2011-05-05 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 2, 1991

Nearly a quarter of a century has passed since

Peggy Ann Bradnick was kidnapped not far from her Shade Gap home in Dublin Township, Huntingdon County, but the story is about to unfold again, this time on the television screen when NBC airs “Cry In The Wild: The Take of Peggy Ann” on Monday, May 6. The made-for-TV movie recounts “Mountain Man” William D. Hollenbaugh’s reign of terror in the Shade Gap area from 1964 through 1966. Hollenbaugh, a loner who lived in that area and often referred to as the “Bicycle Man” or “Bicycle Pete” by local residents, kidnapped Bradnick in broad daylight on May 11, 1966.

J. Alan Kelso was named the Fulton County Historical Society’s “Historian of the Year” at the society’s annual meeting and dinner held on Saturday evening, April 27, at Hustontown Firehall. He was given the award in recognition of his tireless efforts in restoring an M.H. Sheets autobus, pieces of which were located in an old McConnellsburg barn that was razed in September of 1988.

Friends and family of Pfc. Christopher Ramsey gathered at the VFW on Sunday afternoon for a welcome home party on his return from the Persian Gulf.

Country music star Tammy Wynette made an unscheduled stop at Cutchall’s Amoco Station in Fort Littleton on Friday morning when one of her two tour buses developed a flat tire while en route to Albany, N.Y., on the turnpike.

A Burnt Cabins man was arrested last Friday evening, April 26, and charged in connection with an armed robbery that afternoon at the Hustontown branch of The Fulton County National Bank and Trust Co., according to state police. Police said that Max Yablonski of the Burnt Cabins Hotel allegedly entered the branch bank in Dublin Township and told a teller there to put money into a bag. A handgun was displayed during the robbery. The two tellers alone at the bank at the time of the robbery recognized Yablonski as being a customer at the bank. He was arrested without incident in his room at the hotel that day.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Proctor Sr. of Shippensburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Jo, to Melvin Reed Souders Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Souders Sr. of Mc- Connellsburg.

Perry Daniels Jr. and Mrs. Beverly Daniels of Pittsfield, Mass., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rhonda, to David Gartland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gartland of Hustontown.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Wigfield of Warfordsburg on April 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wertz of Needmore on April 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kendall of Hustontown on April 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wright of Chambersburg on April 25.

Deaths: Mary R. Snyder, Needmore; Zelma Dewease, State Line; Austin Smith, Broad Top; H. Raymond Scott, St. Thomas; Guy Robinson Sr., Artemas; Ruth Brindle, Gettysburg.

Christopher Palmer, Warfordsburg, and Karen Leese, Needmore, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.

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