40 Years Ago From The Files Of May 21, 1970 70
From The Files Of May 21, 1970 ’70 Graduation exercises will get into full swing this weekend in Fulton County, with two baccalaureate services scheduled for Sunday
evening. This year, 167 seniors will be graduated from the county high schools – 33 at Hustontown; 78 at McConnellsburg; and 56 at Warfordsburg.
The primary election in Fulton County on Tuesday once again turned out to be a lack-lustre affair with only about one third of the county’s some 4,500 voters going to the polls. On the purely local scene, Merrill W. Kerlin was elected Republican state committeeman, while Andrew M. Sipes won the same post on the Democratic side. A. Reed Shives, who was unopposed, was re-elected as Democratic county chairman.
N. Parker Knepper, assistance cashier of The Fulton County National Bank and Trust Co., was honored by his fellow club members on Saturday night by being named the “Outstanding Jaycee of the Year” at the annual banquet held at the American Legion.
Clair Traxler, husband of Nancy Traxler of Hustontown, has returned to the states after a tour of duty in Vietnam. Clair was met in Pittsburgh Thursday evening by his wife, Nancy, and Mrs. Leonard Keebaugh.
Engagement: Mrs. Jean Cline of Hustontown announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Jacqueline Cline, to Stephen P. Wolfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wolfe of Wells Tannery.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kelso will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
Deaths: Mrs. Mabel Trout Sloan, McConnellsburg; John Weller, Newburg; Clem A. Wigfield, Little Orleans; Mrs. Verdie Betz, Chambersburg; Raymond Mellott, Needmore; Harold Kirk, Wilkinsburg; Mrs. Zelda Sipes, McConnellsburg; Flora Staik, Chambersburg; George Mellott, Needmore.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Garland of Warfordsburg celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 5, at an open house planned by their daughters.
Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Payne of Breezewood on May 9; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Souders of Mercersburg on May 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Booth of Warfordsburg on May 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson Wright of Everett on May 14.