20 YEARS AGO — 1998
The Showin’ Blue 4H Club of Dallas, sponsored a Horse Show May 24 at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds with all proceeds benefitting the St. Jude’s Children’s research Hospital. The club raised $700 which will be forwarded to St. Jude’s. Club members include Jamie Laubenstein, Alex Shumack, Lindsay Jayne, Kim Perez, Megan Ross, Chelsea Andrews, Amanda Adamitz and Wendy Wallo.
S.S. St. Louis: Voyage of the Damned, and The Lost Colony of the Confederacy are two of the winning History Day Competition projects now on display at Grange National Bank in Trucksville. Creators of the S.S. St. Louis, which won first place in the regional senior group division, are: Norah Krakosky, Brittany Bartolini and Amanda Jenkins. Creators of The Lost Colony of the Confederacy, which took second place in the same division, are: Gwen Zarambo and Sarah Williams. Social Studies teacher of both groups is Maryann Storz.
30 YEARS AGO — 1988
Seven Cub Scouts from Pack 281, Dallas, recently earned their God and Family medals. Each boy worked a minimum of six weeks to fulfill the study and participation requirements set by the Boy Scouts of America. Receiving the well-earned medals are Jared Dukas, Joseph Dreier, Brian Karolchick, Scott Townsend, Greg Riley, Matthew Pelak, Scott Pattison.
The Lake-Lehman Key Club has been awarded a plaque for its outstanding help during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out Campaign. Members of the club are: Amy Higgins, Ray Hall, Rebecca Roskos, Nicole Gardner, Darlene Phillips, Beth Spencer, Joanne Kelly, Lisa Sorber, Wade Hoyt and Scott Brown.
40 YEARS AGO — 1978
Over 100 people attended the kickoff dinner for the 32nd annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Friday evening at Irem Temple Country Club. Following a buffet dinner, entertainment was provided by some talented members of the local business, legal and medical professions. A mini auction was conducted by Sumner Bachman and Kerry Freeman.
Second grade students in Ms. Liput’s class at Trucksville Elementary made puppets and used them in dramatizing fairy tales for the other students. Participants included Christopher Culver, David Morris, Amie Mathers, Erin Friar, Michael Schaefer, Suzanne Smith, Sharon Voitek, Lee Williams, Dale Root, Patti Covert, Stephanie Kilburn, Wilbur Murdock, Shane Fegely, Joseph Phillips, Edward Novitski, Dawn Aeschbach, Robert Heist, Georgine Saxon, Anna Terrell, Judy Thomas, Lynette DeFrancesca, Anthony Klukosky and Nathan Kelley.
50 YEARS AGO — 1968
Earl Fritzges, president of Dallas School Board, inducted officers of Shavertown PTA at the final meeting of that organization until the fall term. Officers are: Andrew Roan, president; Mrs. Jack Kloeber, vice president; John Rogers, treasurer; and Mrs. Carl Dymond, secretary.
John Fleming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Fleming of Main Street, Dallas, has been accepted for enrollment in the Summer Science Training Program of the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He is one of sixty students from over a thousand applicants from across the nation selected for participation. The program consists of three major areas of study – physics, mathematics and Earth Science. John will be taking the Earth Science leg of the program which includes geology, meteorology and climatology.
Back Mountain Branch of Mercy Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Dessert and Card Party, June 25th at College Misericordia. Mrs. John D. Hughes is chairman and Mrs. Louis Goeringer, co-chairman. A dessert of strawberry shortcake and coffee will be served at 7 p.m. and cards will be played.
60 YEARS AGO — 1958
Richard Oliver was reelected president of Dallas Methodist Choir Wednesday night at the annual choir party held in the church social rooms. Don Williams is vice president, Diane Myers secretary, and Edith Shaffer treasurer.
Back Mountain Toastmasters’ Club will hold a steak fry at the home of Ward Jacquish, Oak Hill, on Thursday. Following dinner, a regular meeting will be held with Don Evans as master of ceremonies and William Evans, topic master. There will be five speakers: William Frey, William Hughes, Ward Jacquish, Robert Laux and Paul Monahan.
Jerome Lukasavage was named Honor Scout of 1957-1958 at the twelfth annual Father and Son banquet held Sunday night at Saint Theresa’s auditorium, Shavertown. A delicious ham dinner was served by mothers of Troop 232. Each scout presented his mother with a lovely corsage of roses and garden flowers, the handiwork of Mrs. John Butler, wife of Scoutmaster Butler.
70 YEARS AGO — 1948
The Friendship Class of Lehman Church met at the home of Mrs. Lewis V. Ide on Tuesday night for their monthly business meeting and social hour. Mrs. Alan Major was assistant hostess. Plans were made and committees named for the annual flower show to be held in late August. Those present: Mrs. Ruth Nagle, Mrs. Frances Moyer, Mrs. R.L. Ruble, Mrs. Bryce Major, Mrs. Elda Coolbaugh, Mrs. Betty Miller, Mrs. Geraldine Cundiff, Mrs. Robert Disque, Mrs. Dorothy Turner, Mrs. John Nulton, Mrs. Eustice, Mrs. R. N. Major, Mrs. Lanceford Sutton, Mrs. Albert Ide and the hostess.
Harvey’s Lake Service Women’s Club met at the Rex Restaurant Thursday evening to hear Dr. Robert H. Stroh talk on his experience in New Guinea during the War. Some of those present were: Mrs. Raymond Grey, Mrs. Guy Scouten, Mrs. Otis Allen, Mrs. Emil Swanson, Mrs. Albert
Armitage, Mrs. Henry Deater, Mrs. Burton King, Mrs. Forrest Sorber, Miss Edna Miller, Miss Martha Humphrey, Mrs. Dale Oney, Mrs. Cornelius Smith, Mrs. Richard Williams and Miss Pauline Davis.
The Dallas Post is 130 years old. Information here is reprinted exactly as it first appeared.