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Local & State

Pa. Wins $41 Million In Federal Education Money

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Pennsylvania won more than $41 million in education funding in the competitive federal grant program known as “Race to the Top,” a portion of which state officials want to use for new evaluation systems for teach More...

$172,000 Violin Recovered

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A rare violin worth $172,000 that was mistakenly left onboard a Boston-to-Philadelphia bus by a groggy music student from Taiwan has been found and returned to its grateful owner. More...

Pa.’s Rhyming Justice Pens Insurance Fraud Opinion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A state Supreme Court justice known for opinions written in rhyme has done it again, producing six pages of verse last Thursday in the case of whether the maker of a forged check also had committed insurance fraud. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 26, 1991

’91 The kill during last week’s threeday antlerless deer season was “about normal” here in Fulton County, according to local Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Crowder. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 31, 1981

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40 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 13, 1972

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Police Reports

Truck Rolls Over

A driver faces charges of driving on roadways laned for traffic as well as failure to wear a seat belt following a single-vehicle crash along Lincoln Way East. More...

Truck Disabled In Crash

A Warfordsburg man was not injured when his northbound 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 overturned along Barnhart Road last Wednesday. More...

Truck Strikes Horse

A small horse standing on Route 30 was struck by an eastbound 1993 Chevrolet 1500 on Tuesday, December 13, state police reported. The identity of the driver was not released by state police, who added the 6:30 a.m. More...

Entertainment

PA’s 96th Farm Show To Offer New Attractions, Time-Honored Favorites

Agriculture Secretary George Greig invites Pennsylvanians to celebrate agriculture – from farm gate to dinner plate – during the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show, set for Jan. More...

Community Bulletin Board

RELIGION

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Free Open Gym McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Association will sponsor a free open gym at the alumni community gym every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting January 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to walk, run or play. 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...

Church News

School Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Monday, January 2: chicken strips, mashed potatoes, corn or carrots, orange slices. Tuesday, January 3: hamburger or hot dog, french fries, baked beans, pineapple. Wednesday, January 4: pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, pears. More...

Historical Society Members Enjoy Tour Of Bedford Springs

On the last Saturday of November the volunteers who help at the Historical Society museum were rewarded for their efforts by curator Edie Coleman. They all enjoyed a minitour of the Bedford Springs Omni Resort where their picture was taken. More...

MHS Offers Free Financial Aid Night For Students And Parents

Attendees to learn important student aid information

McConnellsburg High School will host a free financial aid night on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. More...

County Sets Real Estate Taxes At 10.95 Mills

Commissioners adopt 2012 budget; any amendments must be adopted on or before February 15

The Fulton County commissioners perused the proposed 2012 budget one last time Tuesday morning before giving it a final nod of approval. More...

County Tackles Tuesday Agendas

Commissioners meet December 20, 27

After tackling the adoption of the 2012 county budget Tuesday, the commissioners tended to a light agenda that included approval of change orders and policy approval. More...

11-Year-Old Selected For National Dance Team

Madison Spade to perform with Turn It Up

With her blonde ringlets and sparkling smile, Madison Spade bore a slight resemblance to the legend Shirley Temple as a toddler. More...

Obituaries

Donald L. Pepple

McConnellsburg, 74

Donald L. “Pete” Pepple, 74, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Harrisburg General Hospital, Harrisburg. He was born in Bedford County, June 30, 1937, the son of the late George Pepple and Faye (Troutman) Weicht. More...

Dorothy Rosenberger

St. Thomas, 79

Dorothy Rosenberger, 79, St. Thomas, died at 1:26 a.m., Monday December 19, 2011, in Chambersburg Hospital. Born December 24, 1931, in Maddensville, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Fannie Mae Wible Long. More...

Earl K. Bowman

Earl Kenneth Bowman, 80, Hancock, Md., died Sunday December 25, 2011, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Cole Plessinger, December 29; Sue Nesbitt, December 31; Grover Plessinger, December 29; Cindy Bivens, December 31; Janet Souders, January 4; and William Eston Alexander, 1 year old on January 4. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone had a very nice Christmas and the weather was nice. We hope all will have a nice New Year and a great year 2012 and, of course, we have an extra day next year since it’s leap year. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Ed Anderson, Josh Edgin, Teresa Greenland, Denny Fraker, Joe Tyson, Donnie Horne, Ronnie Horne, Joan Houck, Jim Stetchock, Lydia Souders, Sonny Flasher, Cindy Gahagan and Alton Madden. More...

Sports

Area High School Sports

Boys Basketball Chestnut Ridge 51 Southern Fulton 49 More...

Stewart And Zipadelli Reunited

Santa came early for Tony Stewart. Greg Zipadelli, who helped Tony Stewart win two championships and 34 races, was given his release from Joe Gibbs Racing and has been named competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). More...

FORBES ROAD BOYS JR. HIGH BASKETBALL

Jan. 3 at Hope for Hyndman 5:15 Jan. 9 at Chestnut Ridge 6:00 Jan. 13 at McConnellsburg 6:00 Jan. 17 at Everett 6:00 Jan. 23 at Northern Bedford 6:00 Jan. More...

Features

Financial Focus

Navigating Today’s Economy

While changes in the economy occur regularly, what we have experienced recently is anything but a “normal” change. The challenge of the current economy haven’t been seen or experienced in our country in decades. More...

Family

Pittsburgh Man Tries To Keep Hungarian Traditions

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh man says he’s trying to keep the tradition of Hungarian home cooking alive at a small restaurant, but it isn’t easy. More...

Santa Drives A Black Caddy

When FCMC activities director Elisha Feight asked FCMC long-term care resident Wallace Bricker what he wanted for Christmas; he jokingly said “a ride in a Cadillac.” Well thanks to local resident Lois Clark and her black Caddy, Wallace go More...

MES Fifth Graders Learn About Beekeeping

Fifth-grade students at McConnellsburg Elementary School learned about beekeeping last week from local business man and beekeeper Jeff Stoner. More...