2012-03-08 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 11, 1982


Leonard Keebaugh, 57, Hustontown, was named

Hustontown Fireman of the Year at ceremonies during the annual banquet at the firehall. Keebaugh has been very active in fire company affairs. Although he missed being a charter member by only a few days, Keebaugh has served as a fire company director and has spent many hours as chairman of the firemen’s fundraising dish stand at fairs and carnivals.

Barbara Fagley was able to save the life of her baby daughter, but was unable to save her 5-year-old son in an early morning fire on Friday, which destroyed the family’s Harrisonville trailer home shortly after her husband, Ronald Fagley, had left for work at JLG Industries. The body of the boy was found in a room at the rear of the mobile home,which the fire had not yet reached. Death was due to asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation. Mrs. Fagley was able to save the life of her 7-week-old daughter, Crystal Dawn, by throwing her from a window, and Mrs. Fagley suffered second-degree burns of the hands and legs, about 12 percent of body surface. The baby suffered smoke inhalation but was not hurt from the fall.

It has been estimated that well over 50 inches of snow have fallen in this area since the beginning of December, mostly on weekends, or so it seems. The past weekend was no exception, with 6 to 7 inches of the heavy snow, mostly on Sunday.

The Nesbitt brothers, William and Thurman, were named the Fulton Conservation District’s Outstanding Cooperators, and Wayne Fleming and Wallace Mellott were honored for their length of service to the county ASCS during the annual Tri-Ag banquet held recently.

Specials at the IGA: Tide, $2.99 84 ozs.; Del Grosso sloppy joe or pizza sauces, 2 jars for $1.29; Furman’s kidney beans, 69 cents; pork loin, $1.29 lb.; evaporated milk, 2 for 79 cents; pink salmon, $1.89.

Deaths: Coral H. Alloway, Three Springs; Edward Bishop, Hancock; Kenneth Bain, Harrisburg; Alice Miller, Frederick.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Layton were honored at a 50th wedding anniversary celebration on January 4.

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