December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Warfordsburg School Gone

Little but rubble exists at the site of the former Warfordsburg Elementary at 12901 Buck Valley Road that was recently demolished as part of a contractual agreement between the Southern Fulton School District and the B.J. More...

Local & State

Biohackers Seek To Merge People, Machines

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Tim Cannon says he would cut off his arm if he could replace it with a stronger, more adroit mechanical upgrade. More...

Retirement Party Held For Attorney Jim Schall

County commissioners Irvin Dasher, left, and Rodney McCray, right, extend their best wishes to Jim Schall and wife Monica at a retirement party held for the longtime attorney last Thursday at the Ful More...

PA’s 98th Farm Show Set To Begin January 4

Harrisburg – Agriculture Secretary George Greig invites Pennsylvanians to celebrate agriculture during the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show, set for January 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. More...

Letters

To The Editor

Red Kettle Report To The Editor: From December 2 to December 13 (December 14 was snowed out), a Salvation Army Red Kettle drive was conducted at McConnellsburg Save-A-Lot for the purpose of helping Fulton County residents. More...

Cards Of Thanks

BIVENS We wanted to thank the Fire Department for hosting breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 7, 2013, in McConnellsburg. We really enjoyed the time we had to talk with Santa and for the pictures taken with him. Our family is enjoying them. More...

SEVILLE

Thank you to everyone who donated to the toy drive in memory/honor of Kay Seville. It was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without a community of support. Thank you to Harrymand Bros. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Waterfall Man Cited In Franklin County Crash A Waterfall man faces charges of failure to drive a vehicle at safe speeds in connection with a two-vehicle accident in neighboring Franklin County. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Basketball McConnellsburg 64 Southern Huntingdon 50 More...

Entertainment

Game Commission Reminds Hunters To Report Deer Harvests

Taking a few minutes to submit a report makes a valuable contribution to deer management. With the two-week statewide deer season now closed, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is reminding hunters to report their harvests. More...

Kills Bear

Brenda Beal of Shermans Dale, Pa., shot this 384-pound bruin while hunting with family members on her family farm in Fulton County Saturday, November 24. More...

Pa. Couple Takes Final Ride Together On Fire Truck

NORVELT, Pa. (AP) – A Norvelt couple took their final ride together on Friday in the bed of a fire truck. More...

Commissioners Address Routine Business Agenda

The Fulton County commissioners met twice last week to attend to a variety of routine items on their agenda. Last Tuesday, the commissioners approved an application for liquid fuel funding for Mc- Connellsburg Borough in the amount of $4,682. More...

Pennsylvania House Approves Bills To Shrink Legislature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The state House of Representatives cast lopsided votes of approval last Tuesday for bills that would give Pennsylvania voters an opportunity to reduce the size of the Legislature. More...

CMU Robot Places Third In National Competition

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Carnegie Mellon University robot has placed third in a national competition sponsored by the Defense Department. More...

Obituaries

Earl Barr Jr. Hagerstown, 79

Earl Barr, Jr., 79, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, December 22, 2013, at his home. Born June 30, 1934, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Earl Barr Sr. and Gladys I. Diffenderfer Bowman. He served in the U. S. More...

Earl W. Cutchall Carlisle, 77

Earl Wilson Cutchall, 77, formerly of Carlisle, died at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., Sunday, December 8, 2013. He was born in Taylor Township, Fulton County, February 14, 1936. More...

George W. Hawkins McConnellsburg, 83

George W. Hawkins, 83, formerly of Huntingdon, Pa., died Friday, December 20, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1930, in Mount Union, and raised by George and Charity Hawkins. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 23, 1993 ’93 More...

MEMORY JOGGER

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Ruth Reeder of McConnellsburg, pictures John M. Spangler in the winning soapbox racer during the Orange Crate Derby held on Labor Day 1951. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Reuben Knepper, 7 on December 20; Cole Plessinger, December 29; Sue Nesbitt, December 31; Grover Plessinger and Cindy Bivens Strait, December 31; Janet Souders, December 4; William Eston Alexander, 3 on January 4; Pete Bogetti, Jan More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone is enjoying these warm temperatures as we head into winter. It was good to see a nice attendance at Knobsville United Methodist Church on Sunday morning. More...

MES Character Counts Students Announced

McConnellsburg Elementary is continuing its character education program this year. It is believed that character counts, so every month a different character trait is promoted. More...

Church News

Cookie Exchange Held

The fourth annual cookie exchange of the ladies of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, was held December 16, 2013. More...

Catholic Groups Win Healthcare Act Ruling

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Catholic groups in western Pennsylvania received another favorable legal ruling in their fight over mandates in the federal health care overhaul law. More...

New Year’s Eve Service

Dublin Mills Community Church, 2700 Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown, will hold its New Year’s Eve service Tuesday, December 31, at 6 p.m. There will be a thanksgiving service, fellowship time and a game time. More...