20 years ago — 1996
Gate of Heaven School PTG is gearing up for a fund raising art show and auction to be held March 29 at the school. Committee members preparing for the event are Janet Casey, Lorraine Regan, Bonnie Dombroski, Kathy Harrington, Jim Reino, Betsy Gaffney, George Nelson, Patrice Persico, Karen Fry and Bob Ryan.
Eight Back Mountain swimmers from the Wilkes-Barre YMCA Dolphin swim team have qualified to compete in the YMCA Eastern District Championships at LaSalle University later this month. A swimmer must attain a competitive time equal to, or below, a set league time in a specific event during a sanctioned league meet to be eligible to swim that event in District Competition. The eight local qualifiers are: Andrew Schweitzer, Christina Hobbs, Justin DeSalvo, Carey Fetting-Smith, Matthew Schweitzer, Connor Fetting-Smith, Shannon Gaffney and Kyle Baker.
30 years ago — 1986
A visit to the Lehman Fire House recently by members of Brownie Troop 640 of Lehman included a tour of the ambulance and all of its medical equipment plus a look at the firetrucks. Members of the ambulance crew donated a first aid kit to the Brownie Troop to be used during camping trip. Girls participating in the tour are Kim Gaylord, Alison Stubb, Jennifer Brewer, Debbie Dinger, Winter Rusiloski, Allie Heffernan, Adrienne Miroslaw, Jennifer Marchakitus and Becky Sutton.
Three girls will represent Dallas Senior High School at the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association Region IV Chorus Festival to be held later this month. They are Carolyn Fagan, senior; Beth Adams, junior; and Lori Timek, senior.
The Gifted Classes at the Dallas Junior High School recently held a Science Fair. Projects winning first place were The Making of a Vaccine by Danielle Baker and A Model Lazer by Myron Pitcavage and Mike Williams. Second place winners were Roseanne Rostock and Jeffrey Dover.
40 years ago — 1976
Dallas Junior Women’s Club held their annual Student Art Contest at the Dallas Senior High School last month with the theme “Heritage 76” or “Horizons 76.” Winners were: Rosemary Lyons, Lynn Applebee, Howard Viveny, Kate Godwin, Don Morgan, Cindy Yagloski, Pam Riggi, Laura Elston, Donna Holtzman, Kerry Mason, Debbie Whithey and Marjorie Parsons.
The Dallas Junior High School girls’ basketball team completed a perfect season of play and has won the league trophy for the second time that it has been awarded. Members of the 12-0 team include Donna Roberts, Vicki Ehrhorn, Lisa Jones, Brenda Long, Corrinne Martin, Joyce Rondinella, Debbie Kanarr, Nora Barlow, Barbara Wallace and Gloria Hazeltine.
Four Lake-Lehman High School band members will participate later this month with the state band in a concert at Pocono Mountain High School, Swiftwater, Pa. They are: David Brown, Gwen Salansky, Sandra Barrall and Sue Dockeray.
50 years ago — 1966
David Fritz was elected president of Noxen Community Ambulance Association at a meeting recently. Vice-president is Albert Goble; secretary, Joseph Nalbone; treasurer, Earl Campbell; financial secretary, Robert Crispell.
Dallas Junior Woman’s Club elected new officers for the coming two years at a meeting held at Prince of Peace Church this week. Mrs. Walter Kozemchak was chosen as president, Mrs. Clyde Davis, first vice president; Mrs. Joseph Morton, second vice president; Mrs. Robert Stair, recording secretary; Miss Marlyne Lipfert, treasurer; Mrs. Robert Richardson, assistant secretary; Mrs. Thomas Decker, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Edward Thompson, assistant treasurer.
60 years ago — 1956
Brenda Cathy, Bruce Carlton and Barbara Carol Hadsall, seventy-one pounds of appealing triplets, celebrated their second birthday on Monday. Bruce, the biggest at birth, is still the largest at twenty-seven pounds.
Dallas Junior Woman’s Club met Tuesday evening at the Library Annex, Mrs. Edwin Roth presiding. Mrs. William Purcell installed the following new officers: Mrs. Robert Brown, president; Mrs. James Besecker, Jr., vice president; Mrs. Elwood Swingle, second vice president; Mrs. Kenneth Bayliss, secretary; Mrs. Jack Culp, assistant; Mrs. Donald Naylor, treasurer; Mrs. Elmer Williams, assistant; Mrs. John Richards, corresponding secretary; Mrs. C. Robert Appel, assistant.
70 years ago — 1946
More than eighty members are expected to attend the dinner meeting of Dallas Woman’s Club which will be held next Wednesday evening at Irem Temple Country Club. Officers for the next two years who will be installed are: Mrs. Arthur Culver, president; Mrs. Granville Sowden, first vice president; Mrs. A.C. Dick, second vice president; Mrs. Robert Scott, treasurer; Mrs. Eugene Lazarus, assistant treasurer; Mrs. Joseph Schmerer, secretary; Mrs. Milford Shaver, assistant secretary; and Mrs. Robert Dolbear, corresponding secretary.
Daddow-Isaacs Post 672, American Legion, welcomed seven new members at its meeting Wednesday evening in Back Mountain Memorial Library. They were: George B. Harvey, Adolph M. Hetzer, Robert F. Moore, Wilson Garinger, George Moore, Nelson A. Moore and George Thomas Carkuff.