December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Local & State

Arts School Joins Elderly Brain Study

MIDLAND, Pa. More...

3 Killed On Way To W. Pa. Hunting Trip

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities say three men are dead after their truck crashed while on their way to a family hunting trip in western Pennsylvania. More...

Murder-suicide Victims Father, Daughter

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a man shot his teenage daughter, then turned the gun on himself in a murdersuicide in suburban Harrisburg. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 28, 1991

’91 Brad Divens and his band “Wrathchild America” left on Sunday from JFK Airport, New York, for a three-week concert tour in England, Germany, Holland, France and Sweden. Brad is the son of Dixie and Roy Divens of McConnellsburg. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 3, 1981

’81 More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 16, 1971

’71 At the reorganizational meetings of Central Fulton and Forbes Road schools, James Gordon was elected by the Central Fulton board to serve as president and Hollis Mellott as vice president, and Cecil Fraker was re-elected president of the F More...

Police Reports

License Plate Stolen

A Pennsylvania license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked at the Days Inn hotel at the Town Hill exit of Interstate 70 between 2:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 20. Victim of the theft is a 61-year-old Warfordsburg woman. More...

Teen Victim Of Assault

A 15-year- old McConnellsburg boy was the victim of an alleged assault on Sunday, November 20, at 12:10 a.m., in Ayr Township. More...

Police File DUI Charges

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg have filed driving-under-the-influence charges against a Mc- Connellsburg man. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

Christmas Music Recital More...

RECREATION

New York City Trip Seats are available for the Williamsburg, Va., trip December 17. Cost is $75 per person and includes all admission fees to buildings. Call 888-623-6719. Send to Rick Claar, PO Box 624, Bedford, PA 15522. Christmas Bazaar More...

FOOD & DINING

Free Meal St. Paul Lutheran Church at 220 North Third Street, McConnellsburg, will serve a free meal the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship. More...

Family

DeShong – Barton United In Marriage

Megan Renee Barton and Keith Alan DeShong were united in marriage on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Sideling Hill Christian Church, Needmore. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Bill Swope. More...

Celebrates Second

Holden Russell Decker celebrated his second birthday on November 23. He is the son of Ethan Decker and Natasha Lininger. More...

Celebrates First

Gage Steven Dile, son of Allen and Kristi (Keebaugh) Dile, celebrated his first birthday November 6, 2011, with an Elmo-themed birthday party. More...

Downtown Greets The Yuletide This Weekend

Shoppers asked to buy local at Christmas In McConnellsburg

Decorations and lights are up downtown ready to welcome 2011”s holiday season this Friday and Saturday at the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism”s Christmas In McConnellsburg event. More...

13 Bears Taken In County

Whether you attribute it to luck, good scouting or just being in the right place at the right time, the Strait family more than likely had a good combination of all three to aid them during the fourday bear season that wrapped up last Wednesday. More...

Obituaries

Sharynn M. Book

Three Springs, 64

Sharynn M. Book, 64, Three Springs, died at 3:05 a.m., Friday, November 18, 2011, at her home. More...

Linda B. Hoffman

McConnellsburg, 65

Linda B. Hoffman, 65, Mc- Connellsburg, died at 1:45 a.m., Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born November 19, 1946, in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Hall) Douglas. More...

Hartsel G. McClain

Mapleton, 91

Hartsel G. McClain, 91, Mapleton, died at 12:09 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2011, at his home. Born April 23, 1920, in Taylor Township, Fulton County, he was the son of the late George A. and Verna (Laidig) McClain. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

We still are enjoying beautiful weather, although rain is predicted. We hope the hunters have good and safe hunting and also have good luck getting that buck. We also hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving Day. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Emma Bivens, who will observe her 95th birthday on December 5; Carl Knable and John Duffey, December 3; Lynette Helman, December 4; Dolly Miller and Martha Sheffield, December 5; Don Diehl, December 7; Mark Buterbaugh, December 8; More...

Sports

Edwards Came Out A Winner

One of the things Carl Edwards has going for him is character. In his loss to Tony Stewart for this year’s Sprint Cup championship, Carl Edwards was the first to congratulate Stewart. More...

State Elks Soccer Shoot Results

Three area youths represented the South Central District and the Chambersburg Elks Lodge #600 at the state competition on November 19 in State College. U8 boys Wyatt Pine, son of Bev and Merle Pine of Mercersburg, placed second, scoring 38. More...

Dodge Ball Nets $1,000 For Museums

Saturday, November 26, 2011, McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association held a dodgeball tournament at the alumni community gym. Twelve teams participated before a gym full of spectators. More...

Features

Coping With Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time for family, fun and festivities. So why are you so stressed? Actually, stress is associated with positive life events as much as negative ones. More...

Financial Focus

Steps Seniors Can Take To Protect Against Fraud

Protecting your retirement nest egg and sustaining your retirement income are challenging enough. More...

Simplify Your Holiday To-Do List

Trying to get everything done on your holiday list can be tough for even the most organized among us. More...

Church News

Walk To Bethlehem

Travel back in time nd imagine the small town of Bethlehem 2000 years ago. Register the family at the gate with the census taker. Beware of the soldiers roaming the streets. Keep a eye for beggars and thieves. More...

Re-Creation To Perform At Cito UMC

Re-Creation will perform at Cito United Methodist Church December 11 at 9:30 a.m. More...

Lutheran Parish Announces Advent Services

The congregations of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish are pleased to announce their schedule of special worship services for the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons. More...