20 Years Ago
From The Files Of January 3, 1991 ’91
Wes Allen Barnett was the first baby to be born at Fulton County Medical Center in the new year.
Wes arrived just eight minutes into the new year with help from Dr. Steve Sheppard. He weighed in at 6 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Proud parents are Wesley Carbaugh and Diana Barrett of Mercersburg. The child was the first baby born during the new year in both Franklin and Fulton counties.
Judge John Walker this week denied motions in the case of Winford Melvin Jr. of Cumberland, Md., and Melvin’s attorney responded by informing the court that he will appeal the case to the state Superior Court. Melvin pleaded no contest on September 7 in connection with the July 16, 1989, shooting death of his stepdaughter, Tammy Whitacre, and the wounding of his wife, Diane Melvin, and stepson, Mark A. Shields, during a domestic dispute at their Black Oak area summer home in Bethel Township.
Mary “Mame” Waltz, 97, died last Saturday night at the Fairview Village Nursing Home in York County. Mame will be fondly remembered to Fulton Countians as one of our most treasured citizens. She wrote a weekly column for this newspaper for many years and was also the author of two books of reminiscences.
J.C. “Jake” Hamil of McConnellsburg stopped by the “News” office on Monday to show us “a piece of the Berlin Wall.” Hamil received the keepsake as a gift from his daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Don Bailey of State College, who recently made a tour of Europe.
January 6 marks the opening of the 75th annual Farm Show in Harrisburg.
Deaths: Mary Elizabeth Waltz, formerly of McConnellsburg; John Black, McConnellsburg; Mary Staubs, Mount Union; Nicholas Louden, Emmaus, Pa.; Joseph Appleby, Neelyton.