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Only Yesterday


February 20. 2013 3:47AM
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20 YEARS AGO – 1993

Karen Lisnow, a senior at Bishop O'Reilly High School in Kingston, recently reached the 1,000 point mark in her high school career as a basketball player. The daughter of Frank and Karen Lisnow of Dallas, Tara and her teammates are currently enjoying yet another banner year for Coach George Barilla's Queenswomen. In the first game of the season against Abington Heights, play was interrupted when Tara achieved her milestone record.


On January 28, Dallas Boy Scout Troop 281 will honor Charles Wasserott V with the presentation of his Eagle Scout Award which was certified by the National Boy Scout of America in September 1992. This is the first time that the son of a previous Eagle Scout from Troop 281 will have also earned his Eagle Scout Award from the troop. Charles Wasserott IV received his Eagle Scout Award 25 years ago in 1967.


30 YEARS AGO - 1983

Two Dallas Lions will be awarded Chevrons at the club's charter anniversary dinner Feb. 12. Lions International has forwarded the pins for Lions Bob Fino and Rick Shannon, in recognition of 15 and 10 years of service respectively.


Three members of the Dallas Senior High School Orchestra were selected to District Orchestra at Wyoming Valley West last week. Ruth Goldman (flute), Kim Moran (flute) and Heather Gless (percussion) auditioned in the auditorium for Regional Orchestra. Forty schools participated in the try-outs and Heather Gless was selected to advance to Regional Orchestra.


40 YEARS AGO - 1973

The mothers of Oak Hill who participated in the recent March of Dimes collection did so in a big way – they all went together from door-to-door in the Oak Hill community. Participants included Helen Kishkill, Bridgette Correale, Jayne Haeffle, Gerri Kerkowski, Shirley Osborne, Rose Mohen, Alice Ritts and Yolanda Tomaselli.


A group of Girl Scouts from Troop No. 624 of Dallas Methodist Church toured the Greenstreet News Company plant last week. The girls and their leaders saw demonstrations of the machines used in the production of three newspapers, The Dallas Post, The Abington Journal and the Mountaintop Eagle. Taking the tour were: Margaret E. Rose, Kim Kretchmer, Dorothy Kintzer, Susan Watchulonis, Allison Payne, Ellen Payne, Ingrid Fries, Sonya Rogers, Ellen Horsfield, Michele Kern, Linda Bocci, Wendy Finlay, Carol Lamoreaux, Lee Ann Curtis and Cheryl Hanson.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Michael are serving as co-chairmen of the Gate of Heaven annual parish dance, which will be held on Feb. 24 in the school auditorium.


50 YEARS AGO - 1963

Newly elected officers of Shavertown Fire Company took over at the meeting of the association Tuesday evening. Andrew Roan is president, Fred Malkemes, secretary, and Anthony Plata, treasurer.


Members of the Key Club and Cheerleaders from Dallas Senior High School collected and packed clothing for the World Clothing Drive which was held in December. Twenty-eight boxes, including food, were delivered to needy families in the area the day before Christmas. Participants included Sheryl Stanley, Georgia McCutcheon, Judith Wright, Linda Woolbert, Patricia Cully, Susan Cheney, Charlyn Ell, Linda Dymond, Margaret Jordan, Linda Rowett, John Brominski, Pete Lauderbaugh, John Molski and James Haines.


60 YEARS AGO - 1953

Harveys Lake Lions Club will induct 12 new members Thursday evening at Jack Nothoff's. New members are: Russ Johnson, Bob Crosby, Ray Smith, Steve Hartman, Milford Gould, Raymond Elston, Marty Walsh, Lawton Culver, Paul Kutzer, Joe Blazes, Peter Blazes and Paul Parrish.


Fourteen Dallas-Franklin Township Vocational Agriculture students returned from Harrisburg where they viewed the Pennsylvania State Farm Show since Wednesday afternoon. Sheldon Mosier, instructor, says his boys are interested primarily in modern machinery, with dairy cattle a close second. Students who attended the Farm Show are: Dave Moore, Fred Davis, Tom Rogers, Edward Wall, Don Weidner, Sam Fowler, Roy Carr, Carl Greis, Herb Wertman, Joe Hardick, Jack Puterbaugh, H. Schultz, Tom Salinski and Bob Kubasti.


70 YEARS AGO - 1943

Holders of C and B gasoline rationing books for occupational driving to and from work are urged by Fred M. Kiefer, chairman, Dallas War Price and Rationing Board, to take immediate steps to join in some form of ride sharing program, if they live within reasonable distance of bus lines and hope to retain these books. Howard W. Risely and H. Austin Snyder, members of the gasoline rationing panel on the local board, have said that hundreds of drivers in this area are making no attempt to share their cars with others or to join in ride sharing groups even though their work is within reasonable distance of public transportation and their homes are located within a stone's throw of Wilkes-Barre Railway Company busses.


Shad N. Goss, Dallas Township School Director, assumed his new duties this week as sergeant-at-arms at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. The appointment is on a per diem basis and comes as recognition for his years of service as a member of the Republican Party. Representative Harold Flack made the appointment.



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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