Only Yesterday: Henry W. Peterson received American Legion Award in 1959 – The Dallas Post

20 YEARS AGO 1999

Lake-Lehman has new down markers this season thanks to funds donated in memory of Edward Edwards, long-time coach and principal who died earlier this year. Displaying some of the new equipment were D.J. Kapson (player), Cathy Edwards, Roger Bearde (athletic director), Rich Gorgone (head football coach) and Matt Kehler (player).

An overflow crowd turned out for last weeks spaghetti supper at Saint Theresas Church, Shavertown, for the benefit of the Our Lady of Fatima Rehab of Liberia. Sr. Mary Sponsa Beltran, who founded the mission, attended along with two of the handicapped Liberian children from the rehab center. A highlight of the evening occurred when the girls sang for the crowd. Among the kitchen helpers were Marilyn Stanks and Ginny Orloski. Jim Phillips supervised the cooking.

30 YEARS AGO 1989

Boy Scout Troop 281, Dallas, recently raised over $500 at the Luzerne County Fall Fair with the help of its scouts and their parents, with computer portrait pictures and a special crafts display. Taking part on the project were: Greg Riley, John Beecham, Jared Dukas, James Galliford, Brian Achuff, Eric St. Clair, Craig Bowersox, Matt Pelak, David Townsend, John Achuff, Asst. Scoutmaster, Mark Chappell, Senior Patrol Leader, Jason Toluba, John St. Clair, Junior Asst. Scoutmaster, Charles Wasserott IV, Scoutmaster, Randy Hozempa, Dave Seidel, Dave Holdredge, Chad Williams, Charles Wasserott V, Ryan Doughton, Dean Evans, Richard Sylvia, Donald Hosey, Edward McCloud, Donald Holdredge, Chris Pelton, Eric McTague and Chris Welch.

The Dallas Middle School Bands, under the direction of Michael Pawlik, are once again preparing for a busy school year. The two bands at the Dallas Middle School consist of 200 students in grades six through nine. The bands will once again be performing their traditional Christmas Concert as well as their annual Spring Concert and participate in a number of community and musical events. Members of the band planning committee are: Missy Achuff, Jennifer Seward, Lynn Murphy, Jason Getz, Drew Bishop, Steve Lieberman, Kris Kaleta, Kelly West and Kim Kamine.

Leena Shaw and Kimberly Johns, students at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, Kingston, have recently been named semi-finalists in the 1990 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Shah, daughter of Drs. Anilkumar and Evelyn Shah of Dallas, is a consistent Deans List student and a member of the Madrigal Singers. She was awarded the Leroy E. Bugbee prize for a history research paper, was the winner of the Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute Medal for math and science, and the Edwin J. Roberts prize for outstanding Latin student.

40 YEARS AGO 1979

Presiding at the Dallas Rotary Clubs corn roasting booth during the Luzerne County Fall Fair last weekend were Jan Jones, Mary Ann Strom, Ed Roth and Howard Strom as customers awaited a fresh batch. The fall fair played to record crowds during its five-day run, with good weather and food fun.

Formal dedication of the new organ, which was installed recently in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, will take place at the morning worship service Sunday morning at 10. Rev. Dr. Allan F. Cease, pastor, will officiate the service. Miss Betty Kuschel is church organist. Committee in charge of the new organ project was headed by Mrs. Thomas Lloyd, president of the United Methodist Women at the church; Edward Miles, church treasurer; and John Lewis, chairman of the administrative board at the church.

50 YEARS AGO 1969

Dorothy Heslop, manager of the Shavertown Office of The Wyoming National Bank, extends a cordial invitation to the public to enjoy an art show in the bank lobby during September, featuring the paintings of Esther Barnes Smith, of Pikes Creek.

A 45-year-old master sergeant who retired after 26 years of military service this week, said he would do it again. It was a good life, he added. The soldier, MSG John J. Appel, Shavertown, was drafted into the Air Force at age 19 in 1843. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific as a supply sergeant. From 1950-1953, in the Korean conflict, he was a member of the 7th Infantry Division. A recent oversea deployment took him to the Pirmasens General Depot in Germany.

60 YEARS AGO 1959

Henry W. Peterson received the American Legions Distinguished Service Award before a capacity crowd attending the second annual Americanism Night of Daddow-Isaacs Post No. 672 and its Auxiliary Friday night. The award was in recognition of Petes service to his fellow man as a churchman, president of Dr. Henry M. Laing Fire Company, long time treasurer of Back Mountain Memorial Library, originator of Back Mountain Halloween Parade and ardent worker for a half dozen other community projects.

September meeting of Back Mountain Library Book Club will be held Monday afternoon at 2 oclock when guest speaker will be Rev. William Reid of Carverton, who will speak on Birds. Rev. Reid, who has loved and studied of birds since childhood, has a vast store of knowledge to share. Hostesses for the meeting: Mesdames W.B. Jeter, Arnot L. Jones, Lloyd Kear, Ross Kimball, James Lacy, L. Verne Lacy, Ornan Lamb, Ralph Lewis, J.B. Marshall, Jr. and Ralph Marshall.

70 YEARS AGO 1949

The motion picture Pocono will have its world premiere at Irem Temple, beginning Friday, October 7. Produced by Joseph Elicker of Pioneer Avenue, the picture was filmed in color in the Back Mountain Region and features beside professional actors many local citizens. Friends and members of the cast on hand were present when Mr. Elicker signed the contract with Wyoming Valley Junior Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the premiere. They are Al Bowman, Richard Parkhurst, Jane Elicker, Edward Smith, Donald Davis, Ham Fisher, Joseph MacVeigh, Eddie Elicker and Carol Elicker.

A German Shorthaired Pointer field trial will be held at George Bulfords Farm Saturday, October 15, sponsored by Pennsylvania German Shorthaired Pointer Club, under sanction of the American Kennel Club. Some twenty dogs from New Jersey and Pennsylvania will take part. It will be a shoot to kill event with Ringneck Pheasants planted for the dogs to point and retrieve.

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