20 years ago — 1996
Back Mountain winners of the 1996 Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest sponsored by the Father John O’Leary Council 8224 are: 10 year old – Anna Bruns and Phil Engler; 11 year old – Colin Donnelly and Sarah Armand; 12 year old – Russ Susko and Chelsea Ostrowsky; 13 year old – Bryan Wagner and Jen Noon; 14 year old – Erica Turner.
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 650 recently held an investiture/rededication ceremony as part of their Girl Scouting program at the Dallas Elementary School. Participating in this event were: Hillary Adams, Jacqueline Opel, Alyssa Miller, Amanda Musto, Kenslie Kerestes, Rebecca Travis, Jacqueline Arnaud, Megan Youells, Sara Swepston, Kelly Murphy, Nicole Appel, Mia Esopi, Julia Ross, Alyse Miller, Tara Whispell, Stephanie Pace, Nicole Brezinski, Brittani Dunn, Katie Szalkowski, Kira Szulborski and Maria Pizzo.
30 years ago — 1986
“Splashes of Color” is the theme for the Trucksville Nursery School’s spring fashion show set for this Sunday at the school on Church Street. Some of the younger models participating in the show are Thomas J. Amico, Seth LeJeunesse, Matthew Zinn, Christopher Arnaud, Carson Hawke, Christopher Schneide, Stan Michael Chmura, Jessica Blome, Jennifer Dassaro, Sarah Lozo, Tara Slocum, Mandi Estus and Erika Turner.
Members of Den 4 of Cub Pack 281 recently toured Sabatini’s Pizza in Exeter where they enjoyed eating the pies they helped make. Participants included Don Hosey, Brad Kozik, Nick Sabatini and Aaron Gingo.
The Pre-Kindergarten class from Little People Day School, Dallas, recently visited the Dental Office of Doctors Watkins and Medura to learn the procedure for caring for their teeth. Participants included Elizabeth Stocker, Amy Michael, Bruce Pitts, Glen Mackey, Jonathan Habrack, Amber Nicely, Maureen Quigley, Mariel Quigley, Stephanie Newton and C.J. Tyrell.
40 years ago — 1976
The Dallas Senior High School is now in the last stages of preparing for the all-school production, “The Education of Hyman Kaplan” to be presented next weekend. Hyman Kaplan, a Jewish immigrant, with other immigrants strives for U.S. Citizenship in a presentation accompanied with fun and laughter. The role of Hyman is being played by Tim Cross. Other major roles are being played by Debbie Thompson, Jim Balmer, Rob Johnson, Kate Godwin, Bill Fleming, Terri Roman and Linda Overman.
Jane Anne McGough and David Dierolf, students at Dallas Senior High School, were selected by the Luzerne Intermediate Unit No. 18 to take part in a nuclear science project at the Pennsylvania State University’s Wilkes-Barre Campus, Lehman. They are among 40 juniors and seniors from each public and private high school in the Unit to take part in the mobile nuclear science lab for five weeks.
Robert L. Carey, Dallas, a member of the Preservation of Barbershop Quartets Singing in America was recipient of the award “The Barbershopper of the Year” at the annual show held March 5 and 6 at Meyers High School.
50 years ago — 1966
Six new members were inducted by Dallas Kiwanis Club Wednesday at Irem Temple Country Club. They are: Robert Wilkes, Warren Dadurka, Richard Pallina, Thomas Neyhard, Thomas Herbert and Herb Hawke.
Two Dallas High School teachers were given special recognition recently when Mr. and Mrs. John Cathrall were named to the Sigma Epsilon Honor Society at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Cathrall are pursuing advanced study at the University of Oklahoma, where Mr. Cathrall has also been named to the National Geology Honor Society.
60 years ago — 1956
“Terror at Black Oaks,” Dallas-Franklin-Monroe’s junior-senior play, cancelled by Friday’s storm, was presented Tuesday. A good crowd attended the play directed by Edgar Hughes. In the cast were: Allan Mosier, Nelson Downend, John Senchak, Gladys Cook, Carol Altemus, Loretta Shonk, Paul Balshaw, Barbara Cheney, Alton Whittaker, Mae Kingsbury, John Payne and Janet Gebler.
Woman’s Society of Christian Service of Loyalville held a measuring party at the church last Thursday. Games were played and prizes awarded. Present were Martha Swire, Martha Steinruck, Carol Hillard, Melvina Scott, Minnie Wesley, Shirley Denmon, Elizabeth Scott, Vesta Boston, Mary Ann Swire, Addie Payne, Phyllis Reader, Jane Harvey, Nancy Cragle, Grace Harvey, Nancy Boston, Martha Eckerd, Josephine Eckerd, Della Steinruck and Danny Denmon.
70 years ago — 1946
Sweet Valley Fire Company will host a roast pig supper Thursday evening at Church of Christ Hall. Proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment. Committee on arrangements: Carl Rood, Charles Long and Carl Drapiewski.
Carverton Senior Girl Scout Troop will sponsor a dance tomorrow evening at Grange Hall. Music will be provided by the “Centermoreland Blues Chasers.” The following committees are in charge: Decorations – Ruth Walker, Joan Harris; Tickets – Lois Sickler; Orchestra – Helen Scureman, Phyllis Sutton; Refreshments – Dora Sutton, Wilma Ickinger.