June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Eagles Aerie Knocked Down For $31,500

New owner’s plans are unknown

STAFF WRITER Eagles Aerie, a Fulton County landmark located on the side of Tuscarora Mountain off Route 30, was knocked down at auction on Monday evening for $31,500, according to former owner and auctioneer David W. Martin. More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed For Independence Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Monday that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. More...

Gettysburg Offers Lessons On Battlefield Medicine

ASSOCIATED PRESS GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) – As gunshots ravaged the bodies of tens of thousands of soldiers at the Battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago, military doctors responded with a method of treatment that is still the foundation of co More...

Local & State

Rendell Criticizes Dems Over Anti-fracking Stance

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former Gov. Ed Rendell on Friday criticized Pennsylvania Democrats over their “ill-advised’’ call for a moratorium on fracking. More...

Pennsylvania Woman Charged In Faith-healing Death Gets Bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia faith-healing believer charged with murder after a second son died of pneumonia has been granted bail, but her husband must stay in jail. More...

Pair Of Pa. Barns Being Torn Down To Be Rebuilt

THE (LANSDALE) REPORTER HILLTOWN, Pa. (AP) – As Mike Hart went through the lumber from one of two local barns that are being dismantled, then reassembled as one, he noticed a piece was from an American Chestnut tree. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 24, 1993 ’93 More...

Sports

Path Valley Speedway Results

When Kevin Thomas raced at Path Valley on a weekly basis he was a regular visitor to victory lane. On Friday night Thomas returned to Path Valley Speedway and also to victory lane. More...

W. Pa. Girl Wins National Marbles Championship

PITTSBURGH (AP) – An 11-year- old girl from the Pittsburgh area is the national marbles champion. Emily Cavacini of Shaler won the girls championship Thursday at the 90th National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. More...

Racing Roundup

Brent Marks used a finallap, final-turn pass on Stevie Smith to score the Friday night 410 Sprint car win at Williams Grove Speedway. Smith, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease and Brian Montieth were the top-five finishers. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RELIGION Bible School Wells Valley Community Vacation Bible School will be held July 8-12, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Wells Tannery Community Park. More...

Two County Agencies To Merge Monday

Fulton County Family Partnership coming July 1

With few noticeable changes intended, two county human services agencies will become one as of Monday, July 1. On that date, the Fulton County Partnership Inc. More...

Lincoln Highway Enthusiasts Travel Through County

Once boasting four hotels, six restaurants, a number of rooming houses, and several lunch rooms for travelers to Philadelphia, Pitts- burgh and beyond, McConnellsburg’s main street, which is the Lincoln Highway, welcomed enthusiasts taking part More...

Court Session Held June 18

Judge Angela R. Krom of the 39th Judicial District and the Fulton/Franklin County Court of Common Pleas presided over a court session held Tuesday, June 18, at the Fulton County Courthouse. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: meatballs, spaghetti, tossed salad, Italian bread, jello. Tuesday: roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, rye bread, cookies. More...

Body Found In Pa. River ID’d As Missing Canoeist

NORTHAMPTON, Pa. (AP) – An eastern Pennsylvania coroner says the body of a man found in a river has been identified as a canoeist who went missing a week ago. More...

Obituaries

Orpha F. Ritchey Everett, 67

Orpha F. Ritchey, 67, Everett, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, with her family at her side. She was born Monday, August 6, 1945, in Fulton County, a daughter of the late Donald Crouse and Alta (Mellott) Crouse. More...

Edwin L. Steach Three Springs, 84

Edwin L. “Eddie” Steach, 84, Three Springs, Pa., died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on May 25, 1929, in Mc- Connellsburg, a son of the late Dwight Sr. and Evelyn (Mellott) Steach. More...

Paul A. Whitfield Breezewood, 86

Paul A. Whitfield, 86, Breezewood, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Colonial Courtyard, Bedford. He was born September 5, 1926, in Breezewood, son of the late Russell Whitfield Sr. and Ruth (Salkeld) Whitfield. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Happy birthday wishes to: Jenny Sipes, 80 on June 27; Bobby Sample, June 30; Pam Ott, June 27; Scott Deshong, June 29; Ryan Chamberlain, June 30; Sarah More...

Hustontown

Summer has approached bringing the warm weather, but the weekend was really nice. Your correspondent has had a sad week due to the loss of a son, Harold Berkstresser, but with the Master’s help we will get through it, we hope. More...

Entertainment

Artists Fare Well At Franklin Co. Art Exhibit

Four Fulton County artists took several top awards recently at the 42nd annual Franklin County Art Alliance Art Exhibit. The show featured more than 300 works of original art in 14 categories. More...

“Rebels” Return To Carlisle Barracks

Visit the new Civil War exhibit at AHEC

Carlisle Barracks and the town of Carlisle will again suffer the wrath of insurgents on Monday, July 1. The Army War College and Historic Carlisle Inc. More...

Family

Valley Rural Electric Coop Awards Scholarships

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative recently awarded 25 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors as well as students already enrolled in postsecondary institutions. More...

Local Girl Scouts Attend Day Camp

During the week of June 10-14, the Girl Scouts of Big Cove Service Unit hosted a superhero-themed day camp at Camp Sinoquipe in Fort Littleton. More...

Four Generations

Pictured above are four generations of the Zeger family. Front row: Dawson Ronald, Alfred “Ronnie” Ronald; back row: Gerald “Jerry” Ronald Jr. More...