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20 YEARS AGO - 1993


Dallas High School seniors were ecstatic after collecting more than 1,400 cans of food on the first day of their drive to fill the Back Mountain Food Pantry. With a goal of 4,000 cans of food, it was 1,461 down and 2,539 to go. Members of the steering committee for the drive are: Abby Russin, Becki Roan, Drew Bishop and Lynn Hill.


Beth Hartshorne, 13 year old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Don Hartshorne of Orange Road, Dallas, will play the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Northeastern Pennsylvania Academy of Dancing’s Nutcracker Ballet, to be presented at Irem Temple n Wilkes-Barre. Beth is an eighth grade student at Dallas Middle School and is presently studying pointe, classical ballet, lyrical, tap and jazz under renowned choreographer and former Rockette Barbara Woronko-Anzalone, who lives in the Back Mountain.


Showcase Theater next will present the delightful, whimsical fairy tale musical for young people “Nobody Loves a Dragon” for two weekends following Thanksgiving. Local children playing flowers in the production are: Alison Taroli, Dallas, and Victoria Tomassetti, Trucksville.


30 YEARS AGO - 1983


Members of the Trucksville United Methodist Chancel Choir will present a concert this week in the church sanctuary. Choir members are: Priscilla Williams, Vivian Jayne, Blanche Atherholt, Helen Gaylor, Jan Martinchak, Lorelle Naylis, Judy Roushey, Sheri Hinkle, Janet Decker, Tillie Croom, Ruth Reynolds, Bert Lohman, Linda Clemow, Donn Trebilcox, Bob Gardner, Clarence Michaels, Harry Trebilcox, Tom Clemow, Dorothy Glidden, Rose Burleigh, Hune Bennett and Ruth Pichert.


The Harvey’s Lake Women’s Service Club recently held a “Tables of the Year” Fashion Show at the Lake-Noxen elementary School. Featured were fashions from the New York Connection in Dallas. Models for the show were: Linda Bennett, Mary Brucceleri, June Arnone, Marion Debalko and Martha Scocozzo. Commentator was Pat Giordano, proprietor of New York Connection.


40 YEARS AGO - 1973


Dallas Senior High School students recently organized a group called the Smarteens Club. Slogan of the club is SOS, meaning “Stamp Out Stupidity,” or the senseless use of drugs, not just in the Dallas High School, but throughout the community. Members of the club are Bonnie Porter, Dave Morgan, Mabel Jenkins, Mary Ann Mariani, Mary Lu Roman, Debbie Gosart, Rosalie Danna, Tina Eppley, Carol Muscavage, Debbie Ostrum, Terri Roman, Kathy Skammer, Carrie Roberts, Elaine Ward and Debbie Lozier.


Ben Kaufman’s comedy-drama, “Up the Down Staircase,” will be presented by the Dallas Senior High School, Friday and Saturday, in the school auditorium. The play relates the many problems, frustrations and joys of a first year teacher in a public school in a large city. Donald Hopkins, drama teacher at the school, will direct then production.


50 YEARS AGO - 1963


Charles H. Mannear, Overbrook Avenue, will head the Christmas sale of seals, according to announcement of Atty. S. Keene Mitchell, president of Wyoming Valley Tuberculosis and Health Society. Mr. Mannear, president of Luzerne County School Board, is active in the Back Mountain community and in larger business circles of Wyoming Valley and Scranton.


Life Scout John C. Bozek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Bozek, Sr. of Harveys Lake received the “Ad Altare Dei” award on Sunday at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, from Rev. Andrew J. McGowan, Scranton Diocesan Chaplain of Scouting. He is the first member of his troop to receive this award, one of the most difficult to earn.


60 YEARS AGO - 1953


Ten year old Andrew Denmon Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Denmon, of Trucksville, will be featured in the Hilda Mann Hertz all star Revusical to be held at Irem Temple later this month. Andrew, a member of the fifth grade at Dallas Borough School, belongs to the Jubilee Gang and has done both vocal numbers and specialty dances on radio and television.


Mrs. William H. young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Shepherd, Goss Manor, won first prize among 2,500 competitors in a recent contest staged by Fowler and Williams Freight Lines. The winning slogan was “You’ll Never Find a Faster Friend for Freight.” It is already printed on the firm’s business cards and is on the air five nights a week at 11 p.m. over a Scranton station.


70 YEARS AGO - 1943


The current issue of American Photography, nationally known magazine and leader in its field, contains an interesting article on “Photographing in a Coal Mine” by Labert Williams Jr., of Trucksville. It is profusely illustrated with nine photographs taken by the author.


Five Senior Girl Scouts from the Alderson Troop and five from Idetown Troop have joined to form a Senior Service Club. The girls are relieving nurses at Nesbitt Hospital from small duties on Saturdays, making gifts for adult patients and toys for youngsters for Christmas and collecting fats and papers for Uncle Sam. Members of the new club are: Mary Delaney, Elaine Avery, Wilma Zischak, Dorothy Jones, Doris Rossman, Helen Welsch, Ann Husted, Hazel Garinger, Ethel Ide and Irma Calkins.


Twelve new members were welcomed at the 11th Birthday Anniversary of Dallas Woman’s Club, held at Lundy’s last Wednesday evening. They are: Mrs. John Nicholson, Mrs. Paul Warriner, Mrs. J. Harold Hauck, Mrs. John Murphy, Miss Lois Heitsman, Mrs. Howard Conrad, Mrs. Kenneth Krocher, Mrs. Mertin Coolbaugh, Mrs. William Sarley, Mrs. Elwood Hudson, Mrs. John Wagg and Mrs. George frank.


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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