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Local & State

Meet PA’s Unlikely “Pastor For Pot”

ABBOTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – What would they think?  His congregation. His representatives. All those people in the town hall.  He didn’t look like a rebel. And he didn’t look like a stoner – because he wasn’t one. More...

Lynch Donates To Special Olympics

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Chief and county Commissioner Pete Lynch donated $150 to the local Special Olympics program. More...

Most Residents Allowed Home After PA Derailment

HYNDMAN, Pa. (AP) – Most residents were being allowed to return to the homes they were forced to leave after a train derailment and resulting fires in their small Pennsylvania town, authorities said.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of August 7, 1997 ’97 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Ruby Fields and Kevin Richards, August 14; Roxanne and Dakota Rhodes, August 13; Jane Souders, August 17; Jessica More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harassment State police have reported an incident of harassment that happened at 653 Lincoln Way East in Mc- Connellsburg on Aug. 5. More...

Features

Scientists ID Tiny Prehistoric Sea Worm With 50 Head Spines

WASHINGTON (AP) – Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a bizarre creature with a Venus flytrap-like head swam the seas. Scientists have uncovered fossils of a tiny faceless prehistoric sea worm with 50 spines jutting out of its head. More...

Task Force On Marijuana Law Offers Little On New Policies

WASHINGTON (AP) – The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. More...

Man Accused Of Selling Pot-laced Candies At Maryland Fair

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) – Authorities say a Virginia man sold assorted candies laced with marijuana out of a booth at a fair in Maryland. More...

Macey Ward To Reign Over 97th County Fair

This year’s Fulton County Fair Queen pageant will be a coronation and not a contest as only one Fulton County teen entered the contest.  Macey Ward will reign over the 97th annual Fulton County Fair when the Xi Eta Lambda-sponsored pageant More...

County Fair Opens Sunday

Features livestock competitions, truck dirt drags, demo derby, rides, and lots more

Celebrating its 97th year, the Fulton County Fair kicks off this Sunday, Aug. More...

Obituaries

Charles G. Cook

Harrisonville, 85

Charles Gilbert Cook, 85, Harrisonville, died Monday morning, July 31, 2017, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.  More...

Robert E. Sigel

Warfordsburg, 83

Robert E. Sigel, age 85, of Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at his home.  Born December 29, 1931, he was the son of the late Elmer and Nellie (Hill) Sigel, and the husband of Shirley A. More...

Thelma M. Hauman

Coatesville, 94

Thelma M. Hauman, 94, Coatesville, died Saturday August 5, 2017, at Hickory House Nursing Home. Born in Fulton County, she was the daughter of the late Lena (Thomas) and Obed Mellott. She was the wife of the Late Dewey H. More...

Letters

Warns Of Herbicide Use

To The Editor,  As I walk around McConnellsburg, I see patches of dead and dying grass around fences, buildings, and sidewalks and wonder if it is caused by the use of glyphosate, a herbicide in Roundup, as well as other products? More...

Urges Opposition To Outsourcing DEP Permit Services

To The Editor:  A budget measure before the commonwealth’s legislature would outsource the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) environmental permit services to “qualified contractors.”  More...

Encourages Community To Support County Fair

To The Editor:  More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Brock Zearfoss picked up his second 410 Sprint car win of the season Saturday at Port Royal Speedway over Lucas Wolfe, Kody Lehman, Trenton Sheaffer and Dylan Cisney. Logan Wagner crossed ninth, and Mike Wagner was 10th.  More...

Family

Fraker/Gobin Reunion Held

The Fraker/Gobin family reunion was held at Kenny Fraker’s Kennywood picnic grounds at Fort Littleton in July. Those attending were:  More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Ryan Luke Dovey, 26, Shade Gap, and Hannah Page Miller, 24, Shade Gap.  William Washington Trail Jr., 45, Warfordsburg, and Amber Lynne Mirr More...

Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Curtis and Sherry (Charlotte) Mentzer Black, Millerstown, Pa., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 5, 2017. Both were born in Fulton County and graduated from Forbes Road High School in 1963. More...