Only Yesterday: Northmoreland, Franklin townships celebrated bicentennial in 1976

For Dallas Post | May 25th, 2016 1:47 pm

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20 years ago — 1996

The Lake-Lehman High School branch of the Technology Student Association – the only branch in the Wyoming Valley – sent 17 members to a recent statewide competition in Champion, Pa. Members won 11 top ten places in individual and team categories with George Yuhas taking first place in the state in Level II Safety Illustration. Members of the club are: Yuhas, Carrie Race, Mark Brody, Jason Lasinski, George Frank, Joe Lukas, Seaton Angley, Brian Wesley, Pat Zeveney, Linda Canning, Shaun Zeveney, Preston Hoyt, Pat Deremer and Daniel Williams.

Recently an assembly was held at Dallas Middle School to honor the 12 outstanding academic students for the third marking period. To be eligible for Honors with Distinction a student must have a 3.8 to 4.0 average with no D’s or F’s. Honored were: Morgan McOwen, Ryan Morgan, Carrie Strasser, Leann Piasta, Elizabeth Eby, Amanda Jenkins, Norah Krakosky, Stacey Amann, Kristen Geiser, Amy Pizzano, Jennifer Noon and Molly Savage.

30 years ago — 1986

Paul Reinert, Shavertown, Gloria Rawls, Trucksville, and Erik Evanosky, Bear Creek, were the winners in the Geisinger-Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s 5K Health Run and one mile Kids Run recently. Reinert was the overall champion; Rawls was the female champion and Evanosky won the Kids Run.

The Dallas Lady Mountaineers softball team took the District II AAA title this season. Members of the team are: Heidi Scholz, Renee Balberchak, Lori Cave, Tracey Hunter, Tracy Cave, Colleen McKeever, Kristen Dougherty, Kim Yakowski, Chris Legenz, Joyce Tinner, Donna Piatt, Lori Bartleson, Lisa Sharkness, Holly Bachman, Kim Rinehimer, Lisa Gabel, Tammy Daveski and Heather Bachman.

Nine students out of the entire student body of approximately 300 fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at Lake-Noxen elementary School qualified for the President’s Physical Fitness Award last week under the direction of physical education instructor Dwight Barbacci. The students ha to achieve a score of at least 85 per cent in 50 yard dash, mile run, standing broad jump, sit-ups, flexible arm hang and the shuttle run. Award winners were Jeff Hosey, Brian Llewellyn, Jennifer Marcin, Gretchen Dershimer, Vin Marcin, Lauren Frederick, Jenny Smith, Karen Holowich and Matt Cadwalader.

40 years ago — 1976

The Kunkle Silver Leaf Club met at the home of Mrs. Doris Harrison last week. After the business meeting, games were played and refreshments served to the following: Mrs. Arline Updyke, Mrs. Elizabeth Hess, Mrs. Edith Costanzo, Mrs. Grace Ide, Mrs. Jennie Miers, Mrs. Dot Dodson, Mrs. Florence Klimeck, Mrs. Naomi Ashburner and the hostess.

Miss Sherry Goble of Centermoreland and Miss Debbie Smith of Orange will represent Northmoreland and Franklin Townships respectively in Bicentennial activities for those two communities. They were selected by balloting by residents of both townships. One of their first activities will be to represent their communities as Bicentennial Queens on the float that will be entered in both the Back Mountain Bicentennial Parade in Dallas and the Luzerne County Bicentennial Parade in Wilkes-Barre.

50 years ago — 1966

World Fellowship Committee of the YWCA will hold a Tea and Garden Party this Wednesday at Hayfield House, Lehman. Mrs. Thomas Shelburne heads the committee for the annual affair, the only fund raising project of the group. Mrs. Archer Mohr and Mrs. Earl Phillips will assist in arrangements.

Mrs. Bina Holdredge was installed as Worthy Matron of Dallas Chapter, No. 396, Order of the Eastern Star by Mrs. Mildred Lutes. Other new officers include: Mr. Dennis Bonning Jr., Mrs. Verna Davis, Mrs. Gertrude Davies, Mrs. Elma Price, Mrs. Dorothy Dodson, Mrs. Jean Holcomb, Mrs. Layiah Martin, Mrs. Ruth Bennett, Mrs. Virginia Swanson, Mrs. Irene Transue, Mrs. Betty DeBarry, Mrs. Elizabeth Davies, Mrs. Lana Birnstock, Mrs. Sarah Strauser, Mrs. Mildred Howell and Mrs. Doris Walters.

60 years ago — 1956

Jimmy and Charles Malkemes were among the first 200 persons who arrived early Friday morning to pick up free baby chicks at Huston’s Feed Service at Fernbrook. By 11 o’clock 3,000 baby chicks had been distributed to a long list of customers who had seen the Feed Company’s advertisements in The Dallas Post offering to give 15 baby chicks to all who called at the fed store that day. The demand was so great that Mr. Huston has ordered 2,100 more for those who came to the store after the chicks were gone.

Brownie Troop 108 entertained mothers at a Mother’s Day Tea at Dallas Methodist Church Tuesday. Mrs. Lewis Reese, leader, was assisted by Mrs. Joseph Schneider and Mrs. Stanley B. Davies. Usher was Myra Berti. Scouts participating in the program included Linda Remington, Betty Cook, Holly DelKanic, Janis Shaffer, Emily Botsford, Nancy Davis, Judy Schneider, Bonnie Brobst, Linda Parry, Amy Hetrick, Pat Peiffer, Marjorie Evans, Sandra Turner and Alice Parsons.

70 years ago — 1946

Miss Jeanne Haughwout, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Haughwout of Trucksville, presented a piano recital in College Misericordia Little Theatre Wednesday evening. Jeanne will receive her degree in music at the commencement exercises in June.

Miss Eleanor Dunfee was crowned Queen of the May by Miss Eleanor Ann Fahey, president of the Senior Class, at College Misericordia last Sunday. Attendants were Miss Nancy Fraley and Miss Marion McKeown.

Miss Hazel Baer, Lake Township mathematics and science teacher, has received a full expense scholarship to Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., for the summer. The studies will center around special instruction and research in chemistry and physics. Miss Baer graduated from Misericordia College in 1940 Magna Cum Laude. This is her fifth year teaching mathematics and science in Lake Township High School.

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