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Another hurricane, a bitter dispute over a police move and a new senior center top year’s headlines By DOTTY MARTIN dmartin@mydallaspost.com

For the second year in a row, hurricane winds descended on the Back Mountain, causing widespread damage and power outages for many residents. In Harveys Lake, a bitter dispute about whether or not to move the borough’s police department was part of almost every meeting in that borough for nearly a year and the termination of a legendary high school football coach had everyone in town talking. Here’s a month-by-month look at life in the Back Mountain during the year 2012: JANUARY The Knights of the Round Table program geared up for its second year in the Lake-Lehman School District. The program started last year as a way to honor Lake-Lehman alums and present students with examples of local leaders. Lake-Lehman High School students took friends, family and fellow classmates on a culinary trip around the world. The humanities students participated in an international dinner as part of a class project in which they created a menu, assembled costumes and performed a skit to represent their choice of country. Out of more than 900 entries, Wycallis Elementary fifth-grader Emily Bogdon was one of 22 students in the state to win the state Department of Transportation Aviation Art Contest. Bogdon’s drawing depicted a girl holding a paper airplane as a real aviation craft flew above her. Bogdon said her father helped her develop the idea for the drawing. Harveys Lake Borough Council adopted a $1,313,525 budget for 2012 without raising taxes. Instead, council members voted to forego their monthly stipends for the year to help eliminate a deficit. The seven council members are paid a total of $13,105 a year. Liz Martin was sworn in as a Dallas Township supervisor and was appointed vice chairman of the board of supervisors. Charles Youngman was sworn in as a first-time council member in Dallas Borough while Lee Eckert and Chris Matus were sworn in for another term. Kelly Martin Johnson, of Trucksville, replaced Mary Jo Hromchak as head coach of the Dallas High School girls basketball team and Doug Miller, of

Exeter, was named head coach of the Mountaineers boys basketball team after Ted Jackson Jr. resigned in November from the position he had held for seven years. The Dallas School Board discussed an expansion of the high school schedule that would allow students to take on extra courses. Superintendent Frank Galicki said the board was considering switching from the four-period block-style schedule to a five-period schedule. Chief Gathering LLC won an appeal to the Dallas Township Zoning Hearing Board for the modification of one of the conditions the board stipulated when it approved the company’s application for a natural gas metering station in December. The condition Chief appealed, which was one of seven posted to the company’s project, involved the construction and maintenance of a 6foot high fence with barbed wire to be no less than 315 feet at all points surrounding the metering facility. Friendly’s restaurant, located at the intersection of Routes 309 and 415, closed its doors on Jan. 8 after 26 years in business Rick Connors, of Bunker Hill Road, used over 18,000 lights to complete his holiday presentation and was awarded first place in the Kingston Township Holiday House Contest. Bill Grant, a 26-year resident of Dallas Township, was named to the board of supervisors, joining Liz Martin and Frank Wagner. The third seat on the board was left vacant in December when longtime supervisor Phil Walter abruptly resigned. A natural gas metering station would be located in Dallas Township as the zoning hearing board approved Williams Field Service LLC’s request to build a facility off Lower Demunds Road. The facility, opposed by several local residents, would be located on 4.29 acres about 2682 feet from the Dallas School District campus. FEBRUARY The Dallas School Board voted to keep the position of head football coach open. The vote came two days after a lengthy hearing for former coach Ted Jackson Sr. Students on the Wilkes-Barre campus of Penn State University in Lehman Township were mourning the loss of “one of their own” after the recent passing of longtime football coach Joe Pa-

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Grammar school friends Leona Huntz and Helen Franklin meet to go into the new Dallas Senior Center in the Stacks Complex.

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Harveys Lake Borough Police Chief Charles Musial thinks the present police station in Harveys Lake is not secure, not up to code and needs too many repairs to save.

terno of lung cancer. Jeff Box was sworn in a for a third term as Kingston Township supervisor but the appointment was a bit unexpected. Box didn’t run for re-election in 2011 – not even in the primary. He won the seat left vacant by former supervisor John Solinsky after residents wrote his name on the ballot more than anyone else’s moniker. Lake Townwship was gearing up to become a member of the Back Mountain Community Partnership as members discussed the township’s inclusion at a meeting. Less than a month after leaving a career she held for 27 1/2 years, Marilyn Gregorski admitted she would be back at The Meadows Nursing Center in Dallas Township. She had been asked to help with Market on the Pond, the center’s largest fundraising event. The 71-year--old doesn’t like the word “retirement” and referred to her recent departure from her position as director of volunteers at the nursing center as “a leap of faith.” Teachers in the Lake-Lehman School District adopted dress down days and paid $5 to wear less form attire to work every other Wednesday with the money funding book scholarships for graduating seniors as well as school functions such as the Last Knight Lock-In. Language arts teacher Cathy Wolfe started the program as a way to wear comfortable clothing to work while also paying homage to former Lake-Lehman employees and students. Each dress down day honors a deceased member of the Lake-Lehman family. After more than 20 years of remaining anonymous, Sue Hand, of Dallas, admitted to being the Phantom Valentiner who secretly taped paper hearts on doors of Dallas businesses with the help of her family. Longtime Dallas High School football coach Ted Jackson Sr. saw his career ended when the school board voted 7-2 to hire Robert Zaruta as the head coach for the 2012-2013 season.

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Marie Belasco watches as a tree from her yard is cut up and power restored to her home on Machell Avenue.

Kingston Township supervisors adopted an updated comprehensive plan. After several years of working with consulting firms and the planning commission, the board of supervisors adopted a final version of the township’s comprehensive plan. Eleven-month-old Mia Ellis saw her father for just the second time in her young life when Dennis Ellis, of Dallas, a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps flew home after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan. Four generations of the Ellis family, as well as close friends, were at the WilkesBarre/Scranton International Airport to welcome home their favorite military man. To honor the memory of Thomas E. Lynch, 18, of Harveys Lake, a senior at Dallas High School who died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Dallas Township, the Thomas Lynch Scout Scholarship Fund was created to provide financial assistance to current and future Boy Scouts. Twenty-two-year-old Beth Carey, of Dallas, participated in the Penn State THON for the seventh

time. THON is a dance marathon that raises money for the pediatric cancer support organization, the Four Diamonds Fund, associated with the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Carey danced with the Women’s Club Basketball – the same organization that danced in her honor when she was a 15-year-old battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymph glands and bone marrow. Elementary sports in the LakeLehman School District were suspended following an altercation between two Ross Elementary fifth and sixth-grade boys basketball coaches that escalated to a point of concern. Superintendent James McGovern was satisfied with the league president’s decision as to what action to take against the adults responsible but would not provide details. He said the league would also develop a parents’ guide, coaches’ guide and a mission for the program. MARCH Due to overwhelming volumes, the Dallas Area Municipal

Authority increased its recycling collection to every two weeks. Larry Spaciano, executive director of DAMA, attributed the increase in recycling collection to the authority’s new single stream recycling program. Customers no longer had to seaprate materials like plastic, glass and cardboard, making recycling easier than ever. The rivalry between the Dallas and Lake-Lehman high school swimming and diving teams got a little friendlier than one might think. The Lake-Lehman team, which started competing in the Wyoming Valley Conference in 2007, entered into an agreement with Dallas this year to utilize its pool for home meets. See 2012, Page 5


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New books find their way to shelves at Back Mountain Memorial Library

The following new books have been added to the shelves at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas for the month of December 2012: “Two Graves” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and “The Child’s Child” by Barbara Vine FICTION “Two Graves” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, “The Child’s Child” by Barbara Vine, “Slightly Irregular” by Rhonda Pollero,

“Tier One Wild” by Dalton Fury, “Confessions of a Murder Suspect” by James Patterson, “The Jane Austen Marriage Manual” by Kim Izzo, “Power Play” by Patrick Robinson and “Scarecrow Returns” by Matthew Reilly NONFICTION “The Digest Diet” by Liz Vaccariello, “Silent No More” by Aaron Fisher, “Crazy-Cool Duct Tape Projects” by Marisa Pawelko, “Why Children Matter” by Johann Christoph Arnold

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This turn-of-the-century house on North Main Street in Shavertown is pretty in pastels.

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Homes in the Elmcrest development in Dallas are decorated merry and bright for Christmas.

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rom deer wearing Santa hats to smiling Grinches and blow-up snowmen, houses all around the Back Mountain are decorated in their holiday best, continuing to show their spirit as the holidays wind down.

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Roushey Street in Shavertown shows its holiday spirit.

These deer, spotted on the corner of Krispen Road and Mount Olivet Road in Shavertown, are ready for the holiday.

Mike Dzanko puts finishing touches on the Christmas decorations at his house.

This barn in Lehman is decorated for Christmas.

At this house on Monroe Avenue in Dallas, even the Grinch is happy.


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Waiting in the food line with plates in hand were Bob and Peggy Besecker, of Dallas.

Carole and George Pyle, of Dallas, fill their plates during the Back Mountain Men’s Ecumenical Breakfast at Irem Country Club.

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embers of the Back Mountain Men’s Ecumenical Group invited the ladies in their lives to their monthly breakfast at Irem Country Club on Dec. 18. Father James Paisley of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Trucksville, Pastor Gideon Gaetano of New Life Church in Hanover Township, Carols by Kids and the daughter and granddaughter of group coordinator Gene Kelleher daughter performed. Rev. James Paisley, of St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown, sings and entertains at the Back Mountain Men’s Ecumenical Breakfast at Irem Country Club.

Senior Citizens Centers sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties offer hot noon meals Monday through Friday to people 60 years of age or older. Donations from participants are gratefully accepted and needed in order to expand this program. The following is the menu for the week of Dec. 31: MONDAY: Grilled chicken sandwich, craisin spinach salad, lentil soup, wheat sandwich roll, crackers, vanilla pudding brownie parfait, margarine, milk and coffee. TUESDAY: Centerd closed – New Year’s Day WEDNESDAY: Chicken parmesan, spinach salad, steamed Italian green beans, Italian bread, whole wheat pasta, orange sorbet, fat free French dressing, margarine, milk and coffee. THURSDAY: Baked veal cutlet (unbreaded), gravy, scalloped potatoes, broccoli and red peppers, whole wheat dinner roll, lemon bar, margarine, milk and coffee. FRIDAY: Pork (BBQ on side), chuckwagon corn, ovenbrowned potatoes, corn bread, peach cobbler, margarine, milk and coffee.

Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission to the dance is $9 for adults and reduced admission for families.

Support group meets

The Dallas Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 3 at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. For information, call 6758600.

Frania to exhibit

Wyoming Seminary junior Ryan Frania, of Wyoming, will display his creative works in a variety of mediums in an exhibition titled, “Redesigning Reality,� in King’s College Widmann Gallery from Monday, Jan. 7 through Friday, Feb. 15.

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Dallas Township received notice from the Williams-owned Transco interstate pipeline that two replacements of the line would begin in July and conclude in mid-September. Transco would replace a 2,044-foot section that runs underneath Hildebrandt Road and a 193-foot section that runs between Yalick Road and Highland Boulevard. Though the Dallas Township Police Department’s monitoring of seatbelts among minors was ending, Chief Robert Jolley said officers would still patrol around the Dallas School District campus. The department began patrolling the district campus in February to enforce aspects of Lacey’s Law, which was signed into law late last year. Lacey’s Law states that drivers under the age of 18 can be cited for not wearing a seatbelt. For adults, not wearing a seatbelt is a secondary offense. Nine-year-old Jack Farrell, who played for the Knights in the Dallas Youth Basketball League, had a whopper of a game. His team won, 44-39, in the semi-finals against the Celtics and Farrell scored all 44 winning points. The Dallas Elementary School students’ father, Mark, played ball in high school and college and reminisced about the time he scored 34 points on his own when Dallas High School advanced to the district championships in 1985. The state Department of Transportation completed repairs on the Overbrook Road overpass earlier than initially expected. Concrete covering beams underneath the 72-year-old bridge fell onto Route 309 and the agency had planed to close a portion of Route 309 at night for two weeks to conduct the repairs. All the loose concrete was removed from underneath the bridge and replaced within a 10hour period. A Dallas Township supervisors meeting ended with the township’s two fire companies exchanging heated words about disputed territories. Dallas Fire and Ambulance addressed the board about contested boundaries within the township after two former supervisors did not approve suggestions made by both the fire companies and Luzerne County 911. Local governments and the Dallas School District were still footing the bill for the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in the Dallas elementary and middle schools, though costs have increased in difficult economic times. The year, the cost of maintaining the D.A.R.E. program at Dallas increased by nearly 25 percent, a cost shared by the district and the

municipalities located within the district, which include Dallas Borough and Dallas, Franklin and Kingston townships. The Dallas School Board approved changes to course offerings at the high school and middle school for the 2012-13 school year. At the high school, major changes included the addition of several classes to accommodate the opportunities made available since the completion of the new high school building last September. At the middle school, two foreign language courses offered in eighth grade – conversational French and introductory French would be eliminated. With a new executive director, the month-old Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce was growing membership and gaining a strong foothold in the Back Mountain community and beyond. Clare Parkhurst, owner of Black Sheep Advertising in Trucksville, was hired as the chamber’s part-time executive director. Two municipalities in the Back Mountain were awarded grant money from gaming fund revenues for projects that would benefit the entire community. One of the big-ticket items to receive funding was the Back Mountain Community Partnership’s plans for a regional emergency management canter was $975,000 was allocated toward that project. Harveys Lake Borough received $78,220 to renovate an unused recreation center for police department use. Council President Larry Radel said no solid plans had been put into place for the project and there were no plans to pursue it if the grant money had not been awarded. The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors voted to join the Back Mountain Regional Emergency Management Agency. The agency, which also includes Dallas Borough and Dallas, Jackson and Lehman townships, was created in late 2010 as a formal agreement between emergency responders to work together in the event of emergencies. The Dallas Senior Center closed due to safety and visibility concerns and local seniors were worried another center wouldn’t come soon enough. The center was a tenant at the 22 Rice St., Dallas location for about 25 years. The building was once the site of the Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction and the surrounding grounds were used for firemen’s bazaars. Despite parents’ requests, the Lake-Lehman School Board would not make changes to this year’s academic schedule. A resolution to change the calendar was printed on the agenda for a board meeting but Superintendent James McGovern said it was removed form the recommended action list because of a lack of board support. Gary Booth was unanimously

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Lake-Lehman junior Ashlee Barker, left, and senior Zack Titus arrive at the Lake-Lehman prom.

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Marine Corporal Dennis Ellis, of Dallas, sees his 10-month-old daughter, Mia, for just the second time as he returns home from a tour of active duty in Afghanistan as a truck mechanic.

appointed Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator to represent Lake Township in the Back Mountain Emergency Management Agency. APRIL The Dallas Post fooled its readers with an April Fool’s edition announcing that former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning would take his career to a new level by traveling east to Misericordia University where he would play in the Cougars’ first Division III football season. Back Mountain emergency responders gave the new Luzerne County administration two weeks to resolve an ongoing dispute with county 911 officials before bringing things to a head with county council. Emergency responders from seven Back Mountain communities attended a press conference called by Harveys Lake Borough officials to make the public aware of problems they were having with county 911 dispatch protocols. Andrew Duda, of Grasonville, Md., announced his hopes to preserve 17 undeveloped lots on Pineview Road that were owned by his recently-deceased brother, Paul, by creating a wildlife sanctuary that could be maintained by the community. The Dallas Township Board of Supervisors mulled the purchase of emergency notification software to update residents during emergency situations. Alan Pugh, township emergency management coordinator, spoke about the Wireless Emergency Notification system (WENS) at a work session. The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce held its first business mixer at Eye Care Specialists in Dallas. More than 100 people attended the event which was held to celebrate the opening of the new Eye Care Specialists office in the Dallas Shopping Center. Members of Harveys Lake Borough Council expressed concerns about plans to relocate the police department to Little League Road and a public hearing was scheduled to further discuss the issue. The borough receive a $78,200 grant from gaming fund revenues to move the police department from its current location on Route 415 to a former recreation building on Little League Road near the public boat launch and Lake-Noxen Elementary School. Later in the month, Harveys Lake Borough Council members voted 4-2 in favor of the project to relocate the borough’s police department. Council members Larry Radel, Boyd Barber, Frank Kopko and Amy Williams voted for continuing with the project while Michell’e Boice and Thomas Kehler voted against the motion.

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About 150 participants started the Fourth Annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Race at Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman, including Martin’s granddaughter, Amanda Martin.

Kingston Township officials, residents and businesses prepared for the start of the East Center Street Bridge replacement project – a project that had been 12 years in the making. The section of East Center Street between State Route 309 and Main Street would be closed through late October. The project would replace the bridge, widen the road and create a turning lane from East Center Street to the southbound lane on Route 309. Lake-Lehman senior Matthew Gorski, of Shavertown, was the recipient of the Lake-Lehman Foundation’s first John Peter Farrell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, given to a graduation senior at the foundation’s tea event, was named for Farrell who had served on the Lake-Lehman School board since 2008 and who died on April 15, 2011 as a result of a car accident on State Route 29 in Noxen Township. The Dallas Post earned three of 24 Keystone Press Awards won by Impressions Media newspapers this year for news, feature and sports stories, photos and columns, special projects and design in 2011. Staff writer Sarah Hite captured first place in the general news category for her story about the 2010 Kingston Township Holiday House Lighting Contest. Photographer Bill Tarutis took first place in the Feature Photo category for a photo accompanying a story called “Count & Care.” He also captured an honorable mention for Sports Photo titled “Huge win for the Mountaineers.” Dallas Township supervisors adopted a firearms ordinance that regulates the firing of guns in the township. Spurred by safety concerns related to gas line devel-

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Rock Solid Academy Head of School Mark DiPippa, is excited by the construction progress in the Twin Stacks Complex , Dallas.

opment, the ordinance prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 150 yards of any dwelling, house, school building, above ground natural gas facility or storage location, across public roads, in cemeteries or burial places, as well as on another person’s property.

lobby, front offices and a model classroom, was recently completed. Misericordia University President Michael MacDowell announced he would maintain residency in Harveys Lake Borough with his wife, Tina, once he retires on June 30, 2013. The 12th president of Luzerne County’s oldest college announced his retirement on April 19 after 14 years in the position. The Back Mountain Community Partnership continued its discussion about plans for a regional emergency management agency building to be constructed in Lehman Township. Lehman

MAY Rock Solid Academy, a budding K-8 Christian school in the Back Mountain, was set to hold its first open house and officials announced a more than $2,000 decrease in tuition rates for the 2012-13 school year. Head of School Mark DiPippa said Phase I of the school building project, which included construction of a See 2012, Page 7

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YOUR SPACE Camille Fioti, of Woodbine Road in Shavertown, snapped this picture of a breathtaking sunrise over a lake in Stuart, Florida recently. The bird is an egret.

Jessica Martin, a seventh-grade student at Lake Lehman, will display her Harry Potter collection at the Back Mountain Memorial Library during the month of January. When asked how she got started collecting this favorite character’s memorabilia, Jessica said she, “read the books with my aunt and loved them so much I started to collect Harry Potter things.” It all began in 2007 at Christmas when she received a collector’s trunk of the series hardcovers and a Hogwarts’ robe. Now, Jessica also purchases items for her collection while still receiving some as gifts. Her collection includes the wands and a Lego replica of the Hogwarts castle. Jessica and her family vacationed in Florida and visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. While there, the seventh movie was released at the studios and they viewed it in the studio on a huge screen. Jessica said she likes both the movies and the books but prefers the books even more because there is more detail and a story to them. Jessica lives in Lake Township with her parents, Terry and Jennifer Martin.

STRANGE BUT TRUE By Samantha Weaver • It was Albert Einstein who offered the following explanation of relativity: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” • In Singapore, one of the colorful customs is training birds for singing competitions. It’s not always just a hobby, though; for some, it’s a serious - and costly - business. A single well-trained bird might sell for as much as $60,000. • If you’re an oenophile - that’s an aficionado of wine - you probably won’t be surprised to learn that as the cost of a wine goes up, so does a drinker’s appreciation of that wine. It seems that it’s not all about the quality of the vintage, though: In a recent study, tasters were offered two samples of the same wine, but each sample was labeled with a different price. The tasters overwhelmingly preferred the more expensive vintage. • Only one-fifth of homes in America are not air-conditioned. In the sweltering South, a mere 5 percent lack that vital amenity. • Those who study such things say that the wind power in an average hurricane is equivalent to 1.5 trillion watts. That’s the same amount of power that is generated by fully half of the entire world’s generating capacity. • The works of Agatha Christie have been translated more times into other languages than those of any other author in history. • Many people see dogs as doing heroic work in tandem with law enforcement and the military, but they’re not the only animals put to such use. In Mozambique, sniffer rats are being used to find unexploded land mines so experts can disarm them. They’re known as HeroRATs.

