June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ayr Twp. Awards Paving Bid

P&W submits low bid

Ayr Township supervisors awarded a paving bid to P&W Excavating at their regular meeting last Monday evening. The supervisors received three bids for paving approximately one-half mile on Laurel Ridge Road and one-half mile on Corner Road. More...

Cadets Receive Rifle Range Instruction

The 2013 Class of Camp Cadets reported for rifle range instruction on Monday, their first full day of camping at Camp Sinoquipe. Trooper Gary Hibner (above) instructed the cadets. More...

Local & State

Tea Shop To Advocate For Meadow Grounds Lake During Strawberry Festival

Folks will be flocking to Mc- Connellsburg June 14 and 15 for all the fun/food events one associates with a Strawberry Festival, but Tickle Your Fancy Gifts and Tea will have an altogether different agenda. More...

Some Older Farmers Increasingly Reluctant To Part With Land

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – Ken and Evelyn Probst own a 125- acre farm in Drumore Township. They’ve been offered more than $15,000 an acre for it. They’re in their late 70s, and they’re not actively farming anymore. More...

County Tackles Tuesday Agenda

The Fulton County commissioners worked through their agenda Tuesday before travelling to Sinoquipe Scout Reservation to dine with organizers and participants of the annual Fulton County Camp Cadet. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 3, 1993 ’93 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Out-of-town family attending a 90th birthday celebration for Maggie Riggs Friday and Saturday at daughter Lindsay and son-in-law Lex Mellott’s home near Needmore were son Bobby Riggs, wife Colette and daughter Katie, New Orleans, La.; granddaug More...

Hustontown

Again we had a beautiful weekend. Hope everyone could get out and enjoy it. Quite a few folks from Fulton County attended the wedding of Shawn and Sue Berkstresser at West Sunberry. We send best wishes to them. More...

Entertainment

“Smoke On The Mountain” To Be Presented

The musical comedy “Smoke on the Mountain” is set to thrill audiences June 7, 8 and 9. Take a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1938 as the hilarious Sanders Family Singers share an evening of story and song at Mt. More...

Features

SF Graduates 68

Awards, scholarships given out last Thursday

Sixty-eight members of Southern Fulton Junior/ Senior High School’s Class of 2013 were awarded diplomas last Thursday night during commencement ceremonies that also saw a large number of students taking home full and partial college scholarship More...

FCCCS Holds Commencement

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS More...

FR Seniors’ “Memories Are Forever With Us”

School graduates 25 last Friday evening

Following the motto, “Our lives are before us. Our past is behind us. More...

Church News

New Beginnings Youth Group Makes Donation To P.O.W.E.R

The New Beginnings Youth Group (NBYG) of the Evangel Assembly of God in McConnellsburg makes the first donation of $200 to the newly formed parent support group: P.O.W.E.R, Parents Offering Wisdom Education and Release. More...

AREA CHURCH SERVICES

Amaranth Church of the Brethren, FreemanSnair, Pastor.Sunday School service at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10:30 a.m.Amberson United Methodist Church, Pastor Ed Sharpe.Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. -10:45 a.m.; More...

Public Urged To Attend Pike2Bike Meetings

Public meeting here set for June 12

There has been a renewed interest by local officials in recent months for possible improvements of the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike that spans portions of both Fulton and Bedford counties. More...

Family Shares Firsthand Tale Of Cruise Ship Fire

Scamardella family were aboard Grandeur of the Seas

“It was exciting, not just in the way we had hoped,” McConnellsburg resident Sheila Scamardella said of her family’s recent adventure aboard the Grandeur of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship that caught fire en r More...

Employment Remains Stagnant

County ranked 56 out of 67 in April

Preliminary unemployment data for April released last week shows Fulton County’s employment is stagnant and continues to fluctuate less than a percentage point most months. More...

Obituaries

Franklin R. Fleming

Needmore, 89

Franklin Ray Fleming, 89, Needmore, died at his home Friday, May 31, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Jean. They were married in Elkton, Md., on November 27, 1970. More...

Olive M. Heinbaugh

Williamsport, Md., 91

Olive Mae (Unger) Heinbaugh, 91, Williamsport, Md., died peacefully Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Williamsport Retirement Village, Williamsport, Md., where she had been a resident for the last 18 months. More...

Pearle L. Heuston

Albuquerque, N. M., 94

Pearle Louise Detwiler Heuston 94, Alburquerque, New Mexico, died Friday, May 31, 2013, in Albuquerque, at the home of her son, Gregory David Heuston, and wife Brenda Campbell. More...

Letters

Legion, VFW Owe SAL An Apology

To The Editor: I’m writing about last week’s Memorial Day service at Union Cemetery and in McConnellsburg. The paper said that Monte Rasp laid a memorial wreath for SAL (Sons of the Legion). This isn’t so. More...

Recommends Book For Patriotic Americans

To The Editor: There is a book just recently published that I think all patriotic Americans should read. It was written by Glenn Beck and entitled “Exposing The Truth About Guns.” More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Baby’s Death Investigated Pennsylvania State Police and the Fulton County Coroner’s Office investigated the death of a newborn baby over the weekend. More...

Sports

Rasp Wins At Path Valley

Steve Bailor has been struggling with an engine issue all of 2013. The team had replaced everything except the engine itself. Last week they finally found the problem, made the correction, and did it ever show on Friday night. More...

Welsh Makes Mission Trip To Argentina

Deb Welsh recenlty returned from a mission trip to Cordoba and San Francisco, Argentina. She travelled with the Messiah College field hockey team. More...

Racing Roundup

The fifth annual Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek kicked off Friday night at Potomac Speedway where Vic Coffey scored the 40-lap Late Model win over Kenny Moreland, Dan Stone, Jason Covert and Kenny Pettyjohn. More...

Family

Celebrates Fifth

Caleigh Kay Marie Clark celebrated her fifth birthday on May 5, 2013. Her proud parents are Donna and Gary Clark Jr. of Three Springs. She has two sisters: Cassie and Kristin, and also has a brother, Joshua, who is in heaven. More...

Cards Of Thanks

CHAMBERLAIN The family of James Chamberlain would like to thank everyone for all the cards, phone calls, food, flowers, visits and prayers during the loss of our loved one. More...

Celebrates First

Carrie Guyer celebrated her first birthday on May 25, 2013. Her parents are Bill and Bridget Guyer of Breezewood. She has a brother, William Jr., and a sister, Wendi. More...