2011-03-17 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 12, 1981

Leroy McGowan, financial secretary for the Hustontown Fire Co., was named “Fireman of the

Year” at the company’s 13th annual banquet Saturday night at the firehall. The 55-year-old resident said he was surprised by the award, not expecting to receive it so soon in his career.

The heaviest snow fall of the winter fell last Thursday, dumping six to nine inches of heavy snow in the area, the kind that makes picture-postcard winter scenes of everything in sight. All the county schools were closed that day.

There were so many people attending the Ralph DeShong sale near Needmore on Saturday that the cars, parked on either side of the highways, interfered with traffic flow, and the owners were called on by state police to remove them.

Gasoline prices have jumped an average of 15 cents a gallon in Pennsylvania since December, according to a survey of 186 gasoline stations. Full-service prices for unleaded averaged $1.42 and regular gasoline $1.37.

Specials at the IGA: bananas, 29 cents lb.; sirloin steak, $2.49 lb.; Heinz ketchup, 79 cents; carrots, 49 cents; Del Grosso pizza sauce, 2 for 89 cents.

The McConnellsburg Spartans and the Forbes Road Cardinals ended their boys basketball season Friday night after making it all the way to the first round of District 5, Class A playoffs.

Birth at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hale of Fort Littleton on February 27.

Deaths: Mrs. Hazel Tritle, McConnellsburg; Freda Paules, Three Springs; Mrs. Laura Morton, McConnellsburg; Mildred Scott, West Chester; Marie I. Wiser, Orbisonia; Leroy E. Layton, Huntingdon; James A. Pine, Mercersburg; Fred R. Kelly, Robertsdale; Calvin Gates, Martinsburg.

Marriage licenses: Wayne MacDonald, McConnellsburg, and Barbara Mellott, McConnellsburg; Gregory J. Schlau and Rosalie M. Gracey, both of Tonawanda, N.Y.

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