2012-01-05 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 2, 1992


The G.C. Murphy store, a venerable downtown institution for the past 42 years, will close its doors on January 31 of the new year, according to officials of McCrory Stores. The local store, which opened its doors in its present location on Lincoln Way East in 1949, currently has six full-time and five part-time employees. Janet Barnett, an 18-year employee, has been manager of the store for the past three years. One employee, Louise Seville, has been employed at the store for 29 years. Citing cost-saving measures, the local Murphy’s store will be among 229 stores nationwide slated to close. Two additional local stores will close, including the G.C. Murphy Store in downtown Mercersburg and the 6-year-old McCrory’s store in Chambersburg Mall.

Fulton County Commissioners Monday gave final approval to a 1992 county budget of $2,931,245 which calls for a real estate millage increase of 5.5 miles, from 13 to 18.5 mills.

Representatives from various local hospitals recently attended an energy options seminar sponsored by West Penn Power Co., held at Mountain View Inn, Greensburg. The purpose of the seminar was to help hospitals learn how to conserve electricity and use energy more efficiently.

Ronda Lehman and Dennis Layton were married September 28 in Trinity Lutheran Church. The bride is the daughter of Edgar Jr. and Grace Lehman. The groom is the son of Marlene Layton and the late Marcus Layton.

Birth at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Wade Patterson of Hustontown on December 22.

Deaths: Ronald Unger, 52, Mercersburg; Anna Okeson, 82, McConnellsburg; A. Ruth Trail, 85, Hancock; Cecil Roc, 86, Orlando, Fla.; Lynn Mellott, 87, Fort Loudon; Marjorie Heeter, 91, Chambersburg; Margaret Drouet, 89, Chicago, Ill.; Parker Feagley, 55, Chambersburg.

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