2012-03-15 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 12, 1992


Dale Sigel, a Bethel Township farmer, was named the Fulton Soil Conservation District’s 1991 Cooperator of the Year at the 12th annual Tri-Ag Banquet held March 5 at McConnellsburg Firehall.

Tri-State Community Health Center in Hancock is targeted for construction of a large addition, according to published reports. A 1,600- square-foot addition is being planned to provide more examination and office space. The center currently has about 4,500 square feet of space.

Troy Ott of Pittsburgh, son of Don and Mary Ellen Ott, was rubbing elbows with mega Hollywood stars Danny De- Vito and Jack Nicholson on Saturday when he was chosen to work as an extra on the DeVito movie, being filmed in Pittsburgh, on the life of teamster boss, the late Jimmy Hoffa. Troy played the part of a policeman in a scene shot on the campus of Pitt University. When the film is released folks here will be watching for Troy’s film debut and also for the scenes shot at Raystown Lake earlier this month.

Forbes Road boys easily captured the District 5 basketball championship with a 65-43 win over Windber last Friday, March 6. The victory gave the Cardinals their fifth District 5, Class A boys title.

Private Marlin Wertz has completed the heavy-wheel vehicle mechanic course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Deaths: George W. DeShong, 82, McConnellsburg; Mary V. Gordon, 60, McConnellsburg; Charles H. Weaver, 71, Hancock; Flora E. Booth, 74, Chambersburg; Margaret Seiders, 77, Martinsburg; Otha Rockwell, 86, Chambersburg; Jack Hampson, York; Dessie Hampton, Burnt Cabins; W. Palmer Barton, 86, Everett; Virgie Weller, 102, Big Pool, Md.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Schooley of Big Cove Tannery on February 29; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wagaman of Greencastle on March 4.

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