2011-04-14 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 27, 1961

The Fulton Chamber of Commerce held a special meeting to discuss the proposed bypass of McConnellsburg by Route 16 and Route 30.

Miss Gloria Bernhard was crowned queen at the annual spring music festival at the Southern Fulton High School on Friday. Princesses were Carol Martin, Sandra Gordon, Janice Bernhard and Lyndall Golden.

George Paylor, local artist, received honorable mention for his entries at the Biehl Art Show in Chambersburg this week.

After a 15-day furlough, Pvt. Edgar Mack Shives left Tuesday for Fort Bliss, Texas, to enter missile school.

Rush A. Kerlin Jr. of McConnellsburg arrived at Fort Dix, N.J.

Road signs were made and placed at the intersection of all roads and lanes along Route 522 between McConnellsburg and Knobsville by the Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

The marriages of Jeanne Greathead to Hobart Hutchinson and Wynell Strait to Pvt. Edgar M. Shives were announced.

Mrs. Robert Fleming, a patient in Washington County Hospital; Reynold Akers, a patient in Chambersburg Hospital; and Mrs. Warren Palmer, also in Chambersburg Hospital, are recuperating after undergoing surgery last week

A marriage license was issued at the local courthouse to Jackie William Sipes and Elizabeth Ann Yost, both of McConnellsburg, last week.

Judith Anne Merrifield, daughter of former county pastor Rev. R.A. Merrifield, was married to Bert J. Stochton on April 1 in Columbus, Pa.

The following candidates were announced: Marlin C. Shimer for prothonotary; Carl S. Hann for associate judge of Fulton County; Ira B. Lake for associate judge of Fulton County; and Gerald H. Peck for prothonotary.

Some Fort Littleton school pupils were absent this week due to an outbreak of the mumps.

Former ministers preached at the anniversary services at the Knobsville Church of the Brethren last week.

A birthday dinner was held Sunday in the Burnt Cabins home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kerlin in honor of their son, Merrill.

C.N. Robert Kyler of Burnt Cabins is on sea duty aboard the USS Fort Madden.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Palmer were honored at a surprise celebration for their golden wedding anniversary, given by the ladies aid of the Cedar Grove Christian Church.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wright, Six Mile Run, on April 17; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Ritz, Hancock, on April 18; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Morningstar, McConnellsburg, on April 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Chamberlain, McConnellsburg, on April 20; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Junior Strait, Needmore, on April 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Harr, Three Springs, on April 22.

Deaths: Mrs. W.H. Greathead, Lemasters, formerly of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Eva Lena Glunt, Orbisonia.

Sandra Lee Zullinger and Edwin Harold Anderson, both of McConnellsburg, were married in a double-ring ceremony. Mr. Anderson is a member of the U.S. Air Force.

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