December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Festival Of Lights This Weekend

Bring the family to the annual Festival of Lights and start the holiday. The Fulton County Fair Association has been busy decorating, getting goodie bags ready for the children, and scheduling Santa and Mrs. More...

Deer Season Under Way In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Game Commission expected about 550,000 hunters to take to the woods Monday as the state’s 12-day deer rifle season opened. More...

Local & State

Scouts Hold Recruitment Fair

  McConnellsburg Boy Scout Troop 43 held a recruitment fair and open house last Saturday for Scouts and new recruits. More...

Electronic Medical Records Bring New Healthcare Profession

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Electronic medical records have spawned a new health care profession: medical scribe. More...

Green Party Eyes Lawsuit Seeking Recount In PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Green Party says it will ask a Pennsylvania court to order a statewide recount of the state's Nov. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Correction from last week: Richard “Dickie” Glenn was in the hospital for pneumonia not a heart attack. Sorry about the mistake.  More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harassment Charges   Harassment charges were filed by McConnellsburg state police against Brook Ashton Gladfelter, 28, Hustontown, following a verbal altercation at a Pleasant Ridge Road, Dublin Township, address that turned physical on Nov. More...

Racing Roundup

Krimes Honored As Lincoln Champ

For the second time in three years, Denver PA racer Alan Krimes was honored as the 410 Sprint car champion at Lincoln Speedway. He was honored at the banquet last weekend. More...

Features

Nostalgic Customers Still Seeking Out L.L. Bean’s Ol’ Boots

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – L.L. Bean is kicking it up a notch as demand continues to surge for its iconic boot. More...

Get Used To Heat Records; Study Predicts Far More In Future

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States is already setting twice as many daily heat records as cold records, but a new study predicts that will get a lot more lopsided as man-made climate change worsens. More...

CDC: U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level In Decades

The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.  The latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, incorporating data from More...

Dollar General Store Eyes Hustontown

Plans still in early stages

Although Dollar General Store officials will not confirm, there are signs that the company is in the early stages of locating a store in Hustontown on the old Hustontown High School site. More...

Med Center Posts $312K Profit For ’16

Recovers from last year’s state budget snafu

Fulton County Medical Center (FCMC) announced a profit of $312,000 for 2015-16 at its annual state-of-the-company meeting last Monday evening. More...

County OKs $2.2M Debt Issue For 911 Improvements

County millage rate not affected

The county, at a meeting of the commissioners last Tuesday, enacted an ordinance that appropriates $2.2 million for upgrades to its 911 emergency equipment and authorizes the issuance of that amount in a general obligation note to finance the project More...

Obituaries

Wayne R. Grube

Hershey, 80

Wayne R. More...

W. Eugene Lake

Harrisonville, 74

W. Eugene Lake, 74, Harrisonville, died Friday, November 25, 2016, at Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg,.  He was born in Hagerstown, July 24, 1942, the son of the late Edna and Wayne Lake. He was the husband of Myrtle E. More...

Harold H. Yingling

Chesapeake, Va., 91

Harold Harvey Yingling, 91, Chesapeake, Va., died Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  He was born to the late Harvey and Thellma Yingling in Saltillo, Pa.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge 898 in Portsmouth and a dedicated member of Masonic Lodge More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of November 28, 1996 ’96 More...

Sports

Swope Commits To Mount Aloysius

  McConnellsburg’s Carly Swope has committed to play volleyball at Mount Aloysius College, an NCAA Division III program that competes in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. More...

Mottern Signs With Millersville

  Southern Fulton High School senior Olivia Mottern, center, signed her national letter of intent November 15. Also pictured are her parents, Brian and Carolyn Mottern, and Southern Fulton basketball coach Meagan Mellott. More...

PA Hunters Can Use Semi-automatic Weapons

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

McGARVEY  I would like to thank everyone: family, friends, neighbors, church groups and individuals who have called, sent cards or stopped in to visit to wish me well during my illness during the last couple months.  More...