2011-10-06 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 18, 1951

’51

After being stricken with polio on

October 8, Gary Grissinger, son of

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grissinger Jr., returned home from Harrisburg Hospital on Wednesday.

Wilbur Grissinger left last week for a twoweek hunting trip in Canada.

Clarence Bender spent Sunday at Shartlesville where he won two of six muzzleloading rifle matches, using a flintlock rifle.

County treasurer Harry Elvey reported on Monday that 573 doe licenses have been sold to date in Fulton County.

Twenty building lots from the M.C. Morton farm in the southwest section of town were sold at public auction on October 4. The lots ranged in price from $300 to $625.

The farm of Ned Knepper at Waterfall has been named the winner in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s conservation contest.

Death: Bruce Mills of Altoona.

Mrs. Minnie Wink celebrated her 86th birthday on October 4 at the home of her son, Ross, at Mont Alto.

Three young county men will enter the armed services on October 31. They are: Herman E. Mellott of Needmore; Melvin Mellott of Needmore and Donald O. Smith of Artemas.

Alton Joe Ritchey and Lula Mae Starr were wed October 6.

The engagements of a Crystal Spring brother and sister have been announced. Richard H. Shaw will marry Laura Hammond and his sister, Wilma Arlene Shaw, will wed Boyd Decker.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Strait are moving from Hustontown to Chambersburg.

Larkin Bolinger and Guy Crippen returned to their homes in Wells Tannery last Monday from Chambersburg Hospital

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Fraker of Fort Littleton announce the birth of a daughter, Kay Dianne, on October 10.

Sammy, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sheffield of Fort Littleton, is a patient in Chambersburg Hospital.

Deaths: John F. Hess of Thompson Township; Stanley S. Snyder of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Myrtle (Halston) Greenland Kane of Burnt Cabins; Mrs. Mary Ann Rinedollar of McConnellsburg.

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