2011-08-18 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 13, 1981


A tractor-trailer driver was seriously injured when his rig went out of control on U.S. 30, one mile east of Saluvia, and hit the home of Wallace Mellott, Harrisonville, at 4:30 a.m. Monday. It is the second time in less than a year that the home has been damaged by a runaway truck. The driver from Compton, Calif., was taken to Washington County Hospital where he was listed in guarded condition on Tuesday. His passenger was treated and released from the hospital.

Local race car driver Tom Peck chalked up another victory last Friday night in the 25-lap late model feature event at the Bedford Speedway.

Negotiations are under way for a possible take over by Dollar General Stores, within the next two weeks, of store space in downtown McConnellsburg, which formerly housed the H-P Store.

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Rensch, Mc- Connellsburg, wish to announce the wedding of their daughter, Kim Lynette Rensch, to David Lee Bulleit, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bulleit of Chambersburg on Aug. 1.

Rodger Garland and Julia DeShong exchanged wedding vows in a beautiful outside setting July 11 in Anderson Grove at Maddensville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford DeShong, Harrisonville, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Garland, McConnellsburg.

Cathy Jean McKeever and Michael Edward Gilpin were united in marriage Saturday, June 27, at Cedar Grove United Church of Christ, Warfordsburg. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McKeever, Warfordsburg. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gilpin, Havre de Grace, Md.

Specials at the IGA: Viva towels, 69 cents, big roll; Swift Butterball turkeys, 99 cents lb.; bottom round roast, $1.79 lb.; Del Grosso spaghetti sauce, 69 cents; Vlassic kosher dills, $1.49.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Divelbliss of Hancock on August 5; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Greg Dorty of Mercersburg on August 5; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Book of Three Springs on August 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles McFadden Jr., McConnellsburg, on August 7.

Deaths: Mrs. Gladys Young, Fort Littleton; Raymond E. Ward, Hancock; James M. Shaw Sr., Fayetteville.

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