2011-01-27 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 22, 1981

A full busload of people left McConnellsburg early Tuesday to attend the inauguration of President elect Ronald Reagan in the nation’s capital. The day is expected to be one of great rejoicing with the ceremonies coinciding with the release of the 52 American citizens who have been captive in Iran for the past 44 days.

John J. Kelso, a fire company director and longtime member, was honored at the McConnellsburg Fire Co.’s banquet last Wednesday as the Fireman of the Year.

Blue Ox Market on Monday became the third business in as many years to close its doors at the Penn’s Village Shopping Center because of financial difficulties.

Betty Berkstresser of Harrisonville is a three-time firstplace quilt winner at the State Farm Show. Betty’s winning quilt has 30 trapunto blocks that took an estimated 10 hours each, 22 half blocks, involving about five hours each, and 60 trapunto leaves around the edge that took about two hours each.

The cold weather of the past several weeks broke on Monday of this week with temperatures climbing into the high 40s on Tuesday.

Deaths: Nellie F. Covalt, Warfordsburg; Dr. Russell L. Stevens, Bellefonte; Howard L. Seburn, York Springs; Herman C. Hixson, Hagerstown; Norris Hoopengardner, Noel, Miss.; Rosalie E. O’Rourke, Waynesboro; William Foster Swope, Needmore; Lilly P. Eddy, Hancock; Addie E. Bishop, Hancock.

Specials at the IGA: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious apples, 79 cents, 3-lb. bag; Libby canned vegetables, 2 for 79 cents; Tide, 42.99, 84 ozs.; Pepsi, six 16-oz. bottles, $1.69.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr and Mrs. Warren Howell of McConnellsburg on January 11; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Craig Strait of Hustontown on January 12; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Peck of McConnellsburg on January 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Mason of Mercersburg on January 14.

Catherine A. Schmidt and Robert C. Snyder were united in marriage on December 27. The bride is the daughter of Frank Schmidt of State College. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snyder of McConnellsburg.

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