April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Poached Bear Found Here

Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Justin Klugh announced last week the carcass of a black bear was recently found in Fulton County. More...

Local & State

Some Fear Farmer May Be Tearing Up Burial Ground

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Donny Witmer isn’t sure why everyone’s making such a fuss. More...

Bat Species Common To Pennsylvania Threatened By Disease

PITTSBURGH (AP) – One of the most common bat species in Pennsylvania is being threatened by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats of that species and others in North America. More...

Masons Recognize Honor Students

Banquet held Saturday at McConnellsburg Firehall

National Honor Society students from the county’s three school districts were honored Saturday night for their academic efforts as well as their contributions to the community. More...

Letters

Fulton County Celebrates National Week Of The Young Child

To The Editor: Fulton County Family Partnership asks that the community come together for children during the Week of the Young Child (April 12-18, 2015) and Child Abuse Prevention Month. More...

Legal Services Annual Book Sale May 8-10

To the Editor: On behalf of the Friends of Legal Services, I would like to thank the many merchants, banks, offices and other organizations and businesses that acted as book donation sites for the book drive for the 31st annual Friends of Legal Servi More...

Rural Roads Safety Week Reminders

To The Editor: The Fulton County Farm Bureau is celebrating Rural Roads Safety Week April 12-18 by encouraging county residents to travel safely on the roads this spring. More...

Sports

3-On-3 Tournament Held

Fulton County Community Christian School hosted a 3-on-3 basketball competition on Saturday, March 28, at the Needmore Bible Church Gym. A total of 25 teams participated. More...

High School Sports

Boys Track McConnellsburg 95Northern Bedford 54McConnellsburg 113Mount Union 33 More...

Racing Roundup

It was another cold and wet night at Williams Grove Speedway, but the track pressed on with its Friday night racing card. More...

Family

Celebrates Third

Cambree Leigh Grace Fletcher celebrated her third birthday April 4 with a “Frozen” party. She is the daughter of Brandon and Tracey Fletcher. More...

Marriage License

Russell Lee Anderson, 30, Hustontown, and Jennifer Ann Hess, 26, Hustontown, applied for a marriage license during the past week at the local courthouse. More...

Cards Of Thanks

HULL We would like thank everyone who helped at this difficult time with the passing of Granny Vesta Hull. Special thanks to Damascus Church for providing such a fine meal. Melanie and BuckYounkersons and wives DESHONG More...

Trout Season Opens This Saturday

Whether your hook is threaded with a night crawler, a hunk of cheddar cheese or even a live cricket, you’re sure to reel in something special Saturday when trout season opens here in Fulton County. More...

Gosnell, Jesse Enter Pleas

Sentencing set for July 21 in both cases

Two Fulton County men entered pleas to inappropriate contact with minors during an appearance last week at the county’s call of the criminal trial list. More...

Volunteers Clear Trails At Meadow Grounds Lake

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Obituaries

Gladys L. Lane

Chambersburg, 87

Gladys Lorene Lane, 87, Chambersburg, and formerly of Hustontown, died at 4:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Heart of Lancaster Hospital, Lititz, Pa. More...

Heather D. Thurber

Burnt Cabins, 45

Heather Dawn (Lynch) Thurber, 45, Burnt Cabins, died Thursday, April 9, 2015. She was born in Vicenza, Italy, October 31, 1969. She was a graduate of Laurel Valley High School in New Florence, Pa. More...

Lawrence S. Schooley

McConnellsburg, 92

Lawrence S. Schooley, 92, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Harrisonville, November 22, 1922, the son of the late Dottie (Hoop) and Norman Schooley. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 13, 1995 ’95 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Anita Bishop, April 6; Denise Sebring, April 5; Roger Skvarka, April 19; Nancy Lynch, April 5; Margaret Horton, April 11; Ellie and Averie Harr, 9 on April 5; Tim Gress, April 23; Mariah Truax, Dustin Souders, April 23; Stuart Flet More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Man Jailed Following Altercation A Harrisonville man was charged and remanded to the Franklin County Jail, while his girlfriend was cited as well, in connection with a dispute on April 11, Pennsylvania State Police in Mc- Connellsburg said. More...

Features

What To Consider When Updating Your Home’s Flooring

(StatePoint) – Are you planning on updating your flooring this season? From performance to style to color, there are many factors to consider before finding flooring that fits your family’s lifestyle. More...

Why You May Not Be Losing Weight

(StatePoint) – When it comes to weight loss, the recommendation of “diet and exercise” has become a standard refrain from personal trainers, fitness gurus, magazines and even doctors. But the issue is more complex, say experts. More...

Give Parties A Boost With Gourmet Cheese

(StatePoint) – There’s more to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese than you may have considered. While delicious grated over pasta, it also can be served on its own or paired with other flavors to help liven up the table at a party. More...