December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Boro Council OKs Final 2010 Budget

No tax increase; must fill vacancy in January

McConnellsburg Borough Council members adopted a final 2010 budget, discussed debris in the town’s stream with watershed specialist Scott Alexander and conducted other routine business at their final 2009 meeting held last Wednesday evening. More...

Local & State

Lutherans Donate To Food Basket

A box of food is donated to Fulton County Food Basket Director Susan Cubbage by members of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish as well as a donation of $500 from the Franklin-Fulton Chapter of Thrivent More...

Toys Rolling Off Assembly Line In Hanover, Pa.

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) – On a shelf in TJ Buchanan’s highschool wood shop sits a handcrafted wooden truck, one of only 25 like it ever made. More...

Gingerbread House Decorating Sweetens Christmas For Kids

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Simple Acts of Kindness sponsored its first kids’ gingerbread house decorating contest on Saturday, December 5, at the Fulton Theatre as part of the “Christmas in McConnellsburg” festivities. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 7, 1989 ’89 A huge crowd filled with the spirit of the season turned out Friday night at the courthouse for the first community Christmas More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Alex Peck, December 3; Jeff Ott, December 9; Catherine Diegelman, December 6; Michael Hill, December ; Roger Watkins, December 11; Robert Earley, December 13; Holly Berkstresser, December 14; Monte Rasp, December 15; Chauncey More...

Hustontown

Mother Nature treated us with a little sample of white stuff to let us know winter is approaching. It is not nice for travel but makes for beautiful scenery. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Tammy Varner Cantrell, Jim Grissinger, Tara Cromwell, Arlie Knepper, Dave Booher, Stacy Martz, Fawne Yoder, Eddie Benson, Bobbi Jo Shoop, Betty Collins, Celeste Horne, Robyn Gaff, Ryan Hann, Jamie Brown, Betty Hann, Rylan Bennett More...

Entertainment

SF To Present Christmas Concert

Southern Fulton High School instrumental music department will present its Christmas concert on Saturday, December 12, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. More...

Christmas Walking Tour Set In Mercersburg

On Saturday, December 19, the Mercersburg Area Churches Inc., formerly known as the Ministerium, will hold a tour of local churches from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. More...

Community Bulletin Board

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Christmas Program My Father’s House Ministries will present “A Christmas Miracle,” Saturday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided immediately following the program. More...

RELIGION

Special Services On, Friday evening, December, 11, 2009, at 7 p.m., nationally known trumpeter, Chiz Rider, will be in concert at Immanuel Bible Church. Pastor Steven Heaster and congregation invite the community to this event. More...

RECREATION

Country Christmas The Coal Miners Museum in Robertsdale is having a “Country Christmas” music show at the Robertsdale Theatre on December 12 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Natasha Lininger and Ethan Decker, McConnellsburg, had a son, Holden Russell Decker, at 4:50 p.m. November 23, 2009, in Chambersburg Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14.8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. More...

Celebrates Fourth

Linkyn Harmon celebrated his fourth birthday on August 16, 2009. He is the son of Russell and Tally Harmon. Grandparents are Terry and Verna Appleby and Nelson and Joan Harmon. Linkyn went to Lancaster for his birthday with his parents. More...

Cards Of Thanks

WIBLE We would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, food, visits and prayers offered during the illness and passing of our beloved Richard “Dick” Wible. More...

Man Charged In Death Of 24-Month-Old

Needmore resident Shane Douglas Pittman charged Tuesday in local homicide case

A Needmore area man faces charges of criminal homicide this week after being accused of violently grabbing his girlfriend’s 24-month old daughter and dropping her into a bath tub leaving her with a head trauma and a severe hemorrhage at the ba More...

No Change In County Taxes For 2010

County employees to get 1 percent raise

After months of planning, reviewing annual funding requests and slashing line items, the Fulton County commissioners emerged from their Tuesday morning meeting with a tentative budget in hand that reflects steady millage rates but a revenue shortfal More...

Thompson Twp. Illegal Dumpsite Cleaned Up

PA CleanWays, with funding provided by the Rural Utilities Programs, United States Department of Agriculture, conducted an illegal dumpsite cleanup on November 7, 2009, in Thompson Township. More...

Save-A-Lot Ribbon-Cutting

The newly-opened Save-A-Lot supermarket in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center made it official early Monday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking its grand opening in McConnellsburg. More...

Obituaries

Robert T. Henry

80

Robert T. Henry, 80, Chambersburg, died Monday, November 30, 2009, in Chambersburg Hospital. Born December 23, 1928, in Southampton Township, Franklin County, he was a son of the late Ray E. and Grace B. Rebuck Henry. More...

Nathan B. Hixson

Crystal Spring, 72

Nathan B. Hixson, 72, Crystal Spring, died Saturday, December 5, 2009, at his home. He was born on September 12, 1937, in Everett, Pa., son of the late W. Veryl and Mary Blanche (Walters) Hixson. More...

Jackie N. Houck

Mercersburg, 74

Jackie N. Houck, 74, formerly of Mercersburg, died at 2:40 p.m., December 2, 2009, in ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg. Born May 9, 1935, in Mc- Connellsburg, he was a son of the late Paul Herbert and Gertrude Levina Strait Houck. More...

Letters

Nonhunters Should Run Fish, Game Agencies

To The Editor: One day into this year’s deer season and Pennsylvania has its first hunting accident involving a child. More...

Monorail A Solution To State College Transportation Woes

Dear Editor: It’s very important when pursuing a degree of higher education to take classes pertaining and relevant to society and the world today because this is the world we live in. More...

Sports

Spike-Out Cancer Held At Southern Fulton

Southern Fulton volleyball team recently held a “Spike-Out Cancer” event. More...

Busch Wins Snowball Derby

PENSACOLA, Fla.– The 2009 Nationwide Series champion, “Rowdy” Kyle Busch passed “Fast” Eddie Mercer of Pensacola on lap 282 of the 300-lap race to win Sunday’s 42nd Snowball Derby, before the largest crowd in the More...

Spartans To Host ICC Challenge

The 2009 edition of Mc- Connellsburg Spartans’ boys basketball team will be the host team for the 2009 Intercounty Conference North South Challenge. Two of the ICC northern teams, Mt. More...

Features

Shop Early To Ensure Season’s Hot Toys are Under The Tree

The holiday season has a way of creeping up on us, and it’s never too early to start thinking about the perfect presents for your loved ones. More...

Post-Holiday Care for Poinsettias

The Potting Shed

The traditional red and green flower synonymous with Christmas graces many homes. By late spring, the bracts age and lose their aesthetic appeal, but you may want to preserve the plant for next year. More...

Become The Ultimate Cookie Exchange Host

Cookie exchange parties are a holiday tradition that provide a fun-filled reason for friends and family to enjoy each other's company and fill up their holiday cookie trays. More...

Church News

Christmas Program

There will be a Christmas program at Pleasant Ridge Church of Brethren, 2507 Pleasant Ridge Road, Needmore, on December 19, at 7:00 p.m. There will be a small skit by the children. More...