September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ayr Supervisors Approve JLG Building Plan

Approval conditional on more info needed

Ayr Township supervisors gave “conditional approval” on Monday night to plans presented by JLG to build a 100x100-foot research and development (R&D) building at their McConnellsburg plant. More...

Mobile Clinic To Provide Healthcare

A mobile clinic offering free healthcare to Fulton County’s medically disenfranchised is holding its very first clinic Wednesday, September 28, at the Farm of Peach International Peace Center near Warfordsburg. More...

Local & State

Project SAAFE Holds Program At MHS

Project SAAFE’s recent event at McConnellsburg High School highlighted the destructive effects of illegal drugs but also a new tool available to parents in the fight against drug abuse. More...

Voters Will Decide If Judges Should Step Down At 70 Or 75

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to amend the state constitution to let judges remain on the bench until the end of the year in which they turn 75, five years longer than currently allowed. More...

Old Graves Exhumed In Effort To ID Homicide Victims

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. More...

Letters

Urges Voters To Say “No” To Trump

To the Editor: To all our fine citizens, I encourage you to examine the content and tenor of Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency. More...

Will Choose Trump For President

To the Editor, Responding to Michael Tabor’s letter of September 22, 2016, I would like to thank him for letting me know that I am a protestor. All this time I thought I was an American citizen making a choice for president. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

DUI Driver Hunter Eldon Heckman, of Burnt Cabins, Pa., was determined to be under the influence of alcohol by Chambersburg state police when he was stopped for a stop-sign violation at Warm Spring and Hager roads in Peters Township, Franklin County, More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Soccer McConnellsburg 2 Rockwood 0 Nic Culler and Bryce Kylor both scored for Mc- Connellsburg in a nonleague victory against Rockwood. McConnellsburg 2 Everett 2 More...

Volleyball Standings

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Soccer Standings

Berlin 4 0 McConnellsburg 3 1 Conemaugh 3 2 Windber 2 1 Fannett-Metal 2 2 Hyndman 2 2 North Star 2 2 Southern Fulton 2< More...

Family

Celebrate 75th Anniversary

John and Juanita Hockensmith of Harrisonville celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary at gatherings on September 11 and another on September 18. More...

Celebrates Fifth

Carson Lee Barnett celebrated his fifth birthday September 27, 2016. He is the son of Caitlin Black and Chris Barnett. Grandparents are Maynard Black, Rhonda Black and Roy and Connie Barnett. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Shawn Eugene Covert, 47, McConnellsburg, and Tammy Lynn Thomas, 42, McConnellsburg. More...

Personnel Matters Top Southern Fulton Agenda

Board approves varsity girls soccer team for 2017-2018

The Southern Fulton School District’s Board of Directors met last Tuesday evening and, in addition to an executive session held to discuss personnel and negotiations, dealt with an agenda that included personnel, field trips and other routine b More...

Expect Two-Way Traffic In Turnpike Twin Tunnels

Repaving of westbound Blue and Kittatinny requires switch to eastbound tube

The Pennsylvania Turnpike alerts motorists of a traffic shift through the Kittatinny and Blue Mountain tunnels, which are located on I-76 between the Blue Mountain Exit (#201) and the Willow Hill Exit (#189). Starting September 25 at 8 p.m. More...

Former Animal Rescue Official Charged With Drug Delivery

Dennis Bumbaugh accused of delivering heroin

Founder and onetime chief executive officer of Shippensburgbased Better Days Animal League (BDAL) Dennis L. More...

Obituaries

Martha K. Earley

Greencastle, 76

Martha Karen Earley, 76, Greencastle, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at her home. She was born July 7, 1940, in Laidig, Pa., the daughter of the late Gerald and the late Bertie (Hershey) Price. She married Terry F. More...

Paul G. Stevens

McConnellsburg, 89

Paul G. “Sonny” Stevens, 89, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Monday, September 19, 2016, at The Shook Home in Chambersburg. He was born April 2, 1927, in Clear Ridge, Pa., the son of the late Harvey B. More...

Robert C. Golden

Warfordsburg, 98

Robert Carl “Pappy” Golden, 98, Warfordsburg, died peacefully Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the home of his daughter. Born December 3, 1917, in Warfordsburg, he was the son of the late Daniel E. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 26, 1996 ’96 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Did you know that on October 1, 1896, free rural delivery of mail started in the United States. Northern Fulton Burial Association will hold its membership meeting October 10, at Hustontown Firehall 7 p.m. They are in need of members. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Gladys Lake, 92 on October 9; Donna House, October 6; Marty Marcus, October 5; Sheryl Rowles, October 5; Joyce Rideout, October 4; Darlene Seiders, October 9; Becca and Ike Hahn, 22 on October 8; Jordan Keefer, 17 on October 6; Kim More...

Racing Roundup

Stevie Smith Wins Dirt Classic

Stevie Smith came out on top of a thrilling 40-lap Dirt Classic Saturday at Lincoln Speedway. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RELIGION Revival Dublin Mills Community Church, 2700 Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown, will hold fall revival meetings with evangelist Tim McVey October 2-7. Meetings will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Features

Human DNA Tied Mostly To Single Exodus From Africa Long Ago

NEW YORK (AP) – The genetic ancestry of people living outside Africa can be traced almost completely to a single exodus of humans from that continent long ago, new studies suggest. More...

Make A Chicken Tikka Masala That’s Easy And Full Of Flavor

I’m a big fan of saving takeout and delivery food for true cravings, not convenience. Even the healthiest of eaters has a few culinary vices – for us, it’s Indian and Thai food and pizza delivery. More...

Today In History

1789: First U.S. Army Established

Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2016. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with the strength of several hundred men. More...

Church News

One Night To Unite

One Night To Unite will be held Friday, October 7, at 7 p.m., at McConnellsburg High School auditorium. More...