November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Men Arraigned In Robbery, Assault Cases

Chambersburg residents Richard Kearney and Marc Dorce appear in county court

Facing a variety of charges ranging from robbery and unlawful restraint to simple assault, two young Franklin County men have waived their right to mandatory arraignment in connection with a series of incidents that got under way this summer when a b More...

Local & State

Students Collect For Humane Society

The sixth-grade students from McConnellsburg Middle School character education class participated in a hugely successful community service project for the Bedford County Humane Society. More...

Commissioners Tend To Routine Business Matters

Authorizes change orders for renovation project

The Fulton County commissioners dealt with various business pertaining to the ongoing renovation of county buildings last Tuesday and followed up on their discussion with the approval of several change orders. More...

McConnellsburg Borough Council

Boro Discusses Alleys, Requests

Commemorative coins now available at boro office At their regular monthly meeting last Wednesday evening, McConnellsburg Borough Council members heard a complaint from a Myers Avenue citizen regarding the opening of an alley and learned that their p More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Thelma Drenning, November 10; Missy Barnett, Clair Lininger, Jan Hoover and Norma Ricker, November 11; Selina Decker, November 12; Stephen Waite, November 12; Jack Miller, Pat Decker and Katherine Earley, November 15; Deb Fletcher, More...

Hustontown

We couldn’t have ordered a more beautiful weekend. Our hope is that it will last. By the time these items come out the election will be over, and we hope every voter took the time to go out to vote. More...

Police Reports

Burglary Reported

Owners of Sipes Farm Market along Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg Borough reported to state police investigators burglars entered their business through an unlocked front door between 10 p.m. on October 25 and 10:15 a.m. on October 26. More...

Fence Posts Damaged

Two white fence posts located at 4492 Timber Ridge Road, Big Cove Tannery, were damaged during an act of criminal mischief that occurred between 6:30 p.m. on October 30 and 2:55 p.m. on October 31. More...

One Jailed In Burglary

A 20-year- old McConnellsburg man was remanded to the Franklin County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail Sunday in connection with a break-in at a Todd Township residence. More...

Entertainment

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County senior center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: S&S meatballs, rice, carrots, wheat bread, applesauce. Tuesday: sloppy joes, baked beans, coleslaw, bun, pudding. More...

Cook Named FR Lion Of The Year

Forbes Road Lions Club recently held its 32nd charter night anniversary with 50 members and guests present. More...

Holiday House Tour Set For Nov. 19, 20

The Hancock Historical Society will hold its 2011 Holiday House Tour next Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. More...

Features

Even During The Civil War, Toys Had A Place

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Even as terrible battles were fought, toys and Santa Claus had a place in American life during the Civil War. More...

Pa. Orders Fee Increases, Layoffs In Capital City

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Laying off several city employees and increasing parking fines and business license fees in Pennsylvania's financially troubled capital are part of the state's emergency takeover plans, Gov. More...

Veterans To Be Honored Friday

The county’s two veterans service organizations are set to honor military veterans at an 11 a.m. Veterans Day service this Friday, November 11. More...

Boro Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

Proposed 2012 budget adopted, shows small spending increase

McConnellsburg Borough Council adopted a tentative 2012 budget last Wednesday evening that, once again, calls for no tax increases for borough residents. More...

WWII Fulton Co. Veterans

Vickroy: “You Have To Be There ... To Totally Understand”

World War II veteran Leroy Vickroy recaps time in South Pacific More...

Obituaries

Joseph C. Hess

Needmore, 62

Joseph C. Hess, 62, Menno Haven Nursing Home, Scotland, Pa., and formerly of Needmore, died Friday, October 28, 2011, at Chambersburg Hospital. He was born February 8, 1949, in Waynesboro, to James and Martha (Snyder) Hess Sr. More...

Emma M. DeShong

Greencastle, 75

Emma Mae DeShong, 75, Greencastle, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at Quincy Retirement Community in Quincy, Pa. She was born October 5, 1936, in Hancock, Md., the daughter of the late Vernon and Mary Lillian Hensley Coffman. More...

Inez L. Winfield

Smithsburg, 91

Inez Lucille Winfield, 91, Smithsburg, Md., died Thursday, November 3, 2011, at Reeder’s Nursing Home, Boonsboro, Md. Born August 3, 1920, in Foxville, she was the daughter of the late Roy O. and Nellie M. Willard Smith. More...

From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Clair Largent, shows family members who served in the U.S. military. Lewis Sr. (deceased), 162nd Co., Transportation Corps, U.S. More...

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 7, 1991 ’91 More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 12, 1981 ’81 More...

Sports

Cowboys Wrap Up 2011 Season

The Fulton County Cowboys wrapped up the 2011 football campaign with a banquet at Hustontown Firehall on Saturday. Cowboys’ President Damon Schoen welcomed players, families and friends to the banquet. More...

High School Sports

Girls District Soccer Playoffs Conemaugh Township 3 McConnellsburg 1 More...

Football Teams End Season

Pictured above is the Silver Flag Football team. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Special Services Dr. Moody Adams from Baton Rouge, La., will speak at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren on Sunday, November 13, at the 10:30 a.m. service and also Sunday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Shooting Match Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a shooting match November 12, beginning at 1 p.m. Shells will be furnished and prizes awarded. More...

FOOD & DINING

Turkey Dinner A turkey dinner will be held November 12 at Shade Gap Auxiliary building beginning at 3 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children 4-10 and under 4 are free. Benefits Shade Gap Fire Co. More...

Family

Engagement

Dennis and Susan Cubbage of McConnellsburg are proud to announce the engaement of their daughter, Michelle A. Cubbage, to Alex Serrano of York, Pa. Alex is the son of Ruben Serrano Jr. More...

Celebrates Second

Noah Aaron Lee Deneen celebrated his second birthday on October 13, 2011. His proud parents are Nicole DeShong, McConnellsburg, and Aaron Deneen. More...

Birth Announced

Raigan Olivia Fogelsanger was born on Sunday, October 16, 2011, at 9:24 p.m., at Chambersburg Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 10.8 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. More...