20 YEARS AGO - 1993
Thirty-three winners were recently named in the “Back Mountain Color and Read Book” contest. The young artists will have their illustrations included in a publication to be released in early December. Winner are: Kindergarten – Brittany Prater; First Grade – Megan Savage and Cassie Yarasavage; Second Grade – Whitney Albert, Katie Dale, Christina Galachefski, Patti Manzoni and Jeff Pace; Third grade – Chad Bierly, Marc Kertesz, Mansee Patel, Lindsay Romanowski and Nicole Santo; Fourth grade - Becky Burke, Elizabeth Byron, Lindsay Harry, Erica Koehl, Laura Vodzak, Genevieve Wroblewski and Kelly Yarasavage; Fifth - R.J. Barna, Kimberly Fowler, Gina Lucas, Katie McCulloch, Kirby Mitchell, Francis Rogan and Kimberly Urban; Sixth grade – Tara Dymond, Shannon Gaffney, Devon Lewis, Veronica McRipley, Billy Metzger and Michael Senausky.
The Dallas Kiwanis recently installed officers for the 1993-1994 year. New officers are: Joe Schwartz, president; Dean Abbott, first vice president; Tex Wilson, second vice president; James Snyder, secretary, and Cliff Parker, treasurer.
Lake-Lehman fall sports athletes who will defend their school’s honor against Dallas in a pizza-eating contest for “Old Shoe Game Week” at the Villa Roma include Will Woronko, Mike Adamshick, Kevin Rusinko, Ernie Chamberlain and David Fosko.
30 YEARS AGO - 1983
Brownie Troop 654 of the Dallas United Methodist Church held an Investiture Ceremony recently. Those who participated in the program included: Jenny Cooper, Jessica Kerr, Tracy Gusher, Laura Popielarz, Chrissy Veremychik, Kerry Rittenhouse, Lynn Murphy, Holly Mannear, Jill Kowalski, Sherri Scavone, Addy Trager, April Kocher, Laura Seidel, Jean Reidlinger, Kim Baird, Patrice Shovlin, Nancy Downend, Cindy Maier, Debbie Greger, Sara Harrison, Tammy Hoppa and Missy Pomrinke.
The fifth grade class of Lehman-Jackson Elementary School made its annual field trip to Gettysburg recently. The trip was financed by the Lehman-Jackson PTA. Robert Mischak, fifth grade teacher, conducted the tour of the battlefield. Students who attended the trip were: Trudy Wandel, Amy Higgins, Randy Parry, Shawn Hubbell, Richard Thomas, Bob Jones, Robin Hazeltine, Jason Turner, Becky James, Mandy Jones, Becky Stark, Michael Fritzen, Becky Miers, Alyson Davis, Diane Higgins, Amber Roese, Tammy Hoover and Eileen May.
40 YEARS AGO - 1973
Gate of Heaven students from grades one through six recently participated in a Fire Prevention Poster Contest sponsored by the Back Mountain Fireman’s Association. First place awards were given to the following students: first grade, Pamela Solinski; second grade, Julie Napieralski; third grade, Constance John and Heather Gless; fourth grade, Patricia Michael and William Scruitsky; fifth grade, Ann Marie Devlin and Lisa Gryskevicz; sixth grade, Robert Zukosky and David Schimmelbusch.
Tom Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron Williams, Harveys Lake, was voted Most Valuable Player of the Week by the Lake-Lehman football coaches for his outstanding performance between the Knights and the Wyoming Warriors.
50 YEARS AGO - 1963
A Dallas High School Senior, Beverly Eck, 17, captured the crown Sunday afternoon in the Wyoming Valley Junior Miss Pageant for 1964 held at Irem Temple Country Club. Miss Eck, chosen for her poise, personality, appearance, creative talent, activities and youth fitness easily won the contest and honors for the Back Mountain region.
Mrs. Evelyn Smith, Worthy Matron of Dallas Chapter No. 396 Order of Eastern Star, invites all to a Turkey Dinner and Bazaar to be held at Jackson Fire Hall this Saturday. Mrs. Shirley Gensel and Mrs. Dorothy Dodson, cochairmen, announce the following committee chairmen: tickets, Mrs. Layiah Martin, Mrs. Elma Price and Mrs. Mildred Garinger; dining room, Mrs. Louise Lamoreaux; seating, Mrs. Mildred Lutes; kitchen, Mrs. Shirley Gensel; Cookies Around the World, Mrs. Gertrude Davies; variety booth, Mrs. Anna Alt; publicity, Mrs. Oce Beryl Austin.
60 YEARS AGO - 1953
Lake-Noxen High School Seniors will give a three-act comedy, “Presenting Polly,” this weekend. Two casts have been rehearsing. One will appear at Noxen Theater Thursday night, the other the following night in Lake-Noxen Auditorium. Members of the first cast are: Charles Gordon, Patricia Phillips, Carol Whitesell, Jack Swire, Linda Hackling, Janis Hoover, Jerry Boone, Judith Englemen, James Hunsinger, Shirley May and Richard Hobbs. Members of the second cast are: Lewis Hackling, Shirley Nash, Patricia Hummel, Jerry Lutinski, Alice Hubbell, Mary Siglin, William Schell, Ida Martin, Charles Williams and Betty Space.
Lee Kozich, East Dallas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kozich was outfitted from head to foot in Anthracite Black at Atlantic City last week, fitting raiment for the successful contender in a recent “Miss Anthracite Week” contest. Miss Kozich, selected as one of five candidates last June at Bone Stadium, Pittston, won the elimination a few weeks ago in the finals. Selection was made on appearance, personality and intelligence.
70 YEARS AGO - 1943
T/Sgt. Raymond R. Hozempa, son of Mrs. Ignatius Hozempa, of Dallas, was among five airmen who were recently awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievements while participating in long range patrol flights over the Pacific and Caribbean approaches to Panama Canal.
At a meeting of Lehman Parent Teacher Association Monday evening, supervising principal of Forty Fort School reviewed “The Robe” and piano selections were given by Dorothy Cornell and violin selections by Mrs. Howard Hendricks.
The Silver Leaf Club met at the home of Mrs. Russell Miers on Thursday night. Hostesses were: Mesdames Charles Wertman, Harold Smith and Russell Miers.
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