2011-04-14 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 9, 1981

Winter is not completely behind us yet. Temperatures dropped to below freezing and there were snow flurries reported the beginning of this week.

John Ott and Roger Strait were both presented with “Jaycee of the Year” awards by the McConnellsburg Jaycees in ceremonies at the American Legion.

A low-boy and semitrailer, loaded with two brand new Case backhoes, were hijacked over the weekend from a parking area opposite the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange at Fort Littleton. The value of the stolen vehicle and its cargo of heavy equipment was listed at $130,000. Police said that Roger House of Hustontown, longdistance driver for Daley Express of Carlisle, had unhitched the lowboy with its cargo at the parking area on Saturday and had driven to his home in Hustontown to spend the weekend. When he returned on Monday to pick up the load and continue on his trip, both the low-boy and backhoes were gone.

Specials at the IGA: Crisco shortening, $2.19, 3 lbs.; Bounty towels, 69 cents; Rice Krispies, $1.09; fresh ground beef, $1.39 lb.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith Jr., Hancock, on March 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bishop Jr., Hancock, on March 30.

Deaths: Donald E. Helman, Chambersburg; Mary Grunder, Carnegie, Pa.; Ellis J. Lake, Shade Gap; Gene Yanni, Robertsdale; Mrs. Mary J. Duffey, McConnellsburg.

Barbara Ann Mellott and Wayne Paul MacDonald were married on March 21. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Mellott, McConnellsburg, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. MacDonald, McConnellsburg.

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