20 YEARS AGO - 1993
Two Dallas High School students, Heather Brody and David Holdredge, volunteered their time this summer to plan and present a six session Story Hour for 3 to 5 year olds at the Back Mountain Memorial Library. Heather’s mother, Millie, was a former Story Lady and David attended Story Hour at the library when he was four years old.
U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski (D-Pa.) recently met with 13-year-old Andrea Menzel of Shavertown to congratulate her on being chosen as a district winner for the RespecTeen National youth Forum. The program challenges seventh and eighth grade stations nationwide to write letters to their U.S. Representatives expressing their views on national issues. Andrea wrote a letter to Congressman Kanjorski explaining her concerns for the environment and expressing the need for Legislative Environmental Cleanup Days.
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
Kristin Plashinski, Midway Manor, Shavertown, was recently appointed District Executive of the Penn Mountains Council Boy Scouts of America’s Mountain Pathfinder District. In her new position, she will be responsible for recruiting, training, and motivating adult volunteers who provide the Scouting Programs to thousands of young people.
The Sockers were named Team of the Week in the Back Mountain Soccer Organization. Members of the team are: Kathy Adams, mike bailey, Tom Finarelli, Chris Graver, Chuck Hart, Kevin Kistler, Becky Lewis, John Masley, Andrew Merrill, Jason Popeck, Jeff Prebola, Traci Rittenhouse, Gretchin Schuler, Jamie strange and Joby Taran.
40 YEARS AGO - 1973
Twirlers of the prize-winning Lake-Lehman High School Band recently received the award for achievement as the hardest working group and the blue ribbon for first place in competition at the Pocono Sports Camp. Attendees included: Mary Ann Newell, captain, Denise Weiss, Joan Sevenski, Paula Webb, Donna Moskaluk, Gina Major, Daphne Veras and Sharon Evans.
Dance students at College Misericordia this year should be pleasantly surprised on the first day of class when their instructor turns out to be internationally famous ballet artist, Alexi Yudenich. Just appointed instructor by the college, Mr. Yudenich will be instructing classes on campus three days a week.
Mrs. Michael Houssock is chairman of the Lake-Lehman Band Sponsors farmer dance which will be held Friday from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Jackson Township Firehall. Music will be provided by John Hudak’s Merrymakers. Mrs. Henry Zbiek is co-chairman of the affair.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
Local golfers placed phenomenally high in the past two weekends of 72-hole play at Irem Temple Country Club, when 200 golfers were eligible to enter the championship play-offs. Joe Sekera placed first; Areh Austin fifth; Bob Bachman seventh; Bob Rinehimer tenth; Jack DeWitt Jr. eleventh; George Drake 13; Bert Lauderbaugh 15; Jack Withey 16.
The Lehman-Jackson Teeners team copped their third championship in four seasons by beating East Dallas 9-8 in a play-off game. Members of the championship team are: Jimmy Harris, Terry Jones, Charlie Kern, Kent Jones, Bill Kanasky, Allen Fox, Eddie Kern, Mark McDermott, Bob Kunkel, Dave Jones, Don Burnett and Ed Dubil.
Members of the Dallas Area Lettermen-Booster Club got together Saturday at Dallas Senior High School to paint the ticket booth and refreshment stand for the coming football season. Participants included Jim Haines, George McCutcheon, Alvah Jones, Charles Lockard, Ned Hartman, Bob Anderson, Justus Letts and Dick Farley.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
Forty-three members of the family were present to assist Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ruggles celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne King at Meeker last month. Included in the group were seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Young People’s Society of First Christian Church, Sweet Valley, enjoyed a hay ride Tuesday evening with a wiener roast at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whitesell. Present were: Billy and Lily June Ferrey; Linda, Sandra and Keith Morris; Ronald Harvey, Bill and Tom Winans; Caroline Ferrey, Shirley and Janet Kitchen; Irene Snyder, Jay Long, Irene and Gwennie Slater; Gladys Foss, Alberta and Fay Shaw; Madelyn Harvey, Clara Loftus and Warden J. Updyke Jr.
Harry Trebilcox, Trucksville, will give a unique piano concert in the Wilkes College Gymnasium later this month for the benefit of Wyoming valley Crippled Children’s Association. Harry, a polio victim, and unable to use his right hand, will play the complete repertoire with his left hand.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
C.J. Brown is retiring after serving four terms as a member of Lehman Township School Board. Commenting on his retirement when a Post reporter called him, Mr. Brown said, “I’m not seeking any publicity, I just want to retire quietly and let somebody else have a chance. I’ve enjoyed every minute of the time I’ve devoted to the schools.”
Harveys Lake business men who have had one of the worst seasons in years because of the ban on pleasure driving, suffered a further decline in business last weekend because if the activity of the O.P.A. agents who checked all traffic on the Wilkes-Barre – Harveys Lake highway. Businessmen estimated patronage fell off 30% on Saturday and about 50% on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Hoover, of Lehman, entertained members of the Wait and See Class at their annual picnic Thursday evening. Present were: Rev. and Mrs. Frank Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. R. Searfoss, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Major, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Burrall, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Major, Warren, Darrell, Glenn, Mrs. Carichner, Nadine and Arthur, Mrs. Hilbert Moyer, Mrs. Laura Kocher, Mrs. Sadie Rossman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder, Irene, Mrs. Kenneth Swan, Phyllis, Mary Lou Elston, Mr. and Mrs. William Trethaway, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Root, Philip and George Pascoe, Nancy Lou Hoover and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hoover.
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