2010-05-20 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago From The Files Of May 26, 1960

’60 The four county high schools will graduate 105 students this year with 10 at Greenhill; 21 at Forbes Road; 37 at McConnellsburg; and 37 at Warfordsburg. Larry Ray, Jack Sipes, Earl Carbaugh, Fred Culler, John Smith and Cree Carbaugh represented McConnellsburg High School at the PIAA District 5 track meet on May 21. Ray won first place in the 880 yard and the mile run and will represent the district at Pennsylvania State University on May 28.

Delmar Mellott was appointed as county commissioner to fill the unexpired term of his father, the late Wayne Mellott, who died a few months after being elected to office in November. The two other members of the board of county commissioners are Earl R. Sipes and Brinton C. Wright.

The Pen Mar Grocery Store on Lincoln Way East will close its doors this week after 40 years of business in McConnellsburg.

Donald W. Mellott, McConnellsburg, who is serving aboard the submarine USS Entemedor in the Atlantic Fleet, has been advanced in rank to chief engineman.

The following countians graduated from the Chambersburg School of Business on May 27: Betty Mae Culler, Saundra M. Culler and Jean Peck, all of McConnellsburg, and Avon Deshong of Harrisonville.

In the Future Farmers of America vocational agriculture contest last week, Bob Weaver, McConnellsburg, won first place in the field corn division and was one of five boys in the state awarded a gold medal. Clair Carbaugh won a silver medal in the silage corn division.

Brian Donald is the name of the son born to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Fowler (nee Doris Decker) of Chambersburg.

The bid for pipe for the new waterlines for the borough was awarded to the U.S. Pipe Co. and not the R.D. Wood Co., as was previously reported. K.G. Richards, McConnellsburg, was awarded the contract for laying the pipe at a special council meeting on Monday.

Harvey Dale Walters of Shade Gap was instantly killed and Roy C. Fraker, Burnt Cabins, died of his injuries early Sunday as the result of an accident on May 20 on U.S. Route 40, three miles west of Fredrick, Md. The two men were returning to their homes from the Washington area, where they were employed, when the pickup truck in which they were tavelling collided with a tractor-trailer.

Mrs. Parker Crouse has been appointed a state nurse and will work in Fulton County in cooperation with Mrs. Mary Fore and Mrs. Inez Bergstresser.

Sgt. Kenneth Sigel, Needmore, has been transferred to Patterson Air Force Base and will move with his family from Oklahoma to Dayton, Ohio.

Congratulations to Harry Mellott and Mary Stevens of Needmore on their recent marriage.

A son, Bradley Leroy, was born on Mother’s Day, May 8, to Airman First Class Leroy Ray and wife Delores at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Ritz, Warfordsburg, are the proud grandparents.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mellott, Hustontown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 14.

Tracy, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Mellott, Warfordsburg, who was very ill, is very much improved at this writing.

Mr. and Mrs. William Naugle of Fort Littleton are building

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Rev. and Mrs. Vance Swope, Harrisonville, on May 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Seburn, McConnellsburg, on May 18; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pine, Mercersburg, on May 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dale McQuade, McConnellsburg, on May 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, Orbisonia, on May 20; a son to Mr. and Mr. Ned Cornelius, McConnellsburg, on May 22.

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