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Lake-Lehman cheerleaders react to video highlights of the 2012 football season.
Celebrating the
2012 football season.
foothall season
embers of the Lake-Lehman High School foot-
ball team and cheerleading squad reminisced
about the 2012 season during the annual foot-
ball banquet held at Appletree Terrace at Newberry Es-
tate. Senior Dustin Jones received a special award from
Coach Gerry Gilsky for rushing for 1,126 yards during the
Plaques for senior football players wait to be presented at the
Lake-Lehman football banquet.
Lake-Lehman football players watch a video highlighting the 2012 season.
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Senior Dustin Jones, left, receives a special award from Coach
Gerry Gilsky for rushing for 1,126 yards during the 2012 football
Nominations sought for PSU Wall of Fame
Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s
Athletic Department has set a
March 1 deadline for nomina-
tions to the Wall of Fame.
Any person can nominate a
name for consideration along
with supporting information.
Nominees from previous induc-
tions are automatically consid-
ered each year for a maximum of
10 years. Eligibility require-
ments include:
e Former student-athletes are
made eligible for induction five
years after completing their ath-
letic eligibility.
® (Coaches, administrators
and other Penn State Wilkes-
Barre employees who served the
school for at least 10 years and/
or made significant contribu-
tions to the program. These per-
sons will be eligible five years af-
ter leaving the school for any
e Others who made truly sig-
nificant contributions to the ath-
letic program over a prolonged
period of time (more than 15
e Teams, student-athletes
and coaches that have won a na-
tional championship are eligible
immediately the following year
after the championship.
® Any coach or administrator
who served the school for 25
years or more becomes eligible
immediately upon retirement.
e Former student-athletes
who participated in at least one
full athletic season and gradu-
ated with an associate’s degree
from Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
e Former student-athletes
who participated in two full ath-
letic seasons and also graduated
with a bachelor’s degree from
Penn State University.
e Former student-athletes
who participated in two full ath-
letic seasons and then went on
to receive their bachelor’s de-
gree from another institution.
The final selection is done af-
ter March 1 by the Wall of Fame
selection committee.
Legion baseball
sets registrations
Back Mountain American
Legion Baseball will conduct
registration for the 2013 sea-
son from 8 to 8:30 p.m. to-
day, Jan. 20 in the lower level
of the Dallas American Le-
Eligible players must reside
in either the Dallas or Lake-
Lehman school district and
be 13 to 19 years old in 2013.
For more information, con-
tact Tom Evans at 696-3979.
Rock Rec basketball
season begins
The Rock Recreation Cen-
ter is accepting registration
applications for the 2013
Upward basketball season.
The league is open to girls
and boys Pre-K through sixth
The final game is set for
Saturday, March 16.
For more information, con-
tact The Rock Rec Center at
Fastpitch players
The Endless Mt Blast Ul4
travel fastpitch program is
still looking for a few qual-
ified players to round out its
teams for the upcoming sea-
Anyone interested is asked
to call 840-6433 or email
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curity of district schools.
“Since the shootings in Con-
necticut, I have found it increas
ingly difficult to send my children
to school,” said Barberio, inquir-
ing about the feasibility of a
trained guard or policeman on
school premises.
Galicki said both staff and ad-
ministrators were trained in crisis
procedures. He referred to ongo-
ing efforts to implement and im-
prove safety measures, assuring
the security of district students.
In another matter, the board
presented Keystone Adequate
Yearly Progress awards to Wycal-
lis and Dallas Elementary
Thomas Traver, principal at
Dallas Elementary thanked staff,
students, parents and the board
for their cooperative effort reflect-
ed by the award.
The next meeting of the Dallas
School Board will be held at 7
p.m. on Feb. 11.
‘Wishes’ allow ill children experiences of hope and joy
AsaNew Year bringsa joyful new
outlook, Make-A-Wish believes
wishes do the same for children liv-
ing with life-threatening medical
conditions. For nearly 30 years, the
organization has had countless
children and parents tell about the
positive impact of their wishes.
More thanjust a nice experience,
a wish allows children to take con-
trol, to feel normal and to live in a
joyful moment that’s allabout them
— instead of doctor visits, treat-
ments and medicine.
The most common misconcep-
tion about Make-A-Wish is that it
only provides wishes for dying chil-
dren. On the contrary, Make-A-
Wish grants wishes to children liv-
ing with life-threatening medical
conditions. Itis believed that a wish
is an experience that fills children
and their families with a feeling of
hope and invigorates them with a
joy for living.
Contact Make-A-Wish at 800-
Ham supper at
Benton UM Church
A ham supper will be held
from 4 to 7p.m. on Jan. 26 at the
Benton United Methodist
Church, Main Street.
The menu includes ham,
mashed potatoes, gravy, corn,
string bean casserole, pickled
cabbage, jello salad, pie or cake,
iced team, lemonade, hot tea or
Cost is $8.50 for adults and
$4.50 for children between the
ages of 6 and 12. Children under
age 5 eat free.
