2011-04-21 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 4, 1961

Andrea Kendall, 11, was awarded a dictionary by the Society of Farm Women for her essay on “Why

I Am Proud to Live In Fulton County.”

The Sisters of Swish are busy planning for McConnellsburg’s 175th anniversary celebration.

The Borough Council was informed by the state sanitation that the town dump on Tuscarora Mountain does not conform to state regulations.

Dedication and open house program for the new Mc- Connellsburg School building will be held on May 5.

“Polio, at its lowest ebb in more than two decades, is still capable of killing or crippling in 1961,” warned Paul Ott, chairman of the Fulton County Chapter of the National Foundation. The theme for the 1961 vaccination program is “Babies and Breadwinners.”

A capacity crowd attended the annual Fulton County Republican banquet, held at the Hustontown community Center on Saturday evening, April 29.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clevenger, California, announce the birth of a son, Robert W., on April 24.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Earl Palmer will observe their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Hustontown on Sunday.

Marriage licenses were issued at the local courthouse to L.C. Hamman, McConnellsburg, and Sadie Anna Mellott, Harrisburg, and Orville R. Burger and Brenda J. Hann, both of McConnellsburg.

Mrs. Danny Carbaugh, cook at the Decker Nursing Home, is ill with pneumonia.

Mrs. Alma Wilds, Knobsville, returned to her home on Saturday after being a patient at the Medical Center.

Mrs. Watson Peck of Needmore is seriously ill and is a patient at the Medical Center.

Ronnie Smith, Needmore barber, escaped with slight injury in a slippery road skidding and somersault car accident.

Jere Heefner, Hustontown, who suffered a stroke several days ago, still remains seriously ill.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McQuait, Hustontown, on April 25; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Kling, Burnt Cabins, on April 30 and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harris, McConnellsburg, on April 30.

Deaths: John W. Bivens, Everett, formerly of Wells Tannery; Mrs. Sara Newman, Waterfall.

Carl Carbaugh, McConnellsburg, and Clyde Morningstar, McConnellsburg, were named eligible to enter the annual state plowing contest.

Max Stenger, engineman third class, USN, is serving aboard the dock landing ship, USS San Marcos.

Local firemen answered two calls this week, the first on Friday, to the home of Mrs. Roland Sipes, east of Mc- Connellsburg, where the side of the house was ablaze. The second call was on Saturday, to a chimney fire at the home of Floyd Fittry, Knobsville.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Decker, managers of the Decker Nursing Home, celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on Sunday.

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