2011-09-15 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 28, 1961


A crowd of approximately 500 people gathered at the fairgrounds in

McConnellsburg on Tuesday night to take action against the rapid taxation in Fulton County. Chosen to represent the various townships by school districts were: Bernard Gress for McConnellsburg Joint; Delmar Mellott, Southern Fulton; and Marcus Downes, Northern Fulton.

During the four-day session of court in Fulton County this month, the court disposed of 20 criminal cases, 12 civil cases and acted upon 23 other matters brought before the judge.

A state appropriation of $110,000 has been made for further development of Cowans Gap State Park, which will be used for construction and development of a new tenting area and additional picnic areas.

Wallace Mellott has been selected by Southwestern Pennsylvania Artificial Breeding Cooperative as technician of the month for August with an efficiency rating of 93 percent.

Rodney Barton found a turtle in almost the exact spot where Clarence Bender and Morse Warthin had released it after carving their initials on it 30 years earlier.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Harris Jr. of Camp Hill announce the birth of a son on September 9.

K.G. Richards of McConnellsburg was awarded the contract for the resurfacing and widening of West North Street and part of East North Street plus curbing for the low bids of $5,037 for West North and $3,734 of East North Street at a special Borough Council meeting on Monday. An ordinance was passed requiring property owners on North Street only four-foot sidewalks.

As of September 22, a total of 103 TV sets in McConnellsburg had been connected to the new TV cable since the beginning of connections on September 5. Cable users can tune into nine channels.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kerlin of Burnt Cabins celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on September 25.

Nancy Knepper and Richard Doney were married last Saturday evening.

Mrs. Carrie Kerlin, 94, of Hustontown, remains bedfast after a recent stroke.

Saturday, September 23, was the first day of autumn and what a hot day.

Rufus Funk of Knobsville has returned to Penn State to resume his fourth year of study.

The inside of the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Martz was badly damaged by fire last Tuesday night.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hendershot, Amaranth, on September 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Blair Hann, Big Cove Tannery, on September 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Glunt, Shade Gap, on September 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ferman Wright, McConnellsburg, on September 24.

There will be “racing under the lights ‘at the Davis Speedway, Hustontown, on Friday night with Class A Modified and Novice races.

A marriage license was issued at the local courthouse to Gary L. Wireman, Burnt Cabins, and N. Eileen Christian, Mc- Connellsburg.

The 62nd annual reunion of former Fulton County folks now residing in northern Ohio was held in Clyde, Ohio, on September 17 with about 60 people attending. Herbert and Thomas Powell of Fulton County travelled the greatest distance to be present. Clyde H. Peck of Tiffin, Ohio, was elected president for 1962.

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