2010-08-05 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 18, 1960
’60 A proposed busline franchise that would link Washington, D.C., and Niagara Falls, N.Y., has been filed by the Capital Frontier Coach Lines

Inc. of Washington, D.C., with the Interstate Commerce Commission. The daily runs would include stops at Fort Littleton.

Dr. C.A.R. McClain, 85, of Mount Union, is listed in good condition at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital after falling down the cellar steps at his home and fracturing several ribs. He is a native of New Grenada.

Mrs. Reba Bishop of Black Oak was bitten by a copperhead snake on the doorstep of her home last week and was admitted to the Medical Center for treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Wright (nee Reba Wible) of Greenbelt, Md., announce the birth of a son, Peter Christopher, on August 4.

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Martz of Hustontown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on August 21 at an open house at the home of their daughter, Evelyn, Mrs. Herman Clevenger.

The annual picnic of the McConnellsburg Methodist Church Sunday School was held at Sideling Hill State Park on Sunday with approximately 35 people attending.

Mr. and Mrs. William Morton of McConnellsburg announce the birth of a son at Chambersburg Hospital on August 12.

Mel Clark, former member of the Phillies baseball team, was a weekend guest in the home of his wartime Navy buddy, Walter Fix of McConnellsburg.

Kit Lorentz, McConnellsburg, suffered a painful toe injury on Friday when he caught it in the lawn mower.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Keiper and family moved to their new home on South First Street on Wednesday.

Army Pvt. James E. Stevens, whose wife, Rosaline, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gries Stevens, live at Wells Tannery, has completed an automobile maintenance helper course at Fort Knox, Ky.

Martha Karen Price, Harrisonville, and Terry F. Earley, Wells Tannery, were married on July 2 at Fairview Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Barnett and family moved recently from Knobsville to the Dr. Hoover house near Hustontown.

Sealed bids are being solicited for the former Sheets property on the corner of Lincoln Way and South Third Street of McConnellsburg.

The old Hustontown High School and contents will be sold at a public sale on September 24.

Five house trailers of gypsies spent Friday night at the Jacob Rhodes filling station grounds at Knobsville.

Miss Rachel Ann Crippen of Wells Tannery has joined the operating room staff of Cleveland Clinic Hospital.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Lane of Harrisonville on August 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gelvin, Fort Littleton; a daughter Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hollinshead, McConnellsburg, on August 4; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Leese, Mercersburg, on August 4; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gobin, McConnellsburg, on August 4; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller, McConnellsburg, on August 5; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Douglas, Hancock, on August 5; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Divel, Needmore, on August 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Whiteside, Amaranth, on August 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shaffer, McConnellsburg, on August 7.

Deaths: George “Jim” Black, Covington, Ky., formerly of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Rebecca Ruth McClure, Chambersburg, formerly of Fulton County; Marshall H. Diehl, Whips Cove; Mrs. Mary C. Hudson, Three Springs; Mrs. Myra Ellen Stevens, McConnellsburg.

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