40 Years Ago
’72 At the February 22 reorganization meeting of the board of directors, which followed the annual stockholders’ meeting of The First National Bank, H.J. Culler of McConnellsburg was named president of the local banking institution.
Tickets for Pennsylvania’s upcoming lottery will go on sale for the first time on Tuesday, March 17, and, to date, three businesses have been licensed as agents in Fulton County for the sale of the tickets. The three licensed agents, all located in Mc- Connellsburg, are the Esso Service Station, the IGA Foodliner and the A&P Food Store.
William L. Kendall of McConnellsburg the successful purchaser of the Sloan farms, located 1 1/4 miles south of Mc- Connellsburg, which were sold by sealed bids last week. No bids under $100,000 were considered for the properties, although several under that figure were submitted.
Spring-like weather this week with temperatures in the 50s and 60s makes a welcome change from the winter’s worst storm over George Washington’s birthday. March really came in like a lamb.
Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barber of Warfordsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ellen, to Stephen V. Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Michael of Berkeley Springs.
Pvt. Carl E. Bain Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bain Sr. of McConnellsburg, completed United States Marine Corps basic training at Parris Island, S.C., on November 29. He also completed infantry training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is now stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cutchall of Hustontown enjoyed summer temperatures of 80 degrees while still in Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Clark of Hustontown recently returned home from Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Clark left on Friday of this past week to spend a few days in Hawaii.
Paul Ott attended business convention in Louisville, Ky., last week.
E.G. “Bud” Shuster, candidate for Congress from Bedford County, was campaigning in McConnellsburg bright and early Wednesday morning.
Deaths: Clayton Brown, Hustontown; Edgar Nonemaker, Three Springs; Georgie D. Truax, Needmore; Helen Munson, Hancock; Cloyd Miller, Shirleysburg; Gilbert Gearhart, Hampton, Va.; Amelia Stinson, Huntingdon.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Terrace L. Hinckle of Big Cove Tannery on February 29; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. David McClure of Three Springs on February 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gregory of Hancock on February 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. C. Rex Parson of Shade Gap on February 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson of McConnellsburg on February 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Houck of Waterfall on February 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Trail of Needmore on February 25.
U.s. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Black of Waterfall, has arrived for duty at Aviano AB, Italy.