February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Police Arrest Local Man For Sexual Abuse Of Minors

Willie Lee Sipes jailed on $80,000 bail

STAFF REPORT A Fulton County man was arrested last Tuesday and jailed in Franklin County Prison for alleged inappropriate sexual contact with an 11- year-old girl over a two-year period that began in January 2015. More...

Local & State

VFW Makes Donations

Fred Waite, Safari Club International, receives a $1,900 check for Wounded Warriors from George Cutchall and Jim Smith of FOVA/VFW Post 655. More...

Farming Twins Use Technology To Assess Livestock Quality

LEECHBURG, Pa. More...

Shoppers Weigh Boycott Calls As Buying Gets More Political

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Stormy Patterson makes a distinction between opinion and action as she surveys each new call to boycott Company A or support Brand B.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of February 13, 1997 ’97 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

DUI Arrest   McConnellsburg state police reported that John Lee Pittman Jr., 25, Mc- Connellsburg, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence following a traffic stop Feb. 11 in the borough of McConnellsburg. More...

Sports

SF Girls Win Tournament

The Southern Fulton Indians won the 2017 Sideling Hill League girls elementary basketball tournament by defeating Southern Huntingdon 27-16 in the championship game. More...

High School Sports

Girls Basketball McConnellsburg 94,Hyndman 50 McKenzie Gelvin’s shooting game erupted last week to lead the Lady Spartans in a huge 95-50 victory over Hyndman. More...

Gelvin Scores 1,000th Point

McConnellsburg Lady Spartan McKenzie Gelvin earned another athletic achievement last week when she scored her 1,000th high school career point in basketball during a game with Hyndman. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Bradley Wayne Divel, 28, Warfordsburg, and Danielle Nicole Lane, 21, Warfodrsburg.  Richard William Watkins, 31, McConnellsburg, and Myrann More...

Cards Of Thanks

BUTERBAUGH  We take this opportunity to sincerely thank those who were there for our family at our time of loss. No one is ever prepared to have a loved one pass, but when loss occurs unexpectedly, the shock is at times overwhelming.  More...

Celebrates Fourth

Wyatt L. Gustaf celebrated his fourth birthday on January 6, 2017. More...

Personnel, Field Trips Top Forbes Road Board Agenda

15-16 audit report approved

The Forbes Road School Board met in regular session on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 7 p.m., in the high school library and dealt with a short agenda that included personnel and field trips. More...

Unemployment Rate Mostly Unchanged

Preliminary unemployment data for December released earlier this month showed that Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December increased to 6.3 percent from November’s rate of 6.1 percent. More...

Rep. Topper Will Host Concealed Carry Seminar

In an effort to better inform gun owners who live in the 78th District of Pennsylvania’s firearm laws, state Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/ Franklin/Fulton) will host a Concealed Carry Seminar at American Legion Post 561, 411 N. More...

Obituaries

James J. Deneen II

Hamilton Twp., Mich., 59

James J. Deneen, II, 59, Hamilton Township, Mich., died Thursday, February 9, 2017, with his wife, Teri, by his side. More...

Chester D. Feagley Sr.

Big Cove Tannery, 77

Chester Dewey Feagley Sr., 77, died Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Meritus Medical Center, in Hagerstown, Md. 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...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Margaret “Peggy” Kokozak, February 24; Tony Taylor, February 11; Taylor Stouffer, 11 on February 3; Tucker Stouffer, 7 on February 10; Teressa Knepper, February 24; Adam Gress, February 24; Kevin Bookheimer, Febraury 27 More...

Hustontown

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold a shooting match February 18 at the firehall at 1 p.m.   Forbes Road School District holds Tuesday morning prayer meetings in the high school auditorium from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint cars kicked off the 2017 racing season last week at Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park where six-time and defending world of Outlaw champ Donny Schatz picked up two wins, while Kerry Madse More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Valentine’s Day Dance Valentine’s Day dance will be held Saturday, February 25, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in the alumni community building in McConnellsburg. Krissie Earley will be available to take pictures. More...

Features

Oldest U.S. Citizen Dies

Huntingdon woman now oldest in U.S.

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) – Adele Dunlap, the oldest person in America, has died at age 114.  Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington, according to the Martin Funeral Home. More...

Some Refunds Delayed As IRS Battle Against Fraud Intensifies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Internal Revenue Service's battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle.  More...

Today In History

1862: Civil War Battle Earns Gen. Grant His Moniker

Today is Thursday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2017. There are 318 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

Church News

Scotland-England Tour Available By Local Church

The entire McConnellsburg community is invited to join in an exciting journey in October 2017 to the land where many of us trace our spiritual roots. Rev. More...