February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Jonas A Boro Budget Buster

$20K spent on snow cleanup, removal

Winter Storm Jonas arriving over the weekend of January 23 dumped snow amounts in excess of two feet in some areas of the county and proved to be a “budget buster” for McConnellsburg Borough Council as they spent their entire snow removal More...

Local & State

December UE Rate Lowest In 2015

Fulton ranked 44 out of 67 counties in December

Preliminary unemployment data for December released last week showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell nine-tenths of a percentage point in December, from 6.2 percent in November to 5.3 percent in December. More...

Fourth Patient Infected During Mold Outbreak At Hospital Dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at a western Pennsylvania hospital has died, officials said Sunday. More...

Court Rejects AG Kane’s Request To Reinstate Law License

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 8, 1996 ’96 More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball McConnellsburg 57 Tussey Mountain 35 More...

Dylan Gordon Sinks 1,000th Point

Reaches career milestone last Tuesday against Tussey Mountain

Having gotten his start in basketball at the young age of five, it’s no surprise that Dylan Gordon has worked his way up the ranks to be one of Southern Fulton’s leading basketball players this year. More...

Hoop Shoot Competition Winners

MacKenzie Stoner won the 10-11-year-old girls division in the south central district Elks Hoop shoot January 31 at the Abe Fitskee Gym in Red Lion, Pa. She is the daughter of Taylor and Eric Stoner of Mercersburg and shot 19 out of 25. More...

Church News

Church Reopens For Services

Black Oak Church, formerly “Black Oak Mennonite Church,”2247 Stoneybreak Road, in Warfordsburg, reopened for services February 6, 2016, after being closed for several years. More...

Bible Conference

Kasiesville Bible Church, 12639 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, will host a Bible conference Monday, February 22, at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Fellowship of Bible Churches. The speaker will be Rev. Don Harrelson, pastor of Cumberland Bible Church. More...

Businessman Arrested On Rape Charges

Preliminary hearing for Thomas King rescheduled

A prominent local business man and a former northern Fulton County school board member was arrested last week on allegations he raped a young girl twice at his Taylor Township home. More...

Historical Society Seeks Property Tax Exemption

Interested in moving museum to new location in borough

The president of the Fulton County Historical Society appeared before the county commissioners Tuesday morning to inquire if real estate tax exemption could be granted in the event the organization is able to successfully purchase or obtain a new fac More...

Obituaries

Beatrice A. Carson

Hagerstown, 89

Beatrice A. (Park) Carson, 89, a resident of NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Greencastle, died at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016, in the nursing center. More...

William S. Hendershot

McConnellsburg, 90

William S. “Short” Hendershot, 90, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Terry B. “Doc” Ramsey

Harrisonville, 76

Terry B. “Doc” Ramsey, 76, Harrisonville, died at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConellsburg. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Remember to wish those you love Happy Valentine’s Day Sunday, February 14. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln would be 207 years old on Friday, February 12? Hustontown Fire Co. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Darlene Cunningham, February 8; Barry Weller, February 19; Deb More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Walk, Run, Play The alumni community building gym is open for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If school closes because of the weather, walking will be cancelled. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

LEASURE Thank you to everyone who sent me cards and for the phone calls for my 90th birthday. Betty Jane Leasure FOREMAN Thanks to all my relatives and friends near and far for sending me cards and thinking of me on my birthday. More...

In Memory

FOGAL In loving memory of my mom, Clara Fogal, who passed away Februarry 12, 2015: Mother, More...

Marriage License

John Bradley Elser, 51, Harrisonville, and Deborah Lynn Atkins, 50, Harrisonville, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week. More...