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Local & State

Branch Library Wins $5,000 From CS Bank

The Community State Bank of Orbisonia presented a check for $5,000 to the Hustontown Branch of the Fulton County Library Tuesday as one of five winners in its 60th Year Anniversary Community Success More...

Pennsylvania Bridges Plagued With Problems; Some May Close

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of bridges are rusting, creaking and wearing out in Pennsylvania, but the flow of money to repair them is dwindling. More...

Living Flag Created At Shanksville

A “Living American Flag” was created June 16 in Shanksville, Pa., to honor the heroes of Flight 93. Organized by Janie Baer, president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of N.A.P.U.S. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files of August 1, 1991

’91 The announced July 31 closing of the state health center in Fulton More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 30, 1981

’81 Parts of the county had muchneeded rain on Sunday, but Fort Littleton area residents say they didn’t get enough to even soak the ground. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 12, 1971

’71 The story of Susan Martz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martz of More...

Police Reports

Warfordsburg Man Appears In Central Court

A 23-year-old Warfordsburg man appeared in Bedford County Central Court on Wednesday, July 27, and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. David W. Blankenship is charged by state police with possession of a controlled substance. More...

Bolts Taken

Ornamental bolts were stolen from the rim of a vehicle belonging to a 42-year-old Needmore man between 8:30 a.m. on July 21 and 6 p.m. on July 23, state police in Chambersburg reported. More...

Police Make DUI Arrest

Pennsylvania State Police at the McConnellsburg barracks made a driving-underthe influence arrest along Lions Park Drive Sunday evening near the baseball fields. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Gospel Services Gospel singing Southern style and preaching the good news with the Peck Family for one Sunday only, August 7, at 10:45 a.m. at Faith Assembly of God, 6837 Old 126, Warfordsburg, and also appearing August 7 at 6 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Yard/Bake Sale A yard sale, bake sale and lunch stand will be held Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 7404 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville. More...

FOOD & DINING

Ag Appreciation Picnic More...

Family

Fraker/Gobin Reunion Held

The Fraker/Gobin family reunion was held July 10 at Kenny Fraker’s Kennywood picnic grounds at Fort Littleton. More...

Birth Announced

Ryan and Heather Zeger of Harrisonville announce the birth of a daughter, Autumn Rose, July 29, 2011, at 3:20 p.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. She was delivered by Rosie Klinepeter. Autumn weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. More...

Celebrates 90th Birthday

Henry Warren Daniels, McConnellsburg, was honored on his 90th birthday with a surprise party given by his family and church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. More...

Eich’s Warfordsburg Town Meeting Draws Large Crowd

Almost 70 gather at Warfordsburg Senior Center

Marcellus shale, healthcare and taxes remain high priorities on the agendas of local constituents meeting with state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. last Thursday night as part of his ongoing town meetings in the 30th Senatorial District. More...

Firemen’s Convention Begins Thursday

Parade kicks off at noon Saturday

Renowned on a national level for their focus on fireman and equipment safety precautions, members of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association will be gathering in Mc- Connellsburg this week as part of their 110th annual convention. More...

Buck Valley Little League Champions

Buck Valley Little League captured the Mason Dixon League championship. The team finished the season with an undefeated record of 9- 0. Raffle winners were: Barb Childers ($100); Becky Ray ($50); Danny Peck ($25); and Joann Smith ($25). More...

Obituaries

Sonja K. Anderson

Wells Tannery, 64

Sonja Kaye Anderson, 64, Wells Tannery, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at her residence, after a long illness. She was born in Waterside, Pa., on October 1, 1946, the daughter of the late Clifford M. and I. Elizabeth (Treece) Croft. More...

M. LaVerne Barnett

Zullinger, Pa., 85

M. LaVerne Barnett, 85, of Zullinger, Pa., died Monday, August 1, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Hagerstown, Md. She was born March 21, 1926, in Taylor Townehip, the daughter of the late George N. and Nora E. Barnett. More...

William K. Miller

Shade Gap, 82

William Karrol Miller, 82, Shade Gap, died at 12:43 p.m., Sunday, July 24, 2011, at his home in Dublin Township. Born December 9, 1928, in Everett, he was a son fo the late Joseph and Jessie (Lake) Miller. More...

Letters

Tax Cuts For The Rich Don’t Create Jobs

To The Editor: The latest Republican feel good word is “job creators.” No more “rich” or “wealthy.” Tax breaks, loopholes and outright tax cuts now go to “job creators,” because everyone agrees that Ame More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Everyone is hoping there will be some rain showers approaching to help eliminate some of this drought. Congratulations to Emily Mumma and Scott Cromer, who were married on Saturday, July 23. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to John Bishop, August 3; Justin Knepper, August 7; Jersey Knepper and Jane MacDonald, August 9; Tessa McGarvey, 20 years old on August 7; Jack Keen, Carl Johnston, Lynn Waite and More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes to Cody Myers, Phyllis Metz, Holly Shehan, Jamie Shope, Dick Rhoades, Ty Myers, Marcie Locke, Razi Grissinger, Kurtis Wible, Macy Armagaost, Carol Roher, Dusty Anderson, Andrew Shehan, Robin Anderson and Wilda Drake. More...

Sports

Fulton County All-Stars Sweep Tournaments

Fulton County Little League 10-and-Under All- Stars completed a sweep of three local All-Star tournaments The squad posted an overall record of 12- 2 throughout the tournaments. More...

Menard Shines, Kisses Indy Bricks

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Paul Menard and his team played the fuel game perfectly to win Sunday’s Brickyard 400 as Menard added his name to the list of first time NASCAR Cup series winners. More...

Racing Roundup

John Blankenship turned in an impressive effort Saturday night to win the 50-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Concocheague Late Model event at Hagerstown Speedway. More...

Features

The Potting Shed

Tips For The Busy Or The Traveling Gardener

Those who love gardening may find themselves lured away from necessary garden chores. And those gardeners who take a summer vacation need to know that their garden will be home working hard. More...