Vanessa Velikis and Julie Eckert.
The Trucksville Nursery School will have four lovely lap quilts on display at the Back Mountain Memorial Library this month. The quilts, representing the four seasons, were hand quilted by the mothers involved in the Parent Enrichment Group’s Quilting Committee. Raffle tickets for the quilts will benefit the Wendy Reese Fund, established by the school to help defray medical expenses incurred by her family.
1983 – 30 YEARS AGO
Joe Marcelonis of Kunkle brought home what every trout fisherman dreams of, a 14 pound brown trout from the productive waters of Lake Ontario last week. Joe’s catch from the big waters is normally a treat for friends and neighbors who get the succulent catch on which to dine. With the onset of the local trout season, Joe will do some fishing in area waters. However, his heart belongs to the big lakes.
Recently, the Westmoreland fourth graders, under the direction of Mrs. Nancy Campbell, elementary music teacher, presented the musical “Wackadoo Zoo.” Students participating were Samuel Gorgone, Paul Deeble, Tina Hite, Scott Banta and Eileen Tamanini.
Three members of the Lake-Lehman High School Band were honored at the Annual Spring Symphonic Concert for outstanding achievement. Selected by their peers, Ed Havrilla was awarded the prestigious John Milauskas Band Award and Tom Davis and Keith Austin were recipients of the John Phillip Sousa Band Award.
1973– 40 YEARS AGO
Many of the students at the Gate of Heaven School recently participated in an art contest based on incidents in the life of Christ. Students in grades fourth through eighth were asked to submit one or more sketches of ten different events in His life. Winners of the contest were: Lucinda Broghamer, fourth grade; Marisa Bolinski, fifth; Karen Thompson, fifth; Barbara Cummings, sixth; Joanne Delvecchio, sixth; Charles Stash, seventh; Karen Bolinski, eighth; and Michael Matthews, eighth.
The Dallas American Legion Home Association, Post 672, will hold its annual “Polak Nite” at the Legion Home on May 5. The theme of this year’s night is “Jescze Polska Nie Zginets.” Committee members are Bill Motykaski, Ted Kostrabala, Al Ciccarelski, Bill DiGiogski and Bus Shanski.
1963 – 50 YEARS AGO
William Frey, Oak Hill, was elected president of Lake-Lehman PTA Monday evening in the new high school. Other officers are: 1st vice president from the high school, James Darling; area vice president from Lake Township, Mrs. Taft Truska; from Noxen, Mrs. J. Franklin Patton; Lehman, Mrs. Thomas G. Brown; Ross Township, Mrs. Burton Gordon; secretary, Mrs. Preston Mingus; and treasurer, Earl Crispell.
The North East District Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Orchestra Festival was held at Mountain View Joint High School, with 100 teen-agers participating. Representing Dallas Area schools were Kathy Maury, Bassoon; Thomas Houlette, Percussion; Paul Haradem, Flute.
Members of Harveys Lake Troop 331 Boy Scouts investigated the world of the military last week on invitation of the 402nd Military Police Battalion, Wilkes-Barre. Participants included Michael Glova, Timothy Cadwalader, Tod Swanson, Lee Murphy, Jim Watson, George Casterline, Drew Bainbridge and Mike Sullivan.
1953 – 60 YEARS AGO
Girl Scouts of Back Mountain troops aided the local Cancer Campaign by inserting letters in envelopes. Participants included Jean Franklin, Mary Evans, Barbara Hirleman, Carol Rudy, Zelphia Carter, Lynn Schoffhauser, Betty Long, Beatrice Ell, Nancy Jones, Patty Hemenway, Carol Thomas and Sally Hetrick.
Pupils of the second grade, Lehman-Jackson School, and their teachers Mrs. Alice Elston and Hannah Culp, entertained their mothers at a tea on Friday afternoon. The children wrote and mailed their invitations and made small baskets, which were filled with candy and nuts for favors. Present were Mesdames Grace Kowalek, Mary Sebolka, Ann Spencer, Laverne Mekeel, Margaret Coombs, Ruth Rogers, Petronella Young, Barbara Oliver, Jennie Dugan, Anne Darby, Ethel Spencer, Rose Ide, Anna Fedor, Beulah Niezgoda, Mary Fedor, Viola Weaver, Bertha Slimak, Stanley Yurko and Jeanne Edwards.
1943 – 70 YEARS AGO
The shortage of men due to the draft and defense industries has not discouraged the Idetown Church Choir. They will present their Easter cantata, “The Risen Lord” on Easter Sunday morning at 10 o’clock in spite of the lack of basses and tenors. The cantata is arranged for three-part women’s voices. Solo parts will be taken by Mrs. Bruce Williams, Mrs. Claude Agnew, Mrs. Roy Tryon and Martha Hadsal. Mrs. Loren Keller is pianist and Mrs. Helen Husted is director of the choir.
Aviation Cadet Louis Kelly and Apprentice Seaman Jay Gould, both members of last year’s graduation class at Dallas Borough High School, gave spirited and enthusiastic talks before members of the student body Wednesday morning when they urged the whole-hearted cooperation of the school in the new War Stamp and Bond Drive. Both boys have been spending furloughs in Dallas.
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