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20 YEARS AGO - 1993


The Back Mountain American All-Stars are the champions of Pennsylvania District 16 Little League teams. Members of the team are: John Zimniski, Mike Faneck, Michael Cleary, Marcus Sowcik, Justin Hoover, Chris Tucker, Jonathon Kanarr, Aaron Katyl, Chuck Fehlinger, Neil Dymond, Matt Barnard, Kyle Droppers, Kenin Pizzano, and Sean Hoskins.


Back Mountain students from Wyoming Seminary Lower School, Forty Fort, who were among the participants named winners in a recently French language contest sponsored by King’s College are: Tom Byron, Dallas; Gia Biscontini, Dallas; Anjali Udoshi, Dallas; Melissa Howell, Dallas; Tripp Graham, Dallas; and Clem Gover, Lehman.


30 YEARS AGO - 1983


The Reds won the Minor league championship in the Back Mountain Little League Organization via a 3-1 victory over the Phillies. Prior to the title game, both teams held 10-1 records. Members of the championship team are: Sean Mulloy, Hugo Selenski, Walter Fry, Barry Smith, Shawn Conrad, Michael Gusher, Laura Poynton, Brett Gauntlett, Brian Jordan, Jennifer Besecker, Sean Pugh and Howie Strom.


Members of the bowling team sponsored by Franklin’s Restaurant of Dallas won the championship of the Bowlerette League in the Wyoming Valley Women’s Bowling Association. Team members include Ellen Tomchak, Shirley Bagnuolo, Donna Long, Lorraine Jolley, Gloria Grant and Barbara Lumley.


The Harveys Lake Lions Club will hold their annual “Chicken Bar-B-Que” this Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Hanson’s Amusement Park. Donation is $4.00. All proceeds will be donated to Human Eye Research through the Lions Eye Bank and for various other Lion projects. Committee members include John Lynch, John Adams, Frank Bialogowicz and Ron Ritts.


40 YEARS AGO - 1973


The New Goss Manor Home Owner Association, which includes New Goss Manor, Orchard View Terrace and Grandview Acres, held its first golf tournament at Newberry estates Golf Course recently. Co-chairmen Bob Parker, Jim Shanus and Ed Janosik reported a great turnout and some fine scores. Low gross winners included Mike Allison, Hilbert Schreffler and Jim Thomas.


Linda Wheeler and her daughter, Janet, Elizabeth Street, Dallas, will be featured in Showcase Theatre’s production of Woody Allen’s hilarious comedy, “Play It Again Sam” this weekend and next.


Dusty Goble, son of Dolores A. Goble, New Goss Manor, Dallas, will be making his first appearance on the famed Steel Pier, Atlantic City, N.J. this week. He will participate in the Children’s Theater performances on the well-known tourist spot.


50 YEARS AGO - 1963


Large crowds gathered both days for the Lollipop Open Invitational quarter-midget racing program Saturday and Sunday at the track on Memorial Highway. Two Back Mountain boys won places in event. Drew Bittenbender, Dallas, took first place in the AA open fuel class and in the semi race of that class. Sandy Wazeter, Trucksville, won second place in the modified stock main event.


Lehman 4H Club held its first meeting recently at Lehman Fire Hall. Linda McKeel was elected president; Peggy Disque, vice president; Linda Sutton, secretary; Audrey Hunt, treasurer; news reporters, Jane Carnell and Millicent Kocher.


Frederick Malkemes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Malkemes, Shavertown, will leave Sunday to spend two years in Africa. He will be one of a group, especially selected and part of the teachers for East Africa unit. Sponsored by the American and British governments and coordinated by Columbia University, the project is expected to produce excellent results. Malkemes underwent special tests to qualify.


60 YEARS AGO - 1953


Basic principles of flower arrangement will be demonstrated at a workshop session in the basement of Lehman Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. A.M. Major is in charge. Demonstrators include two Wyoming Valley Garden Club winners for 1953, Mrs. Albert Ide and Mrs. Bryce Major.


The Young People’s Society of the Shavertown Bible Church and the Pioneer Club from the Second Welsh Congregational Church, Wilkes-Barre, held a wiener roast and fellowship meeting in Chase Tuesday evening. Present from Shavertown were: carol Fitzgerald, Marylou Lewis, Martha Fitzgerald, Betty Walters, Naomi Lech, Lois Lyons, Johnny Miers, Robert Fitzgerald, Richard Monroe, Warren Fitzgerald and Richard Seymour.


70 YEARS AGO - 1943


Lawrence Updyke of Shrine View, for the past fourteen years associated with Anthracite Supply Company, Wilkes-Barre, will open his new hardware store under the name of The Dallas Hardware and Supply Company tomorrow in the building on Main Street formerly occupied by Arthur Brown.


Howard Hendricks, supervising principal of Springville, Susquehanna County Schools for the past nine years, has been appointed supervising principal of Lehman Township Schools to replace H. Austin Snyder, who has been made supervising principal of Clark’s Summit and Clark’s Green Joint Schools.


The Dallas Post has been in existence for 124 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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