2011-04-28 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 6, 1971

The 1-1/2 story frame home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon

Leese, located three miles northwest of Needmore, was almost completely destroyed by fire at noon on Tuesday. The Needmore Fire Co. was able to confine the major blaze to the rooms at the rear of the home, which were completely gutted. The fire, which was of undetermined origin, started in the kitchen of the home, on the west side.

Susan Martz of Hustontown has been honored by the Pennsylvania Senate for her singular efforts in acquiring two kidney dialysis machines which she will donate to area hospitals – all by collecting almost a million and a half coupons. After her brother’s death from an incurable kidney disease, she determined that others need not face the same grim prospect. She set about on her own collecting coupons from General Mills Corporation products. The company will exchange a kidney machine for 600,000 coupons.

The Fulton County Fair will mark the golden anniversary of the event this year. The 50th agricultural fair is scheduled for August 22-28.

A 26-year-old Adelphia, Md., man was found dead in a room at the Town Hill Motel near Exit 3 on Route 70 on Sunday afternoon. His death was ruled as a suicide.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul MacDonald have returned from a vacation trip to Jamaica.

Marine Pvt. Nathaniel E. Wilt, son of Mrs. L. Mae Mellott of Hancock, has graduated from the Motor Vehicle Operator Course at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejuene, N.C.

Deaths: William G. Wertz, Chambersburg; Jenette Souders, 1-year-old daughter of Robert R. and Mary Jane Deshong Souders, Mercersburg; Mrs. Rhoda Murray, Blairs Mills.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to SSgt. and Mrs. Richard Yohe of Willow Hill on April 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Swadley of Needmore on April 25; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith of McConnellsburg on April 28; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morgan of Mc- Connellsburg on April 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ward of Warfordsburg on April 30.

Cathy Hann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Hann, and Roger E. Drummer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Drummer, both of Wauseon, Ohio, were united in marriage on March 19 at St. Caspers Church in Wauseon.

Teresa Ann Buterbaugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Buterbaugh of McConnellsburg, became the bride of William Leonard Inman Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Leonard Inman Sr. of Pilot Mountain, N.C., on February 6.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Walker of Harrisonville, wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bonnie, to Raymond C. Santanna Sr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Santanna of Harrisburg.

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