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Local & State

Prosecutor Given Too Much Power

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

MHS FFA Member Wins State Award

McConnellsburg FFA member Taylor Bishop was recognized last week as Pennsylvania FFA’s State Agriculture Mechanics Design and Fabrication Proficiency Award winner. More...

REAL ID Extension Granted In PA

Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has notified PennDOT that Pennsylvania has been granted a REAL ID enforcement extension through October 10, 2017, which means that Pennsylvania residents will not face access issues whe More...

Letters

Wild Annie’s Goes Green

To The Editor:  Wow! Wild Annies’s not only has great food but now the takeout containers are compostable, made either from cornstarch or something called bagasse, left over from sugar cane I am told. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ivan Truax, 94 on June 8; Ruth Bain, 98 on June 1; Gene Headley, June 18; Scott Deshong, June 29; Ryan Chamberlain, June 30; Sarah Keaton, June 30; Junior Hann, June 30; Caleb Strait, July 2; Michele Foor, June 29; Meredith Shives, More...

Sports

Diving For Golf Balls Not An Easy Or Safe Job

YORK, Pa. (AP) – There are good days doing the dirty, dangerous, most unexpected job around. Like when the sun shines and a winter day warms through the 50s. There was no glass or jagged metal on the bottom of the pond to cut hands. More...

Cubs’ Joe Maddon Opens Playground In Hometown

HAZLETON, Pa. More...

Features

Health Care Deductibles Higher Under GOP Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump promised to make health care more affordable but a government report finds that out-of-pocket costs – deductibles and copayments – would average 61 percent higher under the House Republican b More...

Topper Bill To Protect Newborns Approved

Legislation by Rep. More...

Senator Seeks Action To Steady Insurance Markets

WASHINGTON (AP) – A leading Republican senator is calling for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP will get blamed if constituents' lives are disrupted. More...

Church News

Bible Schools

Operation Arctic Vacation Bible School will be held at Kaisesville Bible Churc, 12639 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, August 6-10, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm nightly. For more information call the church at 717-328-5374 or 717-377-9319. More...

PA Budget Could Cut Funding For Probation Services

County updated on 9-1-1 dispatching transfer Commissioners

Proposed cuts in the Republican controlled state House budget bill, HB 218, were the topic of discussion June 13 between the county commissioners and their Chief Probation Officer, Dan Miller, and the Probation Department’s fiscal administrator More...

Central Fulton Budget Approved

One mill tax increase set

The Central Fulton School District’s board of directors approved a final 2017-2018 budget and made decisions for the coming school year at their board meeting last Tuesday evening. More...

Open House Set For Comprehensive Plan Update

The Fulton County Planning Commission will hold a community open house Tuesday, June 27, from 4 pm. until 6:30 p.m., at the Fulton Theater on North Second Street in McConnellsburg. More...

Obituaries

Ellen E. Crouse

Orbisonia, 70

Ellen Elizabeth Crouse, 70, Orbisonia, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at Woodland Nursing Home in Orbisonia.  She was the daughter of the late Parker and Janie Crouse of McConnellsburg.  More...

Michael J. Gumpher

McConnellsburg, 62

Michael J. Gumpher, 62, formerly of McConnellsburg, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, after sustaining a traumatic brain injury from a fall on Tuesday, May 30.  He was born April 25, 195, in Braddock Pa., the son of the late David C. and Dorothy C. More...

Stephen E. Maloney Sr.

McConnellsburg, 62

Stephen Earl Maloney Sr., 62, McConnellsburg, died at his home Sunday, June 18, 2017.  He was born March 27, 1955, in Huntingdon, Pa., the son of the late Patricia Anne Wilson and Chalmer Earl Maloney.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 19, 1997 ’97 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Borough Burglary State police reported that sometime between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

It was another double-win weekend for Lucas Wolfe as he scored 410 Sprint car wins Friday night at Selinsgrove Speedway and Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Car Show Calvary Independent Baptist Church will hold its annual car show June 24, at 140 McGoverns Lane, Mc- Connellsburg, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Raindate is July 1.) Fun for the whole family. Special music by the Gospel Strings. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license during the past week at the local courthouse:  Michael Franklin Hoover, 45, Hustontown, and Kelly Lynn Wines, 45, Hustontown.  Daniel Andrew Burkhart, 35, McConnellsburg, and Allison Kay More...

Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Robert and Izetta (Ulsh) Wright celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 1.  They were married at Doylesburg, Pa., June 1, 1952, by Pastor Grantes E. More...

Engagement

The parents of Nicholas Andrew Leese, Chambersburg, and Lucy Rosamae Crider, Saint Thomas, are pleased to announce their engagement.  Lucy is the daughter is Rodney and Rhoda Crider, Saint Thomas, and Nicholas is the son of Charles and Teresa Le More...