Only Yesterday: Marcia George was Lake-Lehman Homecoming Queen in 1977

ONLY YESTERDAY - Compiled by - Kim Rollman

20 YEARS AGO — 1997

The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas, sponsored their Holiday Craft Show last Saturday in the Center’s lobby and community room. The show featured 36 crafters, a Christmas treasures booth, a bake sale and a raffle. Volunteers included Barbara Barakat, Fran Dierolf, Lois Keller, Bea Martin, Irene Transue, Wahneta Berti, Bernie Hill, Mildred Felix, Marilyn Gregorski, Volunteer Director, Phyllis Leskowsky, Louise Montigney and Elinor Vino.

Attending the opening of “ArtfulLeigh” an art show by former Dallas resident Leigh Pawling in the Kilburn Room of the Sheehy Student Center at King’s College were Richard and Robin Giacomo, Shep and Connie Pawling, Leigh Pawling and Judy Plummer.

Volunteers from the Mercy Convent Auxiliary have been gathering for weeks to make items for the annual Holiday Boutique. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Rivers Room at Mercy Center, on the campus of College Misericordia. In addition to handmade crafts, there will be great Christmas gifts, a bake sale and refreshments. Volunteers include Terry Connery, Marie Bellas, event chairperson, Ann Hozempa, Sr. Gemma, Jane Chase, Marion Burrey, Jen Cortsen, Teri Kennedy, Pauline Polachek, Rita Lyons, Stacia Feddock, Doris Tuman, Dorothy Kolankiewicz, Louise Menapace and Isabelle Yenason.

30 YEARS AGO — 1987

The Dallas Senior High School Marching Band Percussion Section has been expanded for the 1987-1988 field show and are featured in a solo number during presentations. The section finished in first place of Group 1 in the Nanticoke Band Tournament held in October. Section members include Dena Rebennack, Jennifer Steuben, Scott Banta, Debbie Buzunis, Wendy Stritzinger, Wendy Sowga, Michael Banta, Keith Wandel and Robert Sowga.

Dallas freshman Steve Oliver recently won the Junior High School Cross Country title race held at Frances Slocum Park. Oliver, in his first year as a competitive runner, went undefeated and led the Dallas team to a winning record. He is coached by Robert Mitkus.

40 YEARS AGO — 1977

Marcia George was named Homecoming Queen at the Lake-Lehman Homecoming game on Saturday between the Knights and Bishop O’Reilly. Kathy Stefanowicz was named first runner-up.

“Kiss Me Kate,” the musical comedy adaptation Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” featuring a Cole Porter score, will be presented by the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A Back Mountain resident, Tom Yarnal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Yarnal, Dallas, has been selected as director-choreographer for the production. Back Mountain residents who will appear in the production include Warren Gensel, Martha Houssock, Marian Templin and Marie Bennett.

The Wizard of Oz came to the Back Mountain on Monday when the hostess and three waitresses of Mark II donned the costumes of the characters. Elaine Dombroski was the scarecrow; Fern Schooley, cowardly lion; Julia Kovalick, Dorothy; and Bridgette Correalle, the good witch.

50 YEARS AGO — 1967

Bruce Slocum and Frederick W. Anderson were installed last week as Noble Grands of Oneida Lode, Dallas, and Osage Lodge, Lehman, I.O.O.F., respectively at a joint ceremony held at the lodge hall in Dallas. Mr. Slocum, a well-known Back Mountain insurance man, succeeds Clifford Ide as new organization head. Mr. Anderson, Justice of the Peace in Kingston Township was reelected to the post.

Lake Noxen Alumni honored four members at a “25 Years of Service” ceremony during American Education Week. Awards were presented to Robert Z. Belles, Miss Jessica Thomas, Mrs. Mildred Garinger and Mrs. Florence Worth in the Lake Township cafetorium in conjunction with Open House.

Over 700 Dallas Junior High Students joined together to send Yule Tide Greetings to 45 service men from the Back Mountain Area who are now serving in Vietnam. The Junior High Student Council organized the program and collected nearly 1200 cards from the students. Miss Eileen Hughes, 9th grade student, was the chairman of the drive.

60 YEARS AGO — 1957

Organizations of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Shavertown, will present a minstrel-revue on Nov. 22 and 23 in Dallas Township School auditorium. Entitled, “Just Yesterday” and built around scenes from colorful periods of American history, the director is Reese E. Pelton who wrote the script as well as musical arrangements. The cast of forty persons has among its featured vocalists Dick Davis, Margie McCarty, Wally Gossart, Peggy Maza, Al Swithers, Bernie Hill, Bill Burnaford and Elaine Saddington.

Lehman Elementary grades 4 to 6 will give their annual operetta, “Tom Sawyer,” Friday evening in the high school auditorium. Mrs. Avis Kocher, Basil Steele, Mrs. Nellie Steele, Edward Strobel and Lillian Burgess are assisting Rebecca Button, director, in costuming and staging the play. Originally scheduled for October, the operetta was postponed because of illness in the school.

70 YEARS AGO — 1947

Durbin Sunday School Class of Dallas Methodist Church conducted a bazaar in conjunction with the Brickel Class turkey supper last Friday evening. Mrs. Milford Shaver was general chairman. Other booth chairmen were: dolls, Mrs. Richard Sowden; candy, Mrs. A.J. Pruett; aprons, Mrs. Howard Bailey; canned goods, Mrs. Dan Robinhold; baked goods, Mrs. Ross Lewin; slipped plants, Mrs. Raymond Kuhnert; hand-made articles, Mrs. Jack Barnes; fruit cake and plum puddings, Mrs. John Roberts; household products, Mrs. Fred Eck; party and wrapping, Mrs. Harry Ohlman; grab bag, Mrs. Norti Berti; fish pond, Mrs. Robert VanHorn.

Rita Nicholas was chosen president and Shirley Gordon vice president at the organization meeting of the new camera club at Laketon High School. Other officers: secretary, Anne Gray; treasurer, Vest Boston; reporter, Lois Cragle.


Compiled by

Kim Rollman

The Dallas Post is 128 years old. Information appearing here is reprinted exactly as it first appeared.

The Dallas Post is 128 years old. Information appearing here is reprinted exactly as it first appeared.