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Members of the “Riders of the Lost Ark” 4-H Club of Dallas entertained residents of Dallas Borough’s conservation area with Christmas carols last week. Members included “Snow White” the pony, Jean Lori, Kristina Lori, Anna Lloyd, Emily Bost, Rachael PuONLY YESTERDAY gliese, Mike Keating, Jocelyn Kozick, “Fritz” the pony, Missy Dymond, Kelly Harris, Angela Pugliese, Veronica McRipley, Lindsey Dymond, Abbrey Budzyn, Alisa Harris, Nettie Ginocchetti, Erin Loughney, Carrie Cololin, Lori Bonomo, and Liz Keating.

The Chansonairs, a talented group of high school students from the Back Mountain area, presented a seasonal concert at the Main Office of the First National Bank of Eastern Pennsylvania in Wilkes-Barre. Group members are: Julie Evans, Bill Cutter, David Schooley, Wayne Long, Gerry Brague, Edward Johnson Jr., Eric Manfin, Barbara Berti, Maureen Muessig, Barbara Pichert, Julie Swepston, Karen Murray, Jack Kloeber Jr., Phillip Miller, Dave Morgan, Gary Cutter, Walter Roberts, Steve Hartman, Marilyn Miller, Pam Porter, Dagmar Moravec, Diane Leapline, Bonnie Baird and Kathleen Johnson.

30 YEARS AGO – 1982 Tracy Karuza, 11, of Trucksville received an extra special Christmas gift this year from Coscia’s Restaurant. Tracy was the winner of Coscia’s 15 foot stocking filled with toys and surprises. When Penn State goes to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, New Year’s Day to play Georgia for the National Championship, two local people will be traveling with them as members of the Penn State Blue Band. Karen Williams and John Milauskas III are second year students at Penn State Main Campus and have been members of the Blue Band for as many years.

50 YEARS AGO - 1962 Alana Matter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Frey of Oak Hill, was chosen as Girl of the Month by Lehman Woman’s Club. Mrs. Mark Grimm, chairman of education, introduced Miss Matter to the club members and presented her with a silver bracelet, inscribed. The death of Howard Risely early Wednesday morning struck the Back Mountain a crushing blow. He was the one man in the community who could not be spared, the focus of life in the Back Mountain. For over thirty years, ever since he acquired the Dallas Post in 1930, his every thought had centered about his chosen community. Risely died at Nesbitt Hospital after having a sudden heart attack while enjoying Christmas

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its annual Christmas party at the home on Huntsville Road. A door-prize, Lionel Electric train, 60 YEARS AGO - 1952 Lucy and Marion Courtright, was won by Carol Ann Rother, Harris Hill Road, Trucksville, en- Dallas. tertained members of the Major 70 YEARS AGO - 1942 Circle of Shavertown Methodist “The Case of the Laughing Church at their home recently. Present were Mrs. Howard Ap- Dwarf,” a mystery in three acts, pleton, Mrs. Horton Averett, was presented by the Dallas Pearl Averett, Mrs. Oscar Dy- Township senior last week. The mond, Mrs. William Dodson, cast included Shirley Goss, EdMrs. Paul Eckert, Mrs. Carol ith Spencer, Isabelle Veitch, Jim Hontz, Mrs. Henry Isaacs, Mrs. Harfman, Marion Jackson, LawFrancis Dougherty, Mrs. Ste- rence Smith, William Colvin, Bephen Johnson, Mrs. Harry Ma- tty Kriedler, Robert Patrick, Hajor, Mrs. W. Martin Porter, Ethel rold Dymond, Irene Stofila and Vivian, Alice Vivian, Mrs. Ross Chuck McManus. Information for “Only YesterWilliams and Mrs. Blanche Kellday” is taken from back copies of er. Daddow Isaacs American Le- The Dallas Post which is 121 gion Post 672 played host to 93 years ago. The information here children of the community on is printed exactly as it originally Saturday night, when it staged appeared.

dinner at the home of his sister.

MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel • On Jan. 4, 1965, in his State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson lays out for Congress a list of legislation needed to achieve his plan for a Great Society. His list included the creation of Medicare/Medicaid, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. • On Dec. 31,1972, Roberto Clemente, future Hall of Fame baseball player, is killed along with four others when the cargo plane in which he is traveling crashes off the coast of Puerto Rico. At the end of September, Clemente had gotten his 3,000th hit in the final game of the season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. • On Jan. 2, 1980, in response to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty. Carter feared that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan could lead to the USSR gaining control over much of the world’s oil supplies.

“ D O YO U G O O U T O N N E W Y E A R ’S E V E ? ”

“No, because I’ve got two small children at home and I’m in bed by 9:30.” Christine Somers Dallas

“I visit with my family. My mom bangs pots and pans outside after midnight.” Jeff Passetti Nanticoke

“I celebrate with friends at a friend’s house. We hang out and watch the ball drop.” Whitney Ellenberg Dallas

“Oh, yeah. I go downtown to drink and go to the clubs.” Sal Saraniti Dallas

“I go bowling at Chacko’s. For one price, you get a lane for the whole night and free pizza.” Anna Nole Tunkhannock

“I actually might be going to my roommate’s for New Year’s Eve. He lives somewhere south on the Susquehanna River.” Matt Botta Dallas


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Township was awarded a $975,000 grant from gaming funds on behalf of the partnership for the project. Trula Hollywood, director for the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, said requests for proposals were currently being sought for a new Dallas Senior Center. The Dallas Foundation installed a sign in front of Dallas Elementary School off Hildebrandt Road to track the progress of its first major project – the installation of another sign. The group hoped to raise enough funds to install a state-of-the-art electronic sign on State Route 309 to replace the current sign that dates back to 1962. Dallas Township supervisors told residents about new plans proposed by the State Department of Transportation that would remedy traffic flow issues on Upper Demunds Road. The new plan would feature a throughway from Upper Demunds Road through township property to State Route 309 which would have a traffic light at the intersection. It was announced that former Dallas High School football coach Ted Jackson Sr. would be honored at a reunion of Mountaineer football players spanning his career from 1985-2011. After watching her husband coach youth sports nearly ever year since the 19702, Sandy Jackson said the family had had a difficult time dealing with the transition. She and her son, Ted Jr., were planning the reunion for May 27 at Irem Country Club. John Miliaskas, of Dallas, was inducted into the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hall of Fame at the PMEA Annual In-Service Conference Awards Luncheon in Lancaster. During his 35-year tenure at Lake-Lehman High School, Miliauskas repeatedly produced award winners in parade, concert, field show and indoor guard in competition after competition up and down the east coast. Concerned about the effects that drilling mud spills may have on several wells near natural gas sites, Dallas Township residents and officials said they wanted the water tested. Representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection and Chief Gathering/PVR Partners fielded questions regarding recent incidents during which water, containing bentonite clay,

erupted through the ground. Damp weather and a few dark clouds couldn’t keep about 135 youths and their families from participating in the Sixth Annual Kids Fishing Day hosted by the Back Mountain Police Association at Frances Slocum State Park in Kingston Township. Ross Piazza, Back Mountain Police Association vice president, said the event is sponsored by local businesses and residents to provide a day of fishing and activities for children at no cost. The Fourth Annual Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat in memory of long-time devoted volunteer for Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. Martin volunteered for many years at Habitat work sites and on the board of directors. JUNE Standing near a proposed hiking/bicycling trail route that would went its way between several tombstones in the Sacred Heart Cemetery off Dorchester Drive in Dallas, Mary Jean Tarantini, of Harveys Lake, urged families who have plots on the property to contact Diocese of Scranton officials and request the trail be rerouted away from ‘this sacred place.” Tarantini was joined by more than 30 people collectively calling themselves the Concerned Families of Sacred Heart Cemetery. She said the group did not know about ongoing discussions for a potential trail right-of-way through the cemetery until reading about it in a newspaper last Decenber. The Waterfront Banquet Center became a Nautical Night when 336 students attended the Dallas High School Junior/Senior Prom. Chloe Alles was selected as Prom Queen while Logan Bullock was named Prom King. The Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior Prom was held at Genetti’s in Wilkes-Barre with a beach theme and the venue was decorated with glass centerpieces that held sand and candles, shells, starfish and netting. Kyle Fine was voted Prom King and Lindsey Bennett was named Prom Queen. Sandy Cooper worried she wouldn’t be able to show respect for family members buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park in Dallas Township as the flowers she buys for graves kept disappearing. The latest event happened on Mother’s Day. A Chapel Lawn maintenance employee posted signs warning trespassers of video surveillance in an attempt to prevent flowers from being stolen. Four new members were inducted into the Knights of the

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Eight-year-old Wycallis Elementary student Madison Carlsson of Trucksville reaches for a flip-flop-decorated Vienna Finger cookie.

