2010-05-27 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 4, 1970 ’70 The Glen-Nel Hotel at the corner of Lincoln Way East and South Third Street in Mc- Connellsburg changed ownership this week

when Robert E. Earley and his wife, Caroline M. Earley of Edenville, took over the management from the former owners, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Hershberger.

A “ghost hunt” – which began originally as a school boys prank with the boys providing the first ghost – grew out of proportion last week when more than 100 local youths and a smattering of grownups, too, headed for a wooded spot near Patterson Run last Thursday night to see the apparition. Many claim they saw “a real live ghost” and all the rumors which flew around with it added to the excitement which reaches a peak towards the end of a school year, ghost or no ghost. The “News” photographer, who joined the crowd hoping for a “spectacular” shot, got nothing more on film than groups of excited kids thrashing about the woods and a shot of the irate landowner, lo- cal attorney Albert Foster.

Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Smith of Warfordsburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a memorable day spent with their family and relatives.

The Webster Mills Free Brethren Church was the scene of the pretty spring wedding of Linda Mae Abbott and Gerald Eugene Loy on May 2. Parents of the couple are Rev. and Mrs. Eugene Abbott of McConnellsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Merle E. Loy of Marysville.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ramsey of Wells Tannery announce the engagement of their daughter, Betty Jo, to Roger Lee House, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem House of Hustontown.

Deaths: Mrs. Ida May Carmack, Harrisonville; L. Gail Miller, Chambersburg; Barbara W. Hanks, Harrisonville.

Births at the Medical Center: twin daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Veryl Nonemaker of Waterfall on May 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Stidinger of Three Springs on May 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. James A. Williams of Everett on May 25; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Deneen of Warfordsburg on May 26.

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