March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

State Police Probe Boro Shooting

Victim shot at local tavern

State police are investigating a shooting that took place early Saturday morning inside the Iron Horse Tavern in McConnellsburg.  The victim, who was not identified in a police news release, was shot in the abdomen March 11 at 1:50 a.m. More...

Local & State

Cleaning Up From The Late Season Snow Storm

Downtown residents clean the sidewalks at the corner of Route 522 and Lincoln Way in front of what is known as the old Trout Drugstore. More...

Shoveling Out From Tuesday’s Nor’ Easter

Megan Wines shovels the wet stuff from in front of her home on East Market Street. Tuesday’s winter storm closed schools and everything else in Fulton County. More...

Lawmakers Sobering To Huge Budget Deficit

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Gerald Peck, 90 on March 15; Adam Culler, March 4; Allen Bishop, March 5; Jodie Buterbaugh and Julie Ramsey, March 16; Megan Earley, More...

Hustontown

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-atheart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. More...

Sports

Gym Class Heros Win Benefit Dodge Ball

On Sunday, March 5, at the alumni community gym, 76 heroes of all ages came to support the Shane Spiegle family. There were 13 teams that played and had fun all day. More...

Glenn Places Second In Elks Soccer Shoot

The Elks held their 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Invitational Soccer Shoot Championship March 4 at Frederick Indoor Sports Complex, Frederick, Md.  More...

High School Basketball Playoffs

SF Girls Headed To PIAA Sweet 16 Win first-round matchup SF 45 Halifax 42 Despite being outscored 2015 in the second half and feeling the heat from their opponents in the closing moments of the game, the Southern Fulton Lady Indians hung tight Satur More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Jerry Lee Sample, 47, Warfordsburg, and Lana Michelle Gordon, 50, Warfordsburg.  Justin Ray Walters, 23, Needmore, and Rebekah Ann Haulman, 2 More...

Five Generations

Pictured are five generations of the Helen DeShong family. More...

Card Of Thanks

SIPES  We want to say thanks to everyone that touched our lives either by prayers, care, food, flowers, cards, visits and anything else during the loss of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Glenn A. More...

Forbes Road OKs Field Trips

Deals with short agenda

Forbes Road School District’s Board of Directors met last Monday evening and addressed a brief agenda that included approval of field trips and administrative update reports. More...

Construction To Begin On Route 522 Bridge Great Cove Road In Belfast Township

Construction for the Route 522 (Great Cove Road) bridge, spanning Palmer Run in Belfast Township, Fulton County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. More...

County’s CFO Resigns Position

No decision yet on how, when to hire replacement

Fulton County lost its full-time chief financial officer, Douglas Tengler, when his letter of resignation was accepted by the commissioners during their regular weekly meeting March 7.  CFO Tengler’s resignation is effective April 7.  More...

Obituaries

Robert E. Keebaugh

Shepherdstown, W. Va., 68

Robert Eugene Keebaugh, 68, Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at his home.  Born February 4, 1949, he was a graduate from Forbes Road High School, Class of 1966.  He is survived by his wife, Teresa Yvette Keebaugh, and his More...

Alice B. Reams

Harrisonville, 78

Alice B. Reams, 78, of Harrisonville, died Monday, March 6, 2017.  She was born February 24, 1939, in Harrisonville, the daughter of the late Walter Floyd and the late Beatrice Mary (Hill) Kline. She married the late Rev. David B. More...

Linda C. Preston

McConnellsburg, 73

Linda C. Preston, 73, Mc- Connellsburg, died Sunday, February 20, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center.  Born December 18, 1943, in Roanoke, Va., she was the daughter of the late Gid and Delphine Crooke.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 13, 1997 ’97 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Trash Scattered On PA Property McConnellsburg state police reported that on March 8 trash was discovered dropped in a state drainage ditch near 33805 Great Cove Rd., Dublin Township. The identity of the person or persons responsible is not known. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

It’s still winter, folks! And we were reminded of that this past weekend as all local races were canceled due to cold temperatures.  Lincoln as well as Port Royal and Williams Grove Speedway both lost their season openers.  More...

Features

WWII Hero's Items To Be On Exhibit At Library Of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) _Army officer George S. Patton Jr. was pinned down by German machine gun fire. His tanks were scattered, and many of his men had been hit. Armed only with his revolver, he was afraid to go forward, but knew he couldn't go back.  More...

Media groups push back after fake news defined US elections

The Baltimore Gazette had its share of scoops leading up to the 2016 presidential election. But one stands out: Every presidential race since John F. Kennedy’s election was rigged. More...

Caveman Menu: Woolly Rhino In Belgium, Mushrooms In Spain

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where they lived, new research shows.  More...