40 Years Ago
Four Fulton County corn growers were honored at the annual corn meeting on Tuesday, March 14.
Bernard Barnhart of Needmore had the high yield for those entered in the Corn Club with a yield of 147.7 bushels of shelled corn per acre. Kenneth Gordon of Mc- Connellsburg received the second high award with a yield of 139.6 bushels per acre. The third award went to Robert Knepper of Three Springs with a yield of 110.2 bushels, and Stanley Palmer of Warfordsburg won the fourth award with a yield of 106.4 bushels per acre.
Jeffrey M. Ott of McConnellsburg is the newly elected first vice president of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity at the Pennsylvania State University.
Members of the Hancock Development Corp. and the Hancock Council announced last week that a new manufacturing plant and a new industrial park will be established in Hancock in the very near future.
Beth Clark of Hustontown was able to return to school on Monday after making wonderful progress from surgery and being confined to her home for more than a year.
Clair Double of McConnellsburg and Audrey Keebaugh of Fort Littleton applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse last week.
Engagements: Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoover of Mc- Connellsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Vicki L. Hoover, to Mark A. Sipes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Sipes of Needmore. Mr. and Mrs. Henry King Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Julianne, to Walter Hedrick Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hedrick of Big Cove Tannery.
Marine Private Robert T. Mellott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Mellott of Needmore, has graduated form basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.
Marine Lance Cpl. Dale H. Hoover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hoover of McConnellsburg, completed a specialized aviation maintenance course at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C.
Deaths Alfred Newman Sr., Montgomery County; Mrs. Marguerie Krenek, West Hyattsville, Md.; Mrs. Ruth M. Drake, Martinsburg; Roy Sharpe, Baden; William Earl Weimer, Ohio; Eldon C. McElhaney, Templeton, Pa.; Arlie F. Spade, Hancock; W. Howard Krugh, Burnt Cabins; Amos H. Stouteagle, McConnellsburg; Carl Drenning, Three Springs; Oscar Bishop, Hancock.
Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fix Jr., of McConnellsburg on March 12; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fleagle of Doylesburg on March 15; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Strait of Chambersburg on March 17.
Army Private First Class Carl R. Detwiler, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Detwiler of Hustontown, recently completed a seven-week tracked vehicle mechanic course at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga.