March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Boro Council Sets Spring Cleanup Day

Bulky items to be picked up April 5

McConnellsburg Borough Council members set Friday, April 5 for their spring cleanup day this year. Borough citizens are reminded to place items curbside on Thursday evening for pickup on Friday morning. More...

Local & State

How Technology Is Making Books More Engrossing For Readers

Are you reading less than you used to? You’re not alone. Between our smartphones, endless cable channels and all those other forms of modern entertainment, it’s no wonder book-reading is on the decline amongst American adults. More...

4-Time Champion Jeff King Takes Lead In Iditarod

ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Another former champion has taken the lead in 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. More...

FCMC Dinner Auction Brings In $29,000

Fulton County Medical Center Foundation Auction Committee is pleased to announce its annual dinner auction brought in nearly $29,000. It was quite a night. Once again the combo of Helen Overly and Lyle Reed made for an exciting evening. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 11, 1993 ’93 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Peggy Reed, March 17; Inez Eddy and Brian Cornell, March 18; Shane Richards, March 14; Bob and Ronnie Keefer, March 21; Jim Chamberlain and Ruth Reeder, March 19; Mary Plessinger and Patty Hershey, March 18; Kelsey Barclay, 20 on M More...

Hustontown

The weekend presented us with another beautiful one. Spring is fast approaching. Hustontown Fire Co. will hold its spring banquet Saturday, March 16, for members and guests at 6 p.m. More...

MES Character Counts Students Named

McConnellsburg Elementary School is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts so each month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Dustin Faith and Kellina Shives of McConnellsburg, announce the birth of a daughter, Raelyn Nichole Faith, March 9, 2013, at 1:45 p.m., at Waynesboro Hospital. She was delivered by Rosie Klinepeter. More...

Long – Black United

Serena Marie Black and Dustin Lee Long were united in marriage March 1, 2013. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Rev. Phillip M. Zook, pastor of the church the family attends. More...

Birth Announced

Kelssey Park of Three Springs is proud to announce the birth of her son, Kaesyn Thane Park, February 11, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Andy and Kar Park of Three Springs. More...

State Health Center Could Close Here

Office would be consolidated with Bedford County

NEWS EDITOR The doors of the state health center in McConnellsburg could be closing in the near future if a consolidation or “modernization” plan goes through as proposed in Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget outline. More...

Public Meeting Set For Wells Tannery Post Office

Patrons urged to send in surveys on future services

NEWS EDITOR Residents of Wells Tannery are being urged to attend a public meeting scheduled by the United States Postal Service for next month. More...

Obituaries

Donald R. Long Harrisonville, 71

Donald R. Long, 71, Harrisonville, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Culpeper Regional Hospital in Culpepper, Va. He was born December 22, 1941, in Dublin Mills, the son of the late Raymond and Irene (Bishop) Long. More...

R. Weldon Schline Warfordsburg, 92

R. Weldon Schline, 92, formerly of Warfordsburg, died Tuesday March 5, 2013, at Woodland Retirement Center, Orbisonia, Pa. Born March 19, 1920, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late William H. and Mary C. Dentz Schline. More...

Mary L. Coffman Desert Hot Springs, Calif., 61

Mary Louise Coffman, 61, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., died of cancer, Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Desert Hot Springs. She was born December 31, 1951, the daughter of Frank Dean Sr. and Jessie Dean of Connellsville, Pa. More...

Letters

Ask Eichelberger To Support SB400

To the Editor, A study showing that Pennsylvania can save billions of dollars by adopting a one payer system for healthcare has been completed. Anyone can read the study for themselves at the Web site Healthcare4allPA.org. More...

Praise For Forbes Road’s “Wizard Of Oz”

To The Editor: Kudos to the students, staff, orchestra, set builders, director and all who, in any way, were involved in producing and implementing a great musical. More...

Sports

SF Lady Indians Win First Round Of States

Southern Fulton 63 Juniata Valley 30 More...

Racing Roundup

Two more drivers added their names to the win column so far in 410 Sprint car competition this season in central Pennsylvania. More...