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Fire Guts Sipes Mill Home

American Red Cross called in to assist

Four individuals were displaced as a result of a house fire that erupted last Thursday evening in Belfast Township. More...

Local & State

Historical Socity Bus Tour Planned

Fulton County Historical Society’s Spring Bus Tour, scheduled for April 24, 2015, will be a “dinearound” tour of several museums and historical sites in Cumberland, Md., with a delicious meal spread across several stops – fun for family and friends! More...

Seagulls Flock To McConnellsburg

A flock of seagulls scavenges the parking lot at Penn’s Village Shopping Center in McConnellsburg Tuesday morning. More...

Fire Wardens Celebrate 100 Years At Dinner

Buchanan State Forest officials host annual forest fire warden training banquet

Buchanan State Forest officials celebrated 100 years of dedicated service fire wardens have provided to Fulton and the surrounding counties last Tuesday evening as part of their annual forest fire warden training dinner. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 23, 1995 ’95 More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

Despite having a few inches of fresh snow coat the facility on Friday, Hagerstown Speedway pressed forward with its Saturday night racing program and became the first track in the area to get in two events during this rough early season. More...

Bloomsburg Baseball Player Dismissed For Mo’ne Davis Tweet

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Bloomsburg University baseball player has been dismissed from the team for an offensive Twitter post about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis. More...

FORBES ROAD VARSITY BASEBALL

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Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION Senior Center Social Night Warfordsburg Senior Center will host its first social of the year Saturday, March 28. Seniors 60 and older come and enjoy an evening of music with Barb and Forrest. Bring a covered dish at 5 p.m. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

RAMSEY I would like to thank everyone who sent my mother, Marion Hunter, a birthday card or birthday wishes. She really appreciated it. She had the best birthday, and again I thank everyone. Linda Ramsey GORDON More...

Birth Announced

Brionna Johnston and Jesse Clevenger of Mc- Connellsburg announce the birth of a son, Colton Jesse Clevenger. He was born February 1, 2015, at Chambersburg Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

In Memory

GELVIN In loving memory of Chad Gelvin who passed away December 26, 2014, on his birthday March 25: Birthday wishes sent to heaven from your family below We miss and love you dearly And we wanted you to know your birthday’s not forgotten And More...

Meadow Grounds Project On Track

State officials meet with Friends board

The plan to redesign, repair and refill Meadow Grounds Lake is moving forward as projected, according to state officials who met with the Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake as part of the group’s monthly meeting Monday night. More...

Loves, Smith Get HAVFCO Top Honors

“On the eighth day, God made a volunteer,” emcee Berley Souders told the sizeable crowd gathered at the 47th annual firemen’s banquet held by the Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. Saturday night. More...

Obituaries

Lilly P. Black

Fannettsburg, 58

Lilly P. Black, 58, Fannettsburg, Pa., died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at her home. Born April 8, 1956, in Mc- Connellsburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Sylvia P. Rohm Powell and the late John K. Powell. More...

Terry E. Chilcote Jr.

Greencastle, 42

Terry E. Chilcote Jr., 42, Greencastle, died unexpectedly Monday, March 16, 2015, at Reading Hospital, Reading, Pa. Born March 11, 1973, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Terry E. and Deborah ( Souders) Chilcote, of Greencastle. More...

Ellis E. Douglas

Warfordsburg, 79

Ellis Edward “ Pappy” Douglas, 79, Warfordsburg, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Norman Mellott, 79 on March 28; Donnie and Bobbie Keefer, March 28; Jessica Grosh, April 2; Dorothy Hoffman, March 30; Nancy Shafer, March 31; Sonny Stevens, April 2; Jamie Strait, March 31; Norma Deshong, April 3; Brittany Ott, Ma More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Local Man Cited In Accident A McConnellsburg man will be cited by Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg following a two-vehicle accident in Peters Township, Franklin County, last Friday morning. More...

Entertainment

New Twists On Easter Baskets Your Kids Will Treasure

(StatePoint) – This year tell the Easter Bunny to hop to it and avoid those same old Easter basket ideas kids have been getting for decades. More...

For Kids, Books Make Great Easter Surprises

(StatePoint) – The best way to treat kids this Easter may not be with the typical sweets. While candy is predictable, you can really make a child’s day with a different approach. More...

Spring Into Easter With These Entertaining Tips

(StatePoint) – With Easter around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about creating the perfect Easter baskets and planning a celebration for family and friends. More...

Features

Is Your Yard Wildlife-Friendly?

(StatePoint) – Being a good neighbor means more than being friendly to the humans across the street, it also means being friendly to the animals in your yard. Making your yard a safe place for local wildlife should be a top lawn care priority. More...

Don’t Wait, Vaccinate: Protect Infants From Deadly Diseases

(StatePoint) – It may seem like diseases like polio, measles and whooping cough are a thing of the past. But the 2014-15 measles outbreak is a stark reminder that these viruses still circulate and children who are not immunized are at risk. More...

Church News

Area Easter Services

The United Churches of the Chambersburg Area will present special services for the Chambersburg and the Franklin County community on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, April 3 and 5, 2015. More...