2011-12-08 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 10, 1981


Crews from Teledyne, an independent Texas-based oil and gas exploration firm, were in the Needmore area last week continuing seismic testing which has been going on in the county for at least the past couple of years. Crews were seen drilling about two miles north of Needmore along Route 655, and other crews were reported to be drilling along Sipes Mill Road.

McConnellsburg State Police are looking for two men suspected of operating a questionable wholesale meat business by duping customers into buying and overcharging on orders delivered. State police said complaints had been received recently by police in the Chambersburg area. At about 11:30 a.m., last Wednesday, two men called at Palmer Construction Company with a shipment of meat, which they told the secretary had been ordered. The secretary accepted delivery of a case of pepper steaks, ham and New York strip steaks for which a charge of $960 was made. A short time later, it was found that the company owner had not ordered the meat. The local bank was contacted to stop payment, but the pair had cashed the check almost immediately after the sale was made. The meat delivered was worth only a fraction of the price paid.

Mack Trucks of Hagerstown will lay off 117 more workers beginning Monday, bringing the total of workers now laid off to 1,500, about one-third of the total workforce which the plant employed at its peak in 1979.

Mayor Max Stenger has announced that he has named Officer Frank Killinger as acting chief of police following the retirement of Chief Merrill Seville on December 1.

Specials at the IGA: boneless chuck roast, $1.59 lb.; sugar, 79 cents, 2 lbs.; red seedless grapefruit, $1.09, 5-lb. bag; Crisco shortening, $2.19, 3 lbs.; Pillsbury country style or buttermilk biscuits, 4 for $1.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Richards of Mc- Connellsburg on November 29; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Speer of McConnellsburg on November 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Mark Sheffield of McConnellsburg on December 2.

Deaths: Paul F. Markle Sr., Wells Tannery; Mildred E. Rubeck, Fort Littleton; Lee Roy Bivens, Wells Tannery; Russell Hess, Chambersburg.

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