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Roundtable during a brunch at Irem Temple Country Club. The program in its second year, aims to honor former Lake-Lehman students and employees who have had a positive effect on the community to inspire current students to become better citizens. Inductees included John Miliauskas, former band director; Joseph Lopasky, a standout football player; Ricky Bonomo, a former wrestler; and Brian Kelly, a soccer star. Officials, community leaders, former constituents and friends mourned the loss of a long-time contributor to the Back Mountain, whether it was through his duties as state senator, a judge, an attorney or a friend when former state Sen. Charles Lemmond died on May 30 at the age of 83. Lemmond was a state senator from 1986 until 2006 when his protégé,Lisa Baker, took office. Visually-impaired students in the Dallas School District got a chance to mingle with children from Scranton and have fun at their inaugural field day on the Dallas campus. Visual teacher Bridge Gavin coordinated with a friend from the Scranton School District to have visually-impaired students from that district attend the event. Longtime employees of the Dallas School District said their final “goodbyes” at a school board meeting. Five faculty retirees with a combined 115 years of service were honored by the board and given the opportunity to talk about their experiences at the district. Retiring were Dallas Elementary kindergarten teacher Lucy Callahan, high school English and language arts teacher Candyce Fike, high school band director Todd Hunter, middle school librarian Louie Roberts and Dallas Elementary gifted instructor Linda Doughton. The Dallas School Board approved its $32.9 million budget for the 2012-13 school year with calls for a 2.1 percent millage increase to 11.8052 mills. The budget also included a per capital tax of $10, an earned income tax of 1 percent split with district municipalities and an emergency services tax of $52, $5 of which is district funds. All the squawking about raising chickens in Kingston Township came to an abrupt halt as supervisors voted against changing the zoning ordinance to allow the keeping of fowl in residential areas. Supervisors James Reino Jr., Jeffrey Box and Shirley Moyer voted against changing the ordinance while Gary Mathers remained the lone supporter. Resident Chris Mathers, of Trucksville, wife of Gary Mathers, championed the issue a few months ago and presented research on the topic for the board to digest. Trinity Presbyterian Church, Irem Road, Dallas, marked its 50th anniversary on June 10 with more than 170 members and friends attending a special service of worship, remembrance and celebration. It was all pomp and circumstance in the Back Mountain as the class of 2012 from Lake-Lehman High School received its diplomas on June 13 and the Mountaineers of Dallas High School graduated on June 15. The Lake-Lehman School Board narrowly approved the budget for the 2012-13 school year which includes funds to develop a district-run daycare center, decreased health care costs

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Sunglasses were the order of the day for Dallas High School seniors entering Mountaineer Stadium for the 51st commencement.

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Madison Crawn, of Exeter, can hardly believe she caught this very large brown trout at the Sixth Annual Kids Fishing Day sponsored by the Back Mountain Police Association.

for teachers and other spending strategies. The $26.8 million spending plan raises taxes to 9.27 mills, a 4.26 percent increase for Luzerne County taxpayers within the district. Family and friends joined employees of Frontier Communications to host the annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Back Mountain Little League Field. The event raises funds and awareness for the battle against childhood cancer. JULY Recent Dallas High School graduate Sarah Bilski learned that she was the recipient of the Roy W. Piper Charitable Trust Scholarship, which awards her $60,000, or $15,000 each for four years, when she attends Penn State University. Piper was a Wyoming County businessman who died in 2007. He set up scholarships for high school seniors in Wyoming, Luzerne and Lackawanna counties six years before he died. Trustees administering the scholarships take into consideration financial need, community service and citizenship. A zoning hearing for the Dallas Area Municipal Authority’s application to create a compost facility at the State Correctional Institute at Dallas was cancelled due to DAMA’s application withdrawal. At a supervisors meeting earlier in the month, residents had expressed concerns about noise, traffic and security at the proposed site. Andrew Duda, of Maryland, told a group of volunteers that all 17 lots had been acquired for a proposed wildlife sanctuary, which has been named Woodland Springs, but zoning requirements may be an issue. The Dallas High School Student Leadership in Civics group unveiled its most recent project – a military honor wall. The wall features two plaques with name plates – one for Dallas-area military personnel who have earned the Purple Heart and one for families of service men and women who have received the Gold Star. The 66th Annual Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction came to an end when local artist Sue Hand’s painting of the auction grounds went across the auction block and garnered $4,600 for the library. Friends and family of 22-yearold Paige Selenski weren’t exactly surprised when the 2008 Dallas High School graduate was recently named to the U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team. For Selenski, a University of Virginia senior majoring in English, making the team was a long time coming. The Lake-Lehman School Board approved a raise for the superintendent and his assistant. The board approved a 3.5 percent raise for Superintendent James McGovern which changed his annual salary to $116,763.53. A $0.60 per hour raise was approved for Assistant to the Superintendent Mary Jo Casaldi, increasing her salary to $40,081.60. AUGUST PVR Partners, formerly Chief Gathering LLC, donated a Polaris Ranger 800EF all-terrain vehicle to Dallas Fire & Ambulance Inc. The vehicle will be fitted with equipment that will enable responders to reach wooded areas. The Collie Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania donated three pet oxygen masks to the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department. The Back Mountain community mourned the loss of a young man considered by many of his friends as “the strongest person”

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PennDOT placed these signs on Route 309 in Shavertown, closing the main highway to allow crews to repair the Overbook Avenue bridge which had been crumbling.

they know. Corey Ehret, 18, of Dallas, died July 22 after a threeyear battle with embryonal rhabdomyo sarcoma. After four months of construction, Hillside Road in Jackson Township was about to reopen to the public but officials warned nearby residents that the bridge replacement project does not mean the area is no longer prone to flooding. The Back Mountain continued to rally around Paige Selenski, a native of Shavertown and 21008 graduate of Dallas High School, who was playing on the United States Olympic field hockey team in London, showing its support in many ways. Employees at The Lands at Hillside Farms created “The Paige” sundae, consisting of vanilla ice cream, strawberry and blueberry topping, whipped cream and a cherry on top. The former Castle Inn was sold to the Triangle 24 Hour Club, Inc. and would serve as a meeting space for recovering alcoholics, addicts and their families. According to county property records, the historical landmark located on State Route 415 was sold to the non profit recovery group for $307,000. Dallas Township supervisors continued discussion about whether to contribute toward the Kingston Township-run D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Kingston Township asked Dallas Township to donate $2,500 toward the program. The program cost is divided between Kingston, Dallas and Franklin townships, Dallas Borough and the Dallas School District. The life of 22-year-old Kelci Gibbons was celebrated at the Harveys Lake Beach Club by those who knew her and loved her. A 2008 graduate of Dallas High School where she was a member of the 2007 state championship soccer team, Gibbons was killed in an automobile accident on July 24. Dallas Township supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution to appoint a committee to begin drafting a new comprehensive plan for the township’s anticipated growth over the next few years. Schools opened on Aug. 28 for

students in the Lake-Lehman School District and on Aug. 29 for students in the Dallas School District. SEPTEMBER The Luzerne County Fair, held every year at the fair grounds on Route 118 in Lehman, enjoyed its 50th year. The long-awaited news that the senior center in Dallas was scheduled to reopen in the Twin Stacks Center on Memorial Highway came. After receiving several responses to its latest request for proposals, the Luzerne & Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging presented and gained approval for the lease of the new senior center at the Twin Stacks Center from the Luzerne County Council. The largest private team in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Scranton consisted of about 35 Back Mountain residents, including breast cancer survivors Chris Ostroski and Kathy Bufalino, both of Shavertown. The Dallas Harvest Festival, the annual block party held along Main Street in the borough, celebrated its 10th anniversary. Eighty vendors from all over the Back Mountain took part in the event that also hosted special guests Cherie and Dave, clowns from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Members of the Harveys Lake Borough Council scrapped pans to build a new police station on Little League Road when the motion to open bids for the project was made but not carried. All council members except Vice president Francis Kopko carried the motion made by councilwoman Michell’e Boice. The Dallas School Board adopted the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s career mentoring program as part of the district’s curriculum. The program is based on area business professionals volunteering as mentors to work with students, giving them early exposure to what they mind find upon entering the work force.

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OCTOBER A mixer on the deck at Metro Bar & Grill in the Twin Stacks Center, Dallas, introduced the Back Mountain Young Professionals Association, a new branch of the Back Mountain Chamber. The intention of the new group is to attract younger professionals to the community to gather and share ideas while working together to build an environment for both families and businesses. Members of Boy Scout Troop 381 in Dallas honored the memory of Eagle Scout Thomas Lynch who was killed in an automobile accident on his way to school on Feb. 3. Lynch had left behind an unfinished Scout project and fellow Scout Casey McAndrew dove in to finish building information kiosks at three locations on the Back Mountain Trail. Seniors from the Back Mountain greeted one another with excitement and hugs at the opening of the new Senior Center in the Twin Stacks building in Dallas. Children of all ages enjoyed the array of equipment and vehicles on display at the first-ever Dallas Township Fall Roll Out held on the municipal grounds on Route 309. The Dallas School Board approved a trial agreement for cyber services with Seneca Valley School District. Dallas would pay Seneca Valley $8,750 for 25 parttime seats and unlimited fulltime seats in a cyber school program. Kingston Township supervisors approved a request from Fabcor Inc. for a time extension on the East Center Street Bridge project. Township Manager Kathleen Sebastian stated that Fabcor planned to have the bridge open to the public in December. Residents of Harveys Lake Borough expressed their concerns about the possible moving and renovation of the police station. Council informed the public that the current building would be assessed by an engineer as was discussed at a previous meeting. Michael Novrocki, Social Studies teacher and National History Day coordinator at Lake-Lehman High School, received the Centennial Medal Award for Excellent in Education from Philadelphia University. The award is presented to educators for their dedication in preparing their

NOVEMBER Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 155 led a group in the Pledge of Allegiance at a candlelight vigil and prayer session at The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dallas. Reverends Dr. Robert Zanicki and Gideon Gaetano led the audience in prayer and song. The Back Mountain Community Partnership discussed emergency trailers that were being purchased. The partnership purchased equipment with previous grant money for emergency response crews and was looking to make accessibility to that equipment quick and easy so emergency crews can be on scene as fast as possible. The Dallas Foundation announced results of its contest to determine the location of a Dallas School District sign. There were 2,134 votes cast and 62.5 percent of the people voted to replace the existing sign at the intersection of Route 309 and Hildebrandt/Upper Demunds Road. The new sign is expected to arrive in January 2013. Dallas Township residents were invited to participate in a series of public visioning sessions. As the next step in a process begun in 2008, township officials would work to complete the Comprehensive Plan over the course of the next several months. Thousands of Back Mountain residents were left without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Downed trees and power lines made clean up and repair a non-stop job for utility crews and families throughout the area. The most devastating storm in decades left millions or people across the country without power as thousands fled their waterdamaged homes. Two Dallas artist had their work chosen for display during the nation’s largest juried exhibit and sale of works by artists with cognitive, physical, hearing and visual disabilities. The Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Annual Art Ability Exhibit selected 33year-old Billy Sukus for his piece entitled “26 Fe Iron” and 35-yearold Pat Cleary for his piece entitled “Beadweaver.” Dallas High School announced plans to open a student-operated store called Mountaineer Market. The store would serve as a fundraising tool for the school and a hands-on classroom where students could learn job skills such as keeping inventory, practical math, cash handling and work-related social skills.

