2012-04-12 / From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 9, 1992

’92 Dan and Nancy Robinson, owners of Johnnie’s Diner, are planning an expansion into the fast food restaurant business in McConnellsburg. The Robinsons broke ground last week on a building project to the east of Johnnie’s Diner at the existing Video Trek location. The Video Trek will remain open for business while a building is being built onto it to house the new fast food restaurant. When finished, the two buildings will appear as one with the same stone facing. When open, Robinson plans to operate the eatery just like a franchised fast food establishment, delivering food from the order counter to the customer in three minutes or less. The menu will be burgers and fries as well as frozen yogurt and soft ice cream. A contest is planned to choose a name for the restaurant, which is scheduled to open in early July.

Fulton County nearly swept the annual basketball player and coach of the year awards announced last Saturday by the Chambersburg Public Opinion newspaper. Mc- Connellsburg’s Dee Deshong was named girls area player of the year while Forbes Road’s Jeff Gelvin and Craig Cutchall swept the boys and girls coach of the year awards.

A total of 5,634 countians have registered to vote in the April 28 primary election.

Dan Seals, a Texas country-western singer, visited Mc- Connellsburg on Monday and stopped in at WVFC radio station to chat with the station’s program manager, Steve Ward.

McConnellsburg Lions Club sponsored a hobby night at their regular meeting March 23 at the American Legion. Thirty members attended and set up exhibits and explained their hobby to the group.

Robert and Shirley Sigel of Warfordsburg announce the engagement of their son, Robert Scott, to Laurie Cooper, daughter of Donovan and Elizabeth Cooper of Lexington, Ky.

Michael Newell earned a special fishing honor recently. By using Mepps spinners to catch fish which met certain size requirements, Newell was awarded a Mepps Master Angler Award. He demonstrated fishing versatility and skill and is one of the few area anglers to achieve Master Angler status.

Mike Wagner of Harrisonville claimed his first career sprint racing win at Hagerstown’s Giant Springfest April 5.

Deaths: Harry “Pete” Barton, Everett; Robert Henry, Fayetteville; Erma Jaymes, Mount Union; Minnie Showalter, Everett; Mae Souders, Waynesboro; Emory Smith, North Rose, N.Y.; Elizabeth Steiger, Mercersburg; Donna Waite, Orbisonia; Neva Hollenshead, Needmore.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Strait of McConnellsburg on March 20; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mellott of Harrisonville on March 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Seibert of Orbisonia on March 30; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Houdersheldt of McConnellsburg on March 31; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Fleck of McConnellsburg on April 2.

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