April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Forbes Road Names New Superintendent

Mark Loucks hired to replace Foster

During a special board meeting last Monday evening, the Forbes Road School District’s Board of Directors hired Mark Loucks as its new superintendent to replace Fred Foster, who is leaving the district this month. More...

Local & State

Rare Spring Snow Covers Mountains

A spring nor’easter Sunday and Monday dumped a foot or more of snow and left thousands of people without power in parts of Pennsylvania and New York state. More...

Szwydek 5K Event Held Saturday

Event raises over $6,500 for annual Arlington trip

Just when the organizers of the third annual Szwydek 5K run/walk thought their event couldn’t be any more successful, the community rallied to raise more than $6,500 during the recent race. More...

Fundraiser Scheduled To Benefit GSD Research

Two children in county affected by glycogen storage disease

When Jacob Hershey was preparing to enter kindergarten at Mc- Connellsburg Elementary, he began suffering some une xpected medical issues. More...

Letters

ACS Thanks Its Volunteers

To The Editor: American Cancer Society volunteers are vital members of our mission to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays! More...

Thanks To Supporters Of Semper Fi Memorial 5K

To The Editor: More...

Police Reports

Judge Meyers Presides Over April 17 Court Session

Judge Shawn D. Meyers of the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 17. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Track McConnellsburg Participates In Invitational More...

Burkholder Wins First At Path Valley

One driver claimed his first win ever at Path Valley Speedway Friday night, while three others continued their early season hot streaks. More...

Bags First Turkey

Jessica Stallman, McConnellsburg, bagged her first turkey opening day of the junior season. She is the daughter of Scott and Mindy Stallman. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RELIGION Revival Revival services will be held May 3, 4 and 5, at Independent Bible Church, Stoneybreak Road, Warfordsburg. Speaker will be Pastor William Swope. Music will be held May 4 and 5 by the Old Fashion Gospel Singers. More...

Family

Library News

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes “The Odds” by Stewart O’Nan (large print), “The Dressmaker” by Kate Alcott (large print), “The Boy in the Suitcase” by Lene Kaaberbol, “Beastly Things&rdquo More...

Senior Center Holds Mic Night

Warfordsburg Senior Center attracted Nashville recording star Elaine Auther who came to play and sing at Warfordsburg Senior Center Mic Night April 14. There was plenty of dancing, singing and food for everyone to enjoy. More...

Penn State ‘Breaks Ground’ On New Ice Hockey Arena

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – The groundbreaking ceremony for Penn State's new ice hockey arena looked at times like a celebration for a sport other than hockey. More...

Voter Turnout Light At Tuesday Primary Election

Romney gets nod from local Republicans

With fewer than one-third of the state’s registered Democrats and Republicans expected to turn out at the polls Tuesday, Fulton County recorded slightly higher voter participation numbers here in this presidential spring election. More...

Leese Is Historian Of The Year

Benefit dinner, auction to be held as jailhouse fundraiser

The Fulton County Historical Society made quick work of its meeting agenda Thursday night, but it was with a great amount of fanfare that McConnellsburg area resident Gene Leese was presented the illustrious Historian of Year Award. More...

Obituaries

Reed Cromer Chambersburg, 78

Reed “Bud” Cromer, 78 of Chambersburg, passed away in York Hospital on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Born in Ft. Littleton, May 24, 1933, he was the son of the late Robert Bruce and Estelle Wible Cromer. A U. S. More...

Judge John W. Keller Waynesboro, 85

Judge John W. Keller, 85, Waynesboro, died peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2012. He had been residing at Penn Hall in Chambersburg, and was critically ill for several weeks. More...

Ernest H. Sipes Hancock, 89

Ernest Henry Sipes, 89, Hancock, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at VA Medical Center Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born March 9, 1923, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., he was the son of the late George B. and Mary E. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 23, 1992 ’92 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Helping Polly Richards celebrate her 91st birthday at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 18, at her home were her husband, K. More...

Hustontown

The weekend weather sort of turned ugly, but we need the rain. It has decided we are not done with winter yet, so we have snow. We extend our sympathy to the family and relatives of evelyn Hann, who passed away last week. More...

Maddensville

Birthday wishes this week to Mindy Anderson, Gary Greenland, Joe Horton, Jody Hann, Gordon Locke, Raylene Russell, Justin Park, Jen Heaster, Amanda Steach, Barb Frehn, A.J. Souders, Tammy Anderson and Angie Centi. More...

Entertainment

Great Cove Golf News

Craig Paylor shot a 34 to take the individual low gross win in Great Cove Men’s League play last Thursday evening. His uncle and veteran golfer, Carl Paylor, snared individual low net with a score of 28. More...

Police: Blind Woman’s Dog Alerts Police To Attack

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police say an intruder attacked a blind woman inside her home before her guide dog alerted police. More...

Shippensburg University Study Council Recognizes Exemplary Programs

At the 25th annual Exemplary Program presentations and awards luncheon Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Dr. More...

Church News

FCMC Long- Term Care Recognized For Depression Study

Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care in McConnellsburg is among 40 nursing homes that will be recognized for their participation in the Pennsylvania Depression Management Collaborative at the Pennsylvania Capitol on Wednesday, May 9. More...

Jehovah’s Witnesses Attend Special Assembly Day

“Doing God’s will has to be our priority!” That was the determination expressed by Jehovah’s Witnesses locally after attending a daylong seminar at the Christian Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Grantville, Pa., e More...

Beta Sigma Phi News

The sisters of Xi Eta Lambda, McConnellsburg Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi were quite active over the winter months. On January 6, the sisters and their husbands enjoyed food, fun and games during Envoy Evening. More...