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20 YEARS AGO – 1993


The Dallas Boy Scout troop will hold a historic ceremony on Sunday, when five members of the troop will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. They are: Douglas Roberts, Thomas Keating, Bradford Kozick, Benjamin Stravinsky and Adam Hoover.


The Dallas High School cheerleaders will compete at the National High School Cheerleading Championships in February. Members of the squad are: Beth Ann Wagner, Jennifer Cutter, Laura Selenski, Sara Cuba, Jennifer Bryant, Michelle Sivar, Kim Jones, Kristy O'Bryant, Christy Francis, Julie Haas, Joan Bednar, Melissa Prokopchak, Bridget Ziminski and Mary Selenski.


Chick and Lil Saccio were recently presented a Special Friends plaque in the Villa Roma at Harveys Lake. The plaque was presented by Jerry Fonzo, manager for Luzerne County Special Olympics. The plaque was given in recognition of the Saccios' many contributions to Special Olympics through The Chick Saccio Fall Golf Festival held at Wyoming Valley Country Club in Conyngham.



30 YEARS AGO – 1983


William George Whittle is Offset Paperback Manufacturing Company's Employee of the Year. The award came as a surprise for Whittle, who is the company's vice president of engineering. He was chosen by Offset's officers and board of directors for his outstanding and innovative contributions to the company.


Second graders at the Dallas Township Elementary School delighted parents and classmates with their rendition of Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol prior to the holiday break. Miss Zezza's second graders held a special performance for their classmates and students of the Dallas Borough School, as well as the regularly scheduled Christmas program for the parents. Mrs. Campbell's fourth graders provided the musical selections. Cast members included Todd Paczewski, Jed Aston, Eric Spear, Nancy Downend, Patrice Shovlin, Elizabeth Cave, Romaine Barchik, Mary Jesso and Stacie Suchololski.


Mary Ann Kelly, Dallas Post associate editor, recently presented a $50 savings bond to Mrs. David Andes, whose home placed first in the lighted category of the Dallas Post's Holiday Decoration Contest.



40 YEARS AGO - 1973


A Dallas man heads a list of members of the Wyoming National Bank of Wilkes-Barre who received promotions recently. Glenn W. Eyet Jr., Overbrook Road, Dallas, was advanced to comptroller and assistant secretary, effective Tuesday. Most recently, Mr. Eyet served as cashier and assistant secretary.


Luzerne County 4-H Horse and Pony Club members captured awards at the recent state 4-H show in Harrisburg. Debbie Zimmerman, Dallas, took top honors in the junior division hunt seat equitation class. Top honors in western pleasure pony class went to Billy Lewis of Carverton 4-H Club. Patrice Brown, Trucksville, took third honors in the hunter under saddle. Donald Lewis, Wyoming RD 3, placed fourth in pole bending.


Florence Sherwood, choral director of Dallas Senior High School, has announced that Eric Martin, Dallas High School student, has been selected to represent the Dallas Senior High School and the Northeastern District of P.M.E.A. at the National Music Educators Convention in Boston, Mass. later this month.



50 YEARS AGO - 1963


Two Dallas girls, students at Wilkes College, have been chosen members of Mademoiselle magazine's 1963 National College Board, thus receiving a chance to be among the huest editors of the publication's 1963 college issue. Chosen were Nancy Tinklepaugh, a senior, and Maryann Elizabeth Wilson, a junior.


A group of young people from Huntsville Christian Church presented a Christmas film with carols at the Huntsville and Lehman Convalescent Homes. In the group were: Wendell Jones, Marjorie Evans, Ricky Davis, Linda Jones and Linda Howell.



60 YEARS AGO - 1953


Harry B. Schooley, Dallas, has been accepted as a member of the Holstein – Friesian Association of America by action of the Board of Directors at their recent meeting at Brattleboro, Vt. The association is the world's largest dairy cattle breeder's registry organization.


Mrs. Henry Peiffer, Sterling Avenue, entertained members of her bridge club and their husbands Monday evening at a bridge-buffet. The tables were decorated with Christmas greenery and red candles. Gifts were exchanged and four tables of bridge enjoyed. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Alva Eggleston, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bachman, Mr. and Mrs. James Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dungey, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rice, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Harter, and Mr. and Mrs. James Hunt.



70 YEARS AGO - 1943


Junior Choir of Huntsville Christian Church brought joy and good cheer to the old and shut-ins of their community Christmas morning when they sang carols from door to door. Breakfast was served to the group at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Culp after the caroling. Choir members were Mary Ellen Clark, Patricia Clark, Joan Warmouth, Ellen Piatt, Beverly Piatt, Clara Culp, Margaret Jones, Gertrude Moore, Barbara Culp, Hannah Culp and Mrs. Walter Covert Jr.


Annual Christmas program was presented by the Junior Dramatic Club at the Dallas Township High School assembly on the closing day of school. Miss Estella Goldsmith, club adviser, assisted by Lloyd Drake and Cecelia O'Blen and Emily Motichko arranged a program of carol singing, readings and plays.



Information for Only Yesterday is taken from back copies of the Dallas Post which is 121 years old. The information here is printed exactly as it originally appeared.


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