20 Years Ago
A large crowd attended dedication ceremonies and an open house at the new Central Fulton Elementary School on March 10. The $4 million project, which was completed earlier this year, included renovations of the existing building and also a large addition. Speakers at Sunday’s ceremonies were Rev. Field Russell, Rep. Dick Hess, Robert M. Suckling (architect), Robert Swadley (Central Fulton School superintendent), Dr. Louise Hine (elementary principal), Korry Kobel (student representative), Parker Knepper (school board vice president), Rev. David Hoover and Rep. Patrick Fleagle.
McConnellsburg Lady Spartans set a team goal at the start of the season. That goal was to win their first-ever District 5A championship. They met that goal on Friday night, March 8, as they downed the third-seeded Rockwood Lady Rockets 68-46 at Bedford High School.
Drivers will dig deeper into their pockets beginning June 1 to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike. When it takes effect, the increase will be only the fourth in the 51-year history of the toll road. Tolls for passenger cars and light trucks on the east-west turnpike will rise to $14.70 from $11.30 for the entire cross-state trip. The per-mile toll will rise from 3.1 cents to 4 cents.
Birth: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Brill of Hustontown on March 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Truax of Needmore announce the birth of a girl, Elaina Blessing, February 28 at Chambersburg Hospital.
Deaths: Jane V. Cline, Burnt Cabins; Henry Pedrick, Warfordsburg; Cleo Garland, Chambersburg; Velma Latta, Somerset; Joseph Carter, Ocala, Fla.; George Schulz, Hagerstown; S. Elizabeth Hawbaker, Fort Loudon; Charles Bollinger, Lewistown.