2011-08-18 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 15, 1991


The 70th annual Fulton County

Fair will be held August 17-24 at the county fairgrounds. Five young women will be vying for the title of Fair Queen at the annual pageant to be held August 19. They are Krista Fletcher, Leslie Kendall, Angela Hess, Pamela Seiders and Selena Miller.

Thanks to the initiative of a Hustontown branch library employee and the generosity of residents of that area, the local library branch there will remain open at least through the end of 1991. The county library’s board of directors had announced last week that due to a lack of available funding, the branch libraries in both Hustontown and Needmore would close last Saturday. But, Helen Rosenberry, a Title V federal program employee at the Hustontown branch, decided that there must be something done to keep the branch open. She spoke with head librarian Bernice Crouse, and Helen proposed that she solicit support from local residents to help keep the branch open. The result – more than $1,800 in pledges from area residents, enough to keep the branch operating through the end of the year.

Fulton County Commissioners Tuesday met with the county drought task force and announced that if measurable rainfall does not occur soon, further water-use restrictions will have to be put into effect.

Dorothy First became the bride of Jeffrey Lake on June 22 in the Historic Peace Church, Mechanicsburg. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Edward First of Harrisburg and the late Mary First and Mrs. Bonnie Perviance and Richard Lake, both of McConnellsburg.

Marriage licenses: William Kyne, Berkeley Springs, and Rhonda Lanehart; Gary Keefer, Mercersburg, and Cindy Keefer, Mercersburg.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Travis Fogal of Needmore on August 2; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Forsythe of Three Springs on August 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Divelbliss of Little Orleans, Md., on August 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Souders of Hustontown on August 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Knepper of Hustontown on August 8.

Deaths: Richard Deneen Sr., Breezewood; John Clippinger, Harrisburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Powell of Warfordsburg were honored on their 25th wedding anniversary on May 11 at their home.

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