40 Years Ago
Fire which destroyed the trailer home of Mr. and
Mrs. Steven Iden at Hartman’s Trailer Court, Mc-
Connellsburg, on Monday took the life of their 18-month-old son, Keith Harold Iden, who was trapped by the flames just inside the door of the small mobile home. Mrs. Iden, who was not inside the trailer when the fire broke out, entered the flaming structure and grabbed her two children from the living room. She was able to get her 3-year-old son, Steven, to safety outside but was unable to re-enter the structure to get the baby whom she had put down in order to open the door. The fire is believed to have been caused by an explosion in the furnace.
After completing over 19 years of service with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Mrs. Mary E. Fore retired on January 19. She had been a public health nurse with the department since September 20, 1951.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Reel on the Sipes Mill Road was heavily damaged by fire on Saturday when flames broke out in one of the upstairs bedrooms. The fire was believed to have started from an electrical outlet in a closet to which a trouble light had been plugged.
Mrs. Linda Isban was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in education at the 113th commencement of California State College, California, Pa.
Debra Laidig was released on Saturday and Terry Bivens on Sunday from the Harrisburg General Hospital and are recuperating at their homes. Kay Sipes remains a patient in the same hospital. All three young people were injured in a recent automobile accident.
Miss Sandra Mae Glunt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Glunt of Burnt Cabins, and Larry James Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Snyder of Neelyton, exchanged vows in the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Orbisonia, on December 5.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Darl L. Hixon of Hancock on January 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Frain of Hustontown on January 19; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred A. Stotler of Berkeley Springs on January 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Barry Shafer of Mc- Connellsburg on January 20.
Miss Freda Clippinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Clippinger of Dublin Mills and James S. Miller Jr. of Mount Union, were united in marriage in Winchester, Va., on January 19.
Deaths: Mrs. Hazel Hess, McConnellsburg; Benjamin F. Shope, Saltillo; Maurice E. Sherman, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Evalline M. Barrick, Newville; Marshall Shaw Sr., Three Springs.
The Forbes Road Chapter of Future Farmers of America has announced that H. Jay Knepper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Knepper of Waterfall, received the Keystone Farmer award at the 42nd annual FFA convention.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilmer Sipes of Harrisonville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 20.