20 years ago — 1996
It’s not unusual for a township to have a 47-year-old supervisor or auditor. But it is a bit unusual – perhaps unique – for one to have a supervisor and auditor whose combined ages total 47. That’s the case now in Jackson Township, where 25-year-old John “Jay” Wilkes Jr. of Chase Road serves as supervisor and 22-year-old Jim Hutchins of Cigarski Road is an auditor.
The Dallas Middle School Student Council recently held a school wide collection competition for the Back Mountain food bank, netting 25 boxes of assorted items and $50 in cash donations. Ms. Joan Rakowski’s sixth grade homeroom won the competition and will receive a pizza party. Student Council representatives include Colleen Murphy, Whitney McOwen, Erica Swatko, Anthony Yenason, Kristen Rogan, Emily Fritz, Morgan McOwen and Justin Sayre. Advisor is Ms. Norine Amesbury.
30 years ago — 1986
Tiger Groups of Cub Pack 155 of Trucksville received claws which symbolize the Tiger Cub promise and motto. They also received thongs and beads which symbolize the big idea for each month. Cubs are Ned Friar, Stephen Tomasura, Bradley Adams, Dean Evans, Bryan Reggie, Michael Tomasura, Edward Sabol, Harold Roberts, Ben Sappe, David Frederick, Kevin McGovern, Walter Davis, J.P. Cosgrove and Ted Jackson.
Dallas varsity cheerleaders were second runners up in the Northeast Regional Competition and qualified to participate in the National Competition in February in Orlando, Fla. Members of the squad are: Ann Marie Danna, Lori Timek, Shannon Cleary, Michele Kirchner, Erin Cleary, Meg Gorgone, Peggy Kasmark, Heather Lawley, Jackie Carsman, Eileen Nagy, Kathy Farrell, Cherie Davis and Linda King.
The Dallas junior varsity cheerleaders placed first in the Northeast Regional Competition which qualified them for the national comp0petition in February at Sea world, Orlando, Fla. Squad members: Mollie Grasso, Kim Hall, Amy Cutter, Shauna Griffin, Lisa Gorman, Carolyn Dillon, Tracy Richardson and Tairran Batory.
40 years ago — 1976
Ten tenth grade students have been awarded national Education Development Test Certificates of Educational development, according to Robert l. Dolbear, principal of Dallas Senior High School. The 12 at Dallas High School achieved composite scores at or above the 90th percentile nationally, that is the top ten percent of those tested. Students who won certificates included Janine Szczechowicz, Lisa Mitchneck, Joan Otto, Karla Krivak, Sharon Gabel, Bernard Sherin, Geralyn Hudak, Bill Fleming, Bonnie Futch and Gerald Domnick.
Junior Girl Scout Troop of Trucksville recently a six week six hour course of basic karate at the Hidy-Ochiai’s Karate of Wilkes-Barre. Participating in the course were Mary Roginski, Carol Nelson, Sheila Johnson, Michele Aritz, Charlene Hitchings, Corinne Kravitz, Karen Sassaman, Rita Roginski, Sandy Doknovitch, Charlene Baker, Cheryl Stradinger, Susie Sutton, Lori Sutton, Susie Johnson, Wendy Kerpovitch, Rose Marie Kravitz, Susie Woolbert, Linda Rogers, Jacelyn Margaris, Marian Woolbert, Tania Metzar and Dianna Shemlewski.
50 years ago — 1966
Among the 31 newspaper carriers who visited Philadelphia last week, going by chartered bus, were two local boys, Michael Popson of Trucksville and Douglas Gentile, Oak Hill. The visit included a special performance at the Fels Planetarium and a tour of the Franklin Institute.
Allan J. Cease, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cease, Dallas, was recently initiated into the Zeta Zeta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, national honorary society for outstanding students in the field of history. To be initiated a student must have also achieved high averages in other subjects. Allan is a junior at Lycoming College.
Jr. Girl Scout Troop 643 of Dallas, went caroling in the neighborhood before Christmas and had their Christmas party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mansley, Pinecrest Avenue. Games were played, gifts exchanged and refreshments served to Barbara Berti, Karen Cook, Joyce Crispell, Raelene Daring, Trudy Drake, Pam Gingell, Kathy Hoover, JoAnn Huttman, Ann Jones, Jennie Kapson, Debbie Koehl, Gail Lacey, Holly Mansley, Susan Mattern, Barbara Moen, Nan Peiffer and Patty Van Etten.
60 years ago — 1956
Junior Girls Sunday School classes of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Shavertown, were entertained at a Christmas Party on December 30 at the home of Mrs. Ralph Gerhart, Shavertown. Games were played, gifts were exchanged, and lunch was served to the following: Dorothy Eck, Judy Woolbert, Barbara Lee, Lois Werkheiser, Gladys Ell, Charlyn Ell, Charlotte Roberts, Donna Lee Jones, Betty Cook, Marjorie Waschek, Nancy George, Dorothy Breeden, Karen Rome and Beverly Eck.
Virginia Brace, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Brace; Barbara Honeywell, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Honeywell; and Carol Pope, 9, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Pope, all of Shavertown, entertained with a song on Kathleen Sweeney’s TV Program Christmas Eve on station WILK. The trio sang “up on the Housetop.”
70 years ago — 1946
Mrs. Clifford Ide of Parrish Street entertained members of her pinochle club Wednesday afternoon. Prizes were won by Mrs. Sterling Meade and Mrs. Edwin Nelson. Others present were Mrs. Atlee Kocher, Mrs. Joseph Adametz, Mrs. Walter Davis, Mrs. William Wilson, Mrs. Zigmond Harmond and the hostess.
As a token of their gratitude for his many years of activity in the Sunday School and the community, friends and neighbors of Stephen Wolfe presented him with a plaque this past Sunday at Meeker Church. Mr. Wolfe, now in his ninety-first year, accepted the plaque with the modesty that has been one of the traits that have made him worthy of his friends’ esteem, stating that he felt he didn’t deserve the tribute.