2010-06-24 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 19, 1980 ’80 Kindergarten children will be going to school seven hours a day next year under a plan approved by the Central Fulton School Board

last Tuesday. Despite a parent petition against the proposal submitted last month, the board voted for allday kindergarten classes five days a week beginning next year.

Edward Alan Earnest, 18, of Warfordsburg, was found on Tuesday afternoon in the Potomac near Harpers Ferry after a three-day search to recover his body. He drowned on Saturday evening while attempting to swim across the river from the West Virginia side to the Maryland side with his friend, James W. Fisher, also of Warfordsburg. Witnesses said that he got about halfway across the river when he disappeared beneath the rapidly flowing waters despite Fisher’s attempts to save him. Fisher was able to make it to the other side to get help. A fisherman near the spot where the youth went down tried to help by using his fishing rod as a lifeline.

James E. Witt, a physician who once practiced at the county Medical Center, is returning to Fulton County to pursue his interest in rural family medicine. Dr. Witt is well known in the Burnt Cabins area, his wife being the former Judith Mathias, daughter of Roy Mathias of Burnt Cabins. The couple has made their home on the old Mathias family farm, about a mile north of Burnt Cabins, since they were first married.

Chauncey McGarvey, founder and owner of McGarvey’s Carpet and Upholstery in McConnellsburg, will be celebrating his 20th anniversary this month. He started in the upholstery business on July 1, 1960, and since that time, he’s been successfully adding to his business.

Specials at the IGA; Heinz keg-o-ketchup, 99 cents; Gold Medal flour, 99 cents.

For the fourth time this year, the state record on striped bass has been broken again. Donald “Duck” Grubb of Hesston landed an 18-pound, 7-ounce striper on the night of June 2 to claim the current record, exceeding a 17-pound, 10-ounce fish caught on May 15 by Robert Price of Huntingdon.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Plank of Orbisonia on June 9; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Bolinger of Dudley on June 12.

Deaths: Alvin H. Kerlin, Fort Littleton; Mary A. Ward, Hancock; John F. Culler, McConnellsburg; Ethel M. Cutchall, McConnellsburg; Paul L. Hamil, Fort Littleton; Mrs. Mabel Kelso, McConnellsburg; Mary M. Bowma, Byron, Ill.; Janet M. Peterson, Chambersburg.

A candlelight ceremony united in holy matrimony Cathy Keiper and Roger Carbaugh on May 24. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Keiper of McConnellsburg. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Carbaugh, also of McConnellsburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Metzler of St. Thomas announce the marriage of their daughter, Linda C. Metzler, to Robin R. Feight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Feight of Waterfall.

Marriage licenses: Warren Howell and Tammy Lininger, both of McConnellsburg; James Bowman, Three Springs, and Dorothy Barber, Orbisonia; John Felty and Brenda Buterbaugh, both of McConnellsburg.

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