20 years ago — 1996
Katie Guntli, a member of the undefeated Gate of Heaven seventh grade girls’ varsity basketball team, scored her 500th point last week. Katie is the daughter of Rick and Dorothy Guntli of Dallas. She is an honor student at Gate of Heaven and is active in Girl Scouts.
When Anna Lloyd first climbed into an English saddle on her pony, she never thought she would one day be named top pony hunter rider in the state by the American Horse Show Association. Anna, 14, has been riding for 10 years, first learning from her mother, Elizabeth. Later she took riding lessons with Kathy Skaskas and Sharon Nulton.
Dallas Elementary School students renamed their school “Steelersburgh Elementary” last week in honor of the Super Bowl. Stephanie Matley, Kristen Allardyce, Christy Williams, Danielle Zarambo and Matt Breymeier made one of the signs with the new school name.
30 years ago — 1986
Gate of Heaven cheerleaders were the recent guests at a skating party at the Roll-A-Way Skating Rink, hosted by owner Nick Tsioles. Through Tsioles’ generosity to the cheerleaders, they were able to hold skating parties from which they used the proceeds to purchase new sweaters as part of their uniforms. Members of the squad are: Jessica DeHaven, Maria Bigus, Cindy Capone, Marlo Tropani, Jonelle Fabian, Heather Malonis, Jennifer Spencer, Cindy Veras, Crissy Casterline, Melissa Malonis, Heidi Hager, Colleen McGovern, Tina Strom and Kathy Hughes.
Students from the advanced biology class and the gifted students class of Dallas High School recently visited Hahnemann University Medical School and Hospital in Philadelphia. Participants included Linda King, Lisa Bealla, Peter Morcos, Mark Hines, Mark Richardson, Paul Perch, Michelle Lamoreaux, D.J. Hopkins, Gwen Larson, Heather Lawley and George Metz.
James Chester, regional director for the Department of Environmental Resources, recently spoke to the newly-formed speech-debate club at Dallas High School. Mr. Chester gave the debate team members direction for the research they have been preparing for an upcoming tournament. Members of the debate club are Rosemary Hometchko, T.J. Griffin, Pamela Ash, Lee Williams, Kristen Palkowski, D.J. Hopkins and Reese Finn.
40 years ago — 1976
They could have snuggled up to a Saturday of cartoons or frolicked in the snow – instead a group of boys from Oak Hill canvassed the neighborhood for the March of Dimes and to their delight collected $60. Boys involved are: Louis Correale, Ricky Ritts, Joseph Tomaselli, Joe Kishkill, Ray Iwanowski, Tom Yoniski and Michael Hession.
Cub Pack 241 of Lehman sold 875 dozen donuts in recent weeks to raise funds for their February Blue and Gold Banquet and upcoming spring trip. Donut salesmen included Tony Sayre, Bill Straitiff, James Potts, Curtis Lamoreaux, Rafe Acera, Joseph Potts, Stacey Loss, Hank Leech, Danny Askew and John Corbett.
50 years ago — 1966
Donald Shaffer was elected Fire Chief of Dr. Henry M. Laing Fire Company, Dallas, for 1966, at the annual meeting Tuesday. Henry Peterson, President for more years than he can remember, was re-elected, and Daniel Richards was re-elected Vice President.
Donal Faegenburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Faegenburg, Applewood Manor, returned home Wednesday morning from Nesbitt Hospital, where he was admitted Sunday following a sleighing accident at Irem Temple Country Club. Donal, who is still recuperating from bruises and a concussion, is making good progress.
Calvin Strohl, of Noxen Fire Company, was elected president of the Back Mountain Fireman’s Association at the January meeting. Ted Gabel, of Lake Silkworth Fire Company, was elected vice president. Henry Peterson, of Dr. Henry M. Laing Fire Company, was elected treasurer and William Frederick, of Shavertown Fire Company, secretary.
60 years ago — 1956
Gary and Gale Drake celebrated their first birthday Wednesday evening, with as family party given by their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Drake, Davenport Street. The twins have reached the twenty-six pound level after a small start, and though not walking alone, are covering a great deal of territory.
Brownie Troop 115 of Shavertown enjoyed a skating party at Sosik’s Pond recently. Attending were Nancy Brown, Jo Alice Coleman, Sharon Jones, Cynthia Culver, Susan Davis, Linda Nicol, Susan Day, Eleanor Jones and Judy O’Hara.
70 years ago — 1946
Although the meat supply here is below normal, local meat dealers and restaurant owners believe that it will last for another week if Back Mountain housewives continue to be as fair minded as they have to date. There has apparently been no rush of buyers to stock up on choice cuts of meat or grab the last pieces on display. Most show cases are still filled and dealers are optimistic that some solution will be found within the next week by the government, meat packers or unions to open the strikebound plants.
Pupils of the Orange School were pleasantly entertained at a dinner party at the school Monday by Mrs. Frank Smith in honor of her son, Jonnis, who celebrated his sixth birthday anniversary. Games were played and the little host received many lovely gifts. The following were present: Johnnie Smith, Hazle Smith, Thais Rozelle, Marilyn Welsh, Joan Thomas, Edith Sickler, Roy Thomas, Gloria Jean Richards, Judy Cordinale, John Thomas, Joyce Carey, Burton Sickler, Romayne Carey, Robert MacHenry, Richard Sickler, Gladys Bell, Neil Thomas, Dickie Hislop, George Richards, George Malte, Mrs. Arlene Kunkle and Mrs. Frank Smith.