2012-01-19 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 21, 1982


For the second weekend in a row, the area was hit with bitterly cold weather, and all the headaches it brings, though most people were more prepared to handle it, but even so, the plumbers, electricians and car mechanics were kept busy with emergency calls. Temperatures reached 14 degrees below zero in town and readings of 20 degrees and below in other parts of the county were reported.

The icy conditions hampered rescue work and, it is thought, may have contributed to an air disaster in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday afternoon when an Air Florida jet crashed into the 14th Street Bridge and sank in the Potomac River shortly after takeoff froom National Airport. The son of Murray Kauffman of Chambersburg was on the plane whose bodies have not yet been recovered. Mr. Kauffman is a well-known historian and has spoken on local history here many times.

Sheetz Kwik Shopper on Lincoln Way East was robbed in the middle of the night last Wednesday by a masked man, armed with a knife, which he used to threaten the lone clerk on duty while he emptied the cash register of all the paper money, amounting to less than $100.

Specials at the IGA: fresh ground beef, $1.29 lb.; Betty Crocker scalloped potatoes, $1.39; Pepsi Cola, $1.59, 8-16 oz. bottles; cabbage, 15 cents lb.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Peck of Warfordsburg on January 8; a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson of Three Springs on January 8; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Souders of Hustontown on January 9; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Fagley of Harrisonville on January 14.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Carson Sr. were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary November 29.

Deaths: Willard Sheeder, New Grenada; Katheryn Karns, Everett; Witz F. Mason, Tacoma, Wash.

Marriage license: Wesley H. Carbaugh and Carolyn W. Tritle, both of McConnellsburg; Jeffrey Leber and Sharon Zartman, both of Burnt Cabins.

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