2012-03-15 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 18, 1982


Unusually large flocks of robins arrived last week and large flocks of geese were seen flying northward, together with spring flowers pushing their way through the long-frozen ground, all tell us that spring, though a little late in coming, is on its way.

River’s Bend Golf Club at Everett is scheduled for sheriff’s sale on April 2 and operations have been closed down by writ of execution.

Grove Manufacturing Co. has advised employees that manufacturing operations will be suspended for five days during the week of April 5 to cope with a depressed market for heavy equipment worldwide.

The Hollenshead family was filmed last Thursday afternoon by a cameraman from the Channel 10 TV station in Altoona. The taping was for a segment of Channel 10’s “People Are Great” series, recognizing the efforts of local people in Channel 10’s viewing area on behalf of their families and communities. Four years ago, when the Hollenshead’s daughter, Janet, was 9 years old, she sent a letter to Channel 10, nominating her mother for “People Are Great.” Her mother, Carolyn, is probably best known around Fulton County as the director of the Fulton Conservation District.

Marriage licenses: Edwin Guy Truax, 21, Harrisonville, and Tracey Ellen McGarvey, 18, McConnellsburg; Mark Stevens Seville, McConnellsburg, and Carol Diane Shaw, McConnellsburg.

Specials at the IGA: grapefruit, 6 for $1; Crisco oil, $1.79, 38 ozs.; Charmin bathroom tissue, 99 cents, 4-roll pkg.; Wheaties, $1.33. 18-oz. pkg.; Banquet fried chicken, $2.49; half hams, $1.99 lb.

Deaths: Nella Martz, Hustontown; George O. Chesnut, McConnellsburg; Beulah Peters, Richmond, Va.; Elwood Mellott, McConellsburg; Grace L. Sipes, Hancock; Jesse Grissinger, Cassville; Edward Bishop, Hancock; Minnie Hull, Blairs Valley, Md.; Floyd Powell, Warfordsburg; Ruth Kern, Berkeley Springs; Viola F. Van Orman, Blair County.

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