2011-07-21 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The files Of July 18, 1991


The new director of the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School would like to increase community involvement in vocational education in the county while increasing the variety of offerings for students and adults interested in continuing education. Julia Cigola of Huntingdon was hired by the vo-tech’s joint operating committee in late May and began her new job on June 17.

Mary Louise Coleman has been named the new Southern Fulton School District superintendent.

The county’s state health center in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center not only will close on July 31 but the office’s two employee positions have been furloughed effective August 8. The center’s two employees, registered nurse Vickie Gordon and secretary Judy Fraker (who has over 30 years of service with the health department) were informed last week of their furloughs. The two county employees had previously been told they would be relocated to the state health center in Franklin County and would periodically be sent to Fulton County to provide services here and that now appears to have been a smokescreen. There will no additional employees available in Franklin County to make regular visits here.

The Fulton County Colt League, consisting of 15-16-17- years-old boys, were the 1991 Chambersburg Suburban Colt League champions with a 11-3 record. Team members are: Jimmy Blevins, Brian Batdorff, Chris Seiders, Adam Gress (bat boy), Robert Strait, Steve Bair, Troy Buterbaugh, Matthew Hann, Cory Gress, Brett Doyle, Joey Daniels, Rodney Bennett, Kelly Seiders, Scott Truax, Pete Hall, Jamie House, Mark Hann, coach Greg Gress and scorekeeper Alan Gress.

Isabel Patterson celebrated her 80th birthday on June 29 with more than 50 friends and neighbors who honored her with a surprise party at her residence.

The Kansas City Royals have promoted infielder Jeff Garber to their Triple A team in Omaha, Neb. This is Garber’s fourth season in the minor leagues. He is a former graduate of McConnellsburg High School and James Madison University.

Christopher McFadden, son of Charles and Marcella Mc- Fadden of Harrisonville, will realize a dream on September 22. Chris, his parents, brother and sister will board a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. The family will spend four nights and five days there courtesy of “Dream Come True.” In 1988, Chris was diagnosed with pulmonary hemosiderosis, a rare and serious lung disease. He had open lung surgery that year at Hershey Medical Center. There is no cure for the disease at this time and Chris is receiving treatment. He is a fifth-grade student at McConnellsburg Elementary School.

Deaths: Rosa Morris, Needmore; Fred Barnhart, Mc- Connellsburg; William Weller Jr., Hancock; Mary Dickinson, Orrtanna; Joseph McMillin Sr., McClure.

Birth at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Burkholder of Dry Run on July 6.

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