2012-02-09 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 24, 1972


It was work around the clock for

State Highway Department workers during the blizzard that hit this area Friday afternoon and continued without letup until late Sunday, the worst storm for many years. Electric and telephone service was interrupted in many parts of the county, the hardest hit being the southern end, around Warfordsburg. Officially, Fulton County recorded 16 to 20 inches of snow on average, but snowdrifts as high as seven to eight feet were not unusual.

Gerald T. Lorentz, M.D., chief of the medical staff at Fulton County Medical Center, announced a step forward for the local hospital this week when a cardiac patient was given the first heart-pacing unit ever to be installed at the Medical Center. The successful operation makes it possible for the patient to be up and sitting in a chair.

Pennsylvania’s first lottery is now sched- uled to be held on Friday, March 17, 1972.

Marriage license: Gary Eugene Stevens of McConnellsburg and Debra Ann Laidig of McConnellsburg; Roger Barnhart of Mc- Connellsburg and Claudia Sue Souders of McConnellsburg.

Bonnie C. Mellott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Mellott of Harrisonville, has been named Central Fulton High School’s Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for 1972.

Marine Sgt. Hobert E. Hann, son of Mrs. Emma R. Hann and husband of the former Miss Leona B. Smith, both of Warfordsburg, was recently awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal during ceremonies at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, S.C.

Deaths: W.R. Bard Sr., Chambersburg; Mrs. M. Goldie Keefer, Fort Loudon; Mrs. Emma Tedeschi, Lima.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Winecoff of Everett on February 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ray of McConnellsburg on February 16; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heinbaugh of Mercersburg on February 17.

At ceremonies held recently at the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Commander Mary F. Hall, NC, USN, was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. Cmdr. Hall is a native of Hustontown and a graduate of Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia. A veteran of 13 years of active Navy service the cmdr. is the wife of Noel Hall, USMC, Ret., who is currently studying mathematics and computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Halls live in Laurel, Md.

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