2010-07-01 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 28, 1990

’90 Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Monday for the new Hollinshead’s Radio Shack and Hometown Furniture and Appliance in

the Penn’s Village Shopping Center. The new businesses are the latest ventures by Marlin and Linda Hollinshead, who started in business with an appliance repair shop in their home 15 years ago.

Fulton County commissioners met briefly Tuesday with President Judge John W. Keller of the Court of Common Pleas regarding the Palmer Group’s proposal to construct a 500-man minimum security detention facility in Fulton County. The judge questioned just how much authority a county-created prison board would have, particularly in screening possible state inmates for the facility under a proposed pact for the state to provide up to 300 minimum security prisoners for the facility to insure its cost-effectiveness.

At the estate sale of the late Marlin “Corny” Shimer on Saturday, a stoneware crock with a blue eagle on it sold for $1,650. The property on North Second Street sold for $36,500 and was bought by next-door neighbors Carl and Carol Mellott.

Burnt Cabins United Methodist Church was the setting on May 12 at 2:00 p.m. for the wedding of Donna Orr and Joshua Wilt. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mathern of Burnt Cabins and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keebaugh of Hustontown.

The Stardust Motel in Yuma, Ariz., was torn down about two years ago, but it will always remain in the heart and memory of one new McConnellsburg resident. Dean Chrisman fondly remembers his days flying movie stars and other celebrities to and from the place he calls “The Diamond In The Sky.” While serving as pilot for the United States Air Force, Chrisman was one of the servicemen asked to fly the cameramen on the 1965 movie “Flight Of The Phoenix,” filmed in Yuma. Retiring from the Air Force in 1972 after 24 years of service, he returned to Yuma where he worked for the Yuma Proving Ground, a missile testground. It was during his four years there that Chrisman was approached by the manager of the Stardust and offered a job as bell captain and pilot.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Spade of Breezewood on June 17; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Faus of Broad Top on June 16; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gary King of Chambersburg on June 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Price of Big Cove Tannery on June 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clark Davis of Chambersburg on June 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pittman of McConnellsburg on June 21.

Deaths: Nannie R. Wiser, 80, Three Springs; H. Guy Varner, 76, Lancaster; Emmett M. Kyler Sr., Lemoyne; Francis Griffith, 61, Hagerstown; Charles Appleby, 80, Neelyton.

Donna Hann and Kirby Carbaugh were united in marriage on April 22 at Needmore Bible Church. Parents of the couple are Chalmer and Mary Hann of Needmore and Earl and Shannon Carbaugh of McConnellsburg.

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