December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Local & State

Schmidt Trust Awards $21,000 To Better Days Animal League

A $21,000 award was presented to Better Days Animal League (BDAL) last Wednesday by trustees of the Arthur and Ruth Schmidt Community Trust at the league’s spay/neuter clinic in the former Medical Center facility at Penn’s Village Shoppin More...

County Attends To Routine Business

Signs contracts for ongoing renovation projects

NEWS EDITOR The Fulton County commissioners attended to routine business the last two weeks, signing multiple contracts associated with ongoing construction and renovation of buildings and hearing about projects elsewhere in the county. More...

How To Talk To Your Kids About Mass Shooting

ASSOCIATED PRESS The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 17, 1992 ’92 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Rape Investigation Ongoing Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are continuing their investigation into a rape that occurred during the early morning hours in Mc- Connellsburg Borough Friday. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball Tussey Mountain 76 Southern Fulton 75 More...

Racing Roudup

As we approach the holiday season, I’d like to wish each and every one of my readers a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed Christmas, New Year’s

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25, for Christmas and Tuesday, Jan. More...

Features

Planning The Holiday Meal

Perhaps the most anticipated aspect of the holiday season is the lavish holiday meal. Many people look forward to the food just as much as they look forward to the festivities. More...

Holiday Nutcrackers Expanding Their Ranks

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) – The gang’s all here: the football fan, the chef, the teacher and the skier. And there's the Nutcracker prince from E.T.A. Hoffmann's classic Christmas story, who inspired them all. More...

Great Ways To Make Your Holiday Party Beautiful

The holiday season is the most festive time of year, from singing in the streets to gatherings with friends and family. More...

Church News

Christmas Services

All are welcome to attend Christmas Eve services at Dublin Mills Community Church Monday, December 24, at 7 p.m. Featured will be a children’s program, choir specials, congregational singing and a candlelight serivce. More...

Yummy Holiday Baking Ideas

The holidays are all about tradition, and there’s no better way to evoke the spirit of the season in your holiday baking than by highlighting every crowd’s favorite flavor – vanilla. More...

PTSO Sponsors Santa’s Workshop For Kids

Central Fulton PTSO sponsored a Santa’s Workshop for the students. Not a fundraiser, the workshop was held for the students of Central Fulton to have a chance to shop for loved ones. More...

Area Officials Respond To Sandy Hook Aftermath

PSP increasing patrol around schools

NEWS EDITOR Last Friday morning’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults has left many with unanswered questions and others with tension and apprehension in sending their children ba More...

Veterans Get Opportunity To Revisit Great Outdoors

Mason-Dixon chapter of Safari Club International host hunting trips for Wounded Warriors

NEWS EDITOR Santa Claus has been checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice this year. More...

Obituaries

In Memory

FLETCHER In memory of Dad, Vearl Fletcher, who passed away December 18, 2009, on Friday night of the third Advent week: The year’s shortest day and longest night. This is the day we have more hours of darkness then of daylight. More...

Bernadine E. Black York, Pa., 90

Bernadine E. Black, 90, died at ManorCare Nursing Home in York, Pa., Saturday, December 15, 2012,. She was formerly from Waterfall. She was born April 7, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Joseph A. and Julia M. Roffman Piert. More...

Anna M. Dunmire Mount Union, 82

Anna Marie (White) Dunmire, 82, Mount Union, died at 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College. She was born September 5, 1930, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Chauncey J. and Anna F. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Betty Cutchall, 86 on December 27; Trinity Hege, December 23; Trudy Wible, December 25; Betty Sheffield, December 27; Peggy Headley and Rhoda Woodal, December 23; Kara Shives, December 26; Mary K. More...

Hustontown

The hunting season is over, now it’s time to get ready for that special holiday of the year that everyone looks forward to. We really should look foward to it when we take time to realize what it is all about. More...

Graduates From Training

Army Reserve Pvt. Brian M. Stanley has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. More...

Entertainment

FR Students Of The Month

Pictured above are Forbes Road December Students of the Month. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

CHRISTMAS SERVICES Christmas Eve Service All are welcome to attend Christmas Eve services at Dublin Mills Community Church Monday, December 24, at 7 p.m. More...

Family

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...

Bastrop Students Help Do Holiday Ornament

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN BASTROP, Texas (AP) – Giggling, chatting, bouncing and full of energy, Mayra Robles, Krystien Love, Hannah Riesinger and Kylie Bartsch are imaginative, creative, quirky and fun. More...

Charlie Brown Tree Is Central Pa. Town Tradition

THE SENTINEL CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – Linus said it best in “A Charlie Brown Christmas:” “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. ... More...