2011-09-08 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 21, 1961


The new wing recently added to the Decker Nursing Home on Cito

Road has passed state inspection and is ready to receive additional guests. The home now has a 23-bed capacity.

At a meeting in Lewistown last Tuesday Fulton County joined with Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry counties forming the Juniata ARA Development Committee to insure eligibility for federal grants for economic development.

A report from Dr. Russell C. McLucas shows there were five people in the county treated for copperhead bites this summer. They were Judith Ann Yonker, Webster Mills; John Yetter, Fort Littleton; Nancy Gress, McConnellsburg; Donna Grissinger, Maddensville; and Clyde Mellott of Needmore.

A cow shed used for storing hay on the Clem Deshong farm, north of Harrisonville, was destroyed by fire last Saturday. A horse, stabled in the shed, was rescued.

The 1961 hunting seasons this year will be: small game, October 28 to December 2; big game, December 4-16; and doe season, December 18 only.

Lyle Duffey and Henry Daniels of The First National Bank and Eugene Earley of The Fulton County Bank are enrolled in the bank management course at the Franklin-Fulton Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. This is the highest level course offered in the AIB program.

James Locke of Burnt Cabins suffered several broken ribs in an accident on September 10 when his car ran off the highway in a thick fog, struck the guardrails and ended on its top in the road.

The Forbes Road High School will hold a record hop on Friday with Bill Selser as disc jockey.

Egons Zomerfelds left on Thursday for Pittsburgh where he is enrolled as a firstyear student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Edwin Cornelius is closing out his entire stock of shoes and furniture at his store in McConnellsburg.

The local Lions Club is sponsoring the Miles Brothers 3 Ring Circus at the fairgrounds on October 10.

John Foster, formerly of Knobsville, passed away on August 15 in Florida.

Mrs. John Edwards left on Tuesday to join her husband in the U.S. Forces in Alaska.

Warren Peterson of Burnt Cabins left Sunday for Williamsport where he will attend college, studying electronics.

Congratulations to the Stanley Palmer and James Fisher families of Warfordsburg on the arrival of a baby boys at each home.

Mrs. Myrtle Ranck of Warfordsburg, now a guest at the Garlock Nursing Home, Hagerstown, will celebrate her 90th birthday on September 22.

Suburban Real Estate offers a 230-acre beef farm with house and barn for $13,000 and a five-acre sportsman’s camp with a seven-room house near Hancock for $2,200.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Decker of Mercersburg on September 11; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Hohman, McConnellsburg, on September 13; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dillman of Fort Littleton on September 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Duvall of Fort Littleton on September 13; a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Briggs, Mercersburg, on September 15; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schriever, Amaranth, on September 16; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harper Cline, Fort Littleton, on September 17; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Elvon Younker, Hancock, on September 17.

Deaths: Ann May Bowers Golden, Warfordsburg, on September 9; Mrs. Ella M. Sharpe, Big Cove Tannery, on September 15.

Thomas E. Morton completed recruit training on August 25 at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, Calif.

A marriage license was issued last week to Carlton W. Grove Jr. and Florence C. Mosebey, both of Bryan Mawr.

“Ben Hur” is showing this week at the local movie theatre.

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