20 YEARS AGO - 1993
More than 90 volunteers will be present at the Flea Market planned by Meadows Nursing Center Auxiliary for June 19 on the Center’s grounds. Flea Market committee members are: Betty Williamson, Bernice Hill, Louise Montigney, Agnes Kunkle, Mildred Felix, Marge Richards, Myrtle Coolbaugh, Evelyn Daley and Helen Kishbaugh.
Jack Rogers of the Back Mountain Kiwanis Club, sponsor and advisor to the Lake-Lehman Key Club, announced selection of new officers for the Key Club for 1993-94. Elected to the offices were: President, Leslie Harrington; Secretary, Tiffany Roese and Treasurer, Amanda Turner.
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
The following members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 624 of Dallas recently received awards for community service: Amy Mannear, Stacy McCuen, Lisa Goldsmith, Heather May, Kim Stager, Jessica Oravitz, Amy Yanalunas, Lisa Murphy, Lisa Vozniak, Tracy Hunter, Tracy Shelley, Dodi Dodson, Meagan Wega and Ellen Smaka.
Judy Loke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Loke, Trucksville, was selected to receive the 1982-3 Eric A. and Josephine Walker Award at the Pennsylvania State University’s Wilkes-Barre campus. The Walker Award is given annually to the outstanding sophomore student on each Penn State campus on the basis of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, character and contribution to the welfare of the campus and the community.
Andrea Bunney recently received first place in the Penn’s Woods Girl Scouts “Design the Day Camp Patch” contest. Her drawing, a rainbow motif, will be used on the official 1983 Day Camp Patch. Andrea, a fourth grade student at Lehman-Jackson Elementary, is a member of Junior Girl Scout Troop 626.
40 YEARS AGO - 1973
The Altar and Rosary Society of Gate of Heaven will conduct its annual Rummage Sale this weekend in the school auditorium. Last year’s sale was regarded by several antique dealers as one of the best in the valley. Chairman of the sale is Mrs. Eugene Menges, co-chairman Mrs. Joseph McDonald, kitchen Mrs. Leo Mohen and publicity Mrs. Vince Correale.
Members of the Jackson Township Cub Pack 225 toured the Dallas Post Friday. As part of the continuing Cub program of learning about different occupations and activities through first hand contact, they were shown around the functioning facilities. Mark Mahon, Brian Lordon, Tony Lordon, Bradley Wright, Matthew Mach, Richard Zimmerman, Richard Braider, Donald Benza and Wayne Benza all left with a better understanding of how a newspaper like the Post operates.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
Anne Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A.W. Miller of E. Overbrook Avenue, was presented the American Legion Citizenship Award by Black Diamond Post at closing exercises at West Side Central Catholic High School. She also received the award for the highest average in Christian Doctrine in her class.
At elections held Tuesday last week, Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967 welcomed the following officers: commander, Arthur Gosart; first vice commander, Walter Osko; second vice commander, John Judge; finance officer, Leo Wadaski; service officer, Robert Uzdilla; chaplain, Bill Check; sergeant-at-arms, Isen Pennyton; historian, Howard Engelman; adjutant, Donald Chamberlain.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
Donna Lee Garinger and Joan Hand, fifth grade students at Dallas Borough elementary school, have been running neck and neck in the race to see how many books they can read from a specified list complied by Mrs. W.E. McQuilkin, before the close of the school year. Up to date each little girl has read fifty-four approved books, far outstripping others in the class.
Dallas Woman’s Club members in charge of the Value Shop at Back Mountain Library Annex, during the first half of June are: Mrs. Marian Harter, Mrs. Walter Elston, Mrs. Eugene Groff, Mrs. Pauline Clewell and Mrs. Theo Flannigan.
Robert Richard Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rice, Orchard Farm, a member of this year’s senior class at Dallas-Franklin High School, received the American Legion Award for outstanding citizenship at the Commencement Exercises.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
Mrs. William Eckert was hostess to members of the Young Girls’ Class of Huntsville Christian Church at her home on Friday evening. Plans for an out-door party were discussed. Present were: Mrs. Walter Covert Jr., Mrs. Iva Jones, Elma Major, Hannah Culp, Mrs. Anthony Mauro and the hostess.
Dave Deater, Lake Township tax collector, has a little glass bank on the counter at his store at Alderson in which customers drop pennies, nickels and odd bits of change. When the amount reaches $50, Dave will send it to the Reynolds Tobacco Company, makers of Camel cigarettes. The firm will then send 1,000 packages of cigarettes to any theatre of war Mr. Deater designates. Each package will bear the message “From your friends at Harveys Lake” and will be distributed free to soldiers.
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.