20 years ago — 1996
The Lake-Lehman Semi Formal was held last month at Irem temple Country Club. Mike Pitcavage was chosen Snow King and Jen Kobal, Snow Queen. The Snow Court chosen was as follows: Bethany Tenebaum, Jonelle Elgaway, Jay Sadhakaran, Becky Blaine, Angelo Decesaris and Tony Tereska.
The following Back Mountain student musicians participated in the District 9 Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association Band festival last week at Marywood College. Lake-Lehman: Terry Newell, Matt Link, Shivakuma Rajagapo, Theresa Doty, Michelle Boltz, Katie Martin, Joe Cortegerone, Jennifer Rakowski, Melanie Yakus, Melissa Rasmus and Be McEntee. Dallas: Joe Salitt, Todd Kern, Mike Doranski, Tanya Spurlin, Tim Mansfield, Todd Butcher and Greg Riley.
30 years ago — 1986
Members of Girl Scout Troops 640 and 641 recently gathered to participate in a seatbelt safety program. Corporal Pat Higgins of Troop P, Pennsylvania State Police, Wyoming, conducted the program for the Scouts. Participants are: Christine Dinger, Allison Stubb, Melissa Kozlowski, Adrienne Mirosian, Becky Sutton, Kim Gaylord, Kevin Gaylord, Jenny Conrad, Diane Alters, Kelly Komsisky, Christy Maskalis, Winter Rusiloski and Jennifer Marchakitus.
Miss Kiersten Fries, Dallas, was honored recently for her dedication as drum major for the Dallas High School Band by community member and Dallas supporter Mr. Bill Kubis. Mr. Kubis presented Miss Fries with a photograph and plaque.
Brent Snowdon, a sophomore at Dallas Senior High School has been selected as the representative to attend the Hugh O’Brien conference on leadership in Lancaster, Pa. Dallas selects a representative each year based on their leadership abilities to attend the conference. Brent is a 4.0 student, a member of the Gifted Program, and has received NEDT Certificates in 9th and 10th grade.
40 years ago — 1976
Four Lake-Lehman High School students have been selected to take part in the Northeast District Chorus Festival this weekend at Pocono Mt. High School. Participants are: Gina Major, soprano; Warren Gensel, bass; Scott Sherwood, tenor; and William Hagenbaugh. Participants from Dallas Senior High School are: James Balmer, Scott Davis, Eugene Fiorini, Thomas MacAvoy, Kate Godwin and Debra Thompson.
Brian Sickler, Dallas quarterback, has been named to the Big 33 squad which will see action against Ohio All-Stars this summer. Sickler, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sickler of Dallas, was among the top players in the region last football season. He will be one of three quarterbacks playing in the team.
Miss Evelyn Kwasnik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Kwasnik, Dallas, will be installed as Worth Advisor at the Dallas Assembly 144, International Order of Rainbow for Girls, Saturday evening at the O.E.S. Building in Dallas. Evelyn is a junior at Dallas Senior High School.
50 years ago — 1966
Chip Landis was guest speaker at the Dallas Rotary Club meeting last week. The young man selected as his topic, “Forms of Leadership” and explained how his opportunity as a Rotary Exchange Student had aided him. Young Landis lived at Daveter, Holland during his year abroad. He also showed some interesting films of his travels and the various customs of his adopted country.
At a recent meeting of committee members at the home of Mrs. Howard Wiley, arrangements were completed for the Dallas Senior Women’s Club Dance to be held next month at Irem Temple Country Club. This year’s dance will be titled “The Railsplitter’s Ball” and a large attendance is anticipated. Mrs. Howard Wiley, general chairman, is assisted by Mrs. Henry Moyer as cochairman and the following committees: Mrs. Daniel Richards and Mrs. Wiley, reservations; Mrs. C.S. Wileman, publicity; Mrs. Henry Moyer, Mrs. Ross Lewin and Mrs. George Payne, decorations; Mrs. Fred Eck, posters; Mrs. Harry Harter and Mrs. William Clewell, tickets.
60 years ago — 1956
Dallas Methodist WSCS held a dessert luncheon in the church parlors Tuesday afternoon, following an executive board meeting and a Circle of Prayer. Hostesses were Mesdames William Heapps, Lewis LeGrand, Thomas Kingston, William Baker, Walter Brunges and Chris Eipper.
Gate of Heaven Altar and Rosary Society will conduct bake sales after all masses this Sunday. Mrs. Thomas Hudak and Mrs. Francis Barry are chairman for band 12; Mrs. Thomas Finn and Mrs. Michael Dunleavy, of band 13.
Donna Claire Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith of West Dallas, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kitchen, will entertain over station WILK tomorrow at 6 p.m. on the “Kathleen R. Sweeney Tots and Teens revue.” Starring also on the program is Judy Ann Moore, Kathleen Sweeney’s daughter. Both children study at the Shavertown branch of the Sweeney studio, now in operation at Back Mountain YMCA headquarters.
70 years ago — 1946
Senior Class of Kingston High School will present a comedy entitled “Sing for Your Supper” at the High School Auditorium Monday evening at eight. The play, directed by Mrs. Willard Garey, was originally scheduled for December, but had been postponed due to illness among the cast. Members of the cast are: Robert Gardner, Dora Sutton, Lillian Myrick, Alice Lloyd, Mary Lou Boyes, Lois Sickler, Robert Morgan, Malcolm Wilson, Helen Scureman, Robert Caryle, Peggy Greenwood, Irene Dover, Jack Fabian, Joan Bauer, Marie Calkins, Beverly Anthony and Grace Laux.
Mrs. Beatrice Cunningham was elected president and Mrs. Lulu Anderson, vice president, at the meeting of Demunds W.S.C.S. held at the home of Mrs. Russell Race recently. Other officers chosen were secretary, Mrs. Bette Sweppenheiser and treasurer, Mrs. Alice Austin.