2010-05-06 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 1, 1980 ’80 State Secretary of Education Robert Scanlon visited two school districts in Fulton County last Thursday, but he offered little hope concerning

school officials’ biggest problem this year. “Well, we got a lot of sympathy on our finances, but that’s all we got,” sighed Forbes Road Superintendent Clyde Blair as Scanlon drove off after his visit. And “sympathy” was all Central Fulton Superintendent Robert Swadley said he got when he mentioned state subsidies during a halfhour conference. Scanlon said the small increases in subsidy are just “a sign of the times.”

The Little Duchess, formerly the Tastee Freez on Lincoln Way East, opened for business. The new owner and manager is Walter Peck of Warfordsburg.

Sympathy is extended to Rep. Clarence D. Deitz and family on the death of his father, Clarence L. Dietz, 85, of Manns Choice.

About 300 persons attended a rededication by the Fulton County Historical Society on Monday of the grave of pioneer woman Margaret Kendall. Most of those present were descendants of Kendall and listened as society President Lyle Duffey spoke, explaining the significance of the rededication. In full, Duffey said, “Today we have met to honor Margaret Kendall, pioneer of the Great Cove, and to rededicate her gravesite – her bodily resting place for the past 230 years.”

Specials at the IGA; Hunt’s ketchup, 99 cents; Hills Bros. coffee, $7.77; 3 lbs.; sirloin tip roast or bottom round roast, $1.99 lb.; Domino granulated sugar, $1.59, 5 lbs.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Randy L. Schooley of McConnellsburg on April 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Hixon of Hancock on April 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ramsey of Breezewood on April 24.

Deaths: Leonard Fraker, Fort Littleton; Mrs. Vada M. Cilcote, Hustontown; Goldie Purnell, Wells Tannery; Frances Powell, Needmore; Mearl T. Mellott, Warfordsburg.

A 2:00 p.m. wedding ceremony on April 1 at Rockhill Church of the Brethren united in marriage Joanne M. Cole of Orbisonia and Roy Knepper of Orbisonia. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Myers of Orbisonia and the groom is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Knepper.

Marriage licenses: Norman R. Hess Jr. and Cindy R. Ehrhart, both of Greencastle; Robin Reed Feight, Waterfall, and Linda Christine Metzler, St. Thomas.

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