September 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Scouts Do “Good Turn” For Texas

Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Hagerstown, has partnered with the Bay Area Council in Galveston, Texas to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. More...

Local & State

In Gasland Community, New Tests Revive Old Drilling Debate

DIMOCK, Pa. More...

Fulton Co. Jobless Rate Just 4.9 Percent

Fulton County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July dropped to just 4.9 percent, its lowest in nearly a decade. More...

Ribbon Cut For Hustontown Dollar General

State leaders, Fulton County Chamber of Commerce members, store officials and employees gather at the new Dollar General Store in Hustontown last Thursday for its grand opening. More...

Letters

Writer Takes Sen. Casey to Task For Comments About Civil War Markers

Editors note: The following is a letter sent to Sen. Robert Casey regarding his purported statements as to the removal of Civil War historical markers locally in Fulton County. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

This year Grandparents Day will be celebrated Sunday, September 10. Forget-me-not flowers not only are beautiful, but they also symbolize National Grandparents Day in the United States. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Lynette Shindle, September 2; Shari Washabaugh, September 8; Skye Rosenberry, 10 on September 12; Joanna Sain, Stacey Morton, John Culler, and Donna Sain, Sep - tember 17; Alan Sigel, September 9; Ronnie Sowers, September 16; Rhond More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Greg Hodnett pulled off a clean sweep Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway where he won both the 410 and 360 Sprint car features.  In the Van Mey Tribute 410 Sprint car main, Hodnett controlled the event to take the win over Freddie Rahmer, B More...

Features

Harvey Changes The Equation As Do-little Congress Returns

WASHINGTON (AP) – Harvey has scrambled the equation for Congress as lawmakers get ready to return to Washington on Tuesday after a five-week summer recess.  A daunting workload awaits, including funding the government by month’s end More...

Post-Harvey Problems Plague Texas As Funerals For Dead Begin

HOUSTON (AP) – One week after Harvey roared into the Gulf Coast, residents of a Texas city struggled with no drinking water, fires continued to erupt at a stricken chemical plant and funerals began for some of the mounting toll of victims. More...

Trump Taps Congressman To Be Drug Czar

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Donald Trump will nominate a Pennsylvania congressman to serve as the nation’s drug czar.  The Trump administration announced Friday that the president has tapped Rep. More...

September Proclaimed “Recovery Month” By Commissioners

Commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray and Pete Lynch at their weekly meeting last Tuesday met with several of their department heads and took care of a number of county-related matters.  More...

JLG Collecting Items For Hurricane Harvey Flood Victims

JLG is accepting donations at its McConnellsburg plant to be distributed to flood victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Residents who wish to contribute can drop off items Thursday, September 7, from 6 a.m. More...

Woman’s Killer Given Life Without Parole

October sentencing for Needmore accomplice

The man found guilty of murdering a well-known 81-year-old Hancock woman in May 2016 was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole Friday in Washington County, Md. Circuit Court.  More...

Obituaries

Grant J. Souders

McConnellsburg, 88

Grant J. “Toot” Souders, 88, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, September 3, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 27, 1929, in Cito, Pa., the son of the late Frank F. and the late Clara Hazel (Seville) Souders. More...

Douglas Shives

Needmore, 75

Douglas “Dale” Shives, 75, Needmore, died Thursday, August 31, 2017, at his home.  Born February 3, 1942, in Hancock, Md., he is the son of the late Melvin J. Sr. and Rosella (Dittmar) Shives.  He served in the U. S. More...

Charles B. Mann

Warfordsburg, 92

Charles Bruce Mann, 92, Warfordsburg, Pa., died Sunday, August 27, 2017, at Berkeley Springs Center nursing facility, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.  Born November 30, 1924, in New Creek, W.Va., he was the son of the late Epsy Austin and Laura (Weis More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of September 4, 1997 ’97 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Attempted Burglary   Somebody cut the lock to a shed at 289 Croghan Pike, Burnt Cabins, Aug. 18 through Sept. 1, reported state police, who said nothing was removed the Dublin Township building. The victim is a 45-year-old Philadelphia man. More...

Sports

Lady Spartans Set To Host Volleyball Tourney

The 2017 edition of McConnellsburg Lady Spartan Volleyball opened its regular season with matches against Fannett-Metal and Chestnut Ridge. The team will host this year’s 28th annual MHS Lady Spartan Tournament Saturday, September 9.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

RECREATION 3D Archery Shoot Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. will hold 3D archery shoots Saturday, September 2 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Compound bows only; no crossbows. Cost is $10 per person for 30 shots. More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  John Calvin Seiders, 75, Big Cove Tannery, and Ruth Marie Ritz, 70, Warfordsburg.  Cory Matthew Helser, 25, McConnellsburg, and Brianna Mec More...

Cards Of Thanks

SNYDER  More...

Church News

Services At White Church Planned For September 10

McConnellsburg Presbyterian Church will be worshipping at the White Church at Union Cemetery at 11 a.m., September 10.  Special music will be “Wing And A Prayer” consisting of Dirk Grove, Dave Reeder, Barry Stottlemeyer and Evan Pric More...

Evening Of Praise

The 13th annual evening of music and praise will be held Saturday, September 23, at 6 p.m., at Laurel Grove United Methodist Church, 17697 Amberson Road, Spring Run. Special music, freewill offering and refreshments. All are welcome to attend.   More...

Worship Night

Worship night will be held at McConnellsburg High School September 8 at 6 p.m. with a night of worship and prayer. All are welcome.   More...