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Local & State

Harper Named Melvin James Fellow

Three Springs resident and longtime Lions Club member George Harper was recently presented with the Lions’ most distinguished honor, the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, for a lifetime of exemplary service to his club and the community. More...

PSU Trustees Approve $4.42B Budget, Tuition Hikes

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Penn State’s Board of Trustees has approved a $4.42 billion budget and tuition increases averaging about 2.8 percent for all students. The board is meeting at Penn State’s Fayette campus in Uniontown. More...

Family’s Flight From Gettysburg Battle Recounted

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Regarded as a key Civil War event, the Battle of Gettysburg raged during the first three days of July 1863. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 15, 1993 ’93 More...

Sports

Bi-Valley Wins Chambersburg Suburban Championship

A 9-3 season is a good finish. But being 3-0 in the Chambersburg Suburban championship tournament elimination is a perfect end to a great season. More...

Racing Roundup

Chad Layton started on the pole Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway and led all the way for his third 410 Sprint car win of the year. More...

Rasp Wins At Hill Valley Speedway

Justin Rasp of McConnellsburg won the Thunder Car feature July 6 at Hill Valley Speedway during the Moonshine Madness race special. More...

Church News

Benefit Ride For Gracie Covert July 27

A benefit ride will be held for Gracie “Amazing Grace” Covert, a 2-1/2 year-old girl from Shirleysburg, Pa., who is in need of both a lung and heart transplant. 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...

Possible Update For Pike2Bike Master Plan

Commissioners approve county seal design

Fulton County commissioners Rodney McCray, Craig Cutchall and Irvin Dasher learned this week about the need to update the existing master plan outlining proposed changes to the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike spanning Fulton and neighboring Bedford C More...

Trial Opens On Constitutionality Of Voter ID Law

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Obituaries

Alfred R. Decker Jr.

Warfordsburg, 76

Alfred R. “Jim” Decker Jr., 76, Warfordsburg went to Join the love of his life on Wednesday July 10, 2013, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa. More...

Grace C. Hershberger

Bedford, 93

Mrs. Grace C. Hershberger, 93, Bedford, died at 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber. She was born in Shade Gap, Pa., March 27, 1920, the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Jones) Colyer. More...

Maurice S. Bohrer

Ronan, Mont., 74

Maurice Seymer Bohrer, 74, Ronan, Mont., died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Ronan. He was born August 11, 1940, in Hagerstown, Md. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Marshall Booth, July 15; Joann Chilcote, July 18; Max Suders, July 12; Teresa Thanos, July 18; Marie Henry, 92 on July 19; Sierra Sherman, July 22; Abagael McGarvey, 17 on July 26; Mary Forsthe, July 20; Pat Bingaman, July 15; Mary More...

Hustontown

We had a beautiful weekend. It wasn’t really that warm yet, but those warm days arrived on Monday. Sorry to hear Sam Blizzard, the auctioneer on Rt. 30, isn’t feeling so well. We send speedy recovery wishes to him. 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...

Features

Why Focus On The U.S. Corn Crop?

There has been considerable conversation in the mass media concerning the corn crop and prices. Many agricultural economists believe commodity supply and demand affect prices. More...

Family

Harrison – Leese United In Marriage

Jamie Ellen Leese and Jacob Anthony Harrison were united in marriage February 2, 2013. The candlelight ceremony was held at Hollowell Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro, Pa., and officiated by Rev. Blane Lougheed. More...

Swope Family Holds Reunion

The descendants of the late Andrew and Iola Swope held their 55th reunion at Sideling Hill Christian Chruch pavilion on June 30. The two girls who are still living were unable to attend. The family had two marriages and a new baby. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week: Tariq A. Hussein, 26, New York, N.Y., and Elizabeth Margaret Shehan, 26, New York, N.Y. More...