2010-05-20 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 28, 1970
’70 The periodical cicada (locust), which occurs in Pennsylvania, has a 17-year life cycle. This is the longest life cycle of any insect presently found

in the state and will occur this year in Fulton County.

Three incidents of rocks being thrown at trucks on the highways of Fulton County presumably by striking truckers, are currently being investigated by state police of the McConnellsburg substation.

A local country-Western musical group was seen on television on May 13, making their TV debut on the Big John Riley Show over Channel 10, Altoona. The five-member group, known as “The Young Country Band,” is made up of four youths from the Fort Littleton area and one from Chambersburg. They are Brad Fraker (flat-top guitar), son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fraker; Kathy Gelvin (flat-top guitar) and Eddie Gelvin (drums), whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gelvin; Roger Melius (rhythm), son of Raymond Melius; and Denny Keefer (lead guitar), son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keefer of Chambersburg.

Egons Valdemars Zomerfelds of McConnellsburg and Sarah Ellen Souders of Needmore will graduate from Shippensburg State College on May 28. Zomerfelds will receive his Bachelor of Arts degree and Miss Souders will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.

A single engine, two-passenger Cessna Skyhawk plane made an emergency landing in an open field near the Sideling Hill Plaza, four miles west of Hustontown, on Sunday following the thunderstorm which depleted the plane’s fuel supply. The pilot and his wife of Woodbridge were unhurt and no damage to the plane was reported. The plane continued on its journey early Monday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Ulsh of Three Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Judy Mae, to Daniel W. Fester, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Freas Fester of Bloomsburg.

A pleasant surprise party was held for Miss Jemimia Hann at her home on May 18 in honor of her 73rd birthday.

Men in service: U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Darl L. Hixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford M. Hixon of Warfordsburg, has begun duty at Lakenheath RAF Station in England.

Deaths: Mabel Trout Sloan, McConnellsburg; Blanche M. Gearhart Starliper, Greencastle; Fred R. Heckman, Wells Tannery.

The senior class of the McConnellsburg High School left Monday morning on their class trip to New York City and will stay at the Penn-Garden Hotel, returning Thursday evening. Chaperoning the trip are Chester Creager, Janice Cutchall and Gerald Reed.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Bard of Warfordsburg on May 17; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Buterbaugh of Mercersburg on May 17; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Layton of Breezewood on May 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Truax of McConnellsburg on May 14.

Brenda A. Tolbert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tolbert of McConnellsburg, received her BA degree from Slippery Rock State College at commencement exercises May 24. Miss Tolbert is an art major.

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kelso will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on June 7.

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