2010-07-15 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago From The Files Of July 10, 1980

’80 There were 429 deaths nationally, 14 of them in Pennsylvania and one in Fulton County over the Fourth of July holiday.

The second fatal accident in Fulton in a little over a week occurred July 4 and resulted in the death of Bernard F. Potts, 22, of Hancock. This makes the fifth county fatality for 1980. A Fort Loudon youth was killed at Harrisonville on June 26. Police reported that Potts was riding pillion on a 1979 Suzuki motorcycle which crashed on Route 55, Warfordsburg,on Friday. He was pronounced dead at the scene by County Coroner Dr. Russell McLucas.

The McConnellsburg Firemen’s parade is slated for Thursday evening and this year promises to be better than ever as the firemen celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary.’

The new traffic signs at the intersection of Route 30 and Lincoln Way are not being accepted with too much enthusiasm by local residents and since their installation on Monday there have been some near accidents caused by motorists’ confusion over the signs. Time will tell if the change has been one for the better.

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Ott, Greencastle, are pleased to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Rachel Munro and Kristen Gobin, June 23, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Mrs. Ott is the former Pam Gobin of Mc- Connellsburg.

Specials at the IGA: plums, 9 cents lb.; cantaloupes, 79 cents each; cauliflower, $1.19 a head; turkey drumsticks, 39 cents lb.

Jim Walters of Somerset was the big winner, a two handicapper, of the Dr. Robert E. Riggs Memorial Tournament held on Sunday. A total of 64 golfers participated in the tournament.

Shut out at Hagerstown Speedway by promoter Jack Gunn, Tom Peck travelled to the Motordrome Speedway in Smithton near Pittsburgh this Sunday. Peck finished seventh in the late-model feature after breaking an axle in the heat race and having to run the consolation. Friday night, Peck led the pack in the feature at the Bedford oval until he spun out with only four laps to go.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary E. Decker, Harrisonville; Donald E. Peterson, Charlotte, N.C.; Roy W. Witter, Waterfall.

Wedding vows were exchanged by Jolene D. Mihalick and James C. Hendershot on April 26 in St. Paul Lutheran Church in McConnellsburg. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Mihlick of McConnellsburg and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hendershot of Mc- Connellsburg.

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