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Only Yesterday


February 19. 2013 10:16PM
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20 YEARS AGO – 1992

The students of Dallas Middle School recently participated in the presidential election process through their social studies class. The election took place using a voting machine supplied by the Luzerne County Election Bureau. The overwhelming winner in the presidential race was Ross Perot. Among those students who learned to use the voting machine were: Paul Carlson, Jason Vodka, Care Chuff, Mike Dombroski, Ken Hoover, Mike Petrow, Joe Sallitt, Dave Choe, Pete Redmond, Sara Barlow and Elise Ide.


30 YEARS AGO - 1982

Students from Fred Wesley's fourth grade class at Dallas elementary played Santa Claus by trimming the tree in the lobby of United Penn Bank in Dallas. The students used decorations by members of the entire school. Participants included Chris Ruth, Mark Drumin, Amy Yanalunas, Ann Repko, Rebecca Holthaus, Tiffany Owens, Nita Liva, Andy Zahorsky, Andy Wilk, Chris Rogers, Judy Roan, Jackie Devlin, Melanie Langdon, Melinda English, Erin Ennis, Jeff Bankovich, Mark Rinehimer, Justin Reich and Thanh Huynk.


Dallas senior football players received their letterman jackets at the football banquet held at Irem Temple Country Club. Senior members who received jackets, which were presented by members of the Dallas Gridiron Club, are: Dave Bolton, Scott Bowen, Greg Dukinas, Steve Federici, Kevin Feeney, Walt Grabenstetter, Bill Griffin, Greg Kravitsky, John Luke, Erez Morag, Matt Moran, Mike Newell, Ray Piekanski, Andy Prynn, Jerry Rollman, John Shemo, Steve Thomas, Roy Wall and Dale Wilkie.


40 YEARS AGO - 1972

Frank Michael, Dallas, brought down a 130-pound black bear the first day of the season while hunting with a party of four in Bradford County.


The Altar and Rosary Society of Our Lady of Victory Church, Harveys Lake, held their annual Christmas Party at the Wahoo Inn. At the party, Margaret Crake announced new officers for the coming year: president, Betty Sherksnas; vice president, Dorothy Lutinski; second vice president, Ellen Brice; secretary, Mary Ellen Sichler; and treasurer, Margaret Purcell.


50 YEARS AGO - 1962

Atty. James L. Brown, president of Back Mountain Protective Association, has announced that its Community Service Award will go this year's to Rev. Francis Kane, pastor of Gate of Heaven Parish. The award is made annually to that person who without distinction of race, color or creed has performed outstanding community service.


Jim O'Hora, defensive line coach at Penn State, will be the speaker and will show motion pictures of some of this year's outstanding Penn State football games at the dinner tonight at Irem Temple Country Club when Dallas Rotary Club presents the Old Shoe Football Trophy to Dallas High School football team, champions of the West Side Conference.


60 YEARS AGO - 1952

Raymond Snyder has been elected president of Lehman-Jackson Hi-Y Club. Other officers of the club are Vice President, Walter Steltz; Secretary, Joel Rood; Treasurer, Lynn Ashworth; and Reporter, Harry Rood.


Twelve year old Robert H. Eggleston, hunting with his father and twelve other members of the Vernon Hunting Club near Forkston, shot a 130 pound doe on his first shot Monday morning. He also got two pheasants and a number of squirrels and rabbits during small game season.


70 YEARS AGO - 1942

Dallas Rotary Club held its annual Christmas Party last night in the Blue Room of the Tally-Ho Grille. Members brought their youngsters and those that had none adopted a neighbor's boy for the evening. Those attending were: Mrs. William Baker, Bill Rogers, Howard Risely, Sgt. Thomas Swainbank, Dr. Robert Bodycomb, Robert Jr. and Richard Bodycomb, L.L. Richardson, Tom and Bob Richardson, Dr. W.L. Lanyon, Lee Eckert, Nesbitt Garinger, Bob Besecker, L.F. Kingsley, William McIntyre, M.J. Brown, Tom Brown, Peter Jurchak, Peter, Paul and Tony Jurchak, Carl Dick, Warren Yeisley, Peter and Bud Van Campen.



Information for Only Yesterday is taken from back copies of The Dallas Post which is 121 years ago. The information here is printed exactly as it originally appeared.




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