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Ross Elementary School in Sweet Valley hosted a Dads Day, a day for fathers to volunteer part of their day to participate in fun activities with their children’s class. Fifty-three fathers took part in the day, some of them multiple times for multiple children. The Back Mountain saw its first taste of snow on Nov. 27, causing the Dallas School District to call for a two-hour delay while the Lake-Lehman School District remained on its regular schedule. DECEMBER Thanks to Facebook, the Chinikaylo family from Church Road in Lehman Township was able to find Lillie, its 3-year-old Border Collie/Labrador mix that had become frightened by firecrackers and ran out of the family’s backyard. A posting on Facebook by someone who had found Lillie got her back to her family without incident. Cross Creek Community Church on Carverton Road in Trucksville participated in Operation Children Child, a shoebox collection whereby participants filled a shoebox or small plastic tote with items for children ages 2-14 in countries all around the world. A special meeting was held by the Harveys Lake Protective Association to hear both sides of the police move issue. County President Larry Radel gave the position to move the department while Councilwoman Michell’e Boice took the opposing postiion, saying the police department should remain at the borough’s main entrance. A straw poll of residents who attended the meeting was taken. The unanimous decision was to keep the departmetn at its present site. Residents of Dallas Township and members of the township’s planning board met with Jack Varaly from Varaly Associates to begin the process of building a comprehensive plan for the township. Varaly was hired by the township to help prepare a plan to map out a vision for the future. Fashion designer Jay McCarroll, a native of Lehman and win-

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David Harris visits his daughter Jennifer’s kindergarten class at Ross Elementary School as part of a special Dads in School program. Harris had just recently returned home from military duty.

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Lorraine Farrell, widow of John Peter Farrell, pauses to reflect at the Lake-Lehman Foundation annual tea and scholarship awards banquet.

ner of the first season of “Project Runway,” returned to the Back Mountain to participate in a holiday-themed fashioned show at Misericordia University. Dallas Borough Council approved the proposed -013 budget of $1,140,000 and authorized its advertisement. At the Dallas School Board re-

organization meeting, Dr. Richard Coslett was elected president and Dr. Bruce Goeringer was named vice president. Mark Kornoski was re-elected president by one vote over Andrew Salko on the Lake-Lehman School Board while Walter Glogowski was named fist vice president and Dr. Kevin Carey was

elected second vice president. Dallas Elementary students got an early start on their seasonal shopping lists during an annual holiday shopping event at the school. Youngsters and their parents perused the various wares and vendors at the event, which included items for everyone in one’s family from brother to godmother. Furry friends and their owners flocked to Dymond’s Farm in Orange to have their photos taken with Santa Claus and raise money for animals in need. The event was organized by Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, located just down the street from the family farm. The Kukuchka family in Tunkhannock revived its Christmas holiday display, setting up more than 18,000 lights at the family business, Creekside Gardens. The Dallas School District’s board of directors discussed alternative approaches to updating Dallas Elementary School which is in need of maintenance and repair. A water main break at the school earlier in the year prompted a study to determine the state of the building and possible options for rehabilitating it.

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Two named to dean’s list at RIT

Anna Kammen, of Shavertown, and Catherine Sullivan, of Lehman, have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology. Kammen is a second-year student in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf while Sullivan is a fifth-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

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THE YEAR IN SPORTS From the downfall of a longtime football coach to an Olympic hero to a couple of firsts at the local university By DOTTY MARTIN dmartin@mydallaspost.com

Longtime Dallas High School football coach Ted Jackson Sr. found himself out of a job after receiving an unsatisfactory performance review. Dallas High School graduate Paige Selenski made the Back Mountain proud when she became a member of the United States Olympic Field Hockey Team, prompting employees at the Lands at Hillside Farms to offer the Paige Sundae. Misericordia University celebrated several firsts when both its men’s and women’s basketball teams turned in championship seasons and its newly-formed football team took to the field for the first time. All in all, it was a busy year for sports in the Back Mountain. Here’s a review of some of the area’s athletic accomplishments in 2012. JANUARY Wyoming Seminary Upper School named Back Mountain athletes who received Most Valuable Player, Coaches Awards and Gold Awards for the fall season. Frank Henry, of Dallas, a golfer, received the Most Valuable Golfer Award; Jane Henry, of Shavertown, a tennis player, received the Blue Knight Award; Alannah Trombetta, of Dallas, a cross country runner, received the Most Valuable Runner Award; and Emma Spath, of Shavertown, a tennis player, received the Gold Award. Rock Solid AAU Boys 17U/11th grade basketball team completed its fifth season with a record of 28-4. Members of the team were Eugene Lewis, Shane Dunn, Bobby Saba, Ryan Hoinski, James McCann, Travis Buckner, Frank Vito, Paul Brace and Jon Gimble. Doug Miller was head coach of the team and Jesse Francis was assistant coach. The Dallas Youth Basketball Fourth-Grade Travel Team captured the championship in the Back Court Hoops Holiday Basketball Tournament. Members of the team were Sam Nocito, Jack Lukasavage, Matt Dolan, Jack Farrell, Dylan Schuster, Lenny Kelley, Brett Ostroski and Tom Phillips. The Dallas Mountaineer Aquatics Club remained undefeated in the Northeast PA Age Group Swim League season with an impressive win at Abington. Dallas diver Sarah Zerfoss recorded scores of 6 and 6 ½ as the Mountaineers earned a 96-90 victory over Pittston Area at home. Joining Zerfoss in the winning category were Kendra Vanesko and Patrick Maday.

win over Lake-Lehman. Jake Chielli took first in the 50 free and 500 free. Matthew Edkins took first in diving for the Black Knights’ lone with. Connor Daly broke a school record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:25.89. Eric Berley and Dean Shaver combined for 18 points to lead the Hornets to victory while Brett Ostroski scored 19 points for the Cavs in a losing effort in Dallas Youth Basketball action. Winners of the 2012 Father O’Leary Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship were Donnie Faux, Nicole Cavanaugh, Nick Kocher, Lee Eckert and Jonathan Wilson. Lake-Lehman’s Josh Sayre pinned Eric Young of Dallas in the finale of an intense dual in front of a near-capacity crowd at Lake-Lehman, pushing the Black Knights to a 32-31 victory over their arch-rivals in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division II meet. Shane Dunn of Dallas signed a letter of intent to pay football at East Stroudsburg Univerity. Todd Phillips scored 22 points to lead the Suns while Nathaniel Spare added 10 for the winners as the Suns defeated the Lakers, 4029, in Dallas Youth Basketball action. The Dallas Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team captured the championship in the Wyoming Valley SeventhGrade Basketball League with a perfect 11-0 record. Members of the team were Lauren Dotter, Breezy Coolbaugh, Maria Bednar, Talia Kosierowski, Carley perloff, Jackie Dotter, Samantha Delamater, Maddie Kelly, Courtney Devens, Sara Lojewski, Danielle Walsh, Miranda Roche, Paige Evans, Catherine Dillon and Kaitlyn Pelcher.

MARCH Nanticoke broke open a onepoint game midway through the third quarter to defeat Lake-Lehman, 60-42, in the Wyoming Valley Conference Division III girls basketball championship at Holy Redeemer High School. Dallas had three payers reach double figures to defeat Tunkhannock, 49-45, to capture the Wyoming Valley Conference Division II boys basketball title at Lake-Lehman High School. It was a 2-fer at Misericordia University when the men’s and women’s basketball teams both won Freedom Conference championships – the women by defeating King’s College, 64-54, and the men by earning a 69-42 win over Wilkes University. Jake Wilson, Bryan Carter and Nick Shelley all won by decision for the Lake-Lehman wrestling team after Dallas Dominick DeGraba started the day with a win. The Knights came away with the FEBRUARY team title in the wrestling tournaOwen Kiluk of Dallas won the ment. 100 back in a 118-39 Mountaineer Alison Piatt, of Pikes Creek, is

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Brogan Stec, 14, swims the breast stroke in the boys 14 & under 200 yard medley relay during a DMAC meet.

so dedicated to the sport of curling, she volunteered to officiate at the 2012 USA Curling National Championships at the Ice Works Skating Complex in Aston. Sikhmail Mathon poured in 20 points to lead the Spurs to a 55-38 win over the Magic in the championship game of the 7th/8th

The Back Mountain Bandits hosted Mountain Top for the first game of the season and came out on the short end of a 6-4 score. Scoring goals for the Bandits were Ricky Morgan, Michael SanBILL TARUTIS FILE PHOTO/ FOR THE DALLAS POST tora, Ryan Cohen and Stone Mannello.The Dallas Youth Basket- Emotions ran the gamut for former coach Ted Jackson Sr. at the ball fourth-grade travel team won Dallas football reunion.

