2012-03-08 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 5, 1992


Many local people watching the TV program “60

Minutes” on Sunday night recognized former Harrisonville resident Paige Metzler, who spoke as a member of a committee formulating a healthcare plan for everyone in the state of Oregon to combat escalating costs and discriminating healthcare practices. Dr. Metzler earned her Ph.D. in her specialized field of the humanities and spoke knowledgeably on the plan on which she has worked with the committee for the past three years. Her last visit to her hometown was to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Mildred Metzler, two weeks ago.

Announcement has been made that the Greyhound bus depot at Breezewood has reopened after being closed for almost two years.

A McConnellsburg area man was sentenced in Fulton County Court on March 3 in connection with the stabbing of a Mount Union man outside the McConnellsburg American Legion on September 13. Weldon Jackson Branche, 19, also known as Toby Thomas, McConnellsburg, pled guilty to one count of criminal attempt-criminal homicide. Judge Walker sentenced Branche to serve from five to 10 years in a state correctional institution on the charges.

Fulton County Commissioners Tuesday hired Dorothy Kelly of Hustontown as county planner. Former planner Daniel Swain resigned in December, and office secretary Lisa Mellott had been acting as planner since that time.

Three Pennsylvania state policemen who retired from McConnellsburg station earlier this year were honored at a retirement dinner held at the American Legion February 27. Cpl. Martin A. Marcus, Cpl. Denton J. McLaughlin and Trooper Robert Albright retired from the station on January 3 with a combined total of 75 years and 10 months of service to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Eric Grove, a senior Forbes Road Cardinal basketball player, went over the 1,000 career point total in his recent game against Southern Huntingdon and set a school game total scoring mark in the process. He’s the second Cardinal boy and third Cardinal basketball player this season to make the 1,000 career scoring plateau. He went on a scoring frenzy in his game at Southern Huntingdon. He went into the game needing 19 points for the career mark, but ended up hitting for 48 points, a Cardinal record for a single game. The previous mark of 45 has stood since 1979, when Mike Hawkins set the record. Eric also had the recognition for being the first Cardinal player to hit from the three-point lane, since that rule has been instituted into high school ball.

Jim and Deidi Ritz are happy to announce the birth of a daughter, Jenna Nicole, February 3 at Chambersburg Hospital.

Deaths: Garry Ramsey, 34, Three Springs; Ethel Reeder, 87, Hustontown; Clarence Barnett Sr., 84, Hustontown; Hazel Bair, 72, Shade Gap; Harvey Brant, 98, Williamsport; Chester Oakman, 83, Wapakoneta, Ohio.

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