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20 YEARS AGO – 1992

Members of the Riders of the Lost Ark 4-H Club of Dallas entertained residents of Dallas Borough's conservation area with Christmas carols last week. Members included Snow White the pony, Jean Lori, Kristina Lori, Anna Lloyd, Emily Bost, Rachael Pugliese, Mike Keating, Jocelyn Kozick, Fritz the pony, Missy Dymond, Kelly Harris, Angela Pugliese, Veronica McRipley, Lindsey Dymond, Abbrey Budzyn, Alisa Harris, Nettie Ginocchetti, Erin Loughney, Carrie Cololin, Lori Bonomo, and Liz Keating.

30 YEARS AGO – 1982

Tracy Karuza, 11, of Trucksville received an extra special Christmas gift this year from Coscia's Restaurant. Tracy was the winner of Coscia's 15 foot stocking filled with toys and surprises.

When Penn State goes to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, New Year's Day to play Georgia for the National Championship, two local people will be traveling with them as members of the Penn State Blue Band. Karen Williams and John Milauskas III are second year students at Penn State Main Campus and have been members of the Blue Band for as many years.

40 YEARS AGO - 1972

The Chansonairs, a talented group of high school students from the Back Mountain area, presented a seasonal concert at the Main Office of the First National Bank of Eastern Pennsylvania in Wilkes-Barre. Group members are: Julie Evans, Bill Cutter, David Schooley, Wayne Long, Gerry Brague, Edward Johnson Jr., Eric Manfin, Barbara Berti, Maureen Muessig, Barbara Pichert, Julie Swepston, Karen Murray, Jack Kloeber Jr., Phillip Miller, Dave Morgan, Gary Cutter, Walter Roberts, Steve Hartman, Marilyn Miller, Pam Porter, Dagmar Moravec, Diane Leapline, Bonnie Baird and Kathleen Johnson.

50 YEARS AGO - 1962

Alana Matter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Frey of Oak Hill, was chosen as Girl of the Month by Lehman Woman's Club. Mrs. Mark Grimm, chairman of education, introduced Miss Matter to the club members and presented her with a silver bracelet, inscribed.

The death of Howard Risely early Wednesday morning struck the Back Mountain a crushing blow. He was the one man in the community who could not be spared, the focus of life in the Back Mountain. For over thirty years, ever since he acquired the Dallas Post in 1930, his every thought had centered about his chosen community. Risely died at Nesbitt Hospital after having a sudden heart attack while enjoying Christmas dinner at the home of his sister.

60 YEARS AGO - 1952

Lucy and Marion Courtright, Harris Hill Road, Trucksville, entertained members of the Major Circle of Shavertown Methodist Church at their home recently. Present were Mrs. Howard Appleton, Mrs. Horton Averett, Pearl Averett, Mrs. Oscar Dymond, Mrs. William Dodson, Mrs. Paul Eckert, Mrs. Carol Hontz, Mrs. Henry Isaacs, Mrs. Francis Dougherty, Mrs. Stephen Johnson, Mrs. Harry Major, Mrs. W. Martin Porter, Ethel Vivian, Alice Vivian, Mrs. Ross Williams and Mrs. Blanche Keller.

Daddow Isaacs American Legion Post 672 played host to 93 children of the community on Saturday night, when it staged its annual Christmas party at the home on Huntsville Road. A door-prize, Lionel Electric train, was won by Carol Ann Rother, Dallas.

70 YEARS AGO - 1942

The Case of the Laughing Dwarf, a mystery in three acts, was presented by the Dallas Township senior last week. The cast included Shirley Goss, Edith Spencer, Isabelle Veitch, Jim Harfman, Marion Jackson, Lawrence Smith, William Colvin, Betty Kriedler, Robert Patrick, Harold Dymond, Irene Stofila and Chuck McManus.

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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