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Dallas’ Aaron Weir, right, taps the ball over the net but Lake-Lehman’s Scott Judson is there for the block.

grade boys division of the Dallas Youth Basketball League. Co-captains Tim Piatt, of Lehman, and Robbie Hoffman, of Shavertown, joined fellow teammate senior Mike Cutts, of Scott Township, to lead Summit Christian Academy Patriots to a second-place finish in the NyPenn Christian League Tournament. Ray Ostroski and Spencer Bowanko scored 124 points apiece to lead Dallas to a 45-27 victory over Berwick in the championship game of the Wyoming Valley Conference 8th Grade Basketball League. James Flores, 14, of Shavertown, made his first hole in one on the pare 3, number 17 at Irem Country Club. Flores was playing the back nine with his mother when he teed off at the hole. He has played golf since he was 11 years old and is a member of the Dallas High School golf team and Irem Country Club. CHARLOTTE BARTIZEK FILE PHOTO/ FOR THE DALLAS POST Lee Eckert won first place in Tommy Williams, of Lake-Lehman, and Dallas’ Jesse Goode tangle in the 130 lb. bracket as the archthe Knights of Columbus Basketrivals battle on the wresling mat. ball Regional Free Throw Shooting Competition in Cresco. The Dallas High School girls ic Anderson, Tyler Steve, Johnny the Wyoming Area Catholic lacrosse team won the battle of Yenchak, Dylan Pilger, Casey March Madness Tournament by APRIL the Back Mountain arch rivals McAndrew, Eric Gotoweski, Ledefeating Pittston Area, 39-18, in Mallory Wilson scored seven with a 14-67 victory over Lake- wis Hackling, David Payne, Kenthe title game. Members of the goals and registered a pair of assists but the Lake-Lehman girls tam were Sam Nocito, Brett Os- Lehman. Dallas goals were ny Burkhardt, Hunter Hackling lacrosse team fell one shy, losing troski, Matt Dolan, Jack Lukasav- scored by Melissa Tucker, 4; and Alex Hoyt. Back Mountain Bandits girls to Bethlehem Freedom at Lake- age, Lenny Kelley, Todd Phillips, Maddie Mulhern, 3; Lynn VierLehman. Alyssa Adams recorded Dylan Schuster and Jack Farrell. cinski, 3; Emily Capitano, 2; Cara 7/8 lacrosse team participated in The Lake-Lehman volleyball Pricher, 1; and Sarah Stewart, 1. the 2012 “Queen of the Turf” six goals and Amelia Jenkins toteam defeated arch-rival Dallas, Alyssa Adams scored five of Leh- Clinic & Tournament at Bloomstaled four goals and two assists for the Lady Knights while Lydia 25-16, 25-23 and 25-23, to grab a man’s goals while the sixth was burg University. Attending were Sam Delamater, Jordan Kelly, Forster accounted for 14 saves in 3-1 on-the-road victory. Kevin scored by Amelia Jenkins. Grace Butler and Katie Strohl. Fine led the victors with 21 kills the net. Anthony Grandinetti hit a The Dallas High School track and four digs. Teammate Kevin MAY The Back Mountain Black- walk-off single in the bottom of and field team entertained Pitt- Masters had 10 kills and six ston Area at the school district’s blocks while Zack Doran had six hawks finished the NEPASHL the seventh sinning as the A’s newly-constructed track. Shane service points and seven digs. varsity ice hockey season in first beat the Astros, 6-5, in Back Jacobsen threw the discus, Jason Kyle Morgan led the Mountain- place with a 10-2-2 record. Mem- Mountain Baseball action. MaSimonovich competed in the tri- eers with 40 assists and three ac- bers of the team were Sean Jen- son Gattuso was the winning kins, Corey McAndrew, Eric Yen- pitcher as he gave up one hit in 1.1 ple jump and Regan Rome and es. F.J. Costantino, of Dallas High chak, Paul Ciacci, Eric Smith, Lo- innings. Alex Zubko ran, her in the 1-mile run and him in the 4 x 800-meter School, signed a letter of intent to gan Obes, Patrick Newhart, Don play football at Wilkes University. Hockenbury, Jimmy Loefflad, Er- See REVIEW, Page 10 relay.


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Sandy Jackson, wife of former Dallas High School football coch Ted Jackson Sr., and her son, Ted Jackson Jr. were organizing a Mountaineer football player reunion spanning Ted Sr.’s career from 1985-2011 to be held at the Irem Temple Country Club. Members of the Dallas Lacrosse Booster Club honored senior members of the Dallas High School boys and lacrosse teams prior to the teams’ game against Lake-Lehman. Senior members of the Dallas team were Morgan Cohen, Karsten Leu, Aaron Lisses, Jake Piskorick, Brett Wanek, Zack Taylor, Emiy Capitano, Brooke Evans, Aubrey Gryskiewicz, Dana Jolley, Kaylin Russell, Sarah Stewart, Melissa Tucker and Lynn Viercinski. Brian D. Stanchak, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Director of Athletics, announced this year’s inductees into the Penn State WilkesBarre Athletics Wall of Fame. They are Charles Boughton, Jill Chocallo, James Miliauskas and Phillips Navola. JUNE Jake Chielli, of the Dallas High School swim team, and Sarah Zerfoss, a member of the diving team, won the PIAA Outstanding Swimmer and Outstanding Diver Awards, respectively, for the 2011-2012 season. The Lady Mountaineers from Dallas High School hung tight and nipped arch-rival Lake-Lehman, 2-1, in the District 2 spring girls soccer seminal game. Hundreds of former Dallas High School football players aged 20, 30 and 40 attended a football reunion honoring Ted Jackson’s 27-year career at Irem Temple Country Club. Jackson’s position as the Dallas High School head football coach was opened to the public due to an unsatisfactory performance review in late 2011 and, after a hearing on the matter, the board opted to hire Shavertown resident Bob Zaruta to fill the position. But the hundreds of former football players at the reunion gave Jackson a different review. Lake-Lehman’s Jacob Bevan signed a letter of intent to attend Keystone College to continue his academic and running career. Bevan was the District 2 AA 800 meter champion, qualifying for states in both the 800 meter run and the high jump. Dave Schuster picked up his fourth win of the season, holding the Athletics to four hits while striking out nine as the Yanks snuck by the A’s, 5-4, in Back Mountain Baseball action. A recent coaches poll of the Central Susquehanna Lacrosse League selected three Dallas players and one Lake-Lehman player to first team All Conference honors. John Butchko, a senior at Lake-Lehman was selected as first team defense and first team long stick midfielder for the second year in a row. First team attackman Morgan Cohen, a Dallas senior, was second in the league in scoring with 31 goals and 24 assists. Senior defenseman Zack Taylor was the anchor of the Dallas defense and led his team in takeaways and scored three goals this season. George Pfeiffer, a sophomore goalie from Dallas, led the league in goals again by only allowing 54 goals this season. JULY

Lake-Lehman Tiff Oplinger doubled to center to start the bottom of the first inning in the 33rd Annual Robert L. Dolbear AllStars Softball Game sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Dallas. Oplinger and her West teammates trounced the East, 12-2, in the game at the Back Mountain Little League field. The Back Mountain Yankees completed the season with a 15-1 winning streak and an overall record of 6-5 to capture the Back Mountain Major League Championship with an 11-3 win over the Phillies. Members of the Yankees team were Bobby Bogumil, Joseph Fioti, Beaudyn Lewis, Derek Answini, Darren Kerdesky, Dylan Schuster, Mark Roginski, Joseph Brennan, Carl Markowski, David Schuster, Collin Pertl and Michael Doggett. Sarah Zerfoss, a 2012 graduate of Dallas High School, announced she would continue her academic and diving career at Clarion University majoring in communications. Caitlin Barry, a Dallas High School swim team captain, decided to continue her academic and athletic career at Westminster College in New Wilmington while Dallas High School senior Erica Luzetski would continue her diving and academic careers at Ithaca College. Friends and family of 22-yearold Paige Selenski weren’t exactly surprised when the 2008 Dallas High School graduate was recently named to the U.S. Olympic Field Hockey Team. For Selenski, a University of Virginia senior majoring in English, making the team was a long time coming. Brian Selenski said his daughter was first introduced to the sport as a seventh-grader at Dallas Middle School by her late mother Judy’s suggestion to join a field hockey camp, Back Mountain American held off an improbable rally by Green Ridge to hang on for a 10-9 victory to win the Section 5 Little League major baseball tournament and a spot in the state playoffs. AUGUST It was a great ride for the Bob Horlacher 9-10 year-old softball team but a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat to Canal of Delaware in the Eastern Regional Tournament was a bit hard to take. Two quadragenarians raced to first-place finishes in the 31st annual Wilkes-Barre Triathlon, known for its tricky Back Mountain hills and unpredictable weather. Sean Robbins, 43, of Shavertown, and Amy Rummel, 41, of Kalamazzo, Mich., crossed the finish line first in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively. The Dallas High School football team, under new head coach Bob Zaruta, was preparing for its regular season opener against Wyoming Valley West while Lake-Lehman, under the direction of head coach Jerry Gilsky, was ready for its home opener against Old Forge High School. Jack Snyder was recognized by his fellow Back Mountain Little League Board members and was presented with a senatorial document issued by Senator Lisa Baker, congratulating him on over 35 years of service to the organization. Logan Paczewski, 8, of Dallas, finished in the top 10 for the second consecutive year at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship, placing ninth of 115 golfers from 18 countries can across the U.S. in his age group. He placed fourth in

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Sarah Zerfoss dives for Dallas, earning scores of 6 and 61/2 for this attempt.

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2011. SEPTEMBER The Dallas Jr. Mounts continued their winning ways with a 32-8 win over the Plymouth Indians in Wyoming Valley Youth Football Conference action. Jacob Esposito opened the scoring for the Jr. Mounts with a 15-yard run around the right side. Steven Newell added another with a run around the left behind key blocks by Sean Cuba and Blaine Rex. Wyoming Valley West junior quarterback Mike Baur ran for three touchdowns and accounted for 25 yards of offense as Wyoming Valley West knocked off Dallas, 28-14, spoiling the debut of Mountaineer coach Bob Zaruta. Although Lake-Lehman and Old Forge were tied in the closing minutes of the first half, things fell apart so quickly for the Black Knights that it seemed Old Forge drove the ball into the end zone just as fast as the Black Knights gave it away. The Blue Devils scored four touchdowns, all off turnovers, to turn a three-point lead at halftime into a 50-14 victory at Lake-Lehman High School. The 2012 Wyoming Valley Flames 1-U girls fast pitch team finished a successful 2012 season by winning The Vipers Back to School Bash in Dallas. Members of the team were Alessia Mangan, Aleigha Parnell, Gabby Rakowski, Erin Dunn, Elizabeth Mendrzycki, Madison Stashak, Sarah Tuzinski, Lauren Mullery, Samantha Kern, Emilee Bobos, Jenna Simmons, Kaehler Kivler and Tiffany Eustice. The newly-formed Misericordia University football team made history – just by setting foot on Mangelsdorf Field in front of about 2,200 fans. Not even a 67-0 thrashing by Widener could dampen the spirits of the Misericordia faithful. The Cougars were held to just 170 yards of offense while Widener amassed almost 700 yards. The loss dropped Misericordia to 0-3 on the season. OCTOBER Children from ages 3-13 and several parents ran “The Ring” at Newberry Estate, including the hill by the No. 1 hole, around the scenic pond with quacking ducks and returning to cheers from all at the pavilion. Hunter Landon was the first runner to complete the one mile “ring” through Newberry. He was followed closely by Liz Shoemaker. Molly VanScoy was crowned the 2012 Lake-Lehman Homecoming Queen prior to the Black Knights football game with Meyers. The Black Knights scored 30 third-quarter points, erasing a halftime deficit and any hopes of a Meyers’ upset in their 50-29 victory. Lehman improved to 4-1 overall, maintaining its top spot atop the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2A-A and District 2 Class 2A standings. Plans were underway for the Sixth Annual Cheer for a Cause with proceeds to be split between Candy’s Place and Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation. The event was started in 2007 by two Lake-Lehman students when one of the Junior Knights coaches was diagnosed with breast cancer. This year, Ashlee Barker and Sommer Sereka, seniors at LakeLehman, took on Cheer for a Cause as part of their senior graduation project. Dallas High School football captains Logan Bullock, Kris Roccograndi, Zach Macosky and Buddy Shutlock presented a wreath to the captains of the Pittston Area team in memory of two recent Pittston Area suicide victims. The Mountaineers reached out to their Pittston Area counterparts prior to the Dallas High School Homecoming game. Dallas dominated every aspect of its Homecoming game against Pittston Area, handling the Patriots a 35-0 loss in a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 3A contest. Jenna Morgan was crowned 2012 Homecoming Queen and Buddy Shutlock was named 2012 Homecoming King. Dallas native Laura Canfield, now of Langhorne, was inducted into the 2012 United States Tennis Association Middle State Tennis Hall of Fame at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem. Canfield is the only female player to capture back-to-back Wyoming Valley championships (triple crowns), winning singles, doubles and mixed doubles in the same year. NOVEMBER Kieran Sutton, a senior at Lake-Lehman, crossed the finish line first in the boys AA District 2 cross country meet at Elk Lake High School, beating Dominic

