Only Yesterday: Scott Laidlaw, of Cub Pack 281 of Dallas, won first place in the Pinewood Derby finals in 1966

For Dallas Post | February 3rd, 2016 12:05 pm

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20 years ago — 1996

Gate of Heaven School held its annual students’ talent show last week, as the gym was filled with dancers, singers, and more, even a magician. Participants included Meghan Davis, Maureen Hozempa, Liz DiGiovanni, Lauren Collini and Leslie Wetzel.

Recently Mrs. Elaine Williams’ Dallas Middle School English classes participated in an unusual assignment, to read a biography or auto-biography, and to speak in costume to their class on the topic: “If this person were alive today what message would he want to share with the eighth-graders at Dallas?” Sarah Nichol, Abbie Pisacano, Jennifer Noon and Anna Lloyd represented the Beatles on the program.

Small Wonder Nursery School, Shavertown, recently participated in a food collection for the Back Mountain Food Bank. Participants from the 4-year-old classes are: Lauren Pieczynski, Chad Miller, Robert Peron, J.J. Carr, Richard Wengrzynek, David Scherer, Scott Skammer, Dylan Puterbaugh, Erin Belles, Sarah Flannery, Wesley Landers and Davey Zurek.

30 years ago — 1986

Senator Charles Lemmond of Dallas recently presented a flag to members of Boy Scout Troop 530 of Beaumont. Troop members are: Scott Wilson, Carson Gramley III and Bernie Ryan.

Brownie Troop 650 of Dallas recently held an Investiture and Rededication Thanksgiving Feast where the Scouts renewed their commitment and welcomed new scouts into the troop with a candlelight ceremony. Troop members include Rebecca Barna, Debbie Miers, Natalie Felton, Jada Kozick, Becky Buckman, Kinsey Weyman, Kristin Faeber, Raina Wensell, Bridget Temperine, Kristi Dugan and Mary Nulton.

Five students from Dallas High School represented the school at the District 9 Chorus last weekend at Abington Heights High School. Performers included Lori Ann Marie Timek, Beth Ann Adams, Aaron Matthew Kelley, Carolyn jean Fagan and Kathleen Mary McKeown.

40 years ago — 1976

The Pinewood Derby was held at the January meeting of Pack 132. Each Cub Scout and his dad prepared cars. Winners were: First place, David Aicher; second place, Chris Michaels; best show car, Larry Martin.

1976 marls the fourth year that Stanley Tomchak has won a trophy in the pistol shooting competition at Tobyhanna Army Depot. He also received a special commendation from the U.S. government for his outstanding performance as a member of the depot’s security force. Tomchak and his family moved to the back Mountain from Kingston about five years ago and, like many comparative newcomers to this area, he and his wife have taken an active part in community and civic activities.

50 years ago — 1966

A trip to the moon aboard a project Apollo spacecraft riding a Saturn rocket will be described in fascinating detail by Eugene D. Lavery, Public Relations Representative, of Bell Telephone Company at a meeting of the Dallas Rotary Club this coming spring. Illustrated by free hand drawings and art panels in luminous colors under black light, Lavery’s talk will describe the various stages of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration program for human exploration of the moon and the important part being played by the Bell telephone System in history’s most challenging peacetime project.

Scott Laidlaw, representing Cub Pack 281 of Dallas, won first place in the Pinewood Derby finals held recently. Placing second and third were Chip Koehl and Robert Scott.

Mrs. Rosemary Kabeschat, Birch Hill Lane, was honored as a top field distributor Of Beauty Counselor Incorporated during the company’s International Conference held this month at the Statler-Hilton Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. She was a guest of the company for the 4-day meeting, and was presented with an engraved gold heart commemorating the event.

60 years ago — 1956

The epidemic of Scarlet Fever among grade school children in Lehman is apparently on the wane, with no new cases reported since Sunday, and a few of the fourteen children affected, back in school again. Households having a Scarlet Fever patient are quarantined, and all parents are asked by the school nurse not to send children to school who show any signs of colds or sore throats.

Six boys from Lehman-Jackson-Ross Vocational Agriculture courses placed high in competition with students from six other regional high schools. Work-books of arm projects were judged on neatness, completeness and accuracy. Billy Ward, a junior, took first place in the Beef division; Dennis Mahoney, a freshman, second place; Larry Hontz, sophomore, third. Wayne Major, a sophomore, placed second in Garden. Doug Davis, first for sow and litter. Rafael Rodriguez, a senior, third for farming program.

70 years ago — 1946

Nelson Houghwout, 18, a senior at Kingston Township High School, was slightly injured and five companions shaken up when their car was hit and overturned by a New York State car on North Main and North Streets, Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday afternoon. The young men had gone to a city photographer to have their pictures taken for the school year book and were on their way home when the accident occurred. Other occupants of the care were Russell Beck, William Prater, Robert Caryl, Jack Fabian and David Davis.

A good many dimes were collected by local Girl Scouts at the Himmler Theatre on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings of last week. Members of Troop 149 who helped were Ann Booth, Jean Deutsch, Barbara Franklin, Barbara Williams, Jean DeRemer, Barbara Ide, Nancy Antrim and Ruth Haycox. Troop 54 was represented by Nancy Schooley, Hilda Warner, Doris Hazletine, Marilyn Rogers, Nancy Carey, Marcella Tibus, Joyce Robbins and Nancy Von Arx.

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