Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, May 2, 1968 We forgot to comment last week that, as far as can be ascertained, there seems to be no connection between the setting of the fire at Miss Kitty’s tavern and the...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 25, 1968 Sp.-4 Anthony W. (Bill) Hall, Jr., of Hillsboro, was a special escort for the body of his fellow soldier, Sergeant Watson Underwood, last week. He was with Sergeant Underwood when he...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 18, 1968 Killed in Action Douglas W. McCarty Mr. and Mrs. Dale J. McCarty, of Frost, were notified Friday that their son, Sergeant Douglas Wayne McCarty, had been killed in action in Viet Nam on...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 11, 1968 Bacons Go to Bank of Marlinton Robert Woods, Cashier of the Bank of Marlinton purchased the Reserve Champion Bacon at the annual Ham and Bacon Sale. The bacon was shown by Mark...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, April 4, 1968 Viet Nam Casualty Word was received Wednesday of the death of Sgt. Watson Underwood, Jr., in Viet Nam, from wounds received from a hostile mine. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs....

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 28, 1968 Silver Star Mrs. Cora VanMeter, of Slaty Fork, was presented the army’s Silver Star, which was awarded posthumously to her son, Staff Sergeant Jacob VanMeter, who died in action in Vietnam, October...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 21, 1968 Spring officially arrived March 20, at 8:22 a.m. This is the vernal equinox, when the sun is directly over the equator. - - - A welcome sign of spring was the chorus...

Fifty Years Ago

Thursday, March 14, 1968 Killed in Action Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Rider received word that their son, Sp4 Samuel Dewey Rider, Jr. was killed in a combat operation at Cua Lai in Viet Nam Sunday, March...