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Library Receives Literacy Grant

Summer reading program kicks off Friday

Preparations for the kickoff of the Fulton County Library’s summer reading program may be dwindling, but enthusiasm for the program by library officials and participants is reaching an all-time high. More...

Local & State

Kids DiscoverE Camps A Perfect Summer Activity

Children’s mini-camps to be held at Cowans Gap State Park

Before kids start singing the summertime blues, parents can stave off pleas of “there’s nothing to do” by signing up their little ones for an environmentallythemed camp at Cowans Gap State Park. More...

Philadelphia Council To Announce Probe Of Fatal Collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia’s City Council is setting up a special investigative committee to conduct a wideranging investigation in the aftermath of the building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 last week. More...

Elderly W. Pa. Woman Targeted In Rite-Aid Scam

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) – State police are warning western Pennsylvanians of a scam involving a phony sweepstakes in which callers tell victims they’ve won money through the Rite-Aid drug store chain. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 10, 1993 ’93 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Sharon, Lee, Lori and Curtis Glazier recently attended the outdoor wedding held on the Myers Farm in Lancaster of Anna Myers and Javier Bustamante. Other close relatives from the area also attended the beautiful wedding. More...

Hustontown

We are just having wonderful weather although the weatherman is calling for rain this week. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Two Collide In Borough Two vehicles collided at the intersection of North Second and East North streets in McConnellsburg Borough last Thursday, state police reported. More...

Entertainment

Brad Pitt Makes Surprise Appearance At Pa. Movie

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) – Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance at a movie theater in suburban Philadelphia. More...

Family

Dangers Of Leaving Your Pet In A Parked Car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at its height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. More...

Center For Families Receives Award

At the South-Central Pennsylvania Tobacco Free Coalition Recognition Ceremony May 29, 2013, in Camp Hill, Fulton County Center for Families received an award recognizing the following: More...

FR Elementary Honor Roll

Fourth Marking Period Grade one: *Brenna Snyder, *Carlee Drenning, *Cole Zenoble, *Daven Oakman, *Gracaie Foster, *Lexi Buterbaugh, *Nolan Mellott, *Regan Henry, *Taylor Small, *Zachary Everhart, Ellis Taylor, *Camryn Horne, *Rosalyn Remeikas, *Lilli More...

Boro Council Takes Action On Methodist Church Building Project

STAFF WRITER McConnellsburg Borough Council granted two waivers for the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church project, denied another two and gave its approval to a property owner to subdivide a double lot on South Second Street. More...

Forbes Road OKs Budget

No tax increases, more positions abolished

STAFF WRITER Last Monday evening, the Forbes Road School Board gave final approval to a 2013-14 budget that calls for no new taxes to district taxpayers. The general fund budget sets expenditures at $7,066,850 and the budget passed unanimously. More...

Strawberry Fest This Weekend

The Strawberry Festival is ready to open this weekend, June 14 and 15, on the Fulton County Courthouse lawn featuring a Friday evening concert by the Mercersburg Community Band beginning at 7:30 p.m., and a Saturday noontime concert by singer, songwr More...

Obituaries

Denver Hess McConnellsburg, 88

Denver “Junior” Hess, 88, McConnellsburg, and formerly of Hancock, Md., died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center. More...

Bernard M. Baer Three Springs, 90

Bernard M. Baer, 90, Three Springs, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Harrisburg Hospital following a short illness. Born July 11, 1922, at Neelyton, Pa., he was the oldest child of the late Roy L. and Mary Belle (Morgan) Baer. More...

Steven J. Bilovecky Hustontown, 61

Steven J. Bilovecky, 61, Hustontown, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg. He was born in Chambersburg, January 29, 1952, the son of the late Joseph Bilovecky and Anne Elizabeth (Bacus) Wise. More...

Letters

Praises Camp Cadet Firearms Training

To the Editor, I enjoyed viewing the refreshing picture at the bottom of page one of the June 6 edition of the “News.” It is refreshing to see the Camp Cadets exercising their Second Amendment rights while receiving training on the safe a More...

Clarifies VFW’s Role In Memorial Day Wreath Laying

To The Editor: The VFW takes exception to Ms. Foor’s incorrect and false letter to the editor last week concerning the VFW’s involvement in the SAL’s not laying a wreath at the Memorial Day event at the Union Cemetery. More...

Fulton County Can’t Afford To “Keep Up With The Joneses”

To The Editor: I have bit my tongue for a great while, but I am finally going to air out and release some concerns. More...

Sports

Garrett Bard Wins At Path Valley

Early last week the weather forecast called for rain Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They were right for the first two, but the skies cleared on Saturday, and the rain gave the racers a very fast and tacky racing surface. More...

Racing Roundup

The fifth annual Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek concluded last Wednesday night as Gregg Satterlee was crowned the 2013 Speedweek champion. More...

U.S. Open Returns, Tradition Remains At Merion

AP SPORTS WRITER ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (AP) – Stop by the rock near the 11th hole tee box at Merion Golf Club and read up on a slice of sports history. It’s perhaps the grandest hole in golf. More...

Church News

Red Cross Urges Residents To Download Tornado App

Audio alert feature can help save lives when users can’t monitor the weather More...

Re-Creation To Perform Sunday At McConnell Park

The people of Mc- Connellsburg and Cito United Methodist churches are pleased to announce that Re-Creation, the full performance singing and dancing group from Port Trevorton, Pa., will present two different programs in McConnellsburg on Sunday, June More...

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