2011-12-22 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 24, 1981


“We have been blessed by the services of this man,” said District

Attorney Merrill Kerlin at a banquet at the American Legion Tuesday afternoon to honor the retiring county prothonotary, Marlin “Corny” Shimer. Shimer has served the county and its citizens since January 1946. This past year, Shimer was honored by the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce as the “Man of the Year,” and soon afterward, he announced his plans to retire. Tuesday’s banquet also saw the retirement of another longtime resident of the Fulton County courthouse, one that has “been around longer than you,” attorney Kerlin told Shimer. “No one else wants it. No one else has used it. No one else will use it,” Kerlin said. He presented Shimer with an ancient Underwood typewriter, the same typewriter that Shimer has used for the past 35 years to type official papers as Fulton County’s prothonotary, clerk of courts, recorder of deeds and register of wills.

The First National Bank was the highest bidder for the William H. Stone property in Hustontown, which was sold at sheriff’s sale at the courthouse on Saturday. The purchase price was $15,000 for the property on 4.10 acres in the Huston Hill Development on which the bank held the mortgage.

Harry Johnston, local store owner, suffered broken ribs in a fall last Sunday.

There were approximately 500 doe killed in Fulton County during the two-day hunting season.

Dave Morrison of McConnellsburg bagged a nine-pound wild goose on a hunting trip in near-zero weather to Middle Creek near Lancaster recently.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Trial of Warfordsburg on December 13; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Clippinger of Hopewell on December 14.

Specials at the IGA: Philadelphia cream cheese, 69 cents; Miracle Whip, $1.29; Pampers diapers, $3.39, 24 count; Crisco oil, $4.99 gal.; cauliflower, $1.19.

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