2011-10-06 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 1, 1981

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District engineer Jack Matthews of the Hollidaysburg office of PennDOT has decided to deny the county commissioners’ request to ban heavy trucks from travelling east on U.S. Route 30 in Fulton County. Matthews said the main reason he will not impose the truck ban is that it would set a precedent that could hurt commerce throughout the commonwealth.

The old Mercersburg Dress Factory on Parnell Drive in Mercersburg has been converted into a rollerskating rink and is open Wednesday through Sunday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Reed Jamie Perkin, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Perkin, owners of the Wooden Spoon Inn, Maddensville, was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital Sunday afternoon after being hit by a car driven by a Clear Ridge man. The accident occurred when the boy pedaled his tricycle onto Route 475, one mile south of Maddensville, near the Inn and into the path of the southbound car. He is listed in guarded condition with injuries to the hip.

Sheila Lee Bohrer and Robert Elwin Mothershead were united in marriage on August 22 in Washington, D.C., at Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bohrer, Warfordsburg, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Mothershead, Boynton Beach, Fla.

Deaths: Luther G. Bain, Big Cove Tannery; Robert M. Comerer, Lewisburg.

Specials at the IGA: Pepsi Cola, 67 ozs., 99 cents; Betty Crocker gingerbread, 79 cents; Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, $1.09; Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, 69 cents.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hensley of Needmore on September 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Corcoran of Chambersburg on September 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gracey of Harrisonville on September 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Fogal Jr., Waterfall, on September 23.

Christina Duck and Rodney Mellott were united in marriage on September 19 at The First Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Dyke of Bellefonte and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mellott of Needmore.

David Ray Newman, McConnellsburg, and Susan Heidi Snyder, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license last week at the county courthouse.

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