December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Hess Named Transportation Chairman

As the 2013-14 session of the House of Representatives begins, longtime House Transportation Committee member Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon) has been named majority chairman of that committee by House Speaker-Designate Rep. More...

Local & State

WIN To Hold Women’s Event

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, a very unique women’s event, titled “Eat Sleep Run Grow ... Redefining Ourselves as Women,” will captivate the attention of Chambersburg and the surrounding areas. More...

Turnpike Work To Resume In Western Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A planned 13-mile extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the southwestern corner of the state is back on the front burner, officials said Friday More...

Pa. Gun Sales Brisk Following Conn. Shootings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvanians are lining up to buy firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school massacre, but dealers say gun owners were already anxious over the potential for a gun-control crackdown. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 24, 1992 ’92 More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Ruth Reeder of McConnellsburg, was taken at a family gathering in 1980 and pictures cousins Ben Basler, John Kelso and Brett Cornelius, and, standing in More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

McConnellsburg Woman Charged With Perjury A 34-year-old McConnellsburg faces charges of false swearing and perjury following a criminal matter in the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

Northern Bedford 37 McConnellsburg 25 More...

Boys Basketball

Northern Bedford 88 Forbes Road 62 More...

Features

Healthy New Year’s Resolution Ideas For Kids

If eating healthier and getting more exercise tops your New Year’s resolution list, consider extending these worthwhile goals to the whole family. More...

Church News

Tireless Metro Caroler Annoys Some Passengers

WASHINGTON (AP) – On a crowded morning train on Metro’s Orange Line, Fisher Yang, 50, of Centreville, gets his share of jeers, eye rolls and smiles. More...

Presented 25-Year Service Award

Verda Schue-Hockensmith, left, Timber Ridge Road, Fulton County, recently was presented a certificate of 25 years of service to the Ye Towne of Bath DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) chapter More...

Ebenezer Church Donates To Food Basket

Ebenezer United Methodist Church Sunday School treasurer Bob Paruch presents a check for $1,100 to Susan Cubbage of the Fulton County Food Basket to be used to help local families in need. More...

Ayr Adopts 2013 Budget

Approves plans for new PSP barracks in business park

The Ayr Township supervisors adopted a 2013 budget and gave final approval to plans to build a new Pennsylvania State Police barracks in the Fulton County Business Park at their regular meeting held on Friday evening. More...

VFW Gives Back To Community

More than $76,000 donated in 2012

It’s always better to give than receive, or so the saying goes. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy V. Everetts

Mercersburg, 71 Dorothy V. Everetts, 71, Mercersburg, died at 2:40 p.m., December 17, 2012, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg. Born November 12, 1941, at Mercersburg, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Emma Zeger Everetts. More...

Steve Lashinsky

Wood, Pa., 74 Steve Lashinsky, 74, Wood, Pa., died Friday, December 14, 2012, at Altoona Regional Hospital. His death was unexpected. He was born in Wood, Pa., July 13, 1938, a son of the late Eva (Warholic) and Wasco Lashinsky. More...

Lark. B Helman

McConnellsburg, 62 Lark Beth Mahealani Helman, 62, McConnellsburg, died Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, Pa. She was born March 17, 1950, in Hilo, Hawaii, the daughter of the late Lawrence P. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Cole Plessinger, December 29; Sue Nesbitt, December 31; Grover Plessinger and Cindy Bivens, December 31; Janet Souders, January 4; William Eston Alexander, 2 on January More...

Holiday Foliage Shelf Life

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) – Schlumbergera, mumbergera. Most recipients would take a Christmas cactus (genus Schlumbergera) and hide it away in the corner wrapped in forgotten red or green foil. More...

Pa. Reactor Shut Down For Second Time In Week

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) – A nuclear reactor at a Pennsylvania power plant has had to be shut down for the second time in a week. The U.S. More...

Entertainment

Eberly Elected President Of Statewide Builders Association

Larry Eberly, owner of Larry Eberly Builder, Greencastle, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Builders Association. PBA is the voice of the home building industry in Pennsylvania. More...

Grove Worldwide Donates To Food Basket

Bob Smith and Philip Oakman, representatives from Grove Worldwide Shady Grove, Pa., present a donation of 70 turkeys to Susan Cubbage, manager of the Fulton County Food Basket. More...

Tips To Make Your New Year’s Celebration Sparkle

No matter if you are throwing a New Year’s party or attending one, nobody wants an evening that’s dull or routine. More...

Family

SFHS Holds Student Fashion Show

On Tuesday, December 19, students from Southern Fulton High School 3-dimensional art studio class held their second annual student fashion show. More...

MES Character Counts Students Announced

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its Character Education Program this year. It is believed that character counts, so every month a different character trait will be promoted. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK December 17 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1360- 1500 lbs., $124.50 to $16; choice 2-3, 1338-1570 lbs., $118 to $122; select 2-3, 1016-1246 lbs., $110 to $116. More...