2011-04-14 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 22, 1971

Chester Carnell, 71, Needmore, was accidentally killed on Monday of this week when a car parked on his property drifted backward as he was standing behind it. The moving vehicle knocked him down, and the left rear wheel pinned him to the ground.

Mercersburg Academy will become a coeducational institution in the fall. After 78 years as a traditional boys’ school, the academy will admit girl boarding students in September.

William Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lane of Hustontown, has been named to the dean’s list at the Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, Mass. Lane, a sophomore, is majoring in psychology.

Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey McGarvey returned Tuesday from a week’s vacation in Bermuda. The trip was a company award for carpet sales by Mr. McGarvey.

Marriage license: Tim T. Farrie of Great Cacapon, W.Va., and Phyllis May Pittman of Hancock; Wallace Arthur Hershey Jr., Mc- Connellsburg, and Linda Sue Heinbaugh of Harrisonville.

Miss Jane Munson of Needmore and Lynn Mellott of Hancock were married on Friday, April 9, in Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Munson and Mr. and Mrs. Kermit H. Mellott.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoffman of Hustontown marked their 27th wedding anniversary on April 15.

Deaths: Larry Bookheimer, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Virginia Romayne Ritz Dyer, Hancock; Roy R. Laidig, Harrisonville.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Denver Deshong of Harrisonville on April 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hewett of Takoma Park, Md., on April 13; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brown of Burnt Cabins on April 16.

State police investigated no fatalities in Fulton County during March. The county recorded 7 accidents, with 13 injuries and $30,530 property damage.

Blanche Harclerode of Everett will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 28.

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