2010-05-27 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files of June 9, 1960 ’60 Lester J. Mitchell, 34, of Wood, died at the Medical Center on June 1 from injuries suffered when he was hit by a tractor-trailer while

working with a Pennsylvania Turnpike maintenance crew. A second man, Joe B. Miller, 29, of Orbisonia, also a maintenance worker, was hospitalized with possible internal injuries and lacerations of the arms and scalp. The accident happened east of the Fort Littleton interchange.

Bruce Lake of Needmore was found dead of a heart attack in a lane near his home on Monday by Pete Shives, a neighbor. Mr. Lake was out looking for a stray calf when he died.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Evans Jr. of Lakewood, N.J., announce the birth of a daughter, Merike Jeanne, on May 25. Mrs. Evans is the former Nancy Mentzer of McConnellsburg.

At the Borough Council meeting on Monday it was decided to float a bond indenture to pay for the new waterlines in town. A motion was passed at this meeting to exonerate all persons over 70 from paying the annual per capita tax.

Announcement is made of the marriage of Nancy Jean Horton of McConnellsburg to Thomas S. Heefner of Mercersburg. Mr. Heefner is serving with the U.S. Navy on the USS Springfield and the couple is residing at Revere, Mass.

David Lorentz was awarded the J. Harry Wood prize in declamation at the 67th commencement of the Mercersburg Academy on June 5.

Physical examinations for drivers began on June 1 for Pennsylvania residents as part of Governor Lawrence’s safe driving program.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Chesnut of Mercersburg announce the birth of a son on June 3. They are the parents of four daughters.

Miss Kay Mellott of McConnellsburg was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hollins College, Va., majoring in mathematics, on June 5.

Bruce Clark Isenhower of Richmond, Va., escaped from the Fulton County Jail on Thursday evening by scaling the prison wall but returned voluntarily to give himself up on Sunday at 11:00 p.m.

Terry Bard will receive a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Yale University on June 13 at the school’s 259th commencement.

Donald Leese of Needmore, rural mail carrier, is building a beautiful home on Pleasant Ridge.

S/Sgt. Kenneth Sigel of Patterson Air Force Base, wife and three daughters are spending a furlough with his parents, the Howard Barnharts of Needmore.

A list of every newspaper printed in Pennsylvania from 1690 to 1960 is being compiled by the State Library.

Mary Elen Stevens and Harry A. Mellott of Needmore were married at Pleasant Ridge Church on May 7.

Country Treasurer Humphrey W. Yaukey lists the times and places throughout the county where he will be to collect county taxes. The county millage is quoted at 10 mills.

Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Murray, Amaranth, have completed their new home and are ready to move in.

P.J. Waters, Burnt Cabins, is improving after a bad fall last week.

Wanda Lee Foreman and Arnold Hann, Wells Tannery, were married on Sunday at the Presbyterian Church. They will reside near Washington, D.C.

Pvt. James E. Stevens, New Grenada, who is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., was home on furlough.

Marion Hendershot and Herbert Hardin were married at Warfordsburg Sunday afternoon.

Deaths: Clyde Andrews of Washington, D.C., formerly of Warfordsburg; Mrs. Herbert W. Baker, Waynesboro; Finley Lynch, Big Cove Tannery.

The following marriage licenses were issued from the county courthouse during May: Robert W. Clevenger and Dixie A. Ray, both of McConnellsburg; James Herbert Hardin and Marion Kirk Hendershot, both of Warfordsburg; Richard H. Rhodes of Mercersburg and Catherine J. Cromer of Fort Littleton; Arnold H. Hann, Warfordsburg, and Wanda Lee Foreman, Wells Tannery; Dale Lee King, Mc- Connellsburg, and Pauline Kay Mead, Wood.

These licenses have been issued to date during June: Myron E. Harr, Big Cove Tannery, and Elaine Ankrom, Mercersburg; Chalmer C. Hann, McConnellsburg, and Mary Lyda Harr, Needmore; Elaine Gayman Niswander, Chambersburg, and Betty Esheman, St. Thomas; James P. Ramsey, Shadyside, Ohio, and Janice E. Secrist, McConnellsburg; Raymond P. Strait and Wilma B. Wilson, both of Harrisonville; Harold E. Fix and Beaulh R. Sowers, both of Mc- Connellsburg.

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