April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge Van Horn Guest Reader At Center For Families

Judge Carol Van Horn reads to a group of preschoolers at the Center for Families childcare program last Thursday. More...

Local & State

Gas Prices Nearing The Point Where Americans Are Cutting Back

With about six weeks to go until the summer driving season begins, the price of a gallon of gasoline is just 18 cents away from the record price of $4.11, which was set in the summer of 2008. More...

Strawberry Festival Dates, Location Set

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism invites all to take part in the 21th annual Strawberry Festival June 10 and 11. Activities are scheduled to get under way at 10 a.m. both days, and continue until 9 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. More...

Congress Has Many Debt Plans, But Will It Heed Warning

A report that Standard and Poor’s has lowered its U.S. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Karen Rosenberry of Needmore, pictures a participation certificate of membership for the McConnellsburg 175th anniversary celebration held 50 years ago. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 18, 1991

Two persons, including a Warfordsburg man, were killed in a two-vehicle accident along a road in East More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 16, 1981

The First National Bank held its 75th anniversary with an open house last week. Visitors were treated to tours of the bank, memorabilia displays, free commemorative gifts and refreshments. More...

Police Reports

Camper Damaged

Unknown individuals pushed over a slide-in camper at the intersection of Barnett’s Run and Alpine roads in Bethel Township between 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, state police said. More...

Vehicles Damaged

Vehicles owned by a 48- year- old McConnellsburg man and a 39-year-old female from Chambersburg were damaged while parked at 200 Melius Road in Dublin Township. The mischief occurred between 12:45 p.m. on April 16 and 7:30 a.m. on April 17. More...

DUI Crash Occurs During Heavy Rain

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg responded to a single-vehicle accident along Interstate 70 during the heavy rain that soaked the county Saturday. More...

Entertainment

Open Mic Night Held

Some came early, some late, but the building filled to capacity for an evening of refreshments and entertainment at Warfordsburg Open Mic Night. More...

Community Bulletin Board

EASTER SERVICES

Easter Services Antioch Christian Church will hold Easter services on April 24 with worship services at 8 a.m., followed by Sunday School with speaker Gerald Waltz. All are welcome. More...

RELIGION

Missionary Service A missionary assembly service will be held May 8-11 at Calvary Independent Baptist Church with Dan Hamil. More information may be obtained by calling 814- 599-5051. More...

RECREATION

Benefit Concert Pennsylvania Special Olympics of Bedford County is collaborating with Matthew Vollbrecht and Rising Star in a benefit concert on May 1, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Bedford High School auditorium. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Barry Allen Knepper, 42, Hustontown, and Naomi Elizabeth Peachey, 36, Hustontown. More...

Graceys Celebrate 50th Anniversary

John and Mary Gracey of New Grenada celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 3, 2011. More...

Celebrates Third

Brayden James Ramsey celebrated his third birthday on February 23. He is the son of Jason and Christina Ramsey of McConnellsburg and the younger brother of Landon Scott. More...

Central Fulton’s Peanut Debate Rages On

Parents of children with nut allergies plead for nut-free facility

On the heels of last month’s announcement that only a small portion of McConnellsburg Elementary will remain “nut free” next year, a group of taxpayers and parents made a final plea to the Central Fulton School Board and administrat More...

SF Eyeing New Policies

First reading of 28 policies approved

The Southern Fulton School Board tackled an agenda heavily laden with policy matters last Tuesday and moved onto several board and staff appointments before going behind closed doors. More...

Rain Doesn’t Stop Memorial 5K Race

Over 80 participants battle weather to pay homage to the late Steven Szwydek

Even the pitter-patter of rainfall couldn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered outside the Forbes Road School District Saturday to pay homage to the memory of late Marine LCpl. Steven Szwydek. More...

Obituaries

R. Dewayne Bloom

Everett, 72

R. Dewayne Bloom, 72, Everett, died Friday, April 15, 2011. He was born November 18, 1938, in Monroe Township, a son of the late Reese Edward Bloom and Dorothy (Messersmith) Bloom Kriner. More...

Audrey A. Carson

Garland, Texas, 73

Audrey Alda Carson, 73, Garland, Texas, died Friday, April 15, 2011. Born January 8, 1938, in Crystal Spring, she was the daughter of the late Solomon and Maye Hixon Fink. She attended Southern Fulton High School. More...

Reba J. Chaplinsky

Palatine, Ill., 89

Reba J. Chaplinsky (nee Crouse), 89, Palatine, Ill., died Friday, March 25, 2011, after a sudden illness. She was born June 21, 1921, in Big Cove Tannery, the daughter of Lily and Maynard Crouse, the fourth of five children. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

McConnellsburg S.A.D.D. students held a program at the high school on Saturday night that recognized Kathy Kendall for her years of service. More...

Hustontown

The early Easter flowers are starting to bloom, so spring is arriving with the blossoms of fruit trees, etc. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Tom Henry, Dale Miller, Jen Ramsey, Fred Fleming, Cindy Kendall, Ashlynne Cornelius, Tyson Brown, Dawn LeBeau, Brian Ramsey, Jordan Speck, Travis Wilson, Mindy Anderson, Gary Greenland, Joe Horton and Raylene Russell. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Baseball Juniata Valley 8, McConnellsburg 5 More...

Johnson Gets Close Win At ‘Dega

By Gerald Hodges THE RACING REPORTER TALLADEGA, Ala. – Jimmie Johnson, pushed by teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Path Valley Speedway Results

4-Cylinder Thunder Car: 1. Josh Walstrum (Fannettsburg); 2. D.J. Keefer; 3. Bill Kennedy; 4. Nathan Shaw; 5. Raymond Middaugh; 6. Robert McQuade; 7. Justin Bucher; 8. Chaz Clouser Mini Stock: 1. Kenny Hill (Blairs Mills); 2.Jeremy Ott; 3. More...

Features

Feds Might Close Caves To Protect Bats From Fungus

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – Officials with the Northern Region of the U.S. More...

Enjoy A Classic Diner Dessert At Home

Perhaps no dessert dish is as beloved as the banana split. And as any good banana split afficionado knows, diners often make a great banana split with fudge sauce. More...

Extend Your Home’s Living Spaces Outdoors

As the weather warms, Americans spend more time in their backyards and gardens, taking advantage of their outdoor living and dining space. Recent decorating trends are helping homeowners create inviting outdoor spaces. More...

Church News

Easter Services

Antioch Christian Church will hold Easter services on April 24 with worship services at 8 a.m. followed by Sunday School with speaker Gerald Waltz. All are welcome. More...

Revival Services

Special revival services, featuring evangelist and worship leader Gary Nouse, will be held May 11-14, at 7 p.m., and May 15, at 10 a.m., at My Father’s House Ministries. More...

Revival

Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, is having a revival April 28, 29 and 30 and May 1 at 7 p.m. Sunday morning services will be at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. More...