1993 – 20 YEARS AGO
Lehman Brownie Troop 658 held their Awards and Fly Up ceremony at the Lehman Jackson Elementary School earlier this month. Family and friends were invited to a dinner which was held before the ceremony. Scouts in the troop are: Alice and Holly Nichalls, Carla Marie Garavaglia, Ainsley MacDougall, Kimberly Sorber, Lauren Lipski, Katelyn Buckman, Whitni Flynn, Jessica Blum, Samantha Payne, Amber Kinny, Amber Brayfiled, Ashley Basar and Kelly Dougherty.
The two newest members of the Dallas Rotary Club are Melissa Saxon and Gordon Wilkinson. Melissa is the first female member of the club, and her classification is administrator-Nursing Center.
1983 – 30 YEARS AGO
Bruce Rosenthal was recently inducted as a new member of the Dallas Rotary Club. The Shavertown attorney was sponsored by Don Lockhart.
The Dallas Junior High Track and Field team recently concluded its outstanding season with an impressive day at the District II Championships at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The girls’ team ended the day as overall District II Champions. Individual champions were Linda King in the 400 meter dash, Karen Vloedman in the high jump and Carla Orlando in the triple jump. The boys’ team finished second overall. Individual champions were Mark Richardson in the 800 meter run and the 1600 meter run; Steve Brace in the 110m hurdles and 165m hurdles.
1973– 40 YEARS AGO
Gate of Heaven Preschool Religious Education class recently toured the farm of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Rebar, Lehman. Participants included Clinton Lehman, Mark Hines, George Correale, Michael Watchulonis, Gerry Gunster, Karen Iwanowski, Pam Corcoran, Eileen Kalinowski, Kim Rollman, Mary Pat Kalinowski, Adele Correale, Jack Hines, Bud Koprowski, Raymond Strazdus, Richard Gumbravich, Melanie Kubasti, Lisa Kern, and Maribeth Watchulonis.
Inspired by their trip to Philadelphia, the girls of Junior Girl Scout Troop 930 held their own “Miss Betsy Ross” contest. Each girl was commissioned to make a “New American Flag.” The winning flag was made by Linda Kuras. Runner up was made by Leigh Ann Schoner.
Jack Kloeber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kloeber Sr., Shavertown, has been awarded a U.S. Army ROTC scholarship, Secretary of the Army has announced. The Dallas High School senior plans to enter Lehigh University in the fall.
1963 – 50 YEARS AGO
Back Mountain was well represented in Wyoming Seminary’s May Day celebration Saturday, with May Queen Susan Sgarlat, of Kingston and Harveys Lake, attended by runner-up Lisa Harvey, Huntsville, and Carolyn Lacy, Terrace Drive, a member of the Queen’s Court.
A picture of coonhounds treeing their quarry in “water-races” near Kunkle last October, and published in the Post with other pictures and a write-up of the sport, won first prize in its division in a statewide contest recently. It was taken by Leighton Scott. The contest, sponsored by Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers’ Association and open to all newspaper members, ended with an award dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College.
1953 – 60 YEARS AGO
Therese Burnat will reign as Queen of the May at Lehman-Jackson High School Tuesday afternoon with Ruth Ann Williams as Maid of Honor, and Virginia Culp, Shirley Elston, Jane Boice and Marlyn James forming the Court.
Dallas Woman’s Club Chorale will present a concert at the Orange Community Hall Wednesday for the benefit of Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, proceeds to go toward paying for the new fire truck. Members are: Mrs. Norman Patton, director; Katherine Stringham, Peggy Porter, Margaret Antanaitis, Elaine Allen, Mrs. William Baker, accompanist, Billie Elston, Marion Templin, Adeltha Mahler, Marion Harvey, Marjorie Downing, Ruth Ambrose, Helen Kishbaugh, Emma Sarley, Helen McCord, Janet McGoey, Catherine Garris, Jean Edwards, Margaret Purcell, Amy Scott, Alice Dourand, Dorothy Crosby, Marion Tryon, Mary Sekara, Mary Bennallack, Evelyn Eck, Bettie Hanna, Mary Reese, Alice Meade, Naomi Shaver, Dorothy Nicol, Ruth Lewin and Dorothy Wileman.
Ruth Howell Davenport, daughter of Mrs. Gideon Howell and the late Dr. Howell, Trucksville, won first prize for the best play submitted by members in a recent statewide Woman’s Club writing contest. Her three-act comedy was entitled, “Alice in Santa Claus Land.”
1943 – 70 YEARS AGO
Anna Havrilla, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Havrilla of Jackson Township, has been named Valedictorian of Lehman Township High School’s 1943 graduating class. Salutatory honors go to Ruth Cornell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Cornell of Lehman Township.
Home Economics Classes of Dallas Borough High School will hold their annual fashion show and tea Thursday in the school auditorium. Helen Stoeckel, a ninth grade student, will be fashion commentator and Mrs. William H. Baker will accompany at the piano. Vocal solos will be given by Janet Garinger. Lucille Disque and Wanda Culp two outstanding students of last year’s home economics classes will pour at the tea following the show.
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.