2011-03-17 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 30, 1961

Three teachers in the McConnellsburg Joint

Schools will be leaving at the end of the school term.They are Mrs. Cora Bard, who will be retiring from the teaching profession, Mrs. Donna Biggert and Miss Judy Elvey.

Saturday, April 1, will mark the beginning of city mail delivery in McConnellsburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Decker, Harrisonville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Easter Sunday.

Thomas W. Truax was the winner of the $50 jackpot bowling prize sponsored by Richards Motors, R.G Motor Co., Fulton Motor Sales and Brantner Motor Co., at Brantner Bowling Center on Sunday.

A number of McConnellsburg men are growing beards for “Brothers of the Brush” as part of the planned 175th anniversary celebration.

Russell Glazier, owner and operator of the West End Gulf Station for the past 33 years, will retire at the end of this week. Effective April 1, the station will be leased by the Amoco Oil Co. and Robert Jones, South First Street, will be the manager.

Twila J. Miller of Clear Ridge graduated from the Chambersburg Area School of Practical Nurses on March 3.

Due to redecorating at the McConnellsburg Methodist Church, the adult Sunday School classes will be held in the Fulton Theatre.

Betty Jean Keplinger of Mount Tammany, Md., and Richard Claude Price of Harrisonville were married on March 6.

John Smith, 5-foot, 5-inch basketball player from Mc- Connellsburg High School, has been chosen as a member of the first string Cove League All-Star League. John, noted specially for his fast dribbling, has racked up a final total of 84 points this year. Richard “Lefty” Shearer has been chosen for the second string.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Palmer, Warfordsburg, on March 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Reel, Needmore, on March 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Mellott, Hustontown, on March 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clevenger, Waynesboro, on March 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Koontz, Harrisonville, on March 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Harr, Mc- Connellsburg, on March 26; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Armand Parent, Warfordsburg, on March 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Peck, Big Cove Tannery, on March 26.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mellott of Baltimore announce the birth of a son on Saturday.

According to the London Times, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret have ordered that personal automobiles to be equipped with safety belts.

Peggy Riley and Dick Bolinger of Wells Tannery were married on March 18.

We have been having some lovely spring weather the last few days.

A surprise party was held at the Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Taylor home, Hustontown, on Friday in honor of their son Tommy’s 10th birthday.

Mrs. Mildred Shaw, Hustontown, will fly to Pasadena, Calif., to attend the wedding of her only granddaughter, Brenda Shaw, to William Stewart on April 8.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cromer have moved to their new home near Fort Littleton on the Maddensville Road.

Quite a few children have been absent from school with chicken pox.

Army Pvt. William L. Mosebey Jr., 22, Wells Tannery, has completed eight weeks of military police training at Fort Gordon, Ga.

Death: Mrs. Annie Long Foster, Chambersburg, formerly of Knobsville.

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