2012-01-12 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 9, 1992


A seven- year employee of

Grissinger’s Meat Market in downtown McConnellsburg has purchased the business from longtime owner Art Grissinger. Anthony Fetterhoff of Harrisonville, who has worked as a butcher at the store at 107 Lincoln Way East since March 1985, purchased the business recently from Grissinger, who took over the business from his father, Harry “Hal” Grissinger Sr., in 1946 along with his brother, the late Harry Jr. Grissinger. Grissinger said his family’s involvement in the meat business began in 1915 with his father, Harry Sr., became partners with market owner Albert Holman sometime between 1915 and 1920. The partners also operated a slaughterhouse and icehouse along North Second Street. Harry Sr. and partner Pete Morton operated the market from 1927 through 1938 and moved the market to its current location in 1933 from a location up the block on Lincoln Way East. Harry Sr. left the business due to health reasons in 1946, and his sons Art and Harry Jr., who had been working the business for a number of years, took over in October of that year.

Mr. and Mrs. Loy Garber hosted a reception on Friday night at the American Legion Home for their son, Jeffrey, and his bride, Michele of Valdosta, Ga., who were married December 27 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis .

Forrest Mellott of Big Cove Tannery and Hope Smartt of Needmore were married December 28 at Needmore Bible Church.

State police from McConnellsburg are investigating a report of a suspicious death which allegedly occurred in the spring of 1990 in a wooded area off a Belfast Township road during spring gobbler season. Police said that a 16-year-old white male from Baltimore was brought to the local police station January 6 by his parents. The youth claimed that he had witnessed a man being shot during spring gobbler season in late April or early May 1990. Police are continuing their investigation into the reported incident. They said that no missing persons from that time frame have come to light as yet.

Drake William Sullivan entered the world as Fulton County Medical Center’s New Year’s baby at 8:34 a.m. on January 1. Little Drake is the first child born to John and Dawn Sullivan of Mercersburg. He was delivered by Dr. William Milroth.

Deaths: Florence Bruweleide, 92, Pittsburgh; Robert Schock, 73, McConnellsburg; Max Doyle, 47, Orbisonia; Margaret Rhodes, 79, McConnellsburg; S. Viola Hendershot, 85, McConnellsburg; Walter Barton, 76, Crystal Spring; Walter Ray, 85, Mc- Connellsburg; Evelyn Kauffman, 72, Chambersburg; Samuel Baker, 50, Warfordsburg; Elmer Taylor, 82, McConnellsburg.

David and Tina Welsh of McConnellsburg announce the birth of their son, Devin Scott, January 2, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baughman on December 31; a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan of Mercersburg on January 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Black of Three Springs on January 1.

Jeanne Carbaugh and Michael Snyder exchanged wedding vows November 9 in the United Methodist Church of Mc- Connellsburg. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Duane Carbaugh of McConnellsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Snyder of Needmore.

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