March 14, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber Announces Award Winners

Awards banquet set for March 23

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2018 Celebration of Excellence & Distinction Awards are Chris Boryan as “Business Person of the Year,” Mark Sheffield as “Volunte More...

Local & State

Wolf Wage Plan Is Too Aggressive

Opinion

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s renewed proposal for an increase in the state minimum wage, which seemed dead on arrival at the time of his 2019-20 budget address on Feb. More...

Proposal Aims To Ease Government Efforts To Reclaim Records

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Nation’s Oldest Black College Has Plan To Address Money Woes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The nation’s oldest historically black college, which has struggled with plummeting enrollment and financial woes in recent years, announced a plan last Tuesday to balance the school’s budget and lure new, top-ti More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 11, 1999 ’99 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Theft A 70-year-old Warfordsburg female has reported to state police that several of her credit cars were used fraudulently between April 13, 2016 and Feb. 2, 2019. Theft More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

After some offseason thoughts, I have decided to return to pen for at least another year covering racing for my hometown paper, where I got my start so many years ago.  More...

Features

Chimps Varied ‘Culture’ Matters For Conservation, Study Says

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some chimpanzee groups are stonethrowers. Some use rocks to crack open tree nuts to eat. Others use sticks to fish for algae.  More...

Rep Joyce Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) recently announced the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition for the 13th District of Pennsylvania. More...

Family Awarded $3.38M For Royal Caribbean Passenger’s Death

MIAMI (AP) – A federal jury says Royal Caribbean Cruises owes $3.38 million to the family of a passenger who died during an Alaskan cruise.  The jury returned its verdict Thursday in Miami federal court.  More...

Main Street Group Elects Board

Members of Main Street McConnellsburg (MSM), an open group committed to engaging and inspiring residents, businesses and stakeholders to preserve, improve and promote our distinctive rural, small town charm by fostering economic sustainability, inves More...

Commissioners Meet With Partnership

Julia Dovey, executive development director at Fulton County Family Partnership (FCFP), sat down with the commissioners last Tuesday morning regarding several FCFP matters.  Among the things Dovey discussed on March 5 with commissioners Stuart U More...

Historical Society Seeks WWII Photos

The Fulton County Historical Society (FCHS) is seeking photographs of local men and women who served in World War II to become part of a wall of heroes in a planned summer exhibit at the Fulton House. More...

Obituaries

Willard L. Mellott

Needmore, 92

Willard L. Mellott, 92, Needmore, died Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  He was born in Thompson Township, May 24, 1926, the son of the late Jessie (Garland) and Blair Mellott. More...

Sharon L. Houppert

Shade Gap, 70

Sharon L. More...

Elmer J. Reeder

St. Louis, Mo., 90

Elmer John Richard Reeder, 90, known better as John, formerly of Hustontown, died January 19, 2019, in the hospital in St Louis, Mo.  He was May 23, 1928. For the past year he had been living in an independent living facility. 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. Lent Bible study will be held at Center United Methodist Church March 13 at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

ICC Basketball All-Stars

Inter-county conference basketball all-stars are as follows:  SOUTH BOYS First Team   More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

HOUSE  More...

Birth Announced

Jimmy and Carrie Hendershot announce the birth of a daughter, Quinnleigh Eileen, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 6:34 a.m., at Chambersburg Hospital. More...