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20 YEARS AGO - 1993


Kevin P. Young won a first place ribbon at the Luzerne County fair Dog Show as an obedience handler of Tulgy, a Portuguese water spaniel. Kevin attends the 4-H K-9 Kennel Club on Tuesday evenings at Pet Care Association in Dallas.


Jennifer Dombroski, of Upper Demunds Road, Dallas, captured first place in the 10-12 year division of modeling at the Talent Olympic Competition, held recently at the Pocono Mountains. Jennifer scored highest in the sportswear category. Jennifer is the 11-yer-old daughter of Michael and Betsy Dombroski of Dallas.


30 YEARS AGO - 1983


The Dallas Senior High School Band was awarded First Place, Class II in the “Music in Motion” competition sponsored by the Whitehall Marching Zephyr Band, Whitehall, Pa. The Dallas Band, under the direction of David C. Benn, has been awarded 23 first place awards and three second place awards in T.O.B. competition.


This week’s “Soccer team of the Week,” is The Strikers of Division I in the Back Mountain Soccer Association. Members of the team are: John Lincoski, Kathy Bigus, George Manzoni, Ryan Walp, Jennifer Steuben, Mike Williams, P.J. Goodwin, Keith Porasky, John Baronowski, Tom Shone, Jennifer Spear, Laura Lehman, Al Manzoni and Greg Steuben.


40 YEARS AGO - 1973


Mrs. Jack Kloeber and Mrs. Ronald Maturi, cochairmen of the Shavertown United Methodist Church annual roast beef dinner have appointed the following to serve on committees: Hostesses, Mrs. Malcolm Borthwick; hosts, Frank Paczewski and Joel Crabtree; publicity, Mrs. Donald Rome; dining room, Mrs. Jay Niskey, Mrs. Fred Ruggles and Mrs. Frank Paczewski; tickets, Mrs. Stephen Johnson and Mrs. Paul Eckert; pies, Mrs. George Jacobs and Mrs. Charles Beech; and dishwashing, Mrs. Richard Griffith.


The Forty Fort Dairy Bar, a landmark in the Back Mountain for more than a generation, closed its doors Sept. 30 and re-opened Monday morning as a Mark II restaurant.


Installation of Charles James Memorial Assembly No. 144, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, was recently held at the O.E.S. Building, Dallas. Deborah Werts, daughter of David and Lillian Werts, Carverton, was installed as Worthy Advisor. Debbie is a senior at Dallas High School.


50 YEARS AGO - 1963


Peggy Jordan and Dee Dee Pope, Dallas High School, and Bonny Gennetts and Susan Fielding, Lake-Lehman High School, were selected as princesses by friends and fellow students and will ride in the opening parade of the Dallas Rotary “Fall Fair” Saturday. At 9 p.m., following the Boston Store fashion show, a “fair queen” will be chosen.


Plans for the Roast Beef Dinner to be served by the Women’s Society of Shavertown Methodist Church were completed when Mrs. Ellen Kimball entertained committee chairmen at her home in Beaumont. Attending were Mesdames Al Torr, John Rogers, Percy Hart, Warren Daubert, Raymond Parsons, Oliver Troup, Victor Piccone, George Jacobs, Ted Meixell, Robert Walk, Gordon Edwards, William Banks and James McFarland.


Bruno Maraschio was installed as president and Thomas Balutis as first vice president at the fall meeting of Gate of Heaven PTA.


60 YEARS AGO - 1953


Ten Back Mountain students representing four high schools are among the freshman class at Wilkes College this fall. They are: Robert M. Gregory, Shavertown; Janet Hooper, Shickshinny; William Davis, Harveys Lake; Lena Misson, Dallas; James R. Ide, Dallas; Edward A. Thompson, Marcytown; Frank Fischer, Dallas; Robert Hontz, Shavertown; Samuel Dilcer, Trucksville; and Anthony Greener, Trucksville.


Catholic Daughters of America are laying plans for the annual party, proceeds going to charitable projects, among them Gate of Heaven parochial school. Mrs. Clinton Johnson, general chairman, will be assisted by Mrs. Willard Garey. Committee heads are: Jessica Thomas, ticket chairman; Mrs. Fred Houlihan, chance books; Mrs. Henry Mastalski and Mrs. Michael Chalowick, games; Mrs. Frank McGarry and Mrs. Robert J. Williams, prizes; Mrs. Edward Sidorek, refreshments; Mrs. John Stenger Jr. and Mrs. John Cannon, door; Mrs. Edwin Raub and Mrs. Joseph Lavelle, reception; Mrs. George Z. Keller Jr., publicity.


70 YEARS AGO - 1943


Miss Anna Richards entertained at a potato digging party at her home on Pioneer Avenue Saturday afternoon. Present were: Mr. and Mrs. Evoy Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones and Master Paul and Barbara, Miss Ida Davis, Miss Edith Tucker, Miss Kirschner and Miss Guenivere Chapin.


Mrs. Fred Harlos and Miss Charlotte Hawk, of Lehman, entertained at a variety shower honoring Mrs. Kenneth hawk, Saturday afternoon. Present were: Mrs. William Parks, Mrs. Emma Ide, Mrs. Mable Stolarick, Mrs. Alex Tough, Mrs. James Simpson, Mrs. Fay Brown, Mrs. Lydia Cease, Mrs. Herbert Miers, Mrs. Retta Miers and Mrs. Ruggles and daughter, Ann.


Trucksville Fireman Auxiliary will hold their third annual Halloween dance in the Kingston Township High School, Friday evening, October 29. Grand March will start at 9 o’clock and prizes will be given to young and old. Mrs. Neuel Kester is chairman assisted by Mrs. John Kennan, Mrs. Sam Davis, Mrs. Vincent McGuire, Mrs. William Robbins, Mrs. Dale Zimmerman, Mrs. Franklin Hawke.


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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