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Fire Destroys Home

75 Years Ago

Herald of March 29, 1945

A fire destroyed the Smith home along the Plum Creek Road leading from the Five Points in Roaring Spring to the former Plum Creek school building. The Smith place is about a mile northeast of the town. Mrs. Dorothy McGregor and Thaddeus W. Smith both died of burns sustained in the Monday morning fire.

Pvt. Melvin Rhodes, Jr. of Martinsburg, who is somewhere in France or Germany with the 343rd Engineers of the Army, has been awarded the Silver Star.

Pfc. Cecil P. Wierman of Martinsburg, who has been with the Ninth Army in Germany but who early last week arrived at New Y...


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