2010-08-05 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 13, 1970
’70 Judy Hess Barnett, 20, of McConnellsburg, remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at the Harrisburg General Hospital where

she was taken following an automobile accident last Thursday. The accident occurred on Route 522 at the Valley Treat Restaurant, two miles north of McConnellsburg, when a Ford, driven by Shirley Snyder, 22, of Hustontown, traveling north, passed two cars which were halted on the highway and collided head-on with a Department of Forests and Waters truck. Mrs. Barnett and her 1-yearold daughter, Teresa, were passengers in the Snyder car. All three occupants of the Snyder car were taken to the Medical Center. Miss Snyder and the Barnett baby were admitted to the Medical Center suffering from abrasions and contusions.

At a recent meeting of the Fulton County Council of Republican Women at the American Legion home in Mc- Connellsburg, Mrs. Robert Fix of McConnellsburg was reelected to a two-year term as president.

Ott Bros. Farm Supply Store on Route 16, which was broken into last Wednesday night, was hit again by burglars in the early hours of Monday morning and merchandise valued at $1,142 was stolen.

A four-day period of orientation for freshmen will launch the 198th academic year of Dickinson College. Among the new students will be Russell McLucas Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. R.C. McLucas of McConnellsburg.

Marriage licenses: John Cogan of Everett and Jeannie Means of Crystal Spring; Dale Bresher of Pennsylvania Furnace and Marlene Palmer of Warfordsburg; Ivan Dietrich of St. Thomas and Vicki Kay Shotts of McConnellsburg; Ronald Howell of Harrisonville and Carolyn Dick of Roaring Spring; William Fischer and Rosalie Fern Barton, both of Crystal Spring; Joseph Helsel of Wells Tannery and Trudy Nonemaker of Waterfall.

County Tax Director Roy W. Gordon remains a patient in the Chambersburg Hospital following emergency surgery on Friday morning. Mr. Gordon shattered his ankle bone and fractured his left leg bone when he fell from a ladder while fixing the roof at his home on South Second Street.

For six Fulton County girls, Thursday will be a special day. They have been selected to represent Fulton County at the Central Region 4-H Dress Revue at Bucknell University. The local girls taking part in the revue are: Barbara Black of Waterfall; Deborah Horton, Monica Fix and Carolyn Walker, all of McConnellsburg; Ruth Lane of Hustontown; and Donna Hoopengardner of Hancock.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Strait of McConnellsburg on August 1; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Morton of Breezewood on August 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mason of Hancock on August 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clingerman of Hancock on August 3.

The marriage of Miss Caroline Mellott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mellott of McConnellsburg, to Renaldo Angelini of Lancaster took place on August 8 in the Faith United Church of Christ in Philadelphia.

United in marriage on Saturday, August 1, in the Mc- Connellsburg United Methodist Church were Miss Penelope Ann Sipes and Gary Leon Shives.

Terry McGowan, son of Mr. and Mrs Leroy McGowan of Hustontown, was recently honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. Terry, a 1967 graduate of Forbes Road High School and a 1968 graduate of the Cambria School of Barber, Johnstown, is now employed at DeRose Industries at Chambersburg.

Deaths: Robert Regi, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Dottie Hoover, Hustontown; Mrs. Viola Walters, Everett; Bessie Mc- Quait, New Grenada; Mrs. Emmer Geibe, Lancaster.

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