2011-04-07 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 20, 1961

In a safety survey sponsored by the American Hospital Association and the National Safety Council, the Fulton County Medical Center ranked first in the state of Pennsylvania and 21st in the United States in the Group I division.

Officers elected at an executive committee meeting of the Fulton County Agricultural Extension Association were Glenn Mosebey, president; Frank Johnston, vice president; Harold Deshong, secretary; and Kenneth Gordon, treasurer.

C. Kenneth Gordon was elected president of the local Interstate Milk Producers’ Cooperative at a meeting on April 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Nace observed their 56th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Ann Gyger of Kimberton, Pa., and granddaughter of Mrs. Katherine Lodge Witmiller of McConnellsburg, has been selected as an exchange student and will leave for England in July.

William L. Kendall and family moved into the Preston Mellott home last week. The Mellotts recently purchased the Irwin Raker farm where they now reside.

A landscape of Cedar Grove Church and portrait of his wife are two entries submitted by local artist George Paylor in the annual exhibit of the Biehl Fine Arts Alumni Association in Chambersburg next week.

Marriage licenses were issued at the local courthouse last week to Michael Thomas Goings and Mary Jean Johnston, both of York, and James Harvey Mellott of the U.S. Army and Kathleen Diane Hunter of McConnellsburg.

The financial statement for McConnellsburg for 1960 shows expenditures and balance on hand totalling $30,090.14 for the year.

Mrs. Jesse Crawford of Amaranth wishes to thank the more than 200 friends who called to see her during her recent illness.

Ardys Carson has purchased the tract of land from Gury Crawford originally owned by F.M. Taylor in Buck Valley.

Seibert Beatty of Amaranth is planning on opening a garage at his home in the near future.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Sigel announce the birth of a son, named William Leo.

At last report, Rexie Dingley of Amaranth is improving.

Earl Long of Knobsville fell and broke several ribs recently.

The Knobsville correspondent writes: “On Sunday I enjoyed a hike along Little Aughwick Creek and witnessed the beauty and power of this creek at flood stage.”

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Leese and son have moved into their newly built, beautiful home on Pleasant Ridge.

Jere Heefner, Hustontown, suffered a stroke last week and remains in serious condition at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cora Shope.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Richards, McConnellsburg, on April 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bain, Needmore, on April 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Justin Somerton, Harrisonville, on April 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Grant Souders, McConnellsburg, on April 11.

Relatives from Warfordsburg who attended the funeral of George Hendershot of Royal Oak, Mich., last Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Golden and son Warren; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hendershot and sons Paul, Daryl and Earl; Mr. and Mrs. N.H. Hendershot, sons Linn and Tommy and daughter Marian Hardin; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hendershot; Madeline Rider; Quentin, Earl and Hayes Golden; Mrs. Ralph Golden; Mrs. Carl Pittman; and Lem and Robert Park.

Deaths: Mrs. Florence J. Burch, Denver, Colo., formerly of Ayr Township; George F. Hendershot, Royal Oak, Mich., formerly of Webster Mills.

The engagement of Elizabeth Ann Yost to Jack W. Sipes, both of McConnellsburg, is announced.

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