August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ayr Reviews Insurance Plan

Discusses traffic study results

Ayr Township supervisors reviewed their insurance policies with their agent and conducted other routine business at their regular meeting on Monday evening. More...

Local & State

Southern Fulton Addresses Back-To-School Agenda

Talks about natural gas pipeline project

The Southern Fulton School Board dealt with several last minute issues last Tuesday night as it prepared for the arrival of their student body the following morning for the first day of the 2013-14 school year. More...

Police Investigate Murder-Suicide

Former county man accused in incident

Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg investigated an apparent homicide-suicide over the weekend involving a former Fulton County man. More...

Game Commission Prepares For Controlled Burns

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is planning on conducting controlled burns on several local state game lands within the region. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 26, 1993 ’93 More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Ruth Reeder of McConnellsburg, shows the adult and children’s choirs of the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church in 1979 after a Christmas concer More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Naomi Waite, Sheila Eader, Tristan Gelvin, Greg Gordon and Peggy Wagner September 2; Jill Plessinger, August 31; Deb Hall, August 31; Brandy Mellott and Dana Brady, September 4; Colton Strait and Barbara Weller, September 1; Harry More...

Sports

Racing Roundup

Lucas Wolfe started on the pole and scored the Friday night 410 Sprint car feature win at Williams Grove Speedway. The win came in a second Mike Heffnerowned car and was the first local win for Heffner in 2013. More...

Old School Motor Sports Cruise-In

An old school motor sports cruise-in will be held at the Alumni Community Building, 151 East Cherry Street, McConnellsburg, Sunday, September 8, at 2 p.m. More...

Pa. Couple Dress As Clowns For Wedding

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A bride and groom dressed as clowns for their marriage ceremony, which took place in Pennsylvania. More...

Jury Finds Bard Guilty Of Fraud

Could spend years in jail

Former Warfordsburg financial advisor Robert Bard who swindled 43 investors out of more than $3 million between 2006 and 2009 was found guilty last Wednesday of 21 felony counts of securities fraud-related offenses and faces years in jail when senten More...

Ritz Bros. Store Recalled

Story of well-loved store told in book

Not so many years ago, before the onslaught of specialized retailers, big-box stores and Internet shopping, general stores dotted the landscape here and in rural areas all over the country. More...

Obituaries

Gordon M. Brown

Chambersburg, 60

Gordon Michael “Mike” Brown, 60, Chambersburg, died Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born June 16, 1953, in Japan, he was the son of the late James Gordon and Esther Decker Brown. More...

Zoe A. Brant Chambersburg, 84

Zoe Arlene Brant, 84, formerly of Twin Bridge Road, Chambersburg, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Falling Spring Nursing Home, where she had resided for the past two years. More...

In Memory

EADER In memory of John and Phyllis Eader on their 57th anniversary: To the best parents in the world. Happy anniversary. You both are breathing and walking with no problem now. Because in heaven there is no pain. Miss you both so much. More...

Letters

Bard Victims Speak Out

To The Editor: More...

New Name, New Start For Kindred Spirits

To The Editor: Kindred Spirits is startng up again, under a new name called Spirits of Hope. We will be helping people in need in our community. More...

Concerned About Direction Fair Has Taken

To The Editor: More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Mischief Reported A fiber-optic cable along Pleasant Ridge Road belonging to CenturyLink was damaged at 9 p.m. on Monday, August 26. The cable, state police said, was damaged by shotgun pellets. More...

Entertainment

Warfordsburg Presbyterian Loses Church Softball League Championship To St. Thomas Episcopal

After two postponements due to rain, the championship game for the Greater Hancock Church Softball League was finally played last Wednesday, August 21, at Widmeyer Park in Hancock. The matchup between St. More...

Church News

Four Generations Represented At Romig Family Reunion

The Romig reunion was held Sunday, August 18, at Fairview United Methodist Church community building. More...

New Health Findings Can Help Combat Common Ailments

From high blood pressure to cancer, serious ailments often strike, despite our best efforts to maintain good health. More...

Revival

Revival services with evangelist Harold Peck will be held Sunday, September 1, at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., at Hustontown Church of God, 1301 North Clear Ridge Road, one mile north on Rt. 475 in Hustontown. More...