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Members of the Suns and Knicks converge on a loose ball in the grade 3-4 Dallas Youth Basketball championship game at the Dallas High School gymnasium.

DeLuca of Dallas by just nine seconds. Regan Rome of Dallas finished first in the AA girls division, running the 3.1 mile course in 20:17. The Dallas Jr. Mounts concluded their fifth straight perfect season with their fifth consecutive Super Bowl championship by defeating the WWWE Panthers, 14-6. Ashley Dunbar hit a milestone, scoring four times to reach 100 goals for her soccer career at Dallas High School in a 12-0 route of the Preppers of MMI Prep. Dallas defensive tackle Logan Bullock and Buddy Shutlock led a defense that held Lake-Lehman to minus 17 yards on 31 carriers as Dallas posted a 51-6 victory to clinch the final District 2 Class 3A spot and earn the right to take the coveted Old Shoe trophy back to Mountaineer territory. BILL TARUTIS FILE PHOTO/ FOR THE DALLAS POST The Dallas Junior High Cheer Lake-Lehman’s Mallory Wilson, left, looks to pass as Bethlehem Team captured first place at the Freedom’s Lauren Musselman defends in girls lacrosse. College Misericordia Cougars Challenge Cheer competition. Members of the squad were Angela Bendick, Ashlie Alves, Brianna Rinehimer, Kiley Brittain, Maddie Hurst, Lauren Alves, Ariyonna Martin, Sara Schwartz, Aneilia Cummings, Erica VanEtten, Marissa Roberts, Tori Landon, Jayden Dinardi, Frankie Treslar, Savannah Goechel, Mia Greenwood, Katelyn DeAnthony and Olivia Rinaldi. DECEMBER Dallas High School alumni soccer players met at Lt. Michael Cleary Field for the annual alumni soccer game held in memory of former Mountaineer soccer coach John McCafferty. BILL TARUTIS FILE PHOTO/FOR THE DALLAS POST Dallas junior Regan Rome Brian Selenski holds a portrait of his daughter, Paige, a member of proved she could keep up with the U.S. field hockey team and 2008 graduate of Dallas High the best high school distance runners in the country. Concluding School, at his home in Shavertown. her season in the Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals in San Diego, Rome finished 19th out of the 40 girls who had qualified through regional competition after finishing high in their various state meets. The Dallas High School baseball program was getting new dugouts and the students of West side Career and Technology Center in Pringle were getting valuable experience. Misericordia linebacker Kurt Gildea celebrates a sack of Widener quarterback in the first quarter of the home opener of Misericordia’s newlyformed football team. FRED ADAMS FILE PHOTO/ FOR THE DALLAS POST

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CRONAUER - Robert, 81, of Shavertown, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following an illness. He was born in Wilkes-Barre and was a graduate of the class of 1949 Plains Memorial High School. He had been employed in the garment industry most of his life and worked for Peerless Sportswear and H.T. Alter Co. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre and had been an usher, member of the Duo Club and the church bowling league. He had also been a member of the former Christ Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, and of the church bowling team. Surviving are his sons, Robert, Waterbury, Conn.; Kenneth, Shavertown, with whom he had resided; brothers, James, Wilkes-Barre; Glenn, Bear Creek; nieces and nephews. Memorial donations to the Luzerne County S.P.C.A., Fox Hill Road, Wilkes-Barre PA 18702. JONES - Donald R, 97, of Village Road, Dallas, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at The Laurels, Kingston. He was born July 1, 1915, and attended Kingston schools, graduating from Kingston High School, class of 1933. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy, took basic training and attended storekeepers school at Sampson Naval Training Center. He served in the Pacific aboard the USS Dixie AD 14 during World War II. He started to work for Fowler, Dick and Walker, the Boston Store in 1932, where he worked for 47 years. He was a Master Mason in Kingston Lodge No. 395, F & AM. He received his 50-year pin and served as Master in 1958. He also was a member Shekinah Royal Arch Chapter 182, Dieu Le Veut Commandery No. 45 and Knights Templar, Irem Shriners and Caldwell Consistory Valley

LONDON - Richard C., 75, of Ceasetown, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. He was born May 22, 1937, at Harveys Lake and was a 1955 graduate of Lake Noxen High School. After graduating, he entered the Army in Feb. 1960 and became an Army Specialist 5 at Battery D, armed with the Nike Hercules Missile. His unit was assigned to Fort MacArthur in California and was part of the nationwide U.S. Army Air Defense Command. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for 46 years. He was a member of Victory Baptist Bible Church and, later, Outlet Bible Tabernacle; he was on the Deacons Board at both churches. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Barbara Sorber; sons, Anthony and Brian, both of Ceasetown; one granddaughter; brother, Pete; sisters, Ethel Bielecki, of Harveys Lake; Marian May, of Harveys Lake; and Flora Milbrodt of Stanfield, Ore.

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MURRAY - Matthew John, 18, of Tunkhannock, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born in Kingston, was a graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School, class of 2012, and had just finished his first semester at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke. He was employed at Independent Graphics, Pittston. He received his sacraments at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Tunkhannock. Surviving are his mother, Megan Rosenbaum Murray, Tunkhannock; father, John Matthew Murray; stepmother, Ann Marie Murray, Harveys Lake; maternal grandmother, Lynne White, Kingston; maternal grandfather, Roy Rosenbaum, Center Moreland; paternal grandparents, John O. and Jean Rose Murray, Dallas; paternal great-grandmother, Helen Nowak, Wilkes-Barre; aunts, uncles and cousins.

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The Dallas Borough Road Department will commence curbside collection of Christmas trees on Jan. 7, 2013 and continue through until Jan. 25. Christmas trees must have all decorations removed prior to being placed curbside. Residents are to refrain from placing their trees curbside prior to weather predictions for

SASSAMAN - Shirley E. (Havard), 82, of Shavertown, died on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following a prolonged illness. She was born May 6, 1930, in Carbondale, was educated in the Carbondale schools and was a member of the 1948 graduating class of the Ben Franklin High School. She continued her education by attending the Wyoming Seminary Business School. Until her retirement, she had been employed for the Joy Manufacturing Company of Forty Fort. Prior to that, she worked as a secretary for the McDonough Law Offices, of Scranton. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Irem Road, Dallas. Surviving are her daughter and caregiver, Karen S., at home; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; a nephew, a niece, a great-nephew and a great-niece. Memorial donations to the Trinity Presbyterian Church Women’s Group, 105 Irem Road, Dallas, PA 18612.

MILLER - Kevin Francis, 5, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, as a result of a hit-run accident. He was born April 22, 2007. He was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre, and attended kindergarten at I’m Big Now Learning Center, Dallas. Surviving are his parents, Dr. Stephen F. Miller and attorney Caroline (Prebola) Miller, Dallas; his twin brother, ChristophSTRAWSER – Carl J., 86, of er; and older brother, Stephen; maternal grandparents, Thomas Dallas, died Thursday, Dec. 20, and Theresa Prebola, Kingston; 2012, at Hospice Community paternal grandparents, Dr. Care, Wilkes-Barre.

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BUTTON - Lois Anderson, 78, of Dallas, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at her home after a 7-year battle with cancer. She was born on June 1, 1934, attended the Dixon Grade School, the Gravel Hill School and graduated from Tunkhannock High School with the class of 1952. She worked at the Keystone State Shoe Factory and in the housekeeping department at Shadowbrook Country Club. She retired from the housekeeping department of College Misericordia in Dallas. She also cleaned the Tractor Store in Dallas for a number of years. She was a member of the Northmoreland Baptist Church and the Franklin Township Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her children, Paul, of Liberty, S.C.; Brenda Bresnahan, of Meshoppen; Claud, of Falls; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Weaver, of Huson, Mont.; Thelma Anderson, of Scranton; brothers, John, Ralph and Lyle, of Tunkhannock; Nelson, of Easton; and Raymond, of Meshoppen. Memorial donations to Franklin Township Ladies Auxiliary, 436 Village Road, Dallas, PA 18612.

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949 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort

288-8995

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VITO’S & GINO’S

949 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort

288-8995

LOST. CHARM BRACELET, silver, lots of charms attached. Call and describe. 570-829-1972

150 Special Notices

FOSTER PARENT(S) NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for teens or sibling groups. Compensation, training, and 24 hour on-call support provided. Please call FRIENDSHIP HOUSE (570) 342-8305 x 2058. Compensation up to $1200.00 per month per child.

406

ATVs/Dune Buggies

TOMAHAWK`11

ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

409

Autos under $5000

FORD ’95 F150

4x4. 1 Owner. 91K. 4.8 engine, auto. Runs great. New paint, stake body with metal floor. 570-675-5046. Leave message, will return call.

