2012-04-12 / From Days Gone By

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 15, 1982


An international group of religious leaders who organized last year in Japan to protest the growing threat of nuclear war will be arriving in McConnellsburg on Saturday, during their walk across the United States on a World Peace March. The marchers will include several Buddhist monks, Japanese and German Christians, an American Sioux, American Catholics, a Mennonite and a Unitarian.

The search for Debra Ray Witmer on a farm about one mile south of McConnellsburg was called off Tuesday, after some skeletal remains were discovered in the waters of an old limestone quarry in Franklin County about three miles southeast of St. Thomas and about five or six miles from the home of Deb Witmer’s mother, from which the young woman disappeared last May. Police said the skeletal remains have been turned over to the Franklin County Coroner, and they would not make any other comment about the matter until the coroner issues his report.

Wilbur W. Stallman, Three Springs, and Rose M. Snyder, Fort Littleton, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse last week.

Specials at the IGA: Wishbone dressings, 99 cents; bananas, 29 cents lb.; Pepsi Cola, 89 cents, 2-liter bottle; fryer legs, 65 cents lb.; pork butt roast, $1.19; grapefruit, 5 for $1; Oxydol, $1.99, 49-oz. pkg.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sipes of McConnellsburg on April 1; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Steven Detwiler of Saltillo on April 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Cornell of Breezewood on April7asontoMr.andMrs.JohnCullerofMcConnellsburg on April 8.

Deaths: Goldie Truax, Harrisonville; Theodore Wertime, McConnellsburg; Opal H. Smith, Warfordsburg; Pearl E. Myers, Williamsport, Md.; Leo H. Divelbliss, Cumberland, Md.; Isaiah Locke, Maddensville; Gilbert W. Hunter Jr., Craley; Walter T. Barkman, Minneapolis; Elbert F. Lake, McConnellsburg; Estalene J. McQuait, Hustontown; Guy D. Ritz, Warfordsburg.

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