2011-11-10 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 30, 1961

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Part of this issue had to be printed at the Mercersburg Journal, the

“News” old press having broken down. The old press will be junked and a newly acquired later model will be installed in time to print next week’s issue, it is hoped.

A new industry, Londontown Manufacturing Co., will be coming to Hancock, the Washington County Economic Development Commission has announced. The Hancock Development Corp. will be erecting the plant, which hopes to be in operation by the first of April next year.

Three separate one-car accidents were investigated by state police last week in which the young drivers, Roger E. Miller, 16, and Sheldon W. Rosenberry, 18, both of Hustontown, and Robert Miller, 23, of Fort Littleton, escaped serious injury, though their cars were demolished.

C. Kenneth Gordon was given statewide recognition at the Pennsylvania Grassland Conference on November 20 and was one of five farmers to be awarded a blue ribbon for carrying out outstanding grassland programs in the state.

The auxiliary’s benefit dance for the Medical Center on Saturday night netted $496 and was well attended.

The McConnellsburg soccer team suffered is first defeat of the season last week when it lost to Hancock 3-2.

Residents of McConnellsburg will be solicited by the Chamber of Commerce for donations to cover the cost of adding laurel and pine to the old strings of Christmas lights and to purchase two additional strings to decorate the town.

Rev. and Mrs. Terry Bard of Newark, Ohio, announce the birth of a daughter, Rebecca Ann, on Thanksgiving Day, November 23.

Robert G. Seiders and Wanda Seburn, both of McConnellsburg, and Eugene Hockenberry and Edith Thelma Smith, both of Three Springs, applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Keller (nee Kay Mellott) of Chambersburg, announce the birth of a daughter, Kendra Kay, on November 14.

Specialist Four Francis E. Meyers of Needmore is serving with the U.S. Army in Hanau, Germany.

The McConnellsburg firemen erected a Christmas tree on the courthouse square this week, a custom they have carried out for the past several years.

Family members of Dr. and Mrs. Russell L. Stevens of Bellefonte enjoyed a get-together at the Fulton House on Saturday.

Construction of 2 1/2 miles of Interstate 70 from Breezewood south is slated for next year, Highway Department officials say. Part of this will be in Fulton County.

The marriage of Juniata Carl Pittman of Hancock and Phillip Windell Harmison of Berkeley Springs on November 10 is announced.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Winegardner, Fort Littleton, on November 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clair D. Mills, Mercersburg, on November 26.

Deaths: Miss Lillian C. Fleming of Clear Ridge; Chester Percy Horton of New Enterprise, formerly of Wells Tannery; James Blaine Stains, Mount Union, formerly of Three Springs; Mrs. Sara M. Hood, Richfield, formerly of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Cula P. Cutchall, Mount Union, formerly of Maddensville; Myrtle J. Bivens, McConnellsburg.

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