2011-12-15 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 30, 1971


At the end of this week, Susan

Martz, 14, of Hustontown, will wind up her nearly two-year-long project of collecting coupons from General Mills products to provide kidney machines for Pennsylvania hospitals. Since April 1970, Susan and her family and friends have trimmed, packaged and delivered approximately 4.5 million coupons, which have been redeemed for kidney machines now in use at Harrisburg Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, Hershey Medical Center, Altoona Mercy Hospital and the York County Kidney Foundation.

The new 1972 40-45 Model for the condorlift will be placed on display by Fulton Industries of McConnellsburg at the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Show, to be held in Civic Center in Philadelphia from January 24-27.

A defective commercial ice-making machine was blamed for a fire at 4:45 p.m. last Wednesday at the Mercersburg Inn, causing damage estimated by firemen at $2,500.

State police of the McConnellsburg substation report that no accidents were investigated in Fulton County during the holiday weekend.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Mellott of Warfordsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Jean Mellott, to John Merle Mellott, son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Mellott of Needmore.

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Richards of Warfordsburg were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, November 21, with an open reception at Whips Cove United Church of Christ.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Stunkard of Wells Tannery recently celebrated 50 years of married life September 8.

Wrecking crews are now demolishing the old ‘88 dormitory of Mercersburg Academy which has been replaced by the new William C. Fowler Hall.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. John Buterbaugh of McConnellsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan, to James DeShong Jr., Big Cove Tannery.

John and Jeff Culler of Juniata College; Wayne MacDonald, University of Pittsburgh; Richard Palmer, Data Control School, Arlington, Va.; Welles Greathead Jr. of Harrisburg; Paul Mellott, Boston University; Herman Mellott Jr., Mercersburg; and Denny Cisney, Johnstown Rehabilitation School, spent the holidays with their home folks here.

Deaths: Paul H. Wilson, Shade Gap; Fred Sipe, Ormond Beach, Fla.; Randy Lee Mellott, 4-year-old son of Toby and Ruth Mellott of Harrisonville; Mrs. Estella Deshong, Harrisonville; Mrs. Connie Sipes, Chambersburg; Aura Deshong, McConnellsburg.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gordon of Three Springs on December 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Summers of Waterfall on December 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Beach of Dry Run on December 20; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Keefer of Mercersburg on December 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Clippinger of Fort Littleton on December 23.

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