April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local & State

Suburban Development Deemed Top Bird-friendly Neighborhood

BUCKINGHAM, Pa. (AP) – Self-described cheapskate Rich Jaedicke lives by a guiding principle: Never buy it if you can get it free. So it is with his backyard aviary, a triumph of creative, compassionate skinflintery. More...

Eichelberger Receives Township Association’s Highest Honor

Sen. John Eichelberger was given the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ Founder’s Award for his support of local government and unfunded mandate reforms. More...

Southern Fulton Puts Volleyball On Probation

Due to low participation

The Southern Fulton School District’s Board of Directors held a brief regular meeting followed by a nearly two-hour executive session last Tuesday evening. No action was taken following the executive committee meeting.  More...

Letters

Pinwheels Symbolize Child Abuse Prevention

To The Editor:  More...

Grateful To All!

To The Editor The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau has recently concluded its annual commemoration of the “Farmers Care Event,” which is coordinated with the “gathering” of food, household items and monetary donations for a very, very More...

Reminds Dog Owners To Be Responsible

To The Editor:  In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.”  More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Homicide Investigation Seeks Public’s Help   Franklin County Crime Solvers is asking for the public’s help with an unsolved homicide that took place last June in Montgomery Township, Franklin County.  More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Freddie Rahmer drove from his ninth starting spot to win Friday night’s 410 Sprint car main at Williams Grove Speedway.  Rahmer took the lead with two laps to go and drove to the win over Cory Haas, Matt Campbell, Rick Lafferty and Brian M More...

Features

Canada Glacier Melt Rerouted In Rare Case Of “River Piracy”

WASHINGTON (AP) – Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call “river piracy'' and they blame global warming. More...

Nearby Planet May Be Just Right For Life

WASHINGTON (AP) – Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either. More...

Trump Says He’ll Mark 100 Days With PA Rally

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he'll mark his 100th day in office with a “BIG'' rally in Pennsylvania.  Trump hits 100 days on April 29 – next Saturday.  He tweeted about the rally this Saturday, saying that More...

Barn Quilts’ Popularity Grows

Bus tours, publications to promote trail, tourism planned

Fulton County’s Frontier Barn Quilt Trail (FBQT) just keeps on growing and growing! More...

County Hears Farmland Preservation Update

Commissioners

Meeting with the county commissioners to discuss the Farmland Preservation Program last Tuesday morning at their weekly meeting were Doug Wolfgang, director of the Bureau of Farmland Preservation for the state Department of Agriculture; dairy farmer More...

Obituaries

Linda K. Covert

McConnellsburg, 68

Linda Kay “Kate” Covert, 68, McConnellsburg, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at her residence.  She was born in Chambersburg, November 29, 1948, the daughter of the late Bertha “Betty” (Mellott) Chestnut and James Mack Ches More...

Ralph L. Mason

Mercersburg, 72

Ralph Lee “Jim” Mason, 72, Mercersburg, died Friday, April 21, 2017, at his home.  Born June 7, 1944, in Mercersburg, he was the son of the late John and Vada (Seiders) Mason.  He was a laborer in the wood-cutting business.  More...

Betty L. Truax

Waynesboro, 88

Betty L. Truax, 88, Waynesboro, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at her residence.  She was born in Waynesboro, September 6, 1928, the daughter of the late Grace V. (Yuacky) and Roy Gantz. She was the widow of Earl B. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 24, 1997 ’97 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Correction from last week: Roger Skvarka was 73 on April 19 not 81.  Birthdays this week: Betty   Geyer, April 28; Randy and Rodney Waters, May 8; Jason Hammon, 50 on May 5; Dinah Chamberlain, May 8; Gary Ludwig, May 4; Ida Fory, May 9. More...

Hustontown

Forbes Road School District holds Tuesday morning prayer meetings at the high school auditorium from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. All are welcome. Center United Methodist Church will hold a food pantry disbursement from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 26. More...

Sports

Bags First Gobbler

Brady Shifflet, 10, son of Tina and Ryan Shifflet, bagged his first gobbler on PA Mentor Day in Fulton County. The bird had 10-inch beard. More...

High School Sports

Baseball Southern Fulton 9,Chestnut Ridge 0 More...

Baseball Standings

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