2012-02-23 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 20, 1992


Charges may be pending against a Baltimore youth who this weekend recanted on his previous story that he had witnessed the fatal shooting of a hunter in Belfast Township during the spring 1990 gobbler season, according to state police. The 16-year-old boy had been interviewed extensively by police here this past weekend and, ultimately, recanted on the story which he told police in early January of this year. A juvenile allegation for making false reports to law enforcement authorities could be filed against the youth.

State, county and local officials gathered last Friday, February 14, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to mark the opening of the new $323,999 Fulton County Welcome Center at the westbound rest area along I-70 in Bethel Township.

The McConnellsburg versus Forbes Road boys basketball game played on February 14 at McConnellsburg was televised on Channel 68, an area TV station out of Hagerstown. This was the first time a county school game has been televised in its entirety. The game commentators were Audrey Hall and Craig Cutchall and the telecast was sponsored by area businesses.

Freda Raker, vice president and creative product director for Overly-Raker Inc., has announced her retirement, effective December 31, 1991. Raker, a founding partner of the O-R company, will continue as a partner, vice president and consultant for the company, but she has relinquished her duties as creative product director and will no longer oversee the day-to-day operations in the company’s design department. Raker’s niece, Kate Gamble, was promoted to the director’s position upon Raker’s retirement.

Lady Cardinal Stacy Hoover has set new scoring marks at Forbes Road this season. In a game January 23 she broke the career scoring record set by Karla Barnett in 1987 at 937 total points. Then, in a game February 3, she became the first-ever Lady Cardinal to break the 1,000-point mark.

Deaths: King W. Mellott, 72, Big Cove Tannery; S. Mildred Metzler, 66, Orbisonia; Russell H. Martin, 70, Greencastle; Rose A. Hill, 63, St. Thomas; John W. Dceyk, 75, Fort Loudon.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cohenour of Three Springs on February 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Smith of Mercersburg on February 11.

Susan Younker and Anthony Powell were married Saturday, December 14, at Hancock Presbyterian Church. The bride is the daughter of Carl and Nancy Younker of Big Cove Tannery. The groom is the son of Leroy and Nancy Powell of Warfordsburg.

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