2010-06-10 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 5, 1980 ’80 A late night fire of undetermined origin destroyed a barn and all its contents last Tuesday near Hustontown. State police and the

fire marshal have been called into investigate the cause of the fire, but to date, no report has been issued. The fire, which seemed to have started in the middle of the structure, was discovered at 11:45 p.m. on the farm of Jack M. Clark, which is about one-tenth of a mile north of Hustontown on Route 655. His in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mellott, who live in the farmhouse near the barn, gave the alarm. An estimated loss caused by the fire was quoted at $60,000.

Navy Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Apprentice Steven P. Divens, son of Donald P. and Ann E. Divens of Mc- Connellsburg, has returned from a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. He is a crew member aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz home ported in Norfolk, Va.

Deaths: Sheridan Ritchey, Big Cove Tannery; Florence Lynch, Needmore; William L. Cowan, Chambersburg; Roy Johnson, Indian Springs.

Specials at the IGA: Tide, 84 ozs., $2.39; ground beef, $1.19 lb.; margarine quarters, 2 lb., $1; 5-lb. box shrimp, $21.50; Zest soap, 2-pk., $1.09; Scot towels, 59 cents; Furman’s butter beans, 3 for $1.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Duvall of Robertsdale on May 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Clay of Berkeley Springs on May 27; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clem Smith of Warfordsburg on May 29; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Souders of Wells Tannery on May 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Durboraw of Hagerstown on May 28.

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