April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Strawberry Festival Set For June 14, 15

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is planning the 23rd annual Strawberry Festival for June 14 and 15. Activities are scheduled to get under way at 10 a.m. on both days. More...

Local & State

Money Raised For Homes For Our Troops

A basket bingo planned and held at the McConnellsburg VFW by McConnellsburg High School students Bethany Lane and Courtney Miner has raised more than $4,000 for Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit 501( More...

Options Investigated For County Retirement Fund

Keeping their options open, the Fulton County commissioners continued talks this week with companies interested in managing the county’s retirement fund. More...

Social Media Give Police A Tool To Fight Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Most people post what they ate for lunch, brag about their kids or lament a slow workday on their Facebook status. Omar Woods of Kensington confessed a crime: “I'm on da run for 3 attemed (sic) murders.” More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 8, 1993 ’93 More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week's Memory Jogger, submitted by the Fulton County Historical Society Library, shows an ox team with a dozen people in front of the Daniel McConnell house and adjoining marble tombstone shop o More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Malachi Gress, April 15; Sally Gress, 81 on April 17; Sally Sowers, April 17; Joseph Beidler, April 15; More...

Hustontown

We couldn’t ask for a nicer weekend weatherwise.The beauty of spring flowers and everything are showing those beautiful colors. We sometimes don’t take time to notice the Master’s work. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Girls Softball Fannett-Metal 3 Southern Fulton 2 More...

Racing Roundup

The weather seems to finally be changing and all area tracks were able to get theirracing programs in over the weekend. More...

Church News

Mary Lou Eisenhower Inspires Singers

THE MERCERSBURG JOURNAL Musical powerhouse Mary Lou Eisenhower inspires professional and amateur singers alike each week in her role as the rehearsal director for the sopranos and altos of the Mercersburg Area Community Chorus. More...

AREA CHURCH SERVICES

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Sidewalk Near Giant Food Tops Council Agenda

Variance granted to VFW, post office parking discussed

McConnellsburg Borough Council revisited a sidewalk problem, granted a variance to move a business into a vacant lot on Poplar Street and heard a request from a local attorney to designate limited parking for post office customers. More...

Trout Season Opens Sat.

Cowans Gap to be stocked Friday

Whether your hook is threaded with a nightcrawler, a hunk of cheddar cheese or even a live cricket, you’re sure to reel in something Saturday when trout season opens here in Fulton County. More...

Bootcamp Whipping Young Minds Into Shape

Forbes Road hosts county’s only PSSA bootcamp

Putting his head together with his teammates, fourth-grader Riley Black blurted out, “science fiction” in response to Jeopardy questions that delved into author’s purpose, fact or opinion, genres, poetry and simile and metaphors. More...

Fourth-grade students

Fourth-grade students, left to right, Payton Kendall, Dylan Taylor, Faith Suders and Riley Black put their heads together to answer a question during last Thursday's Jeopardy competition held as part More...

Obituaries

Betty J. Dick

Big Cove Tannery, 90

Betty J. Dick, 90, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa. formerly of Roaring Spring, died peacefully Friday morning at the home of her grandson, Tony, in Hagerstown, Md. She was born near Knobsville, Fulton County, Pa., the daughter of the late D. Wilbert and M. More...

George R. Foor

Shirleysburg, 87

George R. Foor, 87, formerly of Shirleysburg, and most recently of Harrisonville, Fulton County, died Friday morning, March 29, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born June 22, 1925, in Six Mile Run, he was the son of the late Harry and Della Foor. More...

Edward L. Henson

Hancock, 66

Edward L. Henson, 66, Hancock, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born April 17, 1946, in Pole Cat Hollow, Big Pool, Md., he was the son of the late Woodrow W. and Ruth Louisa Mills Henson. More...

Letters

Longtime Vet Here Says Goodbye, Welcomes New Vet

To The Editor: This letter serves as both a goodbye after 22 years and an introduction. We want to thank you for allowing us the privilege of being part of your families and entrusting us with the care of your beloved pets. More...

Why A House In Webster Mills, Fulton County, Pa.?

To The Editor: As we come upon April, I am forever reminded of a day back in April of 2009, when but one key was placed in my hand ... the key to a beautiful, old home in Webster Mills, Pa. More...

Rural Roads Safety Week April 14-20

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Police Reports

Man Accused Of Assault

A 33-year- old McConnellsburg man has been accused of simple assault in connection with an incident on the 400 block of Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg. More...

Two Cited For Harassment

Two Needmore residents face charges of harassment following a domestic dispute at 2053 Blairs Hill Road on Thursday, April 4. More...

Harassment Reported

Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg investigated a case of harassment that occurred at 423 Woodside Drive in Ayr Township. More...

Entertainment

District 5 Scholarship Program Winners Announced

During the past seven years, the District 5 Athletic Director’s Association has awarded 28 total scholarships, totaling $21,000, to deserving District 5 student athletes. More...

Path Valley Speedway Results

April 6, 2013 600 Sprints: 1. Jim Young (Johnstown), 2. Steve Whary, 3. Mike Duncan, 4. Brett Cronrath, 5. Todd Hoover, 6. Devin Beidel, 7. Timmie Barrick, 8. Ben Houtz, 9. Hannah Riser, 10, J.D. Harman, 11. Anthony Foor, 12. Troy Rhome, 13. More...

Safety On Highways Event

Fulton County Farm Bureau is holding “Safety On Our Highways” event Thursday, April 18, at 9:30 a.m. at Johnston Farms, 800 Back Run Road, McConnellsburg. More...