2011-12-29 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 31, 1981

’81

A Fulton County grandmother was instantly killed and four other persons in her family were injured, one critically, in a two-vehicle accident last Wednesday, December 23, on Route 522, south of Mount Union. Both vehicles were demolished. Huntingdon State Police identified the dead woman as Luella B. Waite, 73, Hustontown. She was dead at the scene of the crash. The dead woman’s son, Leroy Waite, Hustontown, is listed in critical condition at Altoona Hospital’s intensive care unit. Waite’s wife, Donna, and their two children, Patricia and Norman K., were injured in the fatality. Donna is listed in satisfactory condition at Huntingdon Hospital. The youngsters were treated for their injuries at the hospital and then released. The driver of the second vehicle, from Rockhill Furnace, escaped injury.

The white Christmas predicted by the weatherman failed to materialize; instead, the warming trend prior to Christmas Day took away almost all the snow that had accumulated.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. R. Wayne Miller hosted a surprise party December 19 at Green Hill Sewing Club in honor of their parents’ 30th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. George Crowder of Fort Littleton celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on December 24 at their home.

Specials at the IGA: pork roast, $1.59 lb.; Pepsi Cola, $1.49, eight bottles; Downy fabric softener, $2.89, 96 ozs.; Tetley tea bags, $1.79, 100 ct.

McConnellsburg High School freshman Angie Lynch and junior Mike Wagner were crowned Yule King and Queen last Wednesday. The students received the honor after raising $615.81, more than any other candidates, to be donated to the Fulton County American Cancer Society.

Deaths: Carl E. Shafer, Three Springs; Charles P. Lynch, Cumberland, Md.; Marshall Bard, St. Thomas; Charles Pyne, Newburg; Ada B. Wigfield, Artemas; Martha Warsing, Quarryville; Robert Mellott, Fort Littleton; Charles Clippinger, Three Springs; Paul Swope, Needmore.

Mark Brown, Burnt Cabins, and Penny Waters, Burnt Cabins, applied for a marriage license at the courthouse last week.

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