20 YEARS AGO - 1993
St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown, entered a relay team, St. Theresa’s Spirit for Kids, in the Wilkes-Barre Area Triathlon held last month. The parish community represented their physically-challenged children. Participating were Martin Reynolds, Sean Reynolds and Jane Domnick.
Adrienne Dragon, 7-year-old daughter of Matthew and Deborah Dragon of Harveys Lake was recently crowned Little Miss Sunburst at the Sunburst USA pageant held in the West Side Mall. She will go on to compete in the state pageants to be held in June 1994 in Harrisburg. She also received a first place trophy for best attire in her age group.
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
The Dallas Lions, in their continued efforts to provide a service to their community, have recently installed restroom facilities at the Dallas Borough Recreation center. Lion President Bill Roman and President-elect Drew Fitch participated in the dedication ceremony at the center.
Dallas Football coach Ron Rybak recently presented the Most Valuable Player Award to Tony Tucker for his efforts in the Mountaineers’ game against the Crestwood Comets last weekend. Tucker scored three touchdowns, was responsible for four critical offensive blocks and seen tackles, leading Dallas to a 32-7 victory in their season opener.
40 YEARS AGO - 1973
Girl Scouts and Brownies of Shavertown-Trucksville Neighborhood are holding fly-up and bridging ceremonies this week. Girls bridging to Cadette Troop 631 are Barbara Kubasti, June Ellen McGough, Jill O’Dell, Diane Sherin, Susan Petty, Michele Carr and Denise Pugh. Those bridging to Troop 931 are Vernanne Lord, Lucia McNelis and Roxanne Wolfe.
The Daddow-Isaacs American Legion Auxiliary will meet at the post home this week, Memorial Highway, Dallas, to install the following officers: Florence Shively, president; Florence Davenport, first vice president; Barbara Laning, second vice president; Ruth Struthers, secretary; Helen Garbutt, treasurer; Jean Hazletine, sergeant at arms; Gertrude Bell, chaplain; and Lucy Zarnoch, historian.
Back Mountain students at Penn State’s Wilkes-Barre Campus attended the reception for women last Tuesday evening during orientation activities. Attendees were Bonnie Baird, Marie Ann Soveroski, Martha Casterline, Cynthia Beline, Barbara Ann Moen and Susan Carmon.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
Miss Wanda Miner, winner of the “Miss Seventeen” award in Wyoming Valley, will be one of the teen-age models in the Lehman Woman’s Club Fashion Show to be held Oct. 4 in the Lake-Lehman High School Auditorium. Mrs. Jack Palmer, chairman of the show, announced that two other local girls, Miss Sandra Steele, a junior at Lake-Lehman, and Miss Ann Marie Mohen, a freshman at West Side Central Catholic High School, will also model teen-age fashions.
Seven musketeers left Friday for Dearborn Lodge, Canada for two weeks vacation and fishing. The safari consisted of three Jeeps, one station wagon and four boats. Members of the party included Caddie LaBar, admitted leader of hunting and fishing, Joe Hand as treasurer, and Andrew Denmon as “Pierre,” their wonder chef. Other members are Nelson Dymond, Harold Brobst, Tuffy Rogers and Tom Wyda.
Miss Ruth Bennett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Bennett, Trucksville, graduated Thursday evening from Geisinger Medical Center Training School for Nurses, Danville. Miss Bennett is a graduate of Westmoreland High School.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
Fernbrook won the Little League championship taking Trucksville three games out of five. Fernbrook was also victor during the first half of the season, with eight wins and two losses. Team members are: Robert Stocker, Roger Bellas, Ross Steinhauer, Douglas Shelley, Al Tondora, Wesley Evans, Richard Redmond, Robert Phillips, Barry Landmesser, Larry Zekas, William Steinhauer and David Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mahler, West Center Street, Shavertown, entertained members of Mrs. Mahler’s sewing club and their husbands at a corn and wiener roast last Saturday. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Garinger, Mr. and Mrs. John Jewell, Mr. and Mrs. John Richards, Mr. and Mrs. James Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Elston, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ditlow, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kovalotz and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mokos.
Dallas W.S.C.S. held its first fall meeting at the church Tuesday. A playlet, “A Sower Went Forth” was presented by Mrs. Wesley Himmler, program chairman, and acted by Grace Klees, Mrs. Eugene Fiske, Mrs. Sheldon Mosier and Mrs. Z.E. Garinger.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
Mrs. Allen Montross, of Spring Street, Shavertown, was guest of honor at a variety shower given by Mrs. Philip Cheney, at her home on Main Street, Wednesday evening. Present were: Mrs. Wilson Garinger, Mrs. Robert Lewis, Mrs. Burt Roberts, Miss jean Moore, Miss Dolly Sawyer, Miss Rosemary Ford, Miss Romayne Harvey, Miss Nora Mae Brown and Miss Florence Helfrich.
Phyllis Elston entertained at a wiener roast at her home in Huntsville on Sunday evening. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stroud and daughter, Carol, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Parsons, Mrs. Eugene Lamoreaux, Myrtles, Elsie and Janet Lamoreaux, Irene Major, Mrs. Charles Shuster, Roanna Shoemaker, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elston, Jean, Ruth and Phyllis Elston.
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