2010-06-10 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 81, 1970 ’70 The third annual Tuscarora Hillclimb, an event looked forward to each year by sports car enthusiasts and which brings thousands of them

to this community, will be held here this Saturday and Sunday.

Word has been received by Lavina Hann that her son, Stanley, wife and three children have arrived safely in Alaska and are now settled in their home. Stanley, serving with the Coast Guard, will be stationed there from two to four years. They report the climate much different from that of Virginia, with lots of rain, as much as 13 inches in three days.

Donald Ray Kinzie and Alma Louise McElhaney, both of McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse last week.

Brian Barber, 16, of McConnellsburg, will leave on June 22 by jetliner for Hawaii where he will serve as a member of a summer missionary team under the direction of the Hawaii Islands Missions.

David Bowman, owner of Bowman’s Store, who is in the process of closing his retail merchandise store in Mc- Connellsburg, has accepted a position as general manager of the Fallon Hotel, the Fallon Motel and the Mohawk Motel, located at Lock Haven. The family will continue to reside in McConnellsburg until some time in August.

The United Methodist Church was the setting for the wedding of Phyllis Joanne DeShong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James DeShong, Big Cove Tannery, and Gregory Eugene Garland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Garland, on May 23.

Deaths: Traice T. Park, Fort Littleton; Mrs. Nellie Piper, Doylesburg; William S. Pererey Jr., Fayetteville; Elda C. Green, Huntingdon.

Birth at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bivens of Mercersburg on June 8.

News of men in service: Technical Sgt. Clyde L. Barton, son of Ross J. Barton of Crystal Spring, has received his second award of the U.S. Air Force commendation medal at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

The Hustontown area firemen’s carnival closed Saturday night with a record crowd attending.

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