2010-06-17 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 12, 1980 ’80 The problem of whether the village of Hustontown will continue to have streetlights or not has been solved in favor of the lights staying

lit, with an agreement by the Dublin and Taylor Township supervisors to take over the billing to the 70 or so residents involved and the payment for the electric service. Once the townships take over, nonpayment by property owners could result in liens against their properties under ordinances which will be drawn up for the town townships.

Local PennDOT manager Harold Harman last week announced imminent changes to be made at the intersection of Route 16 and Lincoln Way in McConnellsburg after hearing complaints from the borough council about those changes.

Mrs. Don Hill, who for the past several years has been the faithful correspondent for the items from the Needmore area in the “News,” is a patient in Washington County Hospital after suffering a stroke at her home last week.

Spruce Creek Valley in Huntingdon County became the “Pennsylvania White House” for a short while this Saturday as President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter helicoptered in for a day of trout fishing at the Spruce Creek Rod and Gun Club. A radio communications unit was set up at creekside where the president was fishing to keep him in touch with Washington. The president reportedly caught two fish, a large and a small trout, while Rosalynn landed a large trout.

Specials at the IGA: lettuce, 39 cents a head; center-cut pork chops, $1.39 lb.; Campbell’s vegetable soup, 3 for $1; Cottonelle bath tissue, 99 cents.

Dana Shearer, McConnellsburg, threw the shot put 33 feet for a new school record at the Junior Champ Qualifier on Saturday.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob E. Beltz of Greencastle on June 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey O. Duvall of Mercersburg on June 4; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. L. Omps of Breezewood on June 4; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Everetts of Mc- Connellsburg on June 4

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Martz of Hustontown are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Robin Ellen, to Randy Eugene Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Snyder of Harrisonville, on May 17.

Marriage licenses: Harry S. Benedict and Leona M. Gordon, both of Mercersburg; Roderick A. Hill, Warfordsburg, and Dawn M. Adelsberger, Needmore; Franklin B. Deshong and Carol A. Zeger, both of Harrisonville; Tracy Alan Miller and Yvette Elaine Berkstresser, both of Wells Tannery.

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