2011-11-03 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 5, 1981


With nearly 54 percent of the registered voters turning out for Tuesday’s municipal election, Republican Ruth Bolinger won a landslide victory to become Fulton County’s next prothonotary. Bolinger, who will be the county’s first woman to hold the prothonotary’s office, garnered 1,745 votes, nearly twice as many as her Democratic challenger, Ray E. Koontz, who received 871 votes.

In a move which JLG Industries calls “positioning itself for the future,” the Mc- Connellsburg-based firm laid off an undisclosed number of workers at its local plant last Friday.

Construction on the second mandatory truck stop on Sideling Hill Mountain, just below the PennDOT cinder pile, was started last week and should be completed this week. The paved pulloff will be for trucks over 21,000 pounds to come to a complete stop before continuing down the treacherous slope.

Deaths: Robert W. Hoffman, Orlando, Fla.; William S. Pittman, Big Cove Tannery; Erma M. Hampton, Blairs Mills; James B. Smith, McConnellsburg.

Specials at the IGA: local turnips, 29 cents lb.; Kix cereal, 99 cents; Betty Crocker frosting, $1.19; Kraft Miracle Whip, $1.29; Charmin bathroom tissue, 99 cents; sirloin tip or rump roast, 42.19.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Morris of Hancock on October 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Corman of Waynesboro on October 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woy of Orbisonia on October 27; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. David Bivens of Big Cove Tannery on October 29; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Souders of McConnellsburg on October 28.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Keefer Sr., Mc- Connellsburg, celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on October 28.

Miss Glenda A. Rouzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rouzer of Harrisonville, and Andrew B. Deshong, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Boyd Deshong of Harrisonville, exchanged marriage vows on October 19 in an outdoor ceremony at the bride’s home.

Marriage licenses: Michael J. Sisenstein, Binghampton, N.Y., and Lora Ann Smith, Berkeley Springs; David W. Strait Jr., and Aleatha A. Mellott, both of McConnellsburg; Theodore Weller, McConnellsburg, and Donna Clevenger, Needmore.

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