Takeouts will be available.
Breakfast buffet
planned at HUMC
A breakfast buffet will be held
from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 9 at the Huntsville United
Methodist Church, 2355 Hunts-
ville Road, Shavertown.
Breakfast includes eggs, home
fries, pancakes, sausage, toast,
juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $7
for adults while children eat
Spaghetti dinner
set for Feb. 23
A spaghetti dinner will be
held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sat-
urday, Feb. 23 at the Huntsville
United Methodist Church, 2355
Huntsville Road, Shavertown.
Take-outs will be available
from 3 to 6 p.m.
Dinner includes spaghetti,
salad, dinner roll and beverage.
Cost is $7.50 for adults and
$4.50 for childen age 6 and
To pre-order tickets, call 477-
3748. Q
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ta-hungry devices which depend
on cellular service.
Petersohn explained that Mi-
sericordia lies in between two
cell phone towers and devices
used on campus often “ping-
ponged” or switched from one
tower to the other while being
One resident asked why the
tower could not be placed on the
campus since the university was
creating a large demand for ser-
Misericordia President Mi-
chael MacDowell answered that
question, saying that Misericor-
dia lies in both Dallas Borough
and Dallas Township and isn’t
zoned as an industrial area in ei-
ther political entity. He said it
would require variances to allow
construction of a tower on cam-
Council representatives said a
booklet created by Verizon which
outlines its plan and supports its
case for building the tower would
be available to interested resi-
dents at the borough building.
The hearing will continue on
Feb. 20 with additional testimo-
ny from Verizon. After Verizon
has completed its presentation,
residents may present objections
to the project.
During the regular Council
meeting which followed the hear-
ing, Council voted to approve its
first ordinance of 2013 which will
ban smoking in the borough
building and on borough proper-
The borough will seek applica-
tions for a part-time police officer
to serve in the Dallas Borough
Police Department.
The next council meeting will
be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb.
18. The conclusion of the hearing
will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20 at
Misericordia. The hearing will be
followed by another Council
meeting at 7:30 p.m.
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sier said of the boys team,
which swept the top three plac-
es in seven of eight individual
swimming events and the first
two in the other.
Dallas also finished 1-2 in all
three boys relays.
Matt Edkins and Dustin Zeil-
er finished 1-2 in the diving
competition for Lake-Lehman.
Kieran Sutton was third in the
200 freestyle as the only Black
Knight to finish ahead of a
Mountaineer in an individual
boys swimming event.
Lake-Lehman was more com-
petitive in the girls meet.
Julia Baur won the 100
breaststroke and the 100 butter-
fly after taking part in a win in
the opening medley relay.
Sami Sabol won the 100 back-
stroke, took second in the 200
individual medley and was on
the relay win.
Kristen Cope was on the re-
lay win and took second in the
50 freestyle.
Brinley Williams won diving
while Symantha Sharon was al-
so on the relay win.
Fasulka was one of three mul-
tiple winners for the Dallas
Kaylin Augustine won the
200 individual medley and was
on both Dallas relay wins.
Amanda Lopez was also on
those relay teams.
Nell Adams won the 50 frees-
tyle and was on a winning relay.
Lauren Finnegan won the 500
Abby Berger and Amanda
Schwerdtman were on winning
“Our girls are holding their
own,” Mosier said. “It doesn’t
always show it in the paper, but
they are, on my paper, improv-
ing and reaching the goals they
are setting for themselves.
“There’s a nice cohesiveness
among the girls this year.”
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is 9.27 while those living in
Wyoming County are assessed at
a millage rate of 53.46.
Several residents questioned
board members about their ef-
forts in reducing costs. Board
members replied saying they
worked on the budget every
week. They cited numerous is-
sues, including the large number
of fixed salary costs to the dis-
trict, the legislated but unfund-
ed cyber school payments the
district must make each month
and the increase in retirement
benefits which must be paid.
Board Treasurer Andrew Sal-
ko praised the cooperation of the
school administration, saying
the board is working hard to
avoid cutting programs such as
music and sports as other dis-
tricts have done. “We're trying to
avoid the easy cuts,” he said.
Superintendent James
McGovern told the board and as-
sembled residents that the field
turf must be replaced.
“It’s a liability to the health
and welfare of students,”
McGovern said of the current
He said that under current
budgetary restraints, the funds
for new turf would have to be
raised. He announced a cooper- x
ative fundraiser called “A Nigh@
of Mayhem” which would in-
volve many of the district’s
booster clubs. He said the
groups would work together as
one and would represent a big
step for the district. He said the
joint fundraiser would be a “uni-
versal effort” and that it would
create “positive energy for our
At the board meeting, the
three elementary campuses
were all honored for achieving
their AYP (adequate yearly pro-
gress) goals in 2010-11 and 2011-