2011-07-14 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 11, 1991


Fulton County received a touching tribute to her veterans on America’s birthday last Thursday,

July 4, with a parade followed by ceremonies at Mc- Connell Park in McConnellsburg. County veterans marched in the parade while parade watchers lined the streets to offer their gratitude and respect. John Duffey, a Vietnam veteran, was the guest speaker for the ceremonies sponsored by the Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the local American Legion and VFW posts.

The “News” has learned that Sgt. Donald A. Strait of Waterfall and SPC Jeffrey A. Black of Wells Tannery, the last two countians serving in Operation Desert Storm, arrived home in Fulton County July 3.

An early afternoon thunderstorm that raged through the area on Sunday left eight steers dead on the D.A. “Andy” Washabaugh farm. The steers were electrocuted when lightning struck a tree in the pasture the cattle had taken refuge under during the wind, hail, thunder and lightning storm. The farm is located north of McConnellsburg, along Route 522 in Knobsville.

Jean and Anita Weller hosted a celebration picnic at their home on June 22 to mark the occasion of the 90th birthday of their mother and grandmother, Lelia Culler. More than 50 family members gathered together to wish her many happy returns of the day.

The Riggs Memorial was held at Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club this past Sunday. Mike Banzhoff was the winner of the tournament for the second year in a row.

Deaths: Wallace Golden, Warfordsburg; Louise Westcott, Greencastle; Rev. Jona Sines, Oakland; Kimberly Frisby, Mercersburg; Eugene DeShong, Biglerville.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mumma of McConnellsburg on June 30.

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