December 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Fatal Crash In Brush Creek Township Kills 1

Breezewood Fire Department and Fulton County emergency medical service units are investigating a deadly crash at the Bedford Fulton County line on Route 30 Monday, Dec. 3, at 1:06 p.m.  More...

Window Decorating Contest Underway

F&M Trust’s windows are decked out for Christmas and competing to be named best decorated business window in Main Street McConnellsburg’s best decorated window contest. More...

Local & State

Crunch Time Nears In PA To Buy New Voting Machines

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s getting down to crunch time for Pennsylvania’s counties to decide which new voting machines to buy, and how, as Gov. More...

Fight Brewing Over Prospect Of Nuclear Power Plant Shutdowns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania lawmakers sympathetic to nuclear power plants are making a push for state action to rescue plants at risk of being shut down by their energy company owners.  More...

Brink Announces Candidacy For Judge In 39th Judicial District

A chief deputy district attorney in Franklin County, Pa., was announced his intention to run for judge in the Court of Common Pleas.  Ian Brink is running for a vacancy in the 39th District that serves Franklin and Fulton counties. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 3, 1998 ’98 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Forbes Road School District holds Tuesday morning prayer meetings in the high school auditorium from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.   Food pantry disbursement will be held December 19, at Center community building from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

FOOD AND DINING Free Lunch Lunch will be served every first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at McConnellsburg United Methodist Faith and Life Center, across from the courthouse. Parking available behind the church. More...

Features

Whale Songs And War: The Less Talked-about Climate Impacts

WASHINGTON (AP) – Near Antarctica, whales are singing in deeper tones to cut through the noise of melting icebergs. In California, a big college football rivalry game was postponed until Saturday because of smoky air from wildfires. More...

West Virginia Nurse, Now 80, Was Part Of M.A.S.H. Unit

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – It was a U.S. Army recruiter on campus at WVU who convinced the Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy alumnae she could see an exciting world if she joined the military. More...

Fear That Uproar Over Gene-edited Babies Could Block Science

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a variety of disorders. More...

SFSD Schedules “Breakfast With The Board” Open House

For elementary, high school staff

During the Nov. More...

State Awards Money To Support Local Firefighters

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently released $55.1 million to help volunteer firefighters’ relief associations (VFRA) provide training and equipment that saves lives and protects communities across the state. More...

Ayr Twp. Reviews Proposed 2019 Budget

The review of Ayr Township’s proposed 2019 budget topped supervisors Sonny Harr, Gary Hopkins, and Tom Nesbitt’s agenda at their monthly township meeting Nov. 26.  More...

Obituaries

Catherine E. DeShong

McConnellsburg, 92

Catherine E. DeShong, 92, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. She was born in Mc- Con-nellsburg, August 8, 1926, the daughter of the late Lucinda (Alexander) and Benjamin C. Buterbaugh. More...

Steven C. Mellott

Williamson, 56

Steven C. Mellott, 56, Williamson, died Wednesday, November 30, 2018. He was preceded ind eath by his father, Simon A. Mellott; grandparents: George D. and Marie Miller, and Ira “Buck” and Clara Mellott. More...

Wallace A. Mellott

Harrisonville, 94

Wallace Anthony Mellott, 94, Harrisonville, died Saturday December 1, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center.  He was born January 12, 1924, in Andover, Pa., the son of the late Thelma Mellott.  He was a high school graduate from Greenhill H More...

Letters

MHS Grad Seeking Old Pole-Vaulting Pics

To The Editor:  I am looking for any pictures or movies that may have been taken of me pole vaulting during my years at McConnellsburg High School – 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949.  If you or your family would have any I would love to see More...

Sports

Preliminary Statewide Bear Harvest Results

Hunters during the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 365 bears, raising the 2018 statewide season harvest to 1,993 – a 10 percent increase compared to the 1,796 taken during the four days of the statewide season More...

Hunter Saves Eight-point Buck Stuck On Icy Lake

HAWLEY, Pa. More...

Bags Deer During Youth Mentor Season

Elyana Wible, 6, daughter of Steve and Tonya Wible, bagged a deer October 19 during the mentored youth season. It was taken in Todd Township near East Dutch Corner Road.   More...

Church News

PA Town Bids Goodbye To 107-Year-Old Congregation

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – George Hudak, a Slovakian ironworker, came to Bethlehem a century ago to make steel but ended up helping to shape a community that would last long after the smokestacks went cold.  More...

Christmas Programs

Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren will hold a Christmas candlelight service Sunday, December 23, at 7 p.m.  Please join in for a special service of music, kids’ programs and a brief message, concluding with a candlelight service. More...

Gospel Band

Guilford Station Blue gospel band will be appearing at Amaranth Church of the Brethren, 2706 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg, Sunday, December 16. All are welcome.  For more information call 814-259-0195 or 814-599-1385.   More...