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20 YEARS AGO - 1993

During a recent Awards Day assembly at the Dallas Middle School, three students were honored by the Dallas Education Association with an award certificate and a savings bond. These students were selected by faculty members for having attained and maintained academic excellence by earning the highest G.P.A. for the first three marking periods in his or her grade level. Honorees were: David Choe, eighth grade; Erik Steltz, seventh grade; and Segan Millington, sixth grade.

Bill Morris Jr. of the Dallas Borough Police Department recently competed in the 1993 PA Police Olympics held in Pittsburgh, PA. He was in the power lifting event, winning a silver medal.

The Lake Silkworth Area Lions met recently at a dinner meeting held at the Red Rooster Restaurant, Pikes Creek, to honor Jeffrey Gold, a Lake-Lehman High School student, who was presented a certificate for valedictorian and also the Chester Szalkowski Memorial Chemistry Award for earning highest Chemistry student of the year.

30 YEARS AGO - 1983

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held recently at the new Back Mountain Car Wash located on Route 309 next to Yester-Days restaurant. Participants in the ceremony included Ed Nelen, Mark Kunkle, Ambrose Gavigan, Cindy Veras, Fred Darrow, Marlene Veras, James Veras, owner; John Dana and Mike Kerkowski.

The Back Mountain Nationals Girls All-Star Softball Team won the District 16 championship via an 11-0 trouncing of the Mountaintop All-Stars last week. Team members are: Deanna Knorr, Patti Rish, Danielle Burns, Joyce Tinner, Susie Slocum, Kelly Wandel, Lori Cannon, Billie Jo Sorber, Sandy Dicton, Cindy Slocum, Michelle Sweitzer, Lori Lopasky, Pam Solinski and Kristen Dougherty.

40 YEARS AGO - 1973

Bruce J. Besecker has been designated as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar by the University of Pennsylvania. The Benjamin Franklin Scholar’s program was initiated to attract the nation’s top high school students to the University. Bruce is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Besecker, Dallas.

Cadet Troop 931, Shavertown, left this week for a five-day tour of Washington, D.C. The group is staying at the Rockwood Girl Scout Camp, Potomac, Md. Participants include: Bernadette Harris, Ann Hozempa, Sandy Mohalick, Donna Reese, Mary Wallace, Susan Sorber, Kathy Sorber, Susan Zapoticky, Carolyn Laver, Carol Rollman, Barbara Johnson, Sandy Heslop, Jocelyn Nichols, Lisa Bridle, Beth Youngman, Amy Appel, Barbara Bessmer, Lisa Williams, Barbara Voelker, Linda Houghwough, Robyn Haipton and Cheryl Powell.

50 YEARS AGO - 1963

Jeff Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Morris, Shrine Acres and Roger Maury, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Maury, Shady Side, rode their bicycles 51 miles to Bloomsburg to qualify for a Scout Merit Badge.

George Cave is Commander of Daddow-Isaacs Post 672, American Legion, for the coming year, and Leonard Dougherty is Senior Vice Commander, as a result of elections held recently. Richard Fuller, Steve Hartman, Bernard McDermott and Harold LaBar were elected to the Home Association, which consists of twelve directors.

Two Dallas girls will leave the Back Mountain shortly to spend a year in Norway. They will travel together on the New Amsterdam which sails from New York tomorrow. Penny Farrar and Gail Rumbaugh have been selected by the Rotary Exchange Program to represent their area in the Scandinavian country. Penny will go to Svolovaer and Gail to Stabekk, a suburb of Oslo.

60 YEARS AGO - 1953

Shavertown was witness to an unscheduled parade on Friday morning when the YMCA Da-Camp held a costume parade through the main streets. Many people thought a circus had arrived over night, when they looked out of their homes and saw this splendid costume parade. Winning first prize for the most original costume was David Austin, dressed as a store counter. Second prize went to Sue Anderson in an angel dress.

Four Sweet Valley children were featured in Friday evening’s recital at Huntington Mills Church, pupils of Mrs. Albert Herring. They were Dean Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Long; Joel Rood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rood; Janice Bronson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bronson; and Brenda Dailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dailey.

70 YEARS AGO - 1943

Dallas District Girl Scouts have done it again – come through 100 per cent in another project for victory. This time they have planted Victory Gardens, any one of which even J.D. Hutchison would be proud to own. The gardens are entered in a contest sponsored by a Wilkes-Barre store which furnished the seeds and plants for a garden. Girl Scouts participating in the contest are: Mildred Porter, Grace Laux, Claire McGuire, Bernadine Staub, Barbara Metz, Mary Delaney, Barbara Beery, Marion Wilkes, Joyce Hoover, Dora Sutton, Ruth Walker, Ka Reid, Ethel Ide, Ann Husted, Nancy Lou Anderson, Peggy Martin, Florence Tondora, Therese Cullen, Jean Russell, Jean Wesley and Claire Bauer.

“Dairy Boy,” a red check cock homing pigeon, owned by Nesbitt Garinger, won the 514-mile grand concourse race from Greenville, Tenn. last week in 15 hours and 6 minutes, or at an average speed of about 34 miles an hour. “Dairy Boy,” the only bird out of 500 entered to come in on the first day, was anxious to get back to the home loft to feed his four-week’s old offspring.

The Dallas Post has been in existence for 122 years. Information for “Only Yesterday” is taken from back issues of the newspaper and is reprinted here exactly as it first appeared.

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