December 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Downtown To Welcome Holidays

Christmas In McConnellsburg This Friday and Saturday

McConnellsburg’s Christmas lights are hung and the decorations up and ready to welcome the yuletide this Friday and Saturday during the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s “Christmas In McConnellsburg.” More...

Boro Council Gives Final Approval On 2011 Budget

No tax increase

McConnellsburg Borough Council gave final approval to a 2011 budget last Wednesday evening that calls for no tax increases and holds the line on spending. More...

Local & State

No Gains In Fulton Jobless Rate

UE rate up by six-tenths of a percentage point

Fulton County’s jobless rate continues to show very little change, and October’s rate actually increased six-tenths of a percentage point from September due to an increase in the county’s labor force. More...

Man Kills Coyote In Todd Township

Mike Gregory shot this coyote while hunting deer on the ridge behind the former Rotz Meats in Todd township. Hunting with Bob Cutshaw, they first saw a coyote at about 7:30 a.m. More...

Vehicular Homicide Case Headed For County Court

Melvin Bowman Jr. waives right to preliminary hearing

After speaking privately with defense attorney David Keller, a Needmore man currently facing one count of vehicular homicide decided to waive his right to a preliminary hearing Monday. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 6, 1990 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Levi Kling, Logan Fraker, Shaine Goshorn, Lynette Fleck, Logan Kennedy, Christian Everts, Rylan Cutshall, Alicia Albrecht, Gary Mitchell and Collin Edgell. More...

Our Town

Grace Bible Methodist Church of Hustontown held its annual Christmas dinner on Saturday at Golden Corral in Hagerstown. More...

Hustontown

A cold sample of winter has arrived with a few snow flurries. It was great to welcome Stephen Gallaher as guest speaker at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Sunday and a few of his singing group also. More...

Sports

RPM Has New Investors

Richard Petty will remain as chairman of Richard Petty Motorsports as he and new partners Medallion Financial Group and DGB Investments have purchased the assets of the race team from George Gillett. More...

Racing Roundup

Curt Michael and the Bill Gallagher owned team were honored Saturday night as the 2010 URC Sprint champions at its banquet in Lancaster. The title was the second for Gallagher and an unprecedented seventh for Michael. More...

Girls Basketball

Frederick 48 FCCCS 39 Fulton County Community Christian School dropped its season opener on Monday during a non-league appearance against Frederick, Md. More...

Features

Garden Gifts For You

The Potting Shed

Gifting oneself is often relegated to putting yourself last on the gift giving list. To keep the gardening spirit alive until you can dig in the dirt again, think about some gardening items for carrying you through the winter doldrums. More...

Pass On Holiday Digestive Woes

During the holiday season, delicious and decadent foods are everywhere. Foods that have the potential to throw the digestive system for a loop are all around. More...

Church News

Re-Creation To Appear At Cito

Re-creation will be appearing at Cito United Methodist Church December 19, at the 9:30 a.m. services. More...

Arson Gutted Civil War- Themed Chapel

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A fire that destroyed a controversial Civil Warthemed chapel in Gettysburg was set intentionally, police said Saturday. More...

Pa. Man Sentenced In ’08 Case

David Stauffer escaped forest rangers, conned woman into driving him back to York County

A York County man with an extensive criminal background spanning several states had his day in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas on Tuesday for a case dating back to 2008 when he escaped local law enforcement authorities and then persuaded an More...

Council Extends Life Of Sewerage Author ity

Adopts resolution to extend to Nov. 1, 2060

McConnellsburg Borough Council members met with the Sewerage Authority plant manager, Craig Strait, and with attorney David Twaddell of Rhoads and Sinon at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening. More...

Ward Joins Elite Runners Club

Local FedEx driver participates in 20th JFK 50 run

With well-toned legs and practically a year-round tan, it is cerly not a shock to county residents that local FedEx driver and county native Randy Ward is a running enthusiast. More...

Obituaries

Dora B. Albright

Bedford, 93

Mrs. Dora B. Albright, 93, Bedford, died at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2010, at Donahoe Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Wells Tannery on Sunday, January 7, 1917, the daughter of the late Harry and Blanche (Dodson) Brown. More...

Sally E. Boswell

Rockville, Md., 46

Sally E. Boswell, 46, Rockville, Md., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Casey House, Rockville. More...

Isaac T. Everts Sr.

Isaac T. Everts Sr., 93, formerly of Fulton County, died Saturday, December 4, 2010. He was born December 17, 1916, in Big Cove Tannery, the son of the late Jacob and Pearl (Diehl) Everts. He was married to Leona Lake Everts on May 4, 1946. More...

Police Reports

Alcohol Involved In Traffic Stop

A sobriety checkpoint in Henderson Township, Huntingdon County, resulted in charges of driving under the influence being filed against a McConnellsburg man. More...

Car Crashes Into Tree

A 2003 Chevrolet Impala crossed through an area of heavy water running across Route 655 on Wednesday, December 1, causing the car to run off the Taylor Township roadway. More...

Man Struck In Argument

A 45-year-old McConnellsburg man told state police he was struck by another man during an 11 p.m. argument on Saturday, November 27, at 527 Crossroads Road in Ayr Township. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Living Nativity Calvary Independent Baptist Church presents a living nativity Friday, December 17, and Saturday, December 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the church, 140 Mc- Governs Lane, McConnellsburg. Admission is free. More...

RECREATION

Christmas Program McConnellsburg Elementary School will present its annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 17. The concert will be held in the high school auditorium and will begin at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free to the public. More...

FOOD & DINING

Free Meal St. Paul Lutheran Church at 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, will serve a free meal the second Tuesday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship. More...

Family

Five Generations

Five generations of the Sickles family gathered in Uniontown, Pa., at the home of Mildred Sickles in October. More...

Celebrates Second

Bryleigh Sydney Sweger celebrated her second birthday on November 25, 2010. She is the daughter of Jeff and Brittney Sweger of Clearville and the big sister of Karson Andrew Sweger, who was born on October 6, 2010. More...

Birth Announced

Kristina Lynn (Keebaugh) and Keith “Allen” Dile Jr. of Chambersburg, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gage Steven Dile, born at 5:21 a.m., November 2, 2010, at Chambersburg Hospital. More...