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20 YEARS AGO - 1993

Students in the Dallas Middle School raised money for the American Heart Association when they held a Jump Rope for Heart Fund Raiser. The students went out and found sponsors who pledged money for the length of time they jumped rope. The student fund raiser resulted in over $170 being raised. Bonnie Biggs was the highest money raiser with $34. Other participants included Angela Martino, Nancy Schmidle, Amy Park, Pam Rogers, Emily Mathers, Rebecca Rosser, Rebecca Beisel, Rebecca Marcy, Megan Finley, Amy Ferko, Carl Cave, Stephanie Newton, Stephanie Pacovsky, Krystyan Krasavage and Anna Appel.

Recently, senior art students from Dallas High School traveled to Valley Crest Nursing Home to paint windows for the holidays. Participants included Ann Klimek, Stacie Suchodolski, Michelle Sivar, Chris Updyke, Kim Murray, Amanda Marshall, Stefanie Dwinchick, Amy Helgemo, Richard Banks, Nancy Klimek, Shannon Pilecki, Jenna Gentsch, Grace Helgemo, Kim Higgins, Joan Kinney, Rita Monto, Mike Banta, Tom Hite, Andy Johnson, Kevin Loeffler and Dan Perrotto.

30 YEARS AGO - 1983

Ed Havrilla, a member of the Lake-Lehman High School Band, has been selected to participate in the Pennsylvania All-State Band Festival in Hershey later this month. This is the highest honor achievable for high school musicians in our state.

American Field Service students recently presented a program describing their countries' holiday customs at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Shavertown. Participants were: Roberto Bolo, Argentina; Erez Morag, Israel; Andrea Morresi, Italy; Ann Rudidier, West Germany; and Sandrine Chane, France.

40 YEARS AGO - 1973

John L. Krogulski of Shavertown has been promoted to general manager of Sterling Products Company – Supply Division, Forty Fort, according to an announcement by William B. Sordoni, president.

Dave Puchalsky, 132-pound junior, and Dave Longmore, 126-pound senior, both of Dallas Senior High School, received champion trophies at the recent Wilkes-Barre Invitational Holiday Tournament.

50 YEARS AGO - 1963

Dallas Kiwanis installed officers Wednesday night at a meeting held at Irem Temple Country Club. Installation officer Atty. Mitchell Jenkins inducted president, Merrill Faegenburg; first vice president, William Guyette; second vice president, Robert Dolbear; treasurer, Paul Laux; and secretary, Al Ackerson. Three new directors taking office were: Ernest Gay, Ira Smith and James Huston, Sr.

New officers of Altar and Rosary Society, St. Therese's Church Shavertown were installed last evening by Mrs. George Messersmith, outgoing president. Mrs. Robert Dunn will succeed Mrs. Messersmith to the executive post. Vice President is Mrs. Norman Schoell; Secretary, Mrs. William Miller; Treasurer, Mrs. Edward Zaboski.

60 YEARS AGO - 1953

New officers were installed by Rev. Francis Kane at Monday night's meeting of Gate of Heaven Altar and Rosary Society, and forty members invested with sodality medals. New officers are: Mrs. George Keller, president; Mrs. Lester Sharkoski, first vice president; Mrs. Frank Ferry, second vice president; Mrs. Joseph LaVelle, treasurer; Mrs. James Duffy, secretary; and Mrs. John Rosser, financial secretary.

Valentine Dance Committee, Dallas Woman's Club, will meet with Mrs. Ralph Dixon at her home in Elmcrest this afternoon to make final arrangements for the annual dance. Mrs. Dixon is assisted on the committee by co-chairman Mrs. Walter Elston and Mesdames Robert VanHorn, Woodworth B. Allen, W.H. Clewell, Robert Hale, Marion Harter, L.E. Jordan, Rose Lewin, Dan Richards, L.L. Richardson,, Harold Smith, Herman Thomas, C.S. Wileman and J. Worth.

Mr. and Mrs. Welton Farrar, Meadowcrest, entertained at bridge Saturday evening. Winners of high score prizes were Frances Fenner and Kenneth Connelly; low prizes, Jack and Agnes Gackenback.

70 YEARS AGO - 1943

Stella Cummings, Lake Street, Dallas, has been awarded a portable radio by the sponsors of the QUIZ KIDS program, for a question used on the program on December 27th. Her question, read by Joe Kelly, was: Stella Cummings of Dallas, Penna., says that song writers are always wondering about something or other. ‘I'll whistle some of this wonderment to you, and you tell me in each case what it is the song writer was wondering about. The first song was I Wonder What's Become of Sally by Ager, but none of the kids was able to name it.

Among the many new members sworn into office this week when the General Assembly convened in Harrisburg was Harold E. Flack of Saginaw Avenue, Dallas, who is representative in the Legislature from the Sixth District.

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

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