20 years ago — 1996
The Back Mountain Wrestling Club honored three wrestlers who are completing their last year with the club. The boys were awarded senior jackets which designate he number of years of their participation. Honorees are: Aaron Kubasik, seven years; Doug Bedford, two years; and Marc Shaw, six years.
The senior members of the award-winning Lake-Lehman Band were honored at a banquet at the Apple Tree Terrace, Newberry Estate, Dallas. They were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments during their years in the band. Attending were: Jamie Wickard, Jennifer Rakowski, Billie Jo Simon, Stacey Kehler, Jennifer Kordowski, Joseph Cortegerone, Michelle Nallon, Lisa Marie Metzger, Amy Shoemaker and Benjamin McEntee.
Wyoming Seminary senior Carolyn Selenski of Harveys Lake has been nominated to compete in the national Principal’s Leadership Award Scholarship Program, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and funded by Herff Jones, Inc. Selenski was chosen based on a written essay, participation in service organizations, clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, employment experience and academic record.
30 years ago — 1986
Daisy Girl Scout Troop 625 of Dallas recently held its Investiture service where each Daisy Scout received her daisy pin and beginning certificate. The girls presented a short program where they explained t he laws and displayed their Daisy scrapbooks containing their individual art work, representing parts of the promise and pictured of their activities. The girls used their homemade puppets to depict the Girl Scout laws. At the ceremonies were: Vivian Riley, Megan Elston, Beth Hartshorne, Emilyn Farinola, Amy Lloyd, Sarah Podehl, Nadalie Temperine and Cari Cave.
Jeanie Stahovec, daughter of Mary Lou and Andy Stahovec, Dallas, will represent Bishop O’Reilly High School at the Hugh O’Brien Youth foundation Leadership seminar in April in Lancaster. A sophomore, Jeanie is a member of the girls’ softball and basketball teams and has lettered in both sports. She is a member of the Glee Club, Chamber Choir and serves as a student government representative.
Brownie Troop 654 of Dallas recently toured Pizza Hut on Market Street in Kingston. Each girl prepared a pan pizza after the tour. The girls who made the trip are: Kerry Rittenhouse, Holly Pelton, Tammy Pelton, Carrie Fetterman, Kerri Brown, Jaime Slocum, Beth Ann Wagner, Laura Popielarz, Laura Seidel, Lisa Gurdin, Sirkka Howes and Kristen Nackley.
40 years ago — 1976
Pamela J. Klein of Dallas has begun a semester of study in England through the Tufts Education in England program of Tufts University. The program provides students with first-hand experience of the philosophy, methods and issues of the English education system. Miss Klein, daughter of Howard and Sylvia Klein of Newberry Estate, is a junior at Tufts’ Jackson College majoring in child study.
Truck driver Don Boice has received a one million mile safe driving award from National Safety Council marking the second time he has been cited. Boice, who drives for Neisner’s Big N received his first award while working for a buffalo-based carrier. Before going to Buffalo he was a truck driver for Acme Markets. He is the son of Mrs. Jesse Boice and the late Jesse Boice of Idetown.
50 years ago — 1966
The Dallas Junior High School Basketball team finished the first half of the season undefeated with eight victories and no losses on record. Members of the team are: Richard Morgan, Gary Bellas, John Szela, Herb Fehlinger, Richard Letts, Bill Martin, Chris Meyer, Tim Bauman, Dave Jones, Mark Rodgers, Don Anthony, Scott Lefko, Richard Bellas and ray Kyle.
In observation of National YMCA Week, the Y-Indian Guides Tribe – “Pawnee” – had a display in the Back Mountain Shopping Center recently. John Pearce was in charge of arrangements for the display. Shivering in the wind at the display were Jay C. Hill, Bradford Myers, Bruce Myers, Barry Wolfe, John Pearce, Jr., Henry Hill, Luther Myers, Al Wolfe, Robert Baird and John Pearce.
Boy Scout Troop 281, Dallas Methodist Church will hold an Eagle Court of honor and covered dish supper tonight in the social rooms of the church. Eagle awards will be bestowed on: Charles P. Baker, Marshall D. Rumbaugh and John F. Gager.
60 years ago — 1956
Linda Mekeel, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance Mekeel, Lehman, will sing on the Tony Grant Hour over WILK-TV at 6:30 Sunday evening. Linda has taken lessons for a year, and has sung for a number of local organizations as well as over television.
Jeanette Ide is the Lake-Noxen high school Betty Crocker girl, according to information received by Supervising Principal Robert Bellas from General Mills, Inc. Jeanette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Ide, and a senior in Homemaking, made the highest score in the written examination sent out by the makers of Gold Medal flour.
70 years ago — 1946
Dallas Kiwanis Club entertained seven members of the East Dallas 4-H Club at its dinner meeting on Wednesday evening. The Club which is sponsored and underwritten by Kiwanis raised 290 turkeys involving an outlay of $900 during the past year for feed and purchase of poults. The boys reported that they made an average profit of 85 cents per bird over and above feed costs. 4-H members were: Charles Siley, Frank Redmond, Lyman Moore, Woodrow Redmond, Thomas Siley, Elton Brace and Willard Siley.
Athletic Association of Dallas Township High School in cooperation with the Parent Teacher Association will sponsor the first of a series of dances in the High School Wednesday. Proceeds will be added to the equipment fund. Committees in charge: music, Mrs. Dodson and Co.; tickets, Miss Stella Goldsmith and Miss Jean Sullivan; refreshments, Mrs. Melvin Mosier, Miss Cynthia Poad; candy walk and entertainment, Mrs. John Hildebrant; chances, Mrs. Thomas Kepner and Mrs. Lancio; door prize, Mrs. Newman.