July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local & State

Pa. Charter Students’ Skills Fall Far Short

PITTSBURGH (AP) – From the start, Keisha Dumas knew she would never send her son to a public school in Pittsburgh. More...

Who ‘Dies’ Is Tough Decision At Gettysburg

ASSOCIATED PRESS GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – You’re a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your historybuff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. More...

Criminal Cases Headed To Trial

Barnhart, Hess and Skidmore request jury trials

NEWS EDITOR Jury selection is scheduled for later this month in cases involving three Fulton County men accused of various criminal infractions, including robbery, indecent assault of a child and drug delivery. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago ’93 Area residents flocked to Cowans Gap State Park and other area lakes over the Fourth of July weekend to try to deal with soaring heat and humidity here. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Hope everyone had a nice Fourth of July holiday weekend. July is giving some of those warm temperatures, but dog days started July 3 so this is just typical weather. We welcomed our new pastor, Jean Swivet, at Knobsville and Fairview on Sunday. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Deb Welsh, July 13; Tressa Deshong, July16; Beverly Wisner, July 18; Pat Bingaham, July 15; Nikki More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

BIBLE SCHOOL Bible School Walnut Grove Church of God in Maddensville will hold Vacation Bible School July 21-25, at 7 p.m. every evening. The theme is “Colossal Coaster World – Facing Fear, Trusting God.” More...

Family

Griffith – Brizius United

Erin Brizius, formerly of McConnellsburg, and Joseph Griffith were married at Historic London Town and Gardens, south of Annapolis, May 11, 2013. Erin is the daughter of Susan Foster and the late Jack Brizius. More...

Celebrates Seventh

Jordan Lee Zeger celebrated his seventh birthday on June 7, 2013. He is the son of Greg and Christina Zeger and has a big brother, Dalton. More...

Graduates

Shaina Marie Anderson graduated May 16, 2013, from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration (with honors) and a concentration in art therapy. More...

Boro Council Names Gress To Vacancy

Shaffer resigns, Adam Gress to fill Shaffer’s unexpired term

STAFF WRITER McConnellsburg Borough Council members, with regret, accepted the resignation of council member Mack Shaffer at their regular meeting last Wednesday evening and voted immediately to fill the vacancy with borough resident Adam Gress. More...

P&W Truck Overturns On Rt. 522 South

A tri-axle dump truck belonging to P&W Excavating was involved in an accident Monday afternoon that caused it to spill its load onto Great Cove Road. More...

Obituaries

Robert Neville Broad Top City, 61

Robert “Cook” Neville, 61, of Broad Top City, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, July 4, 2013, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born in Broad Top City, Pa., April 14, 1952, a son of the late Marjorie V. (Black) and John H. More...

Marian L. Andersen Virginia Beach, Va., 93

Marian Lynch Andersen, 93, Virginia Beach, Va., died Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was born and raised in McConnellsburg, Pa., and was the daughter of Thurman Guy and Mary Stenger Lynch. More...

Austin Gunnell III Harrisonville, 56

Austin “Fred” Gunnell, III, 56, Harrisonville, Pa., died Friday afternoon, July 5, 2013, at his home. Born March 5, 1957, in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Austin F., II and Grace J. Hall Gunnell. More...

Letters

Streets Meant For Motor Vehicles

To The Editor: Just wondering if pedestirans have the right-of-way to walk in the middle of the street? I know they have the right-of-way in a crosswalk, but I thought the street was meant for motor vehicles. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BILOVECKY A very warm thank-you to everyone who expressed sympathy to our family during our loss. All the kind words and gestures were very much appreciated. The Steve Belovecky family Autumn and Eileen DOLLINGER More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mischief Reported Officials at Southern Fulton Junior/ Senior High School reported to state police an all-terrain vehicle was used to push a chain-link fence between June 29 and July 1. More...

Sports

District Hershey Track Meet Held At Somerset

On June 22, 2013, 17 athletes attended the 2013 District Hershey Track Meet held on the Somerset High School Track in Somerset. The results are as follows: 9-10-Year-Old Girls More...

Local Athletes Compete At Hershey Track Meet

On July 6, 2013, six local athletes attended the 2013 Pa. State Hershey Track Meet held on the Penn State University Track in State College. More...

Racing Roundup

After Greg Hodnett won the Speedweek opener a week ago at Williams Grove followed by Alan Krimes’ Saturday win at Lincoln Speedway and then Sam Hafertepe’s Big Diamond Raceway win last Sunday, Speedweek was rained out Tuesday at Grandview More...