1993 – 20 YEARS AGO
Members of Daisy Troop 628, Dallas, recently visited Nesbitt Memorial Hospital. The scouts were taken on a tour of the hospital which included the laboratory, obstetric and pediatric units, radiology and physical therapy departments and the emergency room. Participants include: Sara Getz, Nicole Abbruscato, Lauren Pyscoty, Holly Gumble, Christine Zavaskas, Michelle Luksh, Courtney Goodrich, Katie Hiller, Sheena Koziel and Karrie Horsfield.
The Shrine Hospital Golf Tourney held their Annual Golf Tourney this past weekend at the Irem Temple Golf Course with Brian Corbett, Bob Zagorsky, Chris Saba and Bruce Muchler coming out on top with a 17 under.
1983 – 30 YEARS AGO
The 1983 Little Miss Harveys Lake will be crowned Saturday at the Harveys Lake Pub. The contest, sponsored by The Dallas Post, is held in conjunction with the Harveys Lake Homecoming Festival slated for this weekend. Candidates for the title are: Crystal Covert, Judy Sichler, Tiffany Carey, Jennifer Lyn Reno, Ginger Lynn Reynolds, Shannon Lynn Avery, Rhonda Leigh Forster, Amanda Beth Zerfoss, Carrie Llewellyn, Tara Rittenhouse, Aprille May Covert and Amanda Swanson.
Susan Starolis, a member of the Northeast Gymnastic Center, “The Spinners” of Wilkes-Barre, captured the Pennsylvania State Class III Compulsory Jr. Olympic Championship United States Gymnastic Federation competition for Pennsylvania, 12-14 year old age group. The seventh grade student at Dallas Junior High School placed first all around, first on floor exercises, second in vaulting and third on uneven bars, receiving two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.
1973– 40 YEARS AGO
The nursery school of Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Dallas, closed for the summer recess with a family picnic program presented by their students. Participating were: Joanne Kelly, Jeffrey Gelb, Barbara Davies, Robert Nelson, Robert Finlay, Jeffrey Olsen, Robert Kushke, Gregory Grybowski, Kevin Brown, Christopher Landmesser, Karen Wall, Leanne Fino, Anne Marie Zurinski, Patrick McDonald, April Petroski, Mark Young, Donald Kohler, Carey Falcone, Kristy Piatkowski and Frederick Kirkendall.
A group of Dallas High School students and their instructors will depart from Kennedy International Airport June 29 for a six-week educational trip to Spain. In the group are Dottie Anthony, Kim Davis, Trudy Connor, Pamela Selingo, Richard Bridle, Ron Sweeda, Dan Hughes and Rick Carle. They will be accompanied by instructor Edward Potera.
Trucksville Nursery School graduated 32 students last month. Members of the three-year-old class included Megan Thomas, Becky Post, John Sheehan, Michael Lubinski, Amy Ghoulstone, Gregg Boughton, David Cramton, Derek Zambo, Guy Llewellyn and Fred Ruggles.
1963 – 50 YEARS AGO
Receiving his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor held Tuesday evening at Dallas Methodist Church was William H. Baker, III, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Baker, Jr., Dallas. The recipient of Boy Scouting’s highest award has been active in the organization since Cub days, where he attained Webelos rank.
The American Legion School Award presented by the Daddow Isaacs Post 667, Dallas, to the outstanding boy and girl in the 8th grade of the Dallas Junior High School, was awarded to Ruth Higgins and Larry Heycock at the Award Assembly last week.
1953 – 60 YEARS AGO
From Tenderfoot to Star Scout in nine months, an achievement crowned by selection to attend the National Boy Scout Jamboree in California, is John Sheehan Jr.’s record in Boy Scouting. John is a member of Prince of Peace 200 and the only boy in the Back Mountain area to be sent to the Jamboree.
Children’s Ballet Theatre played to a packed house at Irem Temple Wednesday evening, presenting the “Nutcracker Suite” in music and dance. Mrs. Marshall Nunlist took the role of the nutcracker, her daughter, Marshall, that of reed flute. Nancy Dodson was one of the mouse army, Susan Yocum a gingerbread soldier, Carol Klinges a guest at the party.
Mrs. Robert Moore, Baldwin Street, and Mrs. Donald Davis, Tunkhannock, are co-chairmen of the Coronation Ball to be given by the Dallas Junior Woman’s Club at the Tunkhannock Woman’s Club at Irem Temple. Other committee members include Mrs. Milfred Kintner, Mrs. John Richards, Mrs. Charles Mahler, Mrs. Winfield Holland, Mrs. Ralph Garris, Mrs. Robert Garris, Mrs. Vernon VanDyke, Mrs. James Strunk, Mrs. Harry Lefko and Mrs. Charles Nicol, Jr.,
1943 – 70 YEARS AGO
Plans for the class picnic to be held in George’s Grove were made by the Confidence Class of the Idetown Sunday School at their meeting Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Lillian Cave. Present were: Mesdames Edna Calkins, Hope Ide, Agnes Landsberry, Zelma Agnew, Ella Williams, Clara McKenna, Mildred Welsh, Leona Moore, Esther Donnelly, Louise Rogers, Helen Kriedler, Hazel Kriedler, Doris Spencer, Charlotte Calkins, Eleanor Ingram, and Miss Bess Cook.
Canteen workers of the Shavertown Unit got some valuable experience last week when they served luncheons, at cost, to volunteers workers at the Red Cross Chapter House, in Wilkes-Barre. Mrs. Oscar Dymond is chairman of the Shavertown Unit and Mrs. A.D. Hutchison is vice-chairman. Mrs. Harold Flack has charge of planning and Mrs. Karl Kast had charge of preparation. Other members of the unit were: Mrs. Newton Ness, Mrs. Ray Warden, Mrs. John Stenger Jr., Mrs. I.L. Brace, Mrs. W.W. Boyes and Mrs. Fred Howell.
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