2011-12-01 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 3, 1981


State Game Commission officials estimated that 300 deer were killed in Fulton County Monday, the first day of the state’s annual antlered deer season. Monday began with brisk morning temperatures, moderating as the day progressed, making it a fine time to be out in the woods. And a freezing rain turning to sleet on Tuesday brought a lot of hunters out of the woods for the season’s second day. There were no hunting accidents on Monday in Fulton County.

A large graphic sign warning truckers of the dangerous grade on Route 16 leading into McConnellsburg may be placed at the summit of Cove Mountain in the wake of a runaway tractor-trailer that crashed in town after coming off the mountain about two weeks ago. The sign would be similar to one placed at the top of Sideling Hill Mountain earlier this fall after a rash of truck wrecks there.

The worst fire in years in the town of Shirleysburg destroyed a home and a used clothing store and severely damaged another home last Wednesday afternoon. Damage was estimated at more than $75,000. Firefighters from Orbisonia, Mount Union and Shade Gap battled the pre-Thanksgiving Day blaze which left eight people homeless.

A fire of undetermined origin was extinguished by McConnellsburg firemen on Thanksgiving Day at the home of Leonard E. Morris at Big Cove Tannery. The fire appeared to have started in the pressed wood flooring at the rear door in an unfinished addition to the rear of the trailer home.

Joe Kevin Murphy of Burnt Cabins shot a bear last Monday at 9:15 a.m. in Centre County, just over the Huntingdon County line in the Alan Seeger forest. The bear weighed 158 pounds

Lucky hunters: Gene Stenger of Mc- Connellsburg shot a 12-point, 140-pound buck on Monday morning, and Mark Seville killed a spike buck, his first ever, which he bagged Monday.

Births at the Medical Center: a son and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Garry Mills of Everett on November 21.

Specials at the IGA: Kraft Miracle Whip, $1.29; tangelos, 10 for 99 cents; Downy, $2.99, 96 ozs.; turkey bologna, 99 cents.

Deaths: Wilbert Kerns, Hancock; Robert E. King, Atlantic City, N.J.

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