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Vol. 122 No. 10
\ MAY 12-18, 2013
Nikki Velasquez and her 2-year-old son, Elija
Celebrating M
it back and relax, Mom.
Today is your day. Moth-
er’s Day is a celebration
honoring mothers and mother-
‘ hood, maternal bonds and the
influence of mothers in society.
It is celebrated on various days
in many parts of the world, most
commonly in March or May. The
celebration of Mother’s Day be-
gan in the United States in the
early 20th century.
h, watch the ducks at The Lands at Hillside Farms.
ABOVE: Jennifer Moore carries her
7-month-old son Ethan while they peruse
the flowers at The Lands at Hillside
AT LEFT: Three-year-old Jackson Krenek,
left, strolls along the stream at The
Lands at Hillside Farms with his mom
(and mom-to-be) Jessica.
Don Shaffer was honored with
one last ride on a 1927 Mack fire-
truck when his body was trans-
Firefighters from Back Mountain Regional Fire and EMS load the cas- ! : : Fb ay
t of former fire chief Donald Shaffer onto a 1927 Mack firetruck. AIMEE DILGER /THE TIMES LEADER
haffer honored with last ride 725" oT Cd
Shaffer, who was born in Wilkes-
Barre but had lived in Dallas all his at Frances Slocum
life, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. he Back Mountain Police Associa-
ported from Disque Funeral Home For more than
in Dallas to its final resting place in
Chapel Lawn Cemetery.
Firefighters from Back Mountain
Regional Fire & EMS placed the
casket of the former fire chief onto
the truck following funeral services
on May 4 and escorted it to the
a volunteer firefighter at the Dr.
Henry M. Laing Dallas Fire Compa- | Free Day on May 4 at Frances Slocum
ny and served as chief for 17 years. | Gate Park. In addition to fishing, there
He was also a member of the Six
County Fireman's Association for | Was a Smokehouse, a KO demonstra- ¢,rieigh Thomas, 7, of Dallas, pulls
more than 30 years and served as | tion, fish school, lunch and prizes for in a bluegill.
See SHAFFER, Page 4
Dallas Borough Police Officer Dave Rinehimer teaches Zachary Brady, 6, of
50 years, h i i i
years, he was tion sponsored its annual Fish for
120 young fisherpersons. INSIDE: MORE PHOTOS, Page 4
Lake-Lehman History Day Coordina-
tor Michael Novrocki was named the
recipient of the Patricia M. Behring
State History Day Teacher of the
Year Award.
Hitting a
History Day
Grand Slam
Lake-Lehman students bring home
five awards from statewide
It was a grand slam for Lake-Lehman
students when they cleaned up at the
statewide History Day competition.
After having won the Outstanding
School Award, Senior Division, at the
Regional History Day Contest for 14
consecutive years, the Lake-Lehman
students brought home the Outstand-
ing School Award from the State His-
tory Day Contest this year.
In addition to winning a first place,
a second place and a third place, Lake-
Lehman was named the best school in
the entire state of Pennsylvania.
And, as if that wasn’t enough, Lake-
Lehman History Day Coordinator Mi-
chael Novrocki was named the recipient
of the Patricia M. Behring State History
Day Teacher of the Year Award.
This is the fourth time the Black
Knights have been named the best
school in the entire state of Pennsylva-
Ironically enough, Novrocki was un-
able to attend the state History Day
competition last weekend at Cumber-
land Valley High School as his son re-
ceived First Holy Communion at the
same time.
History teacher Brian Gorski and
English teacher Stacey Ruddy accom-
panied the Lehman students and kept
Novrocki apprised of their accomplish-
“I've gone most years before this and
couldn’t be there this year,” Novrocki
said. “My colleagues texted me every
five minutes and every piece of informa-
tion was even more amazing.”
The team of Katie Bartuska, Elana
Herceg, Brittany Mahoney and Lana
Sicurella brought home a first-place
award in the group documentary cat-
egory with their presentation on the
Munich massacre, an attack during the
1972 Summer Olympics in Munich,
West Germany on 11 members of the
Israeli Olympic team, who were taken
hostage and eventually killed, along
with a German police officer, by the
Palestinian group Black September.
Second-place in the group exhibit
category went to the team of Sela Fine,
Hannah Cross and Shauna Leahy who
did their presentation of Nelly Bly, the
pen name of American journalist Eliza-
beth Jane Cochrane who remains nota-
ble for two feats: a record-breaking trip
around the world in emulation of Jules
Verne’s character Phileas Fogg, and an
See HISTORY, Page 4
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