September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Not-Guilty Plea Entered In Rape Case

Garry Shoemaker seeking new counsel for call of the list

Having met briefly with his attorney, a McConnellsburg area man appeared before Judge Angela Rosenberry Krom Tuesday morning without legal counsel to waive his right to arraignment proceedings. More...

Local & State

Kin Fights Rehiring Pa. Officer In Cruiser Death

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. More...

Funeral Home Donates To Food Basket

Rodger Cornelius of the Chambersburg based Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home met with Fulton County Food Basket officials last Thursday morning to donate some much-appreciated beef to the nonprofit organization that lends support to local low-income famil More...

Commissioners Modify Contracts

Even though there was not anyone in attendance representing the public, the Fulton County commissioners moved forward with their plans to conduct a public hearing last Tuesday to review proposed modifications to the 2010 Community Development Block G More...

Letters

Use Severance Tax To Renew Growing Greener

To The Editor: It’s shocking to me that Pennsylvania remains the only major drilling state in the nation that has failed to implement a severance tax on gas drilling. More...

Should Taxpayers Save USPS?

To The Editor: More...

Appreciated Stock Sales: Local Charities Can Benefit, Taxes Can Be Avoided

To The Editor: More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Doris Agesen, September 11; Van Ingram, September 11; Pat Cutchall and Pete Bottonfield, September 12; Cathy Richards, September 13; Rhonda Lynch, September 13; Kade Gress, September 13; Lacie Washabaugh, September 9; Elisha Feight More...

Hustontown

We had a lovely weekend until those severe thunderstorms arrived on Sunday evening. It created a lot of water and also some fires for the fire companies. As we go to press, it’s still raining and more, on the way. More...

Sports

Edwards Takes Atlanta Nationwide Race

HAMPTON, Ga. More...

Path Valley Results

8-Cylinder Strictly Stock: 1. Ray Duffy (Hustontown) 6-Cylinder Strictly Stock: 1. Chad Earnst (East Berlin), 2. Wendy Anderson, 3. Ben Morrow. 270cc Micro Sprint: 1. Adam Warner ( West Fairview), 2. Bryce Stephens, 3. Jason Houtz, 4. More...

Cowboys Stampede Vikings

Saturday in Huntingdon, Pa., Fulton County’s varsity Cowboys found the win column for the first time this season, sprinting past the Mount Union Vikings for a 33-0 victory. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Worship Services Worship services with Rev. Allen Weatherholt will continue to be held each month on the third Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. until December at Buck Valley Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Motorcycle Sunday Services More...

RECREATION

Scrapbooking Retreats Scrapbooking retreats will be held September 16-18 and November 11-13, at Cove Valley Camp, 5357 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg. Share fun and fellowship. Call for information at 717-328-3055 or 1-877-268-3267. Golf Tournament More...

FOOD & DINING

Soup/Sandwich Sale More...

Ayr Township

Final Solar Energy Plan Submitted

Ayr Township supervisors looked at final plans for a solar energy project in Ayr and signed a letter of support for the PA National Guard and Reserve at their regular meeting last month. More...

9/11 Challenge Bikers To Lunch At American Legion September 15

Community asked to show its support

More than 350 injured veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and support personnel biking west to lay a wreath at the Flight 93 crash site in Shanksville will stop at the America Legion in McConnellsburg for lunch on Thursday, Sept. 15. More...

Lightning Strike Cause of Fire That Destroyed Former Wells Twp. Church

A lightning strike caused by severe thunderstorms and heavy rains that passed through the area early Sunday night is being listed as the cause of a fire that destroyed the former Wells Valley Methodist Church shortly after 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

KYLOR In memory of Vance M. Kylor who passed away September 9, 1991: Losing a son, mother, father, sister, brothers and friends, what they leave us with is love and the best memories. More...

Neva M. Fleming

Hustontown, 87

Neva Mae “ Granny” Fleming, 87, Hustontown, died at 11:20 a.m., Saturday, September 3, 2011, at her home. Born February 25, 1924, in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, she was the daughter of the late Harvey N. and Ruth (Marks) Black. More...

John E. Kling

Burnt Cabins, 68

John E. Kling, 68, Burnt Cabins, died unexpectedly Friday evening, August 26, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center. Born June 11, 1943, in Dublin township, he was a son of the late Evans and Grace (Piper) Kling. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 5, 1991 ’91 More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 3, 1981 ’81 More...

40 Years Ago

From the Files Of September 16, 1971 ’71 More...

Police Reports

One Injured In Two-Vehicle Collision

A Chambersburg woman sustained minor injuries when she turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle along Route 416 in Montgomery Township, Franklin County. More...

Theft Behind Save-A-Lot

A theft occurred behind Save-A-Lot in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center between July 1 and August 28, state police were informed. Four refrigeration units were stolen during the crime. More...

Harassment Reported At Eagles Club

Michael Robert Hess, 53, of McConnellsburg, and Patricia Elyse DeShong, 24, of Harrisonville, have been charged with harassment as a result of an alleged incident that occurred at the Eagles bar in Licking Creek Township on Friday, August 26. More...

Entertainment

The Potting Shed

Flowering Shrubs Increase Home Value

If your thumb is only a little green, it is easier than you think to inexpensively add value to your home. Landscaping is the key to improving curb appeal to your home when you plant shrubs and bushes. More...

Pa. Officials Hail Obama’s Disaster Declaration

Local Pennsylvania emergency officials are welcoming President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration that will send federal aid to at least five counties in the commonwealth following Hurricane Irene. More...

Family

How To Choose Mobile Devices For Your Family

A mobile device is a very personal thing. Whether it’s a laptop, tablet or smartphone you’re looking for, it’s best not to take a one-size fits all approach. What works for you may not be right for your teen or spouse. More...

How Smart Shopping Can Save You Money Stop wasting money Think before spending Shop wisely

If you’ve ever wondered where your hard earned money is going, it’s time to take a more thoughtful approach to your spending. Spending too much and living in deficit mode is stressful, but you aren’t alone. More...

Easy Ways To Brighten-Up Your Home

Does your home feel drab or dark? Are you tired of the same old rooms and color schemes? There are many easy, cost-effective ways to brighten your home’s appearance, cheering up its occupants in the process. More...