2010-08-05 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 31, 1980
’80 A band of gypsies hit the town last week with groups of them entering several of the large stores, harassing and trying to confuse shop assistants,

in order to rob the cash register if left unguarded. Fortunately, they were unsuccessful here, but that same evening in Hagerstown, they entered the Blue Ox Market there and got away with $280.

For the second time in four weeks, Fulton County prisoners will be bedding down in a new jail – this time in Bedford County. Fulton County Commissioners decided to transfer the county’s two prisoners from the Franklin County Prison to the Bedford County Prison as of August 1.

A 17-year-old Martinsburg youth, who has been incarcerated in the Ebensburg juvenile detention center for more than a year, was sentenced in the Bedford County court on Friday, his 17th birthday, for the admitted shotgun slaying of former Fulton Countian Janita Kaye Hill, 16, also of Martinsburg on July 6, 1979. John Van Horn Jr. sentenced him to serve 2 1/2 to 6 years in the Camp Hill State Correctional Institute and to be placed on probation for another five years.

Specials at the IGA: cream of mushroom soup, 3 for 89 cents; Tide, $1.59. 49 ozs.; White Cloud bathroom tissue, 99 cents; Mrs. Filbert’s margarine, 2 for 89 cents; watermelons, $2.49 each.

The 1980 Fulton County Little Leauge champions, the Red Sox, finished the season with 22 wins and 2 losses on record. Members of the team are: Kelly Weaver, Allen Mellott, Dale Shoop, Jeff Seville, Dean Shoop, Howard Mellott, Tim Fowler, Tony DeShong, Bradley Truax, Mike Kendall, Brent Culler, Travis Mellott, Kevin Fowler and Richard Kendall.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Burkett of Greencastle on July 18; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Cavey of Hancock on July 19; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gay Fleck of Three Springs on July 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Golden of Big Pool, Md., on July 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schriever of Warfordsburg on July 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Ott of McConnellsburg on July 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Leon Zirkle of Little Orleans, Md., on July 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Chilcote of Hustontown on July 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones of McConnellsburg on July 22.

Deaths: Seth D. Mellott, Fort Loudon; Mrs. Virginia Coy, Chambersburg; Edna Watkins, Robertsdale; Nellie Ours, Rockvile; Dr. Walter Thomas, Saxton.

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