2011-07-14 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 22, 1971


The McConnellsburg Child Day Care Center opened its doors for children for the first time on

Monday morning and welcomed 17 preschool children of working mothers. The majority of the mothers were en route to the Sagner clothing manufacturing plant, returning to work following a two-week vacation.

A Michigan company, it has been reported, has abandoned plans for a recreational development near Needmore. The company intended to develop 4,100 acres in Belfast Township, but the price of land and engineering problems made the project impractical. The development was to include building lots, a manmade lake and a golf course.

The class of 1956 of the Forbes Road High School will hold the 15-year- reunion on Sunday, August 1, in the grove at the home of Lucius Hann at Fort Littleton.

Charles H. Gobin III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Gobin Jr. of McConnellsburg, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Arizona College of Liberal Arts for the spring semester.

Staff Sgt. Harvey Berkstresser, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Berkstresser of Hustontown, has moved with the 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron to Zewibruken AB, Germany.

The Golden reunion was held on June 27 at Pleasant Grove Church.

Members of the 4-H Clubs from Fulton County were among the winners in the Regional 4-H Demonstration and Public Speaking contests at Mifflintown. Bringing home top honors for the county were: from the McConnellsburg Club – Deborah Horton, public speaking; Mary Oberholzer, poultry foods; Michele Rasp, vegetable preparations; and Debbie Mellott, home management; from the Thompson Club – Brenda Younker and Linda Seburn; from the Taylor Club – Ruth Lane; and form the Bethel Club – Virginia Palmer.

Miss Laura G. Barnhart of Needmore has been nominated as Outstanding Young Woman of America for 1971 and will be considered for the state’s Outstanding Young Woman of the Year award.

A Fulton County youth has been given a special award for a trophy fish which he caught during June in Licking Creek. Fishermen James M. Koehler, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Koehler of Knobsville, has been given a PA Angler

Magazine Fishing citation for his catch of an 18-1/4-inch brown trout, caught on June 10.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Richards and family are vacationing in Florida and expected to witness the Apollo 15 moon launch from Cape Kennedy at 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

Susan Brantner recently returned from a 10- day vacation with friends in Boston and Cape Cod and is spending a few days this week with friends at State College.

Deaths: James D. True, Cumberland, Md.; Job T. Barnhart, Warfordsburg; Dwight N. Beatty, Greencastle; Cloyd S. Finiff, Chambersburg; Harry W. Snyder, Harrisburg; Mrs. Ellen V. Markle, Breezewood.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Hann of McConnellsburg on July 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward V. Shoop of Shade Gap on July 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Alton L. Rinard of Hancock on July 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hess of Hustontown on July 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oberholzer of Greencastle on July 12; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Runk of Willow Hill on July 12; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Mellott of Mercersburg on July 15; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carlton C. Sanders of Hancock on July 15.

Virginia Lee Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Miller of McConnellsburg, became the bride of Marvin John Wadel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laban A. Wadel of Shippensburg on June 19.

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