2012-02-02 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 17, 1972


The second annual banquet of the Hustontown Area Fire Co. was highlighted last Wednesday night by the announcement that Fred Martz had been chosen by his fellow firemen to receive the coveted Fireman of the Year Award.

Robert Standish, president of the Pennsylvania Jaycees, will be the principal speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the firehall in McConnellsburg on Saturday, February 19.

A large barn on the farm of Kenny King near Hustontown was destroyed by fire last Tuesday afternoon. Clark Brant, fire chief of Hustontown Fire Co., which responded to the calls, said four cows were lost in the fire, along with a hay baler and a small trailer attached to a farm tractor. Brant said the firemen battled the blaze for about four hours. Due to the fact that the Kings have no phone, King had to drive two miles to report the fire. Because of this lost time, the fire had gained great headway when firemen arrived.

Beef herds are on the increase in Fulton County, and it looks like there will be more and larger beef herds in the future, states county agent H.P. Kies.

Engagement: Mrs. Joyann Merrell of Mc- Connellsburg wishes to announce the engagement of her daughter, Wanda J. Merrell, to Lt. Larry F. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Smith of Belleville.

Airman First Class Martin H. Shimer, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Hiley Shimer of Mc- Connellsburg, has been named Outstanding Airman of the quarter in his unit at Camp Ranh Bay Air Base in Vietnam.

Deaths: Mrs. Rachel A. McClain, Waterfall; Florence Caldwell, Martinsburg, W.Va.; James I. Swain, Belle Grove; Clifford Benson, Three Springs; Brinton B. Regi, Fort Littleton; James H. Harris, Huntingdon.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Newman of Waterfall on February 5; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny L. Johnson of McConnellsburg on February 6; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Souders of McConnellsburg on February 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Omps of Crystal Spring on February 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Shaw of Hustontown on February 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Clark of Needmore on February 8; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fisher of Needmore on February 11.

Airman Gordon M. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. James G. Brown of McConnellsburg, has graduated at Sheppard AFB, Texas, from the U.S. Air Force medical services specialist course.

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