2011-08-04 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 30, 1981


Parts of the county had muchneeded rain on Sunday, but Fort

Littleton area residents say they didn’t get enough to even soak the ground.

Glenn M. Kesselring announced the opening this week of the Kesselring Funeral Home in Hustontown. The funeral home will be located on the ground floor of his residence. The last funeral director to conduct a business in Hustontown was Robert S. House, who died in 1973.

The FBI was called upon Monday to enter the search for Merle Unger Jr., 31, after Maryland State Police failed to capture the convicted police killer following his escape from the maximum security Patruxent Institution in Jessup, Md., last Wednesday. Unger was serving a life sentence for the 1976 killing of an off-duty Hagerstown policeman.

Deaths: Kermit D. Mellott, Harrisonville; Elmer L. Drake, Orbisonia; Austin E. Goshorn, Mount Union; E. Belle Hershberger, Everett.

Specials at the IGA: Country Time lemonade, $4.19, 15-qt. Parkay qtrs., 2 for $1; Downey fabric softener, $1.19; Charmin bathroom tissue, 4 for 99 cents; Campbell’s pork and beans, 3 cans for $1.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Keith Clugston of Mc- Connellsburg on July 18; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Locke of Shade Gap on July 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Berkstresser of Hustontown on July 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Knepper of McConnellsburg on July 22.

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