2010-05-27 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 8, 1950 ’50 Mrs. Paul Shimer of McConnellsburg has been named county chairman of women’s activities during the 1950 celebration of Pennsylvania


James W. Deshong and Delphine V. Sharpe were married on April 29.

Cecil E. Gregory and Virginia Ann Duvall were married recently.

On Sunday, the new bulletin board in front of the United Presbyterian Church was dedicated in memory of Mr. and Mrs. J. Houston Johnston. It was a gift from their children.

John B. Stenger, owner and operator of Johnnie’s Diner, opened his new, modern motel at the rear of the diner this week. The seven-unit structure is reported to have cost in the neighborhood of $60,000 to build and equip.

Fred F. Fore received his degree in business administration from Lebanon Valley College on Monday.

The local American Legion baseball team is now leading the Blue Ridge League, continuing its winning streak with a record of seven wins and no losses. Latest victim of the local team was Mont Alto last Tuesday, the locals winning by a score of 2-0.

Marian K. Mellott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Mellott of Harrisonville, was one of six student nurses at the Capital City School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., who appeared on television last week to show the work of Gougher Hospital.

Lawrence Monroe Garman and Sara Louis Akers were married on June 3.

Joyce Shimer of near Greencastle is spending this week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sheffield of Fort Littleton.

Deaths: Mrs. Bertha Virginia Barnhart of Needmore; Mrs. Minerva Walker of McConnellsburg; Gilbert Scott of Blairs Mills; Mrs. Henry R. Crouse of Shippensburg; Sheridan Hann of Selinsgrove; Henry Irvin Kerlin of Fort Littleton; Andrew J. Laidig of Hustontown.

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