2010-05-06 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 14, 1970 ’70 There’s a lot of action at the Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club. The golf course is being groomed so it will continue to be high in quality.

The swimming pool has been cleaned and will be ready for us on Memorial Day. To date, 165 members have joined the club and many of them are using the facilities now.

Two young sons of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Lake of Gettysburg, formerly of Fulton County, were drowned last Thursday evening when they wandered onto an adjoining vacant lot at the rear of their home and tumbled into a water filled hole, which had been dug for the installation of a septic tank. Daryl Lake, 3, died on the way to the Hanover General Hospital, while his brother, Timothy, 4, was dead at the scene of the tragic accident. The children had been playing with a 6-year-old neighbor boy and when Mrs. Lake went to call the boys for supper, he told her the boys had fallen into the hole. Mrs. Lake plunged into the deep excavation but was unable to reach her sons. The Lakes have lived in Adams County since their marriage in 1963. Mrs. Lake is the former Charlotte Keefer.

Staff Sgt. and Mrs. John Peck and family, sons John Jr., Dennis and Douglas and daughter Lisa, flew home on April 27 from Frankfrut, Germany, after spending the past three years there. They are spending a 39-day furlough with their parents, Mrs. Elma Hann of Warfordsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Peck of Needmore. Sgt. Peck will be stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

Marriage licenses: David L. Hill and Debra C. Crofutt, both of Apollo, Pa.; Robert Harold Murray of Harrisburg and Teresa Ann Peck of McConnellsburg.

Betrothal told: Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Mellott Sr. of McConnellsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol, to Kevin L. Strait, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Strait of Fort Littleton.

Deaths: Mrs. William B. Sipes, McConnellsburg; Jerre D. Knepper, Hustontown; Miss Zena Deshong, McConnellsburg; Larry Mentzer, Needmore; Irene Adams, Hustontown; Ella Mae Wink Duvall, Crystal Spring; Darren N. Mellott, infant son of Dolly Chesnut Mellott and the late Norman B. Mellott, McConnellsburg.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil J. Mahan of Bristolville, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marilyn Ruth, to George M. Paylor of McConnellsburg, son of Lawarence Paylor and the late Minni Peck Paylor.

News of men in service; Spec. Four Carl E. Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl S. Reed of Hancock and husband of the former Joanne Powell of Warfordsburg, is serving with the 229th S&S Co. (DS) near Saigon. Airman Landis B. Stains, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl V. Stains of Hustontown, has graduated at Shepperd Air Force Base in Texas from the U.S. Air Force specialist course in communications.

Orbisonia and Shade Gap firemen were called last Sunday evening to battle a blaze that caused $1,500 damage to a 2-1/2 story frame dwelling along Mountain Foot Road in Dublin Township, one mile from Burnt Cabins. Wendell R. Kling, Burnt Cabins, is the owner of the property, which he was renting to some men from Greencastle for use as a hunting camp. The fire started in an overstuffed sofa in the living room and it spread to the walls, flooring, curtains, etc.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Martin H. Brunner of Mapleton Depot on May 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Smith of Hancock on May 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gordon of Hancock on May 4; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller of McConnellsburg on May 7.

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