May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

SF Proposes No Increase In Taxes

Reduces band director to half-time

While district taxpayers will undoubtedly be delighted at the Southern Fulton School Board’s proposal to keep the real estate tax rate at its current level, some may be equally dismayed at its decision to reduce expenses by making several emplo More...

Local & State

VFW Essay Contest Winners

McConnellsburg VFW recognized five McConnellsburg Middle School students in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest. More...

County Opens Jailhouse Renovation Bids

Bids on electric, general construction tabled for review

Having received multiple bids for work that would mark the completion of ongoing renovations of the county jailhouse, the Fulton County commissioners turned over the pertinent documentation to the project architect and solicitor for additional review More...

East Broad Top Trains Won’t Run In 2012

Rockhill Trolley Museum stays open; historic streetcars still operating

To the dismay of train enthusiasts and local residents, officials at the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Co. announced Friday morning they will be ceasing operation of their steam-powered trains for the 2012 season. More...

Letters

Eichelberger’s View On The Role Of Government Does Not Allow For Healthcare For All

To The Editor: Sen. Eichelberger held a town hill meeting on May 17 at Needmore Firehall that I attended. More...

Fed Up With Republican Legislators’ Stance On Taxes, Spending

To The Editor: I’m sick of hearing Pennsylvania’s Republican legislators brag that they haven’t raised taxes and rant about cutting spending. More...

What Was Politically Correct Is Not Anymore

To The Editor: C’mon, c’mon, c’mon!! You just gotta be asking yourself, “What the Sam Hill is this country coming to?” Now! Don’t you?! Everything is upside down and backwards! More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Needmore Man Charged With DUI A 25-year-old Needmore man faces charges of driving under the influence following a crash along Possum Hollow Road over the weekend. More...

Entertainment

Ott Continues Early Season Roll

Path Valley Speedway

Jeremy Ott has started the 2012 season at Path Valley with perfection, winning all five races he has entered, three in the 4- Cylinder Thunder Cars and two in the Mini Stocks. More...

Racing Roundup

Lance Dewease kept his winning streak alive at Williams Grove Speedway with his Friday night win. His first 410 sprint car win of the year made it 21 straight seasons that he has won at the Grove. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES Memorial Day Services The annual Memorial Day services for Buck Valley will be held Sunday, May 27 at the Christian Church at 9 a.m. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Michael Lee Hinckle and Jennife Lee Hinckle of Orlando, Fla., wish to announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Lee Hinckle, on April 29, 2012. Wyatt weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Plenty Of Debate At Eichelberger Town Meeting

Residents talk school consolidation, savings ideas

Even though only 17 people were on hand for last Thursday’s town meeting hosted by Sen. John Eichelberger Jr., there was plenty of debate and even more ideas proposed by residents on how to save money on both a state and local level. More...

Memorial Day Services Set

Observances at Union Cemetery, courthouse, elsewhere

A chaplain with the U.S. Army is scheduled to give the memorial address at a 10 a.m. Memorial Day observance this Monday at Union Cemetery in Ayr Township. More...

Fireman’s Parade Set For June 9

MVFC also plans car show for Strawberry Festival

Due to the efforts and planning of the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., a new event has been added to the schedule of events for the annual Strawberry Festival headed by the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. More...

Obituaries

Homer L. Ansell Fort Littleton, 79

Homer Lewis Ansell, 79, Fort Littleton, died at 7:25 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at his home in Dublin Township, Fulton County. More...

Harry F. Fischer Hedgesville, W.Va., 79

Harry Frederick Fischer, 79, Hedgesville, W.Va., died Friday, May 18, 2012, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg. Born February 5, 1933, in Hazelton, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry William and Edith Elizabeth Kilmore Fischer. More...

Nancy L. Horne Orlando, Fla., 66

Nancy L. Horne, 66, Orlando, Fla., died at 6:05 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. Born March 19, 1946, in Wells Tannery, she was the daughter of Harry K. “Fiddle” Johnson and the late Wilma L. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of May 21, 1992 ’92 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Betty Strait, May 16; Kathleen Zimmerman, May 21; Paul L. More...

Hustontown

We had a beautiful weekend and then the rain arrived. High temperatures are predicted for later in the week. Some folks spent Sunday at the home of Bobbie and Pam Plante and sons in Urban, Md. More...

Sports

Local Athletes Place At District Track

McConnellsburg, SF Athletes Medal At District Competition McConnellsburg and Southern Fulton had several athletes not only participate at last Wednesday’s District 5 track and field championships but medal in their specialty areas. More...

Little League Results

Yankees 9 A’s 5Winning pitcher wasBrycen Hohman. Home runsby Hohman (Yankees) andTanner Baughman (A’s).Pirates 9 Yankees 8Winning pitcher was Colby Maun. Home run by Brandon Johnson (Pirates).Braves 17 Royals 10 More...

High School Sports

Baseball PLAY-IN GAME McConnellsburg 14 Salisbury 3 More...

Church News

Worship Services Return To Cowans Gap And Grist Mill

The Chaplains in the Parks ministry of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches will host a Memorial Day Prayer Breakfast, on Monday, May 28, at the Burnt Cabins Grist Mill pavilion. More...

Good News Camp Accepting Applications

Good News Camp is accepting camper applications from children who have finished kindergarten through and including grade six. Camp activities include Bible lessons, crafts, missions, singing and recreation. The cost is $20 per child for the week. More...

Special Services

The Masters will perform at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 10987 Little Cove Rd., Mercersburg, Sunday June 3, 2012. They will provide special music, sponsored by the Mt. More...