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20 YEARS AGO – 1992

During next week's open house, parents will have a chance to see the projects and artwork on which Dallas Elementary students have worked since the beginning of the school year. Students in Fred Wesley's third grade class recently completed the community studies unit in which they built models of landmarks including Hillside Dairy, the post office and a baseball stadium. Participants in the project included Fred Morgan, Jordie Spencer, Laura Vodzak, Renee Lavin and Maria Bednash.

30 YEARS AGO - 1982

Dallas Fire and Ambulance Auxiliary held the annual installation dinner recently at Pickett's Charge. Newly-installed officers are Judy Shaffer, treasurer; Karen Spudis, incoming president; Sandy Shaffer, outgoing secretary; Jannette Grieves, incoming vice president and past president; Emily Burns, Blodwen Shaffer, Fran Deirolf, Board of Directors; and Fran Roginski, incoming secretary.

Seven senior girls are vying for the title of Dallas Area 1982 Homecoming Queen. The candidates, chosen on Nov. 1 by popular vote of the senior class, are Rebecca Davies, Gretchen Lohman, Mari Manganello, Joann Martinchak, Robyn Pawling, Julia Stallard and Kathy Walsh.

40 YEARS AGO - 1972

Kathleen Johnson, Trucksville, will portray one of the leading characters in Showcase Theater's production of Moliere's classic comedy, The Misanthrope.

Preparations are being discussed by the committee for the International Fashion Show sponsored by the Dallas Junior Woman's Club. The show, scheduled for Nov. 15 at Dallas Junior High School auditorium, will feature the fall-winter collection of designer originals from Hess's department tore of Allentown. Co-chairmen of the event are Mrs. Robert Yarashus and Mrs. Harry Bernardi.

50 YEARS AGO - 1962

Girl Scouts from Troop 27 just returned from a two-day trip to Harrisburg and Hershey. The girls presented Senator Harold Flack with a 50th Anniversary paperweight in appreciation for his having made arrangements for them to spend a wonderful day at the Capitol in Harrisburg. Girls who made the trip are: Miriam Moore, Karen Fish, Donna Priebe, Donna Smith, Debbie Savickas, Ruth Higgins, Linda Nowell, Janet Balshaw, Patti Larson, Sandy Tait and Lois Frantz.

Robert Voelker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Voelker, Ferguson Ave., Shavertown, will receive an Eagle Scout Award at the Court of Honor to be held in Shavertown Methodist Church on November 13. In order to become an Eagle Scout, Bob has earned 23 merit badges, a Pro Deo Et Patria Award from the Lutheran Church, has served as Den Leader for two years, graduated from Cub Scouts and won a Junior Leader Training Award.

60 YEARS AGO - 1952

Mrs. Calvert Birnstock heads Joy Class, Kunkle Methodist Church. Other officers elected Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Sterl Chene were Phyllis Kunkle, vice president; Mrs. Esther Haas, recording secretary; Mrs. Wayne Elston, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Charles Mitchell, treasurer; and Mrs. Thomas Landon, publicity.

Movies playing at the Himmler Theater, Dallas, included Monkey Business starring Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers, and Washington Story starring Patricia Neal and Van Johnson.

70 YEARS AGO - 1942

A local council to act under the Luzerne County Council of Defense has been appointed by Burgess H.A. Smith. Membership is as follows: Clyde N. Lapp, chairman; Dr. F. Budd Schooley, David Joseph, William Baker, Leslie Warhola, Walter Covert, Peter D. Clark, Harold Titman, Wesley Himmler and Oswald Griffith.

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