20 Years Ago
A light covering of snow and trees stripped of their summer greenery are about all there is to show for this winter as mostly mild temperatures and below-normal precipitation prevail. Punsxutawney Phil emerged from his home earlier this week, saw his shadow and promised six more weeks of winter weather.
A North Carolina developer has informed area officials that he has decided not to move forward at this time with plans to develop a 20-acre site in Ayr Township. Robert Boyette, president of Ashland Construction Co. of Raleigh, N.C., had received an option on a 20-acre tract along old Route 30 from H.J. Culler of McConnellsburg last October. He visited the area in November to research the availability of water and sewer service, etc., for a proposed complex reportedly to house a Food Lion store and a Wal-Mart store. But Boyette stated that the results of a major feasibility study indicated that the developers would not move forward with their plans at this time. Based on Boyette’s recent letter to area officials, it appears that any development of the site by Food Lion or Wal-Mart has been at least put on hold, if not dropped altogether.
Jamie House of the Forbes Road Cardinal boys basketball team broke the school’s career scoring record January 28, in a game against Southern Huntingdon. The record had stood at 1,328 since 1969 when Craig Cutchall, now the Cardinals’ girls varsity coach, finished a four-year career. Jamie went over that total with his last two-pointer and ended the game at 1,329. He is the son of Roger and Betty House of Hustontown. A capacity crowd knew exactly when Jamie hit the record breaker and jumped to its feet in a huge ovation. Coach Gelvin presented Jamie with the game ball in a brief timeout after the basket was scored.
Krista Fletcher, 17, daughter of Bryan and Debbie Fletcher of Harrisonville, represented the Fulton County Fair at the state convention January 24-25 in Hershey. Krista was chosen as one of the five semifinalists competing for the title of Pennsylvania State Fair Queen.
Michael and Stacy Clevenger of Mc- Connellsburg announce the birth of a daughter, Tea Maria, January 29 at Fulton County Medical Center.
Deaths: Katherine Bohrer, 80, Needmore; Stephen Shives, 46, Dunn, N.C.; Frank D. Mellott, 28, Scotland, Pa.; Reed Simpson, 82, Middletown.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Hampton of Spring Run on January 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Swope of Harrisonville on January 25.