2011-10-27 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 24, 1991


It was a tractor weekend in Fulton

County as thousands made their annual trek to the county seeking a taste of simple times. Saturday’s parade featured hundreds of antique tractors and other farm machinery and Grease, Steam and Rust Association hosted large crowds on Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds. The weather was made to order, and the foliage was at peak for the huge crowds reported in Harrisonville, Warfordsburg and Hustontown as well as the McConnellsburg area.

John L. Grove, chairman of the board of JLG Industries, spoke on JLG’s recessionary practices, reiterated that JLG is not for sale and surprised the audience by proposing the idea that Fulton County should look at the possibility of hosting a hazardous waste dump during an address to Fulton County Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday. Grove said emphatically that “JLG is not for sale, JLG never has been for sale.” Of the latest offer, Grove said “some shyster lawyer thinks JLG should be for sale” and has made what Grove termed a “semi-offer.” Taking a surprising turn in his speech, Grove said that Fulton County needs to look for opportunities in the 1990s. He said that there exists a great need for hazardous waste disposal sites and that an area such as Fulton County could profit from hosting such a dump as long as there was local involvement to insure minimal future problems with the site.

Fulton County Commissioners Tuesday completed the purchase of a tract of land in Ayr Township as the site for the new Mc- Connellsburg area senior center, located just north of Fulton Terrace Apartments.

Deaths: C. Merrill Cutshall, Burnt Cabins; Mary E. Hann, McConnellsburg; Esther Wible, Three Springs; Robert McCoy, Chambersburg; Leo Younker, Hancock; Clem Smith, Warfordsburg; Keyser McCullough, Mercersburg; William Vance, Harrisonville.

Tina McLaughlin and Ray Beidel were united in marriage September 7 at St. Thomas Assembly of God Church. Parents of the couple are Glen and Linda McLaughlin of Chambersburg and Larry and Kay Beidel. The bride is also the granddaughter of Glenn and Helen Barnett of McConnellsburg and great-granddaughter of Clarence and Iva Barnett of Hustontown.

Birth at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Lashley of Hancock on October 11.

John Daniels, McConnellsburg, and Beth Deshong, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.

Susan Buser and Neil Covalt were united in marriage September 14 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Hancock. Parents of th couple are Mary and Allen DePasquale of Hancock and Neil and Catherine Covalt of Needmore.

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