2011-09-01 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 29, 1991


Hundreds of firefighters from five states were in McConnellsburg last

Thursday, Friday and Saturday as the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. hosted the 90th annual convention of the CumberlandValley VolunteerFiremen’sAssociation. The convention culminated with an hour-long parade through downtown featuring more than 100 pieces of both modern and antique firefighting equipment and some marching units and bands.

The BiLo Market of McConnellsburg came away from Saturday night’s bidding with both the grand champion and the reserve champion steers, paying $2.20 and $2 per pound, respectively, for the 1,285- and 1,237-pound steers. It was a family affair this year as the grand champion steer owned by Scott Knepper of Hustontown brought $2,827, while the reserve champion, “Dummy,” owned by Scott’s younger brother, Ben, brought $2,474. Fulton County National Bank was the biggest buyer at the sale, carrying on their longstanding tradition of buying four steers and donating one each to the McConnellsburg, Needmore, Hustontown and Shade Gap fire companies.

Eileen Shoop, Hustontown, announces the engagement of her daughter, Christina, to Gregory Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Black of Waterfall.

Marriage licenses: Kevin Mellott, Needmore, and Susan Souders, McConnellsburg; James McCulloch, Hustontown, and Michele Brown, Hustontown; Richard Wagner Jr., Hancock, and Brenda Kerns, Berkeley Springs; Charles Clippinger, Wells Tannery, and Vicky Zeger, McConnellsburg; Charles Knable II, Needmore, and Cheryl Hall, Warfordsburg.

Deaths: Mary Peck, McConnellsburg.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Nelson of Mercersburg on August 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Strait of Waterfall on August 19; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Huston Richards of Needmore on August 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Pittman of McConnellsburg on august 20.

Laura McQuade and Troy Maynard were united in marriage during a June 1 candlelight ceremony in Calvary Bible Church, Greencastle. The bride is the daughter of Mr. andMrs. Daniel McQuade, McConnellsburg. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Maynard, Greencastle.

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