20 years ago — 1996
The Dallas Middle School seventh grade basketball team completed their season with a 16-3 record, winning the western division of the Wyoming Valley Conference. Leading scorers were Paul Dougal and Jay Carroll. Other team members are: Jared Karalunas, Justin Bicking, Luke Miller, Jon Schneider, Kevin Piekara, Dan Laurenzi, Vito Recchia, Pat Barnard, Dan Fetko, Cory Gallant, John Nackley, Jason Race, Mike Domzalski, Matt Eyet, Kevin Razawich and Keith Sprau.
New members of the Dallas Middle School chapter of S.A.D.D. (Students Against Drunk Driving) recently participated in White-Out Day, in which they dressed in black, painted their faces white and could not communicate with anyone except in an emergency to call attention to the effects of an accident involving alcohol; what it would be like if someone they knew was gone forever because of an alcohol related accident. Participants were: Josh Rice, Mike Dombroski, Matt Metz, Angela Recchia, Sarah Davis, Jamie Coleman, Brandy Rickaby, Erica Koehl, Kelly Adams, Liz Dudascik, Jen Turkon, Danielle Jones, Shannon Harkins, Danielle Hoover, Abby Ahmad, Jenn Dombroski, Jess Stefon and Laura Vodzak.
30 years ago — 1986
Steve Meskers was named Most Valuable Player of the Lehman-Noxen Adult Recreation Basketball League and was presented with a trophy at the league’s annual banquet held last Thursday at the Waterfront Inn, Harveys Lake.
The Parent-Teacher Guild of Gate of Heaven School recently awarded prizes for their recent Easter Candy sale. First prize of a 12-speed Murray bicycle was presented to Peter and Kristan Elechko. Second prize of an AM-FM clock radio with cassette recorder went to Erin Kane while a third prize of a Polaroid 600 LMS camera went to Candice Valenta. Fourth and fifth prizes of $25 each went to Patrick O’Neill and Briana Herron.
Tracy Lynn Cigarski, daughter of Robert and Patricia Cigarski of Lehman, has been chosen as an area representative in the official Eastern PA Preliminary of the International Teen Miss Scholarship Pageant to be held next weekend at the Forum Auditorium Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, where she will compete with other finalists in Communications, Evening Gown and Interview Competitions for the state title and crown of Pa. Teen Miss; plus a $1,000 cash scholarship award.
40 years ago — 1976
The Junior Class of Lake-Lehman High School will present “Flowers for Algernon,” next weekend at the high school under the direction of Robert Roese. Members of the cast are: Ann Marie Fielding, student director; Linda Reese, Chris Sayre, Laura Watson, Nancy Dukes, Janet Hutchins, Jodie Shaw, Lorraine Baker, Barb King, Roberta Bernstein, John Makarewicz, Bob Edwards, Scott Sherwood, Tracy Garinger, Miralie Long, Sherry Naugle, Carol Cornell, Bob Walsh, Bob Weidner, Keith Culver, Colleen Kasenchak, Ed Mark, Debbie Palmer and Rob Myers.
Prizes were awarded at the recent square dance held at Lake-Lehman Junior High School and sponsored by the Lake Township Bicentennial Committee. Music was by the Polka Dukes with Red Jones, caller. Prize winners were Myrtle Hoover, Dorothy Swire, Isaac Swire, Gary Shaw, Earl Smith and Shirley Smith.
The Lake-Lehman High School wrestling awards dinner was held last Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, Luzerne. Hugh Jones was honored as Outstanding Senior Wrestler, while Bud Hennebaul was Outstanding Junior Wrestler.
50 years ago — 1966
Michael “Mike” Wilkes, 6’5”, 201 lb. senior of Dallas Senior High School was named to the first team of the 1966 Pennsylvania All-State scholastic basketball team by the Associated Press on Monday. Wilkes is the first Dallas cager ever to receive this honor.
Six Dallas Senior High students represented the school at the PMEA District Chorus held last weekend at North Pocono School District. Jeris Jordan, Ann Barnes, Alfred Mahler, Michael Wilkes, John Groblewski and Robert Wiley were amongst students from 58 school districts to participate in the chorus.
60 years ago — 1956
Eighteen month old David Quare was dismissed from Mercy Hospital on Saturday, twenty-four hours after his admission, black in the face from strangulation. Recovering from his hanging with a bounce, the twenty-one pound mite could not be kept in the hospital crib. The day before, David’s father, Francis, had put David in his crib for a nap after a morning romp, and went to the basement to fix the furnace. Coming upstairs, he investigated the suspicious silence and found David hanging from the crib post, his little sweater tightened around his neck, caught on the post when he tried to climb over the side of the crib.
The Wyoming Valley Board of Women Basketball Officials has announced that Mrs. Raymond Titus, Huntsville Road, Dallas, has successfully passed the examination given by the Women’s National Officials Rating Committee and is now a national official and entitled to referee girls’ basketball in all sections of the country. Mrs. Titus has been a member of the Wyoming Valley Board for the past year and has refereed games in and about this area with a local rating.
70 years ago — 1946
Over seventy fathers and sons attended the father-son banquet at Alderson Methodist Church Wednesday evening. Committee in charge consisted of Mrs. Marian Avery, Mrs. Albert Armitage, Mrs. Joseph Rauch and Mrs. Roy Schultz.
Friendship Class of Lehman will present three one-act plays in Lehman High School Auditorium tonight. The titles of the plays are: “Not To-Night,” “Thursday at Home,” and “A Girl from Brazil.” Cast of characters include Mrs. Clyde Cooper, Mrs. Charles Nuss, Mrs. Kenneth Swan, Mrs. Emmett Moyer, Miss Lois Yaple, Mrs. Aaron Turner, Mrs. Albert Ide, Miss Shiley Howell, Mrs. John Nulton, Mrs. Bryce Major, Mrs. Leonard Adamchick, Mrs. Robert Disque, Mrs. Russell Coolbaugh, Mrs. H.L. Hendricks, Mrs. Hollis Cundiff, Mrs. Francis Lewis, Mrs. Edward Elston, Mrs. Alan Major and Mrs. Lewis Ide.