August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough Awards Paving Bid

Welcomes Councilman Gress

STAFF WRITER McConnellsburg Borough Council members welcomed a new councilman and opened paving bids for a short portion of North Street at their regular meeting held last Wednesday evening. More...

Local & State

Bow Fishing Gaining In Popularity

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – As Wylin Baker pulled up to the Oahe Dam stilling basin in his old silver Chevy, the sun was peeking out from behind a large cumulus cloud forming on the northwest horizon. More...

Pa. Schools Roll Out Policies Embracing Technology

THE SENTINEL CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) – School is almost in session. It won’t be long before busloads of students are whisked off to various schools throughout the area. What’s changing, however, is what may be in their backpacks. More...

Forbes Road Board Makes Back-to-School Decisions

Personnel matters dominate agenda

The Forbes Road School Board held a regular meeting last Monday evening and discussed various back-to-school matters including personnel. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 12, 1993 ’93 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

The weather for the weekend was just great. We hope it continues this week for the Fulton County Fair. It was good to see the nice attendance at Knobsville United Methodist Church Sunday morning. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Debra McGarvey, August 16; Jim Souders, August 18; Donald Ray and Kathie Sipes, August 20; Margaret Shepard, August 19; Nancy Harris, August 21; Jane McKinley Himes, August 17; Nancy Wible More...

Family

Birth Announced

Barry and Naomi Knepper of Hustontown announce the birth of a daughter, Faithe Marie, July 6, 2013, at Bedford Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. More...

Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Fred and Marie Huffman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 20, 2013. Their parents were Gordon and Sara Strait of Harrisonville, and Fred and Viola Huffman of McConnellsburg, Pa. More...

Celebrates Ninth

Cassie Rae Clark celebrated her ninth birthday August 2, 2013. Her proud parents are Donna and Gary Clark Jr. of Three Springs. She has two sisters: Caleigh and Kristin. She also has a brother, Joshua, who is in heaven. More...

Robert Bard Securities-Fraud Trial Begins

Faces 21 criminal charges in U.S. District Court

The securities-fraud trial of former Warfordsburg financial advisor Robert Bard, who is accused of defrauding 43 investors of more than $3 million, began Monday at the federal courthouse in Harrisburg. More...

Truax, Fix Win Fair’s Baby Beef Show

The two fair competitors who took top honors at last year’s fair again showed the reserve and grand champion steers Monday evening at the 4-H/FFA Market Steer Show. This year, however, the two winners reversed the order in which they finished. More...

Obituaries

Walter L. Brindle Mercersburg, 73

Walter L. Brindle, 73, Mercersburg, died Saturday August 10, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born July 15, 1940, at Markes, Pa., he was a son of the late John and Hazel Miller Brindle. More...

Mary E. DeShong McConnellsburg, 87

Mary E. DeShong, 87, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg. She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, July 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth ( Souders) Gress. More...

Ronald E. Harr Needmore, 61

Ronald E. Harr, 61, Needmore, Pa., died Friday, August 2, 2013, at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. He was born in Warfordsburg, May 6, 1952, the son of the late David W. and Ethel (Keefer) Harr. More...

Letters

Totem Pole Needs Sell-Out Crowds Or Magic May End!

To The Editor: The Totem Pole Playhouse has been a wonderful and exciting part of summers at Caledonia for 63 years. This year continues to be no exception! In fact 2013 is the biggest, brightest and boldest season ever! More...

Cards Of Thanks

WELLS TANNERY COMMUNITY PARK The Wells Tannery Community Park Board of Directors would like to thank local residents who donated their time, talents and offered financial support for yet another successful homecoming event. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Big Cove Tannery Man Arrested A Big Cove Tannery man was arrested in Franklin County last week following a traffic stop for speeding. More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

Mark Pettyjohn has enjoyed a career season on the local Late Model circuit and it got even better Saturday night after he captured his first career Late Model win at Hagerstown Speedway. More...

Fulton PASR Picnic Planned

The annual Fulton County PASR “I’m Not Going Back To School Picnic” will be held at McConnellsburg Lions Club picnic pavilion Wednesday, August 21. A raffle will be held at 11 a.m. to help with the scholarship fund. More...