2011-07-28 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 5, 1971


Following a weeklong investigation by borough and state police of the attack on two elderly Mc- Connellsburg women during the early hours of July 24, an arrest was made on Friday. The suspect was identified as a McConnellsburg man.

Gaye Keefer, third vice president of the PA Future Homemakers of America and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Keefer of McConnellsburg, will attend a three-day Vocational Youth Organizations Conference at the Messiah College campus in Grantham, Pa.

Fulton County is second from the top at the present time in attaining its quota of bond sales for 1971. During June, bond sales in the county totalled $13,212, bringing sales for 1971 to $80,821 or 83.3 percent of its quota of $97,000 for the year.

Marriage license: Edward Stenger and Sandra Ray, both of McConnellsburg; George Newman of Waterfall and Bonnie Young of Three Springs.

New of men in service: Airman Richard G. Truax, son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Truax of Warfordsburg, has completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and has been assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for training in accounting and finance. Marine Cpl. Charles R. Conley, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Conley of Hancock, has reported for duty at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Airman First Class John E. Plessinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson J. Plessinger of Warfordsburg, has arrived for duty at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Marine Cpl. Roger L. Hensley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth S. Hill of Hancock, is now undergoing predeployment training with Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron 333 aboard the attack aircraft carrier, USS America, off the Virginia coast.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Mack wish to announce the marriage of their son, SN Paul Mack, to Tanya Watts of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, on July 17.

Stephen Hoover, son of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. David R. Hoover, McConnellsburg, graduated from Gettysburg College on July 14 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Pvt. Van Ingram is spending a three-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ingram. Van is on a tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Turkey.

Deaths: Mrs. Margaret May Cline, Chambersburg; Mrs. Jessie Strait, Warfordsburg.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shaw of Crystal Spring on July 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Miller of Marion on July 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mathern of Burnt Cabins on July 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Nesbitt of McConnellsburg on July 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Fix of Mc- Connellsburg on July 25; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Sauter of Warfordsburg on July 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hall of Burnt Cabins on July 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Swope of Harrisonville on July 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Walters of Crystal Spring on July 29; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harlan DeShong of Harrisonville on July 29.

Marlene Ann Szablewski, daughter of Michael Szablewski of Erie, became the bride of David E. Pittman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Pittman of Big Cove Tannery on Saturday, June 26.

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