20 Years Ago
A Three Springs area man died last Thursday afternoon, January 3, from injuries suffered in a onevehicle accident on January 1 along Route 522 in Huntingdon County. Police said that Joseph Rogers, 66, Three Springs, was critically injured during the accident. He was extricated from the wreckage and taken to J.C. Blair Hospital and was then flown to Conemaugh Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Three to five inches of snow fell during the early morning hours of Monday. The snow forced closings of all three county schools and caused cancellations, slippery road conditions and the usual array of inconveniences to adults. For children, it meant a day of walking, sled-riding, snow shoveling, or just plain fun.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Washabaugh hosted a gala New Year’s Eve party for their many friends and family members in the Fulton Motor Sales showroom. Live music and dancing added to the festivities which brought in the new year.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shehan of McConnellsburg on December 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Ward of Mercersburg on December 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Stacey Martz of St. Thomas on December 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Brian Keefer of Chambersburg on December 27; a son to Diana Barrett of Mercersburg on January 1.
The engagement of Cynthia A. Kaiser and John H. Nelson is announced.
Deaths: Mildred Mellott, 64, McConnellsburg; Clarence Brown, 84, Fort Littleton; Joseph Rogers, 66, Three Springs; Louise Hoffman, 47, formerly of Fulton County; Floyd Ansell, 62, Three Springs; Alice Farris, 70, Great Cacapon, W.Va.; Ray Funk, 86, St. Thomas; Grace Hedge, 74, Wood; Jobe Peck, 79, Warfordsburg; Mildred Mortimore, 87, Everett.
Marriage licenses: Stephen Berkstresser, Waterfall, and Tina Hyde, Waterfall; Norman Forsythe, McConnellsburg, and Christine Ramsey, Three Springs; Vincent Fisher, Pittsburgh, and Sheila Rodgers, Pittsburgh.