January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fulton County Chamber To Hold Awards Banquet

Plans are under way for the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s 2016 awards banquet and silent auction, Saturday, March 18, at Celebrations Unlimited building in Fort Littleton. More...

Local & State

PA To Close 2 Prisons As Inmate Population Drops

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania prison officials said Friday they will close two prisons this year, citing a declining inmate population, the need to save money and other factors. More...

Photo

A lone shopper pushes a grocery cart across an empty Giant Food Store parking lot as snow falls Thursday evening. More...

FCMC Foundation Presents Bluegrass & BBQ Blue Mafia

When Blue Mafia makes their first appearance in Pennsylvania at the FCMC Foundation’s Second annual bluegrass and barbecue, they will be bringing some new songs with them. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of January 9, 1997 ’97 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Forbes Road School District holds Tuesday morning prayer meetings at the high school from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. All are welcome! Forbes Road School will be closed Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Day holiday. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Katelyn Mellott, January 18; Robin Harr, January 11; Fred McFadden Jr., January 18; Mark Plessinger, January 19; Alma Ashley, January 19; Jace Fletcher, January 20; and Blaine Gordon, 80 on January 5. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Mic Night Mic Night will be held at Warfordsburg Senior Center January 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Monetary donations are appreciated. For more information call 717-294-6020. More...

Features

Global Warming Data That Riled Doubters Is Confirmed

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new independent study shows no pause in global warming, confirming a set of temperature readings adjusted by U.S. government scientists that some who reject mainstream climate science have questioned.  More...

U.S. Had Near Record Heat, Costly Weather Disasters In 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) – With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced More...

Giving Peanut-based Foods To Babies Early Prevents Allergies

WASHINGTON (AP) – Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters, too, from developing the dangerous food allerg More...

Gunman Invades Couple’s Home

Demands money, from Warfordsburg husband, wife

An elderly Warfordsburg couple were robbed at gunpoint last Tuesday evening inside their Bethel Township home by a masked man who demanded money and allegedly said he would kill the husband if he didn’t get any.  More...

Boro Council Rejects Lone 3rd St. Bridge Bid

Revisits East Hemlock parking problem

McConnellsburg Borough Council members rejected a lone bid to replace the Third Street bridge, again revisited the problem parking in the West Hemlock Street alley and heard from a county citizen regarding opening a medical marijuana dispensary.  More...

PA Turnpike Commission Increases Tolls For 2017

New rates, slated for capital improvements, infrastructure, took effect Jan. 8

HARRISBURG, PA – The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) reminds travelers that at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 8 tolls reflected a six-percent increase for both cash and E-ZPass customers. More...

Obituaries

Melvin E. Kerns

Hancock, 87

Melvin Eugene Kerns, 87 Hancock, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport, Md.  Born May 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Wilbert and Ida G. More...

Cleone E. McAfee

Mercersburg, 90

Cleone E. McAfee, 90, formerly of Mercersburg, died January 5, 2017, at Providence Place, Chambersburg.  Born September 20, 1926, at Church Hill, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Barbara E. Metcalfe Hoover.  More...

In Memory

BOHRER SHANK   In loving memory of Lee and Naomi Bohrer and Dorothy Shank:   Fifteen years ago our dear loved ones were called away  To their heavenly home above, leaving behind memories, wisdom and love.  We’ve gotten More...

Letters

Ronald McDonald House Donations Accepted

To The Editor:  The annual support drive for the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey is running from January 9 through February 6. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Hancock Motel Armed Robbery   A masked man armed with a black semiautomatic handgun robbed the Super 8 Motel in Hancock, at 118 Limestone Rd., early last Friday morning.  According to a published news story, the robber came into the motel a More...

Sports

Volleyball Tournament Held

Fulton County Community Christian School held a volleyball 3-on-3 competition December 30. Pictured, left, are first-place winners: Jon Hollerman, Kayla Hill, Hannah Beddow and Bethany Beddow. More...

Elks Hoop Shoot January 14

Chambersburg Elks Lodge #600 will hold its annual Hoop Shoot January 14, at the alumni community gym, 151 East Cherry Street, McConnellsburg. More...

High School Sports

Boys Basketball  McConnellsburg 58, Fannett-Metal 39   An all-around team effort had the Spartans leading from start to finish in Friday night’s Sideling Hill/Inter- County Conference matchup with Fannett-Metal. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Brent and Katie Gustaf of Big Cove Tannery announce the birth of a daughter, Aubree Alyse Gustaf. She was born on December 12, 2016, at 8:14 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 15.3 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Church News

Cards Of Thanks

TORSKY  A big thank-you to Mc- Connellsburg Fire Co. and to the folks of Fulton County for donations during our recent tragedy of losing our home.  We have been very blessed and humbled by your generosity and kindness. More...