2011-02-10 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 18, 1971

Richard Schweiker, United States senator, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Day

Dinner on February 20 at the McConnellsburg Firehall.

A Maryland man who worked summers at a Bedford resort hotel has been sentenced to life in prison for the hammer slaying of a 12-year-old girl. He was charged with the September 1970 killing of Kelly Jo Brallier, whose body was found in brush near her Bedford home.

J.C. Penney, builder of the mammoth retail business that bears his name, died on Friday, February 12, 1971. He was 95. Penney, a Missouri farmer who took up retailing in 1895, saw his chain of stores grow to 1,700 around the nation.

Delbert Ritchey of Wells Tannery will receive his Master of Education degree at commencement exercises at Shippensburg State College on February 26.

Carolyn Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker of McConnellsburg, this past week participated in District Band held at the Cedar Crest High School near Lebanon, Pa.

Judy Leese, a senior at the Southern Fulton High School, has earned the Betty Crocker Award in her school. She is the daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Leese of Needmore.

More than 200 people gathered at the Hustontown Firehall last Wednesday evening for the third annual banquet of the fire company, at which time the Fireman of the Year award was presented to Fire Chief Clark Brant.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thompson of Breezewood on February 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Covert of Hustontown on February 10.

Deaths: David Alan Taylor, Saxton; Sheldon Walters, Altoona; Mary Price, Mt. Union; Mrs. Clara Lake, Mc- Connellsburg; Mrs. Pearle Ritchey, McConnellsburg; George Zeis, Fort Loudon; Elmer Gordon, Mercersburg.

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