NOW $4,295

412 Autos for Sale

CHRYSLER ‘03 PT CRUISER

Dark Red, Black interior. Very clean, 100K miles. Auto, Air, power steering, power brakes, CD/Cassette. Great Car! $3,200 Call 570-212-1046

FORD ‘08 FOCUS SE

Silver, black interior. 4 door sedan. Power windows and locks, CD. 104k highway miles. Runs excellent. $7200 negotiable. 570-578-9222

WANTED!

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570-301-3602 TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

DIVORCE No Fault $295 divorce295.com Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B FREE Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

Exciting Teaching Opportunity All ready to ride, electric start, automatic transmission, disk brakes, rear luggage trunk, under seat storage, around 100 mpg, fully street legal, all ready to go! only $1,595. Call 570-817-2952

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

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YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

12,000 miles. With windshield. Runs excellent. Many extras including gunfighter seat, leather bags, extra pipes. New tires & battery. Asking $4,000 firm. (570) 814-1548

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

INTERNATIONAL `05 4300 BOX TRUCK 18’, automatic, lift

gate. GVW 17,000. Unladen weight 9,100. $15,500. 570-760-3226 570-735-4788

460 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DIRECTORY 490 Truck/SUV/ Van Accessories

TRUCK CAP

Ford F-150 20082009 A.R.E Truck Cap. Black, Fiberglass, 5 1/2 ft bed Has break light, interior cargo light, clamps. All carpet on the inside Sliding side windows with screen locking back window/door. Front window folds down for cleaning $400. Call 855-0550, leave message

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP 4 Cylinder Very Good Condition! NEW PRICE $1,500. 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $47,000

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Accounting/ Finance

GREAT DEALS! MERCEDES ‘29

Kit Car $5,500 OR TRADE JUST REDUCED (570) 655-4884

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

Attorney Services

Education/ Training

FORTIS INSTITUTE FORTY FORT

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

310

522

SCOOTER ‘12 BRAND NEW

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 110

Motorcycles

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. Priced to Sell! $23,000. Call 570-825-6272 \

TAX PREPARER

No experience necessary. Enroll in a FREE 1-WEEK TRAINING CLASS. Focus on providing quality service to Liberty Tax customers, Day and evening classes available. Seasonal job opportunities. Pittston & Plains 570-883-7829 Dallas 570-675-2240 Edwardsville & West Pittston 570-288-4007 Wilkes-Barre & Hanover Twp. 570-208-1096

Boat? Car? Truck? Motorcycle? Airplane? Whatever it is, sell it with a Classified ad. 570-829-7130

906 Homes for Sale

NANTICOKE 700 MERCHANDISE

800 PETS & ANIMALS

708

815

Antiques & Collectibles

Immediate position open for part time instructor CDL program. Must have 3 plus years work experience in field and current CDL. Teaching experience a plus but not required. Fax resume to: 570-287-7936 Or send to: Director of Education Fortis Institute 166 Slocum Street Forty Fort PA 18704

YEARBOOKS. COUGHLIN (25) 1928-1980, GAR, (22) 1928-2006, MEYERS, (22) 19571981, WYOMING VALLEY WEST, (11) 1970-1992. NANTICOKE, (2) 19711979, PITTSTON, (11) 1967-1981HANOVER (6) 1951-1981 MINT. Prices vary depending on condition. $20-$40 each. Call for further details and additional school editions. 570-825-4721 arthurh302@ aol.com

533

710

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

FORKLIFT MECHANIC Action Lift, Inc., located in Pittston, PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair and diagnose Crown and other makes of lift trucks. Good written and verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license and the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. Previous forklift mechanical experience or technical school graduate will be considered. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation and much more. Apply by e-mail mike.phelan@action liftinc.com or call 570-655-2100 x115.

545

Marketing/ Product

MARKETER

Audition to be our famous Lady Liberty. Male or Female. Energy and Enthusiasm a must! Earn income being a Liberty Tax Marketer. Pittston & Plains 570-883-7829 Dallas 570-675-2240 Edwardsville & West Pittston 570-288-4007 Wilkes-Barre & Hanover Twp 570-417-4814

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Appliances

DRYER: Like new, kenmore 90 series electric dryer. white. auto moisture sensing-4 fabric settings $250. Kenmore Ultrawash DISHWASHER. beige. ultrawash sensor & quiet guard system. $300. Willing to negotiate if u buy both! 570-266-2300

742

Furnaces & Heaters

OIL TANKS (2)

275 gallon indoor oil tanks. Very good condition. Converted to gas. $125. each. Call 570-760-2793

744

Dogs

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Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. 570-675-5046 DEN FURNITURE Wood/cloth. Regular size sofa, chair and ottoman. Coffee table, 2 end tables. Excellent condition. $325 for all. 570-675-5046

SHIH-TZU / MALTESE MIX PUPPIES LAHASA/POO PUPPIES Health records. Non shedding, Stay very small. Asking $300 males $350 females 570-765-1122

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SPACE SPACE AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT Acres of parking

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758 Miscellaneous

570-301-3602

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DALLAS 3 bedroom, 2 bath, modern country kitchen with Corian counters, family room with fireplace, wet bar & walkout to patio, multi-level decks. All appliances included. $217,000. 570-675-0446 evenings. LAFLIN

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762

Musical Instruments

PIANO BALDWIN SPINET with bench.

Excellent condition. Walnut finish. No stairs. Easy removal. $500 Call 570-455-1471

Motorcycle for sale? Let them see it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

20 OLD MILL RD For Sale By Owner Beautiful Custom Built. Minutes from I-81 Turnpike & Casino. Move In Condition! 3 to 4 bedroom Tri-level, Master bath, 2 full baths & 1 powder room, central vacuum system. Living & dining rooms, family room with fireplace. Gas heat, central air, large basement, deck, three car garage & 2nd large lot included..... $395,000 570-237-0101

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms

1472 S. Hanover St. Well maintained bi-level. This home features 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, recreation room with propane stove. Walk out to a 3 season porch. Professionally landscaped yard. 1 car garage, storage shed, new appliances, ceiling fans. Close to LCCC. $153,900. Call 570-735-7594 or 570-477-2410

- Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

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Commercial Properties

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941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

DALLAS

2 bedroom, refrigerator & stove, 1 car garage. Water, sewer & garbage paid by landlord. $650 + utilities & security. No smoking, no pets. 570-675-0655, leave message.

KINGSTON E. W alnut St.

2nd floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sunroom, bath, 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets, built-in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood & carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer / dryer, stove / fridge. Heat and hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950 570-283-4370

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KINGSTON

E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 3rd

floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, entry system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Air Conditioned. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $780 + utilities. Call. 570-287-0900

PITTSTON

152 Elizabeth Street Spacious 2 bedroom apartment with ample closet space. Off street parking. All utilities and appliances included. No pets. $795 + lease & security. Call 570-510-7325

WEST WYOMING

BEST PRICES IN THE AREA

941

Eighth Street Beautiful, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. All appliances, includes washer/ dryer & air conditioning. Non smoker, security & references, off street parking, no pets. $595 + utilities. 954-2972

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The Mack Building 281 PIERCE ST. Kingston, PA. Refined office suites, or individual flexible office spaces on 2nd floor comprised of approximately 1,300sq. ft. Central A/C, glass door entrance, 6 rooms consisting of waiting room, French doors leading to conference room(s), offices, bathroom, kitchenette, with ample storage/ archive space available, parking lot area professionally maintained. Multiple signage opportunities: Exterior Bronze wall plaque,Entrance glass-doors, Street frontage sign, and billboard *Available February 1st. showing by appointment only 570-472-1110

COMMERCIAL RETAIL PROPERTY FOR RENT: 900 Sq. Ft. STORE RETAIL SPACE Will be vacant as of January 1, 2013 200 Spring St. Wilkes-Barre Great for a Barber Shop! Call Michael at 570-239-7213

NAIL/BEAUTY SALON

Swoyersville. 1100 sq. ft. 2 station nail & beauty salon, fullY equipped, like new. 570-831-5715

STOREFRONT

Glen Lyon. Unique opportunity at 61-63 East Main St. High Traffic Area. 570-881-0320

953 Houses for Rent

AREA SINGLE HOMES

POSSIBLE OPTION TO BUY FORTY FORT 11 Cayuga KINGSTON 143 W. Dorrance PLYMOUTH TWP. 350 Valley View LEHMAN TWP 1233 Market St. WILKES-BARRE 18 Prospect EXETER 116 Grove St. (570) 970-0650 jtdproperties.com

BEAR CREEK

Modern 2 bedroom, kitchen, dining room, laundry, new carpeting. Deck, storage area. $550/month. No pets. 570-947-5113

DUPONT

7 room house with 3 bedrooms, 1 full tile bath. Large kitchen with beautiful oak cabinets, new stove, fridge, carpeting, flooring, draperies & windows. Washer/dryer hook up on 1st floor. Single car detached garage. Large yard. Gas heat. Pets OK, no smoking. $900/ month + utilities & security. Close to airport, I-81 & casino. 570-762-8265 HARVEY’S LAKE

HOUSE ON LAKE

includes partial use of boat house. Spectacular view, 4 bedrooms, all appliances, ample parking. $1475/ month plus utilities. 570-822-2992

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ECO-FRIENDLY APPLIANCE TECH.

25 Years Experience fixing major appliances: Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Compactors. Most brands. Free phone advice & all work guaranteed. No service charge for visit. 706-6577

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Leather Seats, Message Center, CD, Side Air Curtains, PL, PW, Fog Lamps, Personal Safety with Anti-Theft Sys., SYNC,

1ST MONTH’S LEASE PAYMENT FREE

LEASE FOR

329

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PRICE INCLUDES 4YR/50,OOO MILE LIMITED MAINTENANCE PLAN

NEW 2012 LINCOLN MKZ AWD *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $645 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/12.

PLUS $1500 LINCOLN COMPETITIVE CONQUEST REBATE AVAILABLE FOR ALL QUALIFIED OWNERS & LESSEES SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. NOT INCLUDED IN LEASE PRICE

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NEW 2013 LINCOLN MKS AWD *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $645 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 12/31/12.

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