1993 – 20 YEARS AGO
Lake-Lehman High School held it annual prom recently at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. The theme was “This is the Time.” Prom queen and her court are: Dyan Dymond, prom queen; Reagan Bombick, Autumn Tolbert, Joy Kline, Jill Smigielski, Jennifer Farrell and Claudia Hernandez.
Jennifer Farrell, Sweet Valley, was recently named “Student of the Quarter” at Lake Lehman High School by the Lake Silkworth Area Lions. Farrell was presented a certificate in recognition of outstanding school and community achievement.
1983 – 30 YEARS AGO
Carl Postupak, 17, of Shavertown, has all but completed his Eagle Scout award, the highest award in Scouting. For the final part, his community service project, he undertook to become a part of the Back Mountain Blood Council and organized a team of Scouts as volunteers. Altogether, Carl got 17 Scouts to call blood donors before the drive and to put up posters advising the date, time and location of the drive.
Mrs. Stolarick’s second grade class and Mrs. Gosart’s third grade class at Lehman-Jackson Elementary School enjoyed an interesting science lesson thanks to Mrs. Ada Hoyt, who set up an incubator in the classroom so that the children could watch chickens hatching. Third graders involved in the project included Leanne Rogers, David Hazletine, Nancy Evans, April Stull, Jennifer Gabel, Tammee Yetter, Marybeth Jenkins, Jason Tolouba, Stephen Geist and Shelly Alexander.
1973– 40 YEARS AGO
Students at Gate of Heaven School, Dallas, presented a special program last week in honor of the pastor, The Rev. Thomas M. Jordan, who recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood.
Raelene Daring, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Daring, Dallas, took first prize in the senior group at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Art Contest held in the Boston Store, Wilkes-Barre. Raelene is a student in the senior class at Dallas Senior High School, and studies art under the instruction of Dorothy Whithey.
The Dallas Junior Woman’s Club presented $500 recently to Steve Hartman, son of Dallas Borough Mayor and Mrs. Stephen Hartman, Dallas, towards his expenses of the coming year during a tour with the “Up With People” troupe of singing young people. Steve was selected on the basis of personality and singing ability.
1963 – 50 YEARS AGO
At a dinner meeting of Troop 77 last week at the Dallas Methodist Church, Pamela Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Baker Jr., and Carol and Candy Mohr, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Archer Mohr, received their Curved Bars, the highest in Girl Scouting. This badge was earned in the homemaking field.
Last Monday evening in Prince of Peace Church twenty-eight attended the first pack meeting of the reorganized Den 1, Pack 200, Dallas. Cub Scouts and parents were on hand to see Robert Evans, district executive of the Boy Scouts of America, present the charter. Members of the pack are: John Besecker, Roy Walter, David Payne, Mark Acura, James Besecker III, Gary Acura, Joseph Gilroy and George Brody. Philip Walter is Cubmaster and Mrs. James Besecker Jr., Den Mother.
1953 – 60 YEARS AGO
Lena Misson, valedictorian, and Irene Schultz, salutatorian, will be the main student speakers at Dallas-Franklin Township graduation on Wednesday. Other top students from the area include Linda Kay Hetrick, Valedictorian, and Beverly Cowell, Salutatorian, at Dallas-Kingston Township.
James O’Connell will head Harveys Lake Lions Club as the result of elections held at the last meeting. Tom Garrity is first vice president, Carl Schreiner second, Wilfred Ide third. Jack Nothoff was elected lion-tamer, Edgar Hughes tail-twister. Walter Weir is treasurer, George Taylor, secretary.
Carol Bogart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Bogart, Shavertown, was crowned Queen of the Prom at Friday night’s Junior-Senior Dance at Westmoreland. Her escort, George Weaver, wore the King’s crown.
1943 – 70 YEARS AGO
Virginia Ferry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Ferry, of Machell Avenue, will give a violin recital in the Sacred Heart Auditorium, in Plains, Friday night. Miss Ferry, drum majorette at Dallas Borough High School, is a member of the graduating class.
A group of young men enjoyed a horse-back riding party on Memorial Day. Starting from Hillview Stables, at Shrine View, they followed the path over Reynolds Farms and had dinner at Bevens, Demunds. In the party were: Charles Dewees Sr., Thomas Kehoe, Fred M. Kiefer, Bob Hislop Jr., Walter Elston and John Yaple.
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