March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Lane Sentenced In Sex Crimes

Ordered to 11 to 22 years in state prison

Sentencing of a Hustontown man accused of sex crimes against a young boy was delayed slightly Thursday afternoon in order for court officials to determine whether he should be listed through Megan’s Law as a sexually violent predator. More...

DEATHS

Byers, Marvin, 61, Rockhill Furnace Collis, Marie, 82, Hagerstown Hindle, Morris, 68, McConnellsbg. Lynch, Faye, 73, McConnellsbg. More...

Local & State

MHS To Present “Anything Goes”

Take a trip back to the 1930s and spend an entertaining evening at Mc- Connellsburg High School as students present Tams-Witmark’s musical “Anything Goes.” More...

County Conducts Routine Business

Final town meeting Thursday in Warfordsburg

The Fulton County commissioners tended to a variety of routine agenda items Tuesday as they made preparations for their final town meeting to be held later in the week. More...

Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge Recognizes County’s Honor Society Students

Thirty-two students from Forbes Road, McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton high schools, along with their parents, attended the Mt. More...

Letters

Place, Time Of SF Prom Not Good For Students

To The Editor: I am writing today to express how disappointed I am with Southern Fulton High School with the decision that was made to have prom in Chambersburg at The Orchards restaurant. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthdays: Jessica Grosh, April 2; Dorothy Hoffman, March 30; Nancy Shafer, March 31; Jamie Strait, March 31; Mary Deshong and Sonny Stevens, April 2; Norma Deshong, April 3; Brittany Ott, March 29; Denise Chestnut and Bud Sain, April 1; Chelsea Ches More...

Hustontown

I hope everyone wa out enjoying the beautiful weekend especially all the beauty of the first trees that are in full bloom. Our sympathy is extended to Harvey and Pat Berkstresser on the loss of Pat’s brother on Sunday. More...

Maddensville

Belated birthday wishes to Ed Scott, Bethany Snyder, Andy Park, Kasey Brown, Matt Shafer, Cara Truax, Teresa Souders, Brianne Fleck and Vivian Reilly. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Baseball McConnellsburg 11 Fannett-Metal 1 More...

Racing Roundup

What a difference a day makes! Williams Grove Speedway hit a major homerun with its Friday night season opener greeted by 80-degree temperatures, a great car count and a crowd that rivaled any World of Outlaw event crowd. More...

Benefit Dodgeball Tournament Held

A dodgeball tournament was held Saturday, March 17. More...

Community Bulletin Board

EASTER SERVICES

Good Friday Services Community Good Friday services will be held Friday, April 6, from noon to 3 p.m., at S. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 228 North Second Street, Mc- Connellsburg. Sunrise Service More...

RELIGION

River Oaks Helpline A Christian crisis counseling/prayer phone line is now available. Caring and compassionate Christian volunteers are available from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. More...

RECREATION

Life Celebration Party My Father’s House Ministries invites all children on April 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate new life in Christ. Activities include a petting zoo, face painting, games, meal and a movie. More...

Church News

Special Services

Antioch Christian Church will hold special services April 2, at 7 p.m., with Rev. Russell Hoffman and April 8 at 8 a.m. with Pastor Gerald Waltz. More...

Lutheran Parish Announces Easter Season Services

The congregations of McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish are pleased to announce their schedule of worship services for the upcoming Holy Week and Easter season. The special services will kick off on Palm Sunday, April 1, at 8:45 a.m. at St. More...

Sunrise Service

Everyone is cordially invited to sunrise services at Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore. Breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall following the service. More...

County Voters To Display Photo ID

County to do “dry run” of new photo identification law during April 24 primary

A new state law will require voters to show proper photo identification prior to voting in each election, sending some registered voters to local driver’s license centers in order to fulfill the law’s new requirements. More...

SF Accepts Teacher Retirements

To eliminate Bus #14 route

Southern Fulton School District Superintendent Kendra Trail informed her board of directors last Tuesday evening that a lot of experience will be walking out the door when three longtime teachers retire at the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year. More...

Peck Scheduled For Sentencing

Pleads guilty to drug delivery

A McConnellsburg area man waived mandatory arraignment last Tuesday as a result of drug charges filed in late February by an undercover Pennsylvania State Police officer. More...

Schmidt Community Trust Presents Grants

Clyde Bookheimer of the Arthur and Ruth Schmidt Community Trust Committee presents a check for $15,000 to Fulton County Food Basket representatives Susan Cubbage and William Hines, center, as a porti More...

Obituaries

Marvin R. Byers

Rockhill Furnace, 61

Marvin R. Byers, 61, Rockhill Furnace, died at 3:55 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Born January 22, 1951, at Rockhill Furnace, he was a son of the late Radford and Blanche (Wible) Byers. More...

Marie J. Collis

Hagerstown, 82

Marie J. Collis, 82, Hagerstown, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at her residence. Born on August 27, 1929, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Elzie D. and Ada J. Martin Shackleford. More...

Norris C. Hindle

McConnellsburg, 68

Norris Cecil Hindle, 68, McConnellsburg,and formerly of St. Mary’s County and Charles County, Md., died at 3:55 a.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. More...

From Days Gone By

20 Years Ago

From The Files of March 26, 1992

’92 Spring is officially here and has mostly been marked by two of the season’s heaviest snowfalls in the county. Although, with moderating temperatures, the snow won’t stick around for long. More...

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 1, 1982

’82 Michael Betts, son of Ray Bets and Susan Dahlgren, had a grandstand view of the launching of the space shuttle at Cape Canaveral last Monday. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 13, 1972

’72 More...

Police Reports

Attempted Burglary In McConnellsburg

Burglars targeted Budget Auto and Truck Repair Center at 337 Buchanan Trail, McConnellsburg, between 4 p.m. on March 20 and 8 a.m. on March 21, state police said. More...

BBs Shot

BBs were shot at the baseball field press box at McConnellsburg High School, damaging a window and siding between 6:30 p.m. on March 19 and 3 p.m. on March 21. Damage totals $400 in the criminal mischief. More...

Vehicle Spraypainted

A green GMC Suburban was sprayed with blue paint on the right rear portion of the vehicle as well as the passenger side, according to state police. More...

Entertainment

New Safety Course Offered For Motorcycle Riding Season

With spring’s arrival, PennDOT reminds motorcyclists of all skill levels that Pennsylvania residents with a motorcycle license or permit can enroll in a free course to enhance their riding skills through the 2012 Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety More...

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) Recruitment

TAP is a Federal Advisory Committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies taxpayers’ issues and makes suggestions for improving IRS customer service and satisfaction. More...

Hershey Receives FFA Jacket From Farm Bureau

McConnellsburg FFA member Sidonna Hershey was presented with her very own FFA jacket by Fulton County Farm Bureau President Marlin Lynch last week. Farm Bureau member Denny Seville donated the money for the jacket. More...

Features

Oldest U.S. Natural History Museum Offers Rare Peek

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Academy of Natural Sciences has never been one to brag. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week: Jamie L. Knepper, 34, Mc- Connellsburg, and Jessica Ann Kelly, 28, McConnellsburg. More...

FR Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

Forbes Road Lions Club will hold its Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Lions Park, conditions permitting. In case of inclement weather or muddy grounds, the event will take place in Forbes Road High School gym. More...

Area Students Receive DAR Awards

Franklin County Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution presented Good Citizen awards to seniors from six area high schools from Franklin and Fulton counties at its February 11 luncheon at Toll Gate restaurant. More...