December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Teressa Bard To Head FR School Board

Byron Helsel elected vice president during board reorganization

The board of directors of the Forbes Road School District met on Monday, December 5, and, in addition to the regular meeting, also reorganized the board. More...

Local & State

Accuser Raises Questions About Sandusky’s Wife

By Marc Levy and Genaro C. Armas STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Penna. Liquor Board Pulls Ad

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An ad meant to warn young adults about the links between heavy drinking and rape has been pulled by Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board. More...

Special Story Hour At Library

A special preschool story hour celebration was held at the Fulton County Library on Friday, December 9, complete with Santa and carolers from the McConnellsburg Elementary School production of &ldquo More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 12, 1991

’91 Fulton County Commissioners Tuesday gave tentative approval to a 1992 county budget of $2,931,245 which calls for a 5.5-mill real estate tax increase from 13 to 18.5 mills. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 17, 1981

’81 Edna E. Truax, 64, wife of Rev. Floyd Truax of Needmore, was killed on Monday when the car she was driving went out of control on the snow-covered, slippery road and struck a utility pole, head on. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 30, 1971

’71 At the end of this week, Susan More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Erin Sahfer, December 20; Dena McGarvey, December 20; Judy Seville, December 22; Barb Sowers, December 18; Shorty Bivens, December 19; Connie Cunningham, December 18; Edith Rhodes, December 19; Betty Bivens, December 5; Jean Carbau More...

Hustontown

Hope you folks who were hunting were one of the lucky hunters. McConnellsburg High School chorus sang at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Sunday. It was enjoyed by all. Sorry to hear Ann Divens isn’t feeling so well. More...

Sports

Patrick Plans To Be “Aggressive”

In a recent interview on ESPN, Danica Patrick said she is an “aggressive” driver. But other statements by her make me question the sincerity of her motives. More...

Racing Roundup

When the 2012 410 Sprint car season kicks off in central PA, there will be a big change coming at both Williams Grove and Lincoln speedways. More...

High School Sports

Girls Basketball Mount Union 55 McConnellsburg 54 More...

Community Bulletin Board

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

Christmas Eve Service A candlelight service of lessons and carols will be held at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, with special music. Christmas Cantata More...

RELIGION

Concert Jacob Brothers from Dillsburg will be in concert at Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, December 18 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Pioneer Club/Youth Group More...

RECREATION

McCbg. Elementary Band/Chorus Concert McConnellsburg Elementary band and chorus concert will be held Thursday, December 15, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The band and chorus are under the direction of Ms. Cathy Richards and Mrs. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Brian and Shannon (Garland) Pittman are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Trinity Giana Pittman, October 4, 2012. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Trinity has two brothers, Issac and Kaiden. More...

Birth Announced

Travis and Erica Hartley of Little Orleans, Md., are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Emalyn Violet Hartley, born November 19, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. More...

Financial Focus

Settling A Loved One’s Financial Affairs

Dealing with your grief when a loved one dies is hard enough. But often you may find yourself in a situation where you have to deal with financial and investment matters as well. More...

Boro Gives Final Approval To 2012 Budget

OKs plans for Kelso-Cornelius crematorium

McConnellsburg Borough Council gave unanimous approval to a 2012 budget that calls for no tax increases and projects increased spending of only $5,000 over 2011 expected expenditures. More...

Mellott To Lead SFSB

Recently re-elected to a second term of office, Timothy Mellott was unanimously appointed to lead the Southern Fulton School Board last Tuesday night in the capacity of president. More...

Gress Continues As CFSB President

Cory Gress was approved to return to the helm of the Central Fulton School Board last week as part of the board’s annual reorganization process. More...

Union Twp. Home Burns In Fire

Fire still under investigation

A fire that erupted last Thursday evening in Union Township remains under investigation by a fire marshal with the Pennsylvania State Police. More...

Obituaries

Blanche A. Hawbaker

Mercersburg, 94

Blanche Angle Highlands Hawbaker, formerly of Mercersburg, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Eileen L. Orth

Warfordsburg, 68

Eileen Lee Orth, 68, formerly of Warfordsburg, died Friday, December 9, 2011, following a long illness at the Williamsport Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. More...

Marie A. Parkinson

McConnellsburg, 88

Marie A. Parkinson, 88, McConnellsburg, Pa., died Friday, December 9, 2011, at the Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg. She was born June 17, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Francis and Anna Schimmelpfennig. More...

Letters

Chamber Thanks Those Who Supported Christmas In McConnellsburg

To The Editor: Thanks to all who shared in making Christmas In Mc- Connellsburg and other area events throughout Fulton County extra special this year. More...

Unenforced Speed Limits Depressing

To the Editor The speed limit on North Second Street in McConnellsburg is 25 mph. It is clearly marked and goes unchecked. I enjoy walking around town and encourage others to do so by taking young children for walks. More...

Police Reports

Gun Missing

A 35-year- old McConnellsburg man told state police investigators he was unable to locate his Remington 280 (Mt. Rifle Model 700) at his 34 Hillside Estates home. The gun is believed to have been taken between August 24 and November 24. More...

Counterfeit Bill Used

A counterfeit $10 was used in a U-Scan machine at the Giant Food Store in Mc- Connellsburg on Tuesday, December 6, between 12:01 a.m. and midnight. More...

Woman Sustains Neck Injuries

A Warfordsburg woman suffered neck injuries when her vehicle was rear-ended in front of the Dott Store along Great Cove Road last Tuesday morning. More...

Entertainment

Planning The Perfect Holiday Marriage Proposal

Gathered with family or snuggled together by a cozy fire, the holiday season is the perfect time to pop the question. In fact, a recent Modern Bride survey reveals that one in four grooms proposes during this festive time of year. More...

Half Of Pennsylvanians Polled Back Paterno Firing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – About half of Pennsylvanians surveyed for a poll released Friday support the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, although many say they still have a favorable opinion of him after the child sexabuse scandal that More...

Features

How To Keep Children Safe This Holiday Season

You have scanned the hot holiday toys lists, located those perfect classic toys with a new twist, and stood in line for hours to purchase gifts that will bring laughter and joy to your home this year. More...

Holiday Gift Ideas For The Men In Your Life

Looking for that perfect gift for the man in your life? Whether it’s your husband, boyfriend, dad or brother, finding a gift that speaks to his individual taste and style can be difficult. More...

Efficient Heating Options For Fall And Winter

When temperatures drop, you may be tempted to blast the thermostat. But a high home heating bill may just be your motivation to explore more creative ways of being comfortable this season. More...

Church News

Area Christmas Programs

Vocalists and actors from both Cito and McConnellsburg United Methodist churches are joining forces to present “A Baby Changes Everything” Saturday, December 17, at 7 p.m., at Cito United Methodist Church and also on Sunday, December 18, More...