March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter Proves To Be Budget Buster for Boro

Plans made for spring cleanup

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Hearing Set On Skyrocketing Electric Rates

HARRISBURG – In response to thousands of complaints statewide regarding skyrocketing electric rates for people who entered into variable rate contracts with the electric supplier, the House Consumer Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing More...

Local & State

GOP Feud Spills Into Public

ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The simmering feud between establishment Republicans in Pennsylvania and the party’s wing of anti-establishment conservatives is exploding into the public in a way it rarely, if ever, has. More...

Forbes Presents “High School Musical”

Forbes Road Junior/Senior High School Drama Club members took to the stage Thursday and Saturday evening as well as Sunday afternoon to present Disney’s “High School Musical.” The musical outlined the journey of an East High School More...

FR Directors Hold Brief Meeting

Discuss scholarships and revised schedule

STAFF WRITER The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors held a brief regular meeting last Monday evening that included a 72-minute executive session prior to the meeting and a 13-minute executive session at the end of the meeting. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 10 1994 ’94 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Fulton County Farm Women met at the home of Joy Dasher last Thursday all dressed in green. Needmore Fire Co. held a chicken barbecue on Sunday. A free spaghetti supper was held on Tuesday at Asbury United Methodist Church. More...

Hustontown

Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful March weekend weather. We can begin to think spring. Our sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Hilda King who passed away last week. Belated happy 94th birthday wishes to Gracie Howell on March 12. More...

Sports

SF Girls Finish Season With 23-4 Record

Quigley Catholic 43 Southern Fulton 33 More...

Racing Roundup

For the third consecutive week, Mother Nature continued her stranglehold over the start of racing season in the area. More...

Forbes Road Boys Clinch Opening Playoff Round

For only the third time in the school’s history, the Forbes Road Cardinals were able to clinch the opening round of PIAA Class A playoffs. More...

Senator Eichelberger Looking Forward to Town Hall

Comments, concerns & questions welcome at upcoming informal gathering

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Carl Paylor Star On The Diamond

Minor league baseball player to be be recognized by county All-Sports Hall of Fame

NEWS EDITOR Four days following his graduation from McConnellsburg High School where he was recognized as an all-around, stellar athlete and letterman in four varsity sports, Carl Paylor began a monumental journey to fulfill a lifelong dream as a pro More...

JLG Expanding Training Center

$2.5 million, 15-000-square-foot center to open this summer

JLG Industries said last week that it is expanding its customer training center in McConnellsburg so that more access equipment customers, owners and service personnel can learn how JLG products are operated. More...

Obituaries

Harold Bard Jr. Chambersburg, 87

Harold Bard Jr., 87, Chambersburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Chambersburg Hospital. He was born March 9, 1926, in Needmore, to Harold and Rhoda (Garland) Bard. He was married to Ruth Failor Bard on August 20, 1949. More...

Eva S. Clippinger Breezewood, 81

Eva S. Clippinger, 81, Breezewood, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg. She was born December 31, 1932, in Robertsdale, Pa., the daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Tanick) Streharsky. More...

Mary M. Exline Hancock, 87

Mary M. “Tillie” Exline, 87, Hancock, Md., died Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home. Born February 7, 1927, in Big Cove Tannery, she was the daughter of the late Thomas C. and Laura G. Keefer Hess and the widow of James K. More...

Letters

JLG To The Rescue

To The Editor: We were quite proud of Mc- Connellsburg and JLG a couple weeks ago while spending the winter in Florida. A group of people were stranded atop a roller coaster ride in Busch Gardens in Tampa. More...

E-cigs Not Good For Kids

To The Editor: Electronic cigarettes could be a “gateway” that introduces youths to smoking. More...

Electric Bills Too Darn High

To The Editor: To any concerned citizens in the area with extremely high electric bills over the past few months. Here are a couple of phone numbers you may want to contact in regard to the price gouging by your electric service provider: 1. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Truck Rear-Ended Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg responded to a call of a two-vehicle collision along Wells Valley Road last Friday afternoon. More...

Family

Birth Announced

Proud parents Scott and Cara (Shimer) Truax and big brother Sylas Truax of Mc- Connellsburg would like to announce the birth of their daughter and little sister, Cana Althea-Ruth Truax, on January 29, 2014, at Waynesboro Hospital. More...

Marriage Licenses

Joshua Nelson Rock, 38, Waynesboro, and Emily Renae Morris, 22, McConnellsburg, applied for a marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week. More...

Celebrates Second

Cayden Anthony Buterbaugh celebrated his second birthday January 9, 2014. He is the son of Troy and Karen Buterbaugh and has a big sister, Lexi. More...