2011-02-10 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 7, 1991

A truck driver from Texas was killed Monday, February 4, when his rig ran out of control down Pa.

Route 913 on Robertsdale Mountain in Wells Township, about one-half mile north of New Grenada, according to state police from the McConnellsburg station. Police were not releasing the name of the deceased driver Tuesday pending notification of next of kin. Police did say that the Texas truck and Albert Dixon, 48, of Mount Holly, N.J., whose rig was following the other rig, both were hauling coal loads from the Dash Coal Co. in Wood for RSM Truck of New Jersey. The spilled diesel fuel and coal ignited a small blaze at the wreckage site which was put out by personnel from Hustontown Fire Co.

Temperatures in the high 60s are being recorded this week, promising spring is on its way.

Mr. and Mrs. David Shives of Harrisonville have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Diane Shives, to David Brian Bolinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. David L. Bolinger of Waterfall.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Ward are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ronda, to Jeff Mellott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mellott.

Deaths: Thad Winegardner, 93, Fort Littleton; Robert DeShong, 63, McConnellsburg; Elizabeth Wink, 71, Falls Church, Va.; W. Webster Mellott, 95, Needmore; Robert Dillman Jr., 72, Blairs Mills; Thomas Clipp, 81, Hagerstown; Frank Houck, 81, Robertsdale; Rosalie Oakman, Wauseon, Ohio; Margaret Unger, 68, Mercersburg.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Ms. William Norris of Warfordsburg on January 27; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. David Strait of McConnellsburg on January 26.

Marriage licenses: Fred Mellott, Needmore, and Naomi Shives, Harrisonville; Wade Patterson, Orbisonia, and Dorothy Seville, Fort Littleton.

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