1993 – 20 YEARS AGO
Small Wonders Nursery School, Shavertown, recently held Graduation Exercises. A music program was presented, followed by the awarding of diplomas. Graduates are: Megan Baker, Lauren Hardisky, Celia Pambianco, Katelyn Lee Heller, Samantha Jo Bailey, Kayla Abbott, Ryan Konopki, Lauren Jimison, Jonelle Jimison, Eric Domzalski, Kyle David Evans, Kenny Martin, Zachary Luzzi and Joanna Williamson.
Each year the Harveys Lake Women’s Service Club honors the students who ranked the highest in the Lake-Lehman Senior Class. Ten students were recognized not only for their academic achievements but also for their involvement in school and community activities. The students were Noelle Brooks, Barbara Campbell, Gary Cavill Jr., Diana Emery, Jennifer Farrell, Jeffrey Gold, Brian Kelly, Layla Osman, Meaghan Ruddy and Sarah Sorber.
1983 – 30 YEARS AGO
Jennifer Lyn Reno, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Reno, Harveys Lake, was crowned the 1983 Little Miss Harveys Lake during ceremonies held Saturday night at Harveys Lake Pub. Jennifer, age 5, topped a list of 12 candidates for the title. She, along with runners-up Tiffany Carey and Shannon Avery, participated in the Harveys Lake Homecoming Festival Parade Sunday afternoon.
Honors were awarded to five Eagle Scouts at the Eagle Court of Honors held by Boy Scout Troop 336 of Centermoreland at the Franklin Township Fire Hall recently. Receiving Eagle Scout honors were John Kuderka Jr., Thomas Tone, Richard Morgan, Bryan Montross, and Bob Faux.
1973– 40 YEARS AGO
Carol Hadsel, chairman of the hostess committee for the Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction, has enlisted the aide of about 20 Back Mountain residents to help out during the three-day auction. The hostesses will serve during the auction as spotters for the auctioneer. They are: Jonelle Wheatley, Theresa Derwin, Kathy Skammer, Diane Wojtowicz, Nancy Johnson, Carol Exarhopoules, Jackie Houser, Priscilla Reese, Suzanne Stofila, Rosalie Danna, Jayne Zaleskas, Susan Kelly, Kathy Zabreski, Diane Fry, Roberta Reese, Jenni Rodda, Diane Dwinchick, Ardeth Walters and Linda Tough.
Linda Dymond, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dymond, Idetown, has copped the Ladies Anthracite Golf Association Championship for 1973. Linda, whose father “Hal” is a golf pro at the Country Club of Scranton, outshot a filed of 82 other competitors in the annual event last Thursday at the Elmhurst Country Club. She earned the coveted title with a score of 87.
Bob Spears, Dallas Senior High School all-scholastic tackle, has been selected to the Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star team which will meet with the all-star team from Ohio, Aug. 18 at Hershey stadium.
1963 – 50 YEARS AGO
On their way down the Susquehanna are five canoes with ten paddlers making the annual trip which has become a tradition of Shavertown Explorer Scouts. Explorers developing their tan on the Susquehanna include Richard Konnick, William Carroll, Michael McCoog, Thomas Spela, Charles Dunn, Stephen Silic, Pat and Dan Malloy and Robert Wolensky. They are accompanied by Jim McCoog, assistant leader.
Members of Girl Scout Troop No. 183, Dallas recently made an afghan and presented it to Valley Crest Nursing Home. Members of the troop are: Carol Crawford, Ann Gardner, Diane Hozempa, Sally Strohl, Linda Meixwell, Vera Beth Cave, Priscilla Reese, Vera Balshaw, Jenny Block, Susan Sipple, Julia Radezsisky, Susanne Moen, Alisa Berger, Jennifer Torr, Cheryl Goode, Susan Johnston, Joan Nelson, Nancy Hughes, Ann Lacy, Phyllis Hanna, Judy Wilson, Norma Thomas, Diane Their, Jane Daley, Christine Demmy, Libby Edwards, Andrea Haines, Mollie Townend, Michele Witek and Mary Beth Burke.
1953 – 60 YEARS AGO
Joseph MacVeigh, Center Hill Road, will head Wilkes-Barre Little Theatre for the second time, elected Tuesday night at a meeting in the Workshop. Vice president is Joe Salzburg; J. Phillip Richards, secretary; Frank Grover, treasurer.
Awards for perfect attendance were presented at closing exercises last Wednesday at Gate of Heaven School. These thirteen students received missals from Father Francis Kane: Edwin Girvan, Frances Mae Arnt, Edward Miller, Marian Mascali, Fred Houlihan, Elizabeth Johnson, Tally Thomas, Gerald Gavigan, William Mink, Mary Gertrude Schappert, Ruth Ann Sickler, John Thomas and Rita Brennan.
Gate of Heaven Altar and Rosary Society will hold a bake sale after this Sunday’s masses. Chairmen of the Band One are Mrs. George Keller and Mrs. Joseph Simpson; Band two, Mrs. Michael Campbell and Mrs. Francis Girvan; Band Three, Mrs. William Henninger and Mrs. Victor Borzone.
1943 – 70 YEARS AGO
Alice Brace was hostess to members of the Teen Age Girls’ Class of East Dallas Methodist Church, Wednesday evening. Assisting her was Mrs. Ted Dymond. Present were: Beatrice Cook, Beatrice Hildebrant, Audrey Shupp, Margaret Shupp, Geraldine Stanton, Martha Hadsel, Mitzi Carlin, Alice Brace, Mrs. Warren Stanton, Mrs. Ted Dymond, Mrs. Elsie Mahoney and Mrs. Bessie Brace.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gries, of Demunds, will observe their twentieth Wedding Anniversary on Sunday. They have two children, Dorothy and Carl Jr.
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