April 21, 1966

Miss Eleanor Howard McNeill, of Buckeye, was honored on her 70th birthday with a surprise party on April 1st, in the club room of the Buckeye Schoolhouse. The theme for the evening was “This is your life, Eleanor,” narrated by her sister, Mrs. Carl Gladwell.

Calls came in last week from Congressman Staggers and Senator Byrd that a grant of $17,644 had been made by the Economic Development Administration for a study to determine the best ways to treat waste from the four tanneries in West Virginia. These four tanneries are at Marlinton, Durbin, Petersburg and Parsons…
The objective will be to determine the most efficient and practical methods for disposing of waste from the tanneries so as not to cause stream pollution.
The Marlinton Tannery reports it has purchased new instruments for water readings at the request of the State. For several years now they have been holding waste matter in ponds on lands below the mouth of Knapps Creek.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lanty Flavison McNeel, of Hillsboro, a son, named John Lanty, II.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas Allen, of Charleston, a daughter, named Dianne Marie.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allen Pritt, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Lora Ann.

PFC Luster C. Friel, 23, of Marlinton, lost his life in Viet Nam. Born at Dunmore, the son of Hobert and Eula Wheeler Friel. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Louis Colsen, 82, of Marlinton; a native of Ceprano, Italy. Mr. Colsen was a dynamite man. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Charles Henry Peck, 84, of Bartow, a retired employee of Frank Tannery. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Willie Howard Alderman, 81, of Huntersville, a woodsman, farmer and carpenter. Burial in the family cemetery on Douthards Creek near Minnehaha Springs.
Henry Guy (Mutt) King, 47, of Marlinton, a son of the late Henry G. and Betty Scott King. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

more recommended stories