2011-02-24 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 19, 1981

New construction is rapidly changing the looks of the Penn’s Village Shoping Center at the east end of McConnellsburg. The new Fulton County National Bank branch office is taking shape for an expected June opening. And McLaughlin’s Drug Store will open at its new location in the shopping center on March 2. The store downtown will remain open until Saturday, February 28.

Spring weather has jammed up more ice on Cove Creek at Ravensburg and has had little effect toward breaking up the frozen mass.

Local residents attending the Daytona 500 races in Florida last week included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Plessinger and children, Mrs. Marvin Plessinger, Mrs. Jean Mellott, Fred Waite, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Lininger, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert “Ham” Hill.

Dr. Joseph Wolfe, local dentist, will move his office from the Frank Alexander building to the present location of McLaughln’s Drug Store sometime in April. Remodelling will start at the new location after March 2. The property is owned by Dr. D.L. Hohman of Hagerstown.

New owners will take over the operation of what is now Jack’s Restaurant in downtown McConnellsburg about the first of March. And the new proprietors plan to eventually offer a complete line of Mexican food.

The former Martha Lodge Store and dwelling on Lincoln Way West in McConnellsburg has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Cordell of Peach Orchard Road. The couple are renovating the building and have an agreement to rent the store to three women from the southern part of Fulton County.

Specials at the IGA: Del Grosso spaghetti sauce, $1.09 a jar; grapefruit, 5 for $1; fresh ground beef, $1.39 lb.; Golden Delicious and Red Delicious apples, 29 cents a pound.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Defibaugh of McConnellsburg on February 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James R. Bottenfield of Needmore on February 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William F. Peffer of Wells Tannery on February 9; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley E. Sheffield of Shade Gap on February 9.

Deaths: William Wakefield, owner and founder of Bill’s Place near Breezewood; Benjamin F. Finiff, Rome, N.Y.; Olive M. Chapin, Hampton, N.H.; Jessie E. Mellott, Needmore.

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