December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Keefer Convicted Of Child Sex Crimes

Bail revoked; Woodrow Keefer Jr. sent to jail following trial

A 64-year-old McConnellsburg man was sent to the Franklin County Jail Friday on the heels of a two-day jury trial during which he was convicted of various sexual crimes against three young boys. More...

Local & State

Democratic Club Carols At FCMC

Fulton Democratic Club sang carols at the Medical Center December 13, 2011, as it has every year since the club formed seven years ago. More...

Fulton County Partnership Releases Year- End CTC Review

It’s been a year since Fulton County Partnership announced its “Communities That Care” (CTC) model. More...

New Teen Driver Law December 24

Measure limits passengers, requires additional training

Pennsylvania’s new law aimed at increasing safety for young drivers takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 24. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 19, 1991

’91 The calendar shows the winter solstice occurs Sunday, December 22, and the weatherman is calling for some cold winter temperatures coming this way. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 24, 1981

’81 “We have been blessed by the services of this man,” said District More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 6, 1972

’72 Denise Lynn Buterbaugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Buterbaugh of McConnellsburg, was born at 7:18 p.m. on the first day of 1972. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

McConnellsburg Boosters Club, along with coach Toby McGarvey and assistant coach Josh McKelvey, held their annual season-end party and awards night last week for the McConnellsburg girls varsity soccer team. More...

Hustontown

The weather was a little chilly, but still was nice for folks to get out and do that Christmas shopping. Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will sponsor a regular shooting match Saturday, December 24, at 1 p.m. More...

Celebrates Fifth

Hannah Grace Gingerich celebrated her fifth birthday on December 2, 2011. She is the daughter of Dustin and Carrie Gingerich of Greencastle. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Hyndman 63 McConnellsburg 55 More...

Christmas With “The Arkansas Traveler”

Each year during Christmas we break from our traditional NASCAR racing news in order to bring a story that will blend in with the holiday season. This year’s story comes from Bobby Ward, an early sprint car racer from Arkansas. More...

Downs First Buck

Isaac Sain, 14, shot his first buck on the first day of hunting season at his Uncle Ty Daniels’ farm. More...

Features

Sweet Facts

Candy canes are very popular holiday treats and are often used to decorate Christmas trees. That hooked shape certainly makes them whimsical and able to hang on tree boughs. More...

Last-minute Shopping For The Holidays

It's December 22 and you've just barely made it through half of your holiday shopping list. The panic may have set in that you just don't have enough time to get everything done. More...

Christmas Cards

Sending out Christmas greetings is a tradition that is still common today. Have you ever wondered just how many cards are sent across the country? More...

Church News

Area Christmas Programs

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. More...

New Latter-day Saint Missionary

Sister Mary Gritis, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, served in the Hancock area for five months before being assigned to another location. More...

Legislative Redistricting Takes Effect Dec. 2012

Hess, Eichelberger continue to serve countians

Fulton countians are not slated to see any changes in their state representation beginning in late 2012 aside from possible enhanced services locally. More...

Solar Power Will Heat FCMC Water

Craig Paylor donates solar system

In an effort to continue working on “green” solutions and cost-saving measures, FCMC has unveiled its newest project: ENE solar collector technology. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

BODEN In loving memory of Corlee “ Tina” Boden and Richard “Big Daddy” Boden: You are both now in heaven But our memories of you live forever And, yes, Mom we are keeping Christ in Christmas Love your family More...

Flossie E. Everts

Warfordsburg, 75

Flossie Effie Everts, 75, Warfordsburg, died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. Born August 8, 1936, in Hancock, she was the only daughter of the late Alonza E. More...

Daniel E. Lanehart

Berkeley Springs, 56

Daniel “Danny” Elwood Lanehart, 56, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Monday December 5, 2011, in Pensacola, Fla. Born September 15, 1955, in McConnellsburg, he was the son of the late George Elmer and Beverly Elizabeth Carnell Lanehart. More...

Letters

Give Blood, The Perfect Gift

To The Editor: The holidays are about memories, reliving old ones and making new. Think back to your childhood. Can you recall receiving what you thought was the perfect gift? You may still have it or it might be long gone. More...

Voices Concerns About Speeding In Boro

To The Editor: Just had to chime in on the speeding issue. How about the carwash? There is a constant stream of vehicles tearing in and out of the carwash lot to rip around town. More...

No More County Debt, Please

To The Editor: More...

Police Reports

Maryland Man Uninjured In Boro Crash

A Frederick, Md., man escaped injury during a singlevehicle crash in McConnellsburg Borough last Tuesday morning, state police said. Joseph W. More...

Driver Cited After Crash

A woman from Mays Landing, N.J., has been cited with driving on roadways laned for traffic following a crash in Brush Creek Township last Friday morning. More...

Fence Damaged

Approximately 6,000 feet of fencing located at 1258 Davis Lane in Taylor Township was damaged between 5 p.m. on December 14 and 7 a.m. on December 15. More...

Entertainment

The Winter Solstice

Each year individuals count down to the first day of winter, be it in anticipation of the new season or with anguish that the warmer weather is a distant memory. The first day of winter is also known as the winter solstice. More...

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2011, Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration of African culture and heritage. Kwanzaa begins the day after Christmas and continues for seven days. More...

Lifters Compete

Local lifters from Buck’s Body Shop competed in a bench press and deadlift competition at the MACC in Beaver Springs, Pa., Saturday, December 10. 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 Eve Service More...

RECREATION

Elementary Christmas Assembly McConnellsburg Elementary Christmas assembly will be held Thursday, December 22, in the high school auditorium. The assembly is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Students in K5 thru fifth grade will be performing. Hog Shoot More...

THIS ‘N THAT

FSA Office Closed Due to limited staffing, the Fulton County FSA Office, located in McConnellsburg, will be closed on the following dates: December 30; January 13; January 27; February 10; February 24; March 9; March 23. More...

Family

Kids And Gifts: How Many Is Too Much?

Despite the many messages from all corners promoting a “more is better” philosophy when it comes to holiday gifts, the truth is far more complex – especially for children. More...

The Origins Of The Yule Log

The burning of a yule log has been a Christmas tradition in many European countries for centuries. It is believed to have originated at pagan winter solstice festivals or yule festivals among Germanic people. More...

Shoots First Buck

Hayden Harbaugh, 7, Mercersburg, shot his first buck, a spike, November 28, 2011, in Fulton County. He shot the deer with his 223 at 7:10 a.m. More...