July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Rules Violated At County Recycling Bin

Action could be taken against individuals dumping garbage

Summer is in full swing and many individuals are taking advantage of the seasonably good weather by holding and attending yard sales and catching up on cleaning out their homes and garages. More...

Local & State

America, You’re Not In Kansas Anymore

New threats define new security landscape

President Obama’s decision to withdraw 33,000 U.S troops from Afghanistan by September of next year and 68,000 by the end of 2014 must be viewed against the changing backdrop of U.S. security circumstances. More...

Los Alamos Fire Could Become The Largest In New Mexico History

The Las Conchas fire, burning its way through the mountains and canyons around Los Alamos, N.M., is about to join Arizona’s Wallow fire as a state record-breaker. More...

Police Dog Jynx Tried To Save Stricken Partner

READING, Pa. (AP) – Deputy Sheriff Kyle D. Pagerly’s K-9 partner, Jynx, tried to save the mortally wounded officer and likely did save the lives of other officers searching for Matthew M. More...

Letters

Also Questions Central Fulton Tax Hike

To the editor: I totally agree with the letter Marilyn Dunkle wrote in last week’s “News.” It is hard for me to understand why our school taxes have to be raised with all the teachers who have been asked to retire. More...

Police Reports

Bicycle Found

A Rampage Thruster 2.0 bicycle was found at 618 East Market Street, McConnellsburg, on Saturday, June 18, at 5:13 p.m. The owner of the bicycle is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in McConnellsburg at 717-485-3131. More...

Public Drunkenness Charges Filed

Charges of public drunkenness have been filed against 21- year- old Mc- Connellsburg resident Todd Peck in connection with an incident on Friday, June 24. More...

Tractor-Trailer Driver Advised To Take Urine Test

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg informed a tractor-trailer driver he should submit to a urine analysis test within 24 hours of an accident that occurred along Interstate 70 last Tuesday. More...

Entertainment

Truax To Make Opera Debut

Kevin Truax will be making his opera debut performing the main stage role of “Ferrando” in the New York Lyric Opera Theatre’s upcoming production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. More...

Keeping Your Muscles Healthy As You Age

Did you know you have more than 600 muscles in your body, including your tongue, heart and stomach? When exerted, your muscles pull against your skeleton, causing your bones to become strong and durable. More...

Kathy Kendall Honored At Retirement Gathering

Longtime teacher and role model Kathy Kendall was recently honored by family, friends and former students at a retirement gathering held at the Alumni Community Building in McConnellsburg. More...

Features

The Potting Shed

Staying Ahead of Weeds

Millions of them are in every garden and they can’t be seen beneath the garden surface. These hidden menaces are weeds. We pull, chop, spray and dig them out, but they persist. More...

Schools Lose Funding In State Budget

Three districts lose a total of $1.12 million in 2011-12

With just minutes remaining before the beginning of the new fiscal year on July 1, Gov. Tom Corbett signed a state budget that cuts more than $860 million or 13.6 percent from the state’s 501 school districts. More...

Town To Celebrate 225th

John Nelson to speak at FCHS meeting Sat.

In commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the founding of McCon-nellsburg in 1786, local historian and author John H. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

JOHNSON In memory of John V. Johnson, 1922 – 7-11-1985: A million times I’ve missed you, a million times I’ve cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 4, 1991 ’91 More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Jim and Stella Pittman of McConnellsburg, was taken at the 50th anniversary celebration for Jim’s parents, Virgil W. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Taylor Lake, 13 years old on July 1; Sierra Strait, 13 years old on July 2; Tally Harmon, July 1; Kathy Souders, July 13; Pat Bingaham, July 15; Ember Keefer, 13 years old on July 13; Betty Everts and rose Bivens, July 8; Evelyn So More...

Hustontown

We have had great weather for the July 4 holiday even though it was a little warm. Some folks are going on vacation now. More...

Sports

Ragan Wins In Wild Daytona Shootout

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.- – David Ragan took the lead and held on for two greenwhite checker finishes to score his first career Sprint Cup points’ victory at Daytona in Saturday night’s wild Coke Zero 400 finish. More...

Racing Roundup

For the 12th time in his career, Fred Rahmer is your Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek champion. More...

Peck Motorsports Captures Win At Motordrome Speedway

Peck Motorsports with driver Todd Peck motored their way to a win in the Super Cup Stock Car Series (SCSCS) at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pa. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Dedication Ceremony Wells Tannery Presbyterian Church will be conducting a special dedication ceremony involving a historical bell at its cemetery located along Wells Valley Road. The event is set for Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Motorcycle Ride A benefit motorcycle ride will be held July 24. Sign-in starts at 10 a.m. Leave the American Legion in McConnellsburg at noon. Entry fee is $20 per bike. All proceeds benefit Liberty Crouse. More...

FOOD & DINING

Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction More...

Family

Celebrates First

Cole Fenton Peffer celebrated his first birthday Sunday, June 5, 2011. He celebrated with a Sesame Streetthemed bash with lots of family and friends. More...

Engagement

Jason and Tracy Hoover of McConnellsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiea E. Yaukey, to Joshua Sharer of Waynesboro. Joshua proposed to Tiea on Marriage Island in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Horse Club Visits Equine Center

The 4-H Horse and Pony Club recently went on a field trip to Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va. More...