2011-01-06 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 1, 1981


Ground-breaking ceremonies were held last Tuesday morning at the Penn’s Village Shopping Center at the east end of McConnellsburg for the office and drive-in facility planned by The Fulton County National Bank and Trust Company. The new office, to be built by Miller and Kerin Construction of Hustontown, will measure 40 feet by 65 feet and have four teller stations and two drive-in windows.

A cover of snow which fell during the afternoon of Christmas Eve promised a white Christmas but was too wet to stay around until Christmas Day. Temperatures dropped to close zero, giving us one of the coldest Christmases in many years with ice-covered roads and sidewalks.

Loren Barclay and Sheri Cover were crowned Yule King and Queen last Tuesday at McConnellsburg High School, after raising the largest donation for the American Cancer Society.

Specials at the IGA: pork loin rib portion, $1.90 lb.; Del Grosso pizza sauce, 2 for 89 cents; Mueller’s noodles, 69 cents.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Duvall of Robertsdale on December 19; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin E. Lynch of McConnellsburg on December 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cisney of Shade Gap on December 23.

Deaths: Mrs. Virginia E. DeShong, McConnellsburg; Mary P. Hann, Fort Littleton; Mina M. Ritz, Hancock; John W. Schetrompf, Connellsville, Pa.; Denver R. Long, Orbisonia; Myrtle Horton Graffious, Broad Top City; Peter E. Burke, Mercersburg.

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