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Local & State

Sportsmen For Youth Buy Building From Vo-Tech

Pictured are students of Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School building trades program who built and delivered a storage building purchased by the Fulton County Sportsmen for Youth organizat More...

Dirt Bike Crash Kills 18-Year-Old

An 18-year-old McConnellsburg man was fatally injured early Friday morning when the dirt bike he was riding struck several trees along Creek Road in Licking Creek Township.  Thorn A. Pittman was pronounced dead at the 5:25 a.m. More...

Rte. 522 Bridge Construction Begins March 27

Construction for the Route 522 Great Cove Road bridge, spanning Palmer Run in Belfast Township, Fulton County, is sceduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. More...

Letters

Township Authorities Deserve Recognition

To The Editor: Perhaps we’ve all become accustom to the unpredictability of weather and take for granted the ease of traveling about in all sorts of weather conditions, but it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge the flurry of behind the-sc More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Happy spring, everyone! Enjoy your beautiful week.  Hustontown Fire Co. will hold an open stage March 25. The kitchen opens at 5 p.m. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Norman Mellott, 81 on March 28; Jessica Grosh, April 2; Dorothy Hoffman, March 30; Nancy Shafer, March 31; Gayle Harris, March 12; Jamie Strait, March 31; Norma Deshong, April 3; Brittany Ott, March 29; Denise Chestnut and Sam Sain More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Winter is still here, folks!  Obviously after a record March snowfall blanketed the Central PA area last week, it has forced all area speedways to once again cancel racing programs this past weekend.  Williams Grove, Lincoln and Port Royal More...

Features

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...

Who’s Happy, Who’s Not: Norway Tops List, U.S. Falls

WASHINGTON (AP) – If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. More...

Weather Service Decided Last Minute Not To Cut Snow Forecast

WASHINGTON (AP) – Before the first snow fell, U.S. More...

Prisoners To Now Be Housed In Bedford Jail

As of Tuesday anyone sentenced to incarceration by the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas will be transported by the Sherriff’s Department to the Bedford County Jail and no longer to Franklin County.  More...

HAVFCO Celebrates 50 Years Of Service At Annual Banquet

Firefighters, volunteers, members get company award

Around 160 folks attended the 49th annual firemen’s banquet Saturday night at the firehall on North Clear Ridge Road to celebrate 50 years of Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co.’s (HAVFCO) unceasing volunteer service to the community and b More...

Obituaries

Kenneth G. Keefer

McConnellsburg, 74

Kenneth G. Keefer, 74, McConnellsburg, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at Pennknoll Village in Everett.  More...

James E. Murray

Harrisonville, 72

James E. “Jim” Murray, 72, Harrisonville, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  He was born in Philadelphia, May 11, 1944, the son of the late Dorothy (Smith) and John E. Murray.  More...

Thorn A. Pittman

McConnellsburg, 18

Thorn A. Pittman, 18, McConnellsburg, died Friday, March 17, 2017, as a result of a dirt bike accident. He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, April 20, 1998, the son of Mary A. Pittman of Needmore. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Charged For Assault At FCMC Charges have been filed against Travis Eugene Thomas, 36, McConnellsburg for striking a 58-yearold Harrisonville man with his closed fist on March 15 at 6:52 a.m. More...

Sports

High School Sports

SF Girls’ State Bid Cut Short  Jenkintown 57, Southern Fulton 27   Southern Fulton’s march to a state title came to a halt last Thursday evening in Hershey when the Lady Indians suffered a disappointing 57-27 loss to Jenkin More...

Yenser Wins Elks Hoop Shoot

Ethan Yenser placed first in the 2017 Northeast Central Regional Elks Hoop Shoot March 18 at Misericordia University’s Anderson Sports and Health Center in Dallas, Pa. More...

FORBES ROAD BOYS JR. HIGH BASEBALL

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Family

Cards Of Thanks

REEDER  Thank you to Janet, Carl and Todd Gordon for the special birthday celebration they gave me. I was completely surprised!  It was a memorable afternoon of good food and good friends.  Ruth Reeder   More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Charles Wesley Howells, 38, McConnellsburg, and Rachel Lynne Lane, 28, Mc- Connellsburg.  James Franklin Ingram, 60, McConnellsburg, and Bet More...