2012-03-01 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 27, 1992


More than 300 people attended the fifth annual farm toy show and auction on Saturday, which was sponsored by Grease, Steam and Rust Association. The event was held at the McConnellsburg Jaycees gym. Exhibitors and vendors were on hand from Ohio, New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Construction crews are working at Raystown Lake building two separate movie sets to be used in the filming of the life of labor union leader, the late Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared mysteriously in July 1975 and is now presumed dead. Hollywood and TV star Danny DeVito is producing, directing and will be acting in the movie which stars Jack Nicholson. Lake Raystown was chosen as the site for two scenes in the movie which will feature a seaplane landing at a dock on the lake and several nearby hunting cabins now being built.

Increasing numbers of reported sightings of robins and geese flying north are sure signs that spring is on the way.

A nuclear engineer from the state Department of Environmental Resources met with about 20 persons at the February 23 meeting of the Citizens Against the Radioactive Dump group held at Ford’s Country Store in Webster’s Mill. Michael Murphy reiterated to those attending that no site for a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility has been chosen.

Deaths: Willard Mellott, 73, Needmore; Anna McCoy, 77, Three Springs; William Clingerman, 68, Warfordsburg; Harold Hanks, 71, Fort Loudon; Walter Brant, 82, Mc- Connellsburg; E. Grant Seavolt, 80, Hancock; Donald W. Price, 69, Mechanicsburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Seville of McConnellsburg wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly K., to Dennis M. McQuade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Mc- Quade, McConnellsburg.

Frank and Ina Bard of Warfordsburg celebrated their 50th anniversary on December 29 at Needmore Firehall.

Marriage licenses: Gary Livingston Jr., Blairs Mills, and Cindy Cisney, Blairs Mills; Ronald Younker, Hancock, and Tina Hendershott, Big Cove Tannery.

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