2011-01-20 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 17, 1991

Mac Peck, a founder and charter member of Needmore Fire Co., was named Fireman of the Year at the company’s annual banquet held Saturday evening, January 12. The banquet marked the company’s 25th anniversary, and Peck is one of the company’s 25 living charter members.

Several countians placed in various competitions held last week during the 75th annual PA Farm Show. Kay Miller, McConnellsburg, took first in two crocheting categories, while Nettie Chubb of McConnellsburg took third in the accessory category. Miller also took a second in crewel; Betty Shelly of McConnellsburg took third in hand-knitted garment and another third in crocheted spreads and afghans. Linda Seiders, McConnellsburg, took second in the spaghetti sauce family living awards. In school group competitions, Forbes Road took fifth in the school exhibits awards, while McConnellsburg took 12th in the school demonstrations awards. Jack Clark of Hustontown took a fifth in February gilts, sixth in February gilts and January gilts and ninth in March gilts. He also took a fifth and a seventh in Yorkshire March gilts, an 11th in Yorkshire January gilts and a 13th in Yorkshire February gilts. Clark Farms also bought the Yorkshire supreme champion gilt last Saturday at a record price of $2,425 and Jack’s wife, Tina, purchased the grand champion Hampshire for $1,075. In spotted swine competitions, Brian Lake of Big Cove Tannery took a seventh in February gilt and an eighth in January gilt. In the Holstein dairy cattle competitions, Kevin Shafer, Needmore, took a fifth in youth class junior calf and a ninth in junior calf. And, in the milking shorthorn competitions, Christiana L. Booth of Harrisonville took a fourth and a fifth in intermediate yearling.

Southern Fulton School Board last week accepted the resignation of district Superintendent William Printz effective March 1. Printz, 47, who came to Southern Fulton in January 1985 from Lackawanna Trail School District will be assuming the superintendency of the Johnsonburg Area School District in Elk County.

First lady Barbara Bush, 65, was treated for a broken leg, cuts and abrasions at Washington County Hospital on Sunday as a result of an accident while sledding with her grandchildren at Camp David, Md. Young and old in Fulton County have been enjoying the good sledding provided by the recent snows but no accident reports as yet.

Marla McElhaney broke the McConnellsburg High School basketball scoring mark established just last season by Leonard Thomas as McConnellsburg remained undefeated with a 61-34 thumping of Tussey Mountain. McElhaney finished with 30 points, completing the game with 1,736 career points, eclipsing Thomas’ school record of 1,731 points set last season. She had surpassed Kim Spriggs’ MHS girls’ scoring record of 1,615 points in a December 20 win over Southern Huntingdon.

Deaths: Ruth Curfman, 76, Three Springs; Anna Thomas, 90, Newton Falls, Ohio; C. William Walters, 45, Waynesboro; Darlene Cooley, 50, Reading; Alice R. Carlisle, 61, Berkeley Springs; Michael Sullivan Sr., 34, Little Orleans, Md.; Ruth Seville, 82, Mercersburg; Berniece Swope, 77, Casselberry, Fla.; William Walker, 59, Yacolt, Wash.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Keefer, Needmore, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a dinner at the home of their son, Harold. They were married October 6, 1940.

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