2012-02-02 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 22, 1962


The baby daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Rourke of

Robertsdale on Saturday proved to be the heavyweight champion of all the 2,398 births recorded since the Fulton County Center opened in 1952. The child at birth, tipped the scales at 12 pounds, 8 ounces.

The Post Office Department has authorized construction of a new post office in Hancock, to be located on the east side of Pennsylvania Ave., between Roger and Douglas streets.

Two McConnellsburg High School seniors, Larry Ott and Lester Hoover, both of McConnellsburg, have enlisted in the Marine Corps under the 120-day delay program.

Glenn Mosebey of Wells Tannery was reelected president of the Fulton County Agricultural Extension Association at the annual meeting last Thursday.

Phyllis Jean Smith was recently capped at the Capital City School of Nursing in Washignton, D.C.

Engagements announced: Dorothy Jean Richards, McConnellsburg, to Cyrus Randler of Lancaster and Mildred A. Schetrompf, Amaranth, to Ronald Lee Beadow, Berkeley Springs.

Army Private Robert E. Appleby, Hustontown, is taking basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.

A marriage license was issued last week to Dean Elwood Snyder, McConnellsburg, and Sandrifth Lea Younker of Hagerstown.

Kenneth Gordon, McConnellsburg, was elected president of the newly organized Fulton County Holstein Club.

Schoolwork was suspended at the local school on Tuesday to give students the opportunity to hear history in the making as they listened to the broadcast of astronaut John Glenn’s successful orbital flight, three times around the earth.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Hays moved last week, from their home on North Second Street, to the apartment above The First National Bank.

History teacher Chester Creager was chosen by students at McConnellsburg High School as the “Teacher With The Biggest Heart.”

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Naugle, Burnt Cabins, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 11.

William Stultz of Warfordsburg was called to Philadelphia on Sunday, due to the death of one of his brothers.

Nora Waugh fell down the stairs at her home in Warfordsburg last week and is a patient in Berkeley Springs Hospital.

Bobbie Mellott, Needmore, recently purchased the newly built home of Webster A. Mellott on Route 76.

Deaths: Edgar Hann, Harrisonville; John A. McClain, Orbisonia, a native of New Grenada.

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