August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PSP Dedicate New Station

A large number of elected officials, county government officials, retired troopers as well as interested citizens braved a steady rain Tuesday morning to witness an impressive dedication ceremony for the new McConnellsburg State Police Station. More...

Local & State

FR Makes Decisions For New School Year

The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors met in regular session last Monday evening and spent approximately one-half hour of the 70-minute meeting in executive session. More...

Motorcycle Crash Claims Two Lives

A crash Sunday morning in Todd Township killed two Everett people as they rode U.S. Route 30 up Tuscarora Mountain on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Neither rider was wearing a helmet. More...

Former McCbg. Man On Trial For Murder

Steffawn Spriggs accused of fatal shooting

The jury trial for a murder committed in Chambersburg in 2012 by a former McConnellsburg man is under way at Franklin County Courthouse. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 11, 1994 ’94 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Roxann and Dakota Rhodes, August 13; Jane Souders, August 17; Bertha Morris, August 14; Jessica Miller, 18 on August 20; Dennis More...

Hustontown

The weekend had beautiful weather. Hope it continues through this week for the fair. Congratulations to Danny and Brooke Sheeder on the arrival of a baby girl last week. More...

Family

Fraker/Gobin Family Holds Reunion

The Fraker/Gobin family reunion was held at Kenny Fraker’s “Kennywood” picnic grounds at Fort Littleton. More...

Celebrate Birthdays

Caleigh Kay Marie Clark celebrated her sixth birthday May 5, 2014, and Cassie Rae Clark celebrated her 10th birthday on August 2, 2014. More...

Borough Fire Still Under Investigation

Information sought by fire marshal’s office

A two-story house fire that displaced a McConnellsburg family remains under investigation this week by the Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal’s office. More...

Clark Steer Takes Top Honors

The top awards at the 4-H/FFA Market Steer Show Monday night at the 94th Fulton County Fair went home with two longtime exhibitors who are students at Forbes Road High School. More...

Obituaries

Margy G. Tice Chambersburg, 93

Margy G. “Judy” Tice, 93, Chambersburg, died Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Menno Haven. She was born June 25, 1921, in Hustontown, to Oscar and Orpha (Newman) Garland. She was the widow of the late Samuel Tice. More...

Pauline L. Lynch Needmore, 78

Pauline LaRue “Polly” Lynch, 78, of Needmore, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Burnt Cabins, January 4, 1936, the daughter of the late Mabel (Swope) and Harry Keebaugh. More...

Paul W. Emerick Sr. Chambersburg, 73

Paul W. Emerick Sr., 73, of Chambersburg, died Monday, August 11, 2014, at home. He was born September 1, 1940, in Fairhope, Pa., to Verdie and Leora (Emerick) Emerick. He was married to Sharon Houck Emerick on July 14, 1979. More...

Letters

Henry Responds To “Open Letter To Plum Hollow Hunting Club”

To The Editor: After reading an editorial advertisement in the Fulton County News dated August 7, 2014, that uses my name associated with much misinformation, and making me a party to acts that speak to my character, I am upset. More...

Says Hunting Club Not Entitled To Land Never Paid For

To The Editor: In response to the letter about the Plum Hollow Hunting Club and Doug Henry trying to take land from families in Plum Hollow area: More...

Comments On Plum Hollow Land Dispute

To The Editor: Although there’s much to say about the information in the Plum Hollow notice in your August 7 issue, the recent revelation that the north magnetic pole has accelerated its movement from Canada to Russia from 685 miles per century More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

On a night dedicated in the memory of the late Brandon Little and the National Fallen Firefighters at Lincoln Speedway, Tim Wagaman put a car painted in memory of the night’s honor in victory lane. More...

PA High School Player Dies After Workout

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania high school football player collapsed during the year’s first practice – a workout designed to acclimate players to hot weather – and died a short time later at a hospital. More...

Cowans Gap Activities

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks, and Cowans Gap State Park would like to announce the following upcoming public programs: More...