2011-11-17 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 14, 1991


This year’s Veterans Day speaker was Col. Jerre K. Mellott, a Fulton

Countian now retired from the U.S. Air Force. Joseph Gates, Pennsylvania State Legion commander, also addressed the gathering, saying that Americans should observe the 50th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing this December, remembering those 2,200 servicemen and 1,200 civilians who were killed.

Mary Chamberlain, formerly of Wells Tannery and who now resides with her daughter, Cheri Fix, at Fort Littleton, will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday.

The wife of a Wells Tannery native was murdered November 2 in the Wendy’s restaurant in Las Vegas which she managed in what a Las Vegas Police department sergeant called one of the bloodiest crimes he has ever investigated. Las Vegas Police told the “News” Tuesday that Dorothy “Missie” Johnson, 42, was found dead in the restaurant which she managed near the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. A Wendy’s delivery man making a delivery at the restaurant Saturday, November 2, observed a man fleeing from the restaurant and called police to report what he saw. When police arrived they found Johnson on the floor inside the restaurant. An employee of the restaurant who had only recently moved to Las Vegas from southern California was charged with murder. Robbery is believed to be a motive. Johnson was marrid to James Johnson of Wells Tannery and had formerly managed the Wendy’s in Breezewood.

Forbes Foad field hockey won their fourth-straight District 6 field hockey title with a 3-0 win at Southern Huntingdon. McConnellsburg captured its 13th District 5 soccer title in the last 17 years with a 2-0 blanking of Rockwood October 31 at Chestnut Ridge.

Deaths: James Brown, McConnellsburg; Esther Horst, Warfordsburg; Fred Barnett, Defiance; Caroline James, Hancock; Henry Gordon, Big Cove Tannery; Dorothy “Missie” Johnson, Las Vegas, Nev.

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