2010-07-22 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 17, 1980

Fulton County’s 1980 traffic death toll reached six with the death on Saturday of 81-year-old Harry E. Moats of Chambersburg, who was injured in an accident at Webster Mills on July 3. ’80The McConnellsburg Fire Co. celebrated its 50 years of service with a carnival last week, the high point of which was the annual parade held in town last Thursday. Fundraising receipts were down for the 50th anniversary carnival for the firemen, who had a no-show this year on the part of the company which was to provide carnival rides. The firemen’s treasurer, B. Hiley Shimer, said receipts from this year’s carnival were down about $4,000 from last year, although he wouldn’t say what this year’s totals were. He attributed the loss in revenue to the economy and “several other factors.” But he did not discount the effect of not having carnival rides.

Amy Carter, 12-year-old daughter of President Jimmy Carter, has returned to Mercersburg Academy for a twoweek summer tennis camp. Last year she attended a July session at the Academy.

Specials at the IGA: Filbert’s margarine quarters, 89 cents lb.; celery, 59 cents, large stalk; Duncan Hines layer cake mix, 69 cents; Charmin bathroom tissue, 99 cents, 4- pk.; Pepsi, $1.39 6-pack.

Howard Mellott, Hustontown, is fast becoming Fulton County’s “boy with a golden arm.” A few weeks ago Howard threw an incredible 35 feet 2-1/2 inches in the shot put at the Junior Champ Qualifer at Everett, not only to take first place, but also qualifying automatically for the national competition. Attending that national meet in in Dayton, Ohio, Howard last weekend placed fourth in the nation by hurling the 6-pound shot put 34 feet 9-1/2 inches in the boys 10-year-old class. Howard was ranked seventh in the nation going in to the meet. What makes Howard’s feat even more remarkable is that his school district, Forbes Road, doesn’t have a track and field program.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Randall Clever of McConnellsburg on July 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Bistline of McConnellsburg on July 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pittman of Mercersburg on July 5; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shives of Hancock on July 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Jenkins of Saltillo on July 10.

Miss Donna Lynn Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Norristown, Pa., was married on May 31 to Randall M. Bolinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilda Bolinger of McConnellsburg.

An afternoon ceremony was the setting for the marriage of Dawn Marie Adelsberger and Roderick Alton Hill, June 14 at Needmore Bible Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Adelsberger of Needmore and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Hill of Warfordsburg.

Deaths: Fred A. Leasure, Warfordsburg; Calvin R. Melius, Hustontown; Janet P. Garland, Chambersburg; Ralph Taylor Stevens, Orbisonia; Owen S. Stinson, Three Springs; Mrs. Edna Ragan, Franklin, Minn.; B. Spencer Stevens, Three Springs; Elmer K. Melius, Chambersburg; Andrew H. Deremer, Breezewood.

Return to top