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Local & State

“Fulton County In Bloom” Flower Project Planned

“Be part of something beautiful!”

Several Fulton County residents have come together to plan for a livelier, brighter summer this year with a voluntary, countywide initiative called “Fulton County in Bloom.” As its slogan the group have chosen: “Be a part of somethi More...

District Arms Teachers With Rocks In Case Of School Shooter

ORWIGSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A rural school district in Pennsylvania is arming teachers and students with buckets of rocks in what the superintendent says would be a last resort should an armed intruder burst in.  More...

GOP Chief Justice Slams Republican Judicial Impeachment Move

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of March 26, 1998 ’98 More...

Sports

SHL/ICC South Basketball All-Stars

Sideling Hill League First Team Boys Noah Dillow – Chestnut Ridge Noah Wilson – Southern Huntingdon L.J. Waters – Tussey Mountain Jared Colledge – Everett Branden Lynch – Southern Fulton More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

EASTER SERVICES Sunrise Services Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold Easter sunrise services April 1, at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast. Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m.; resurrection celebration at 10:30 a.m. All are invited. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

FOREMAN  The family of Ronald D. “Pap” Foreman would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, cards, flowers and food that was brought to our homes. More...

Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald V. Mellott, former Needmore residents, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at Fulton County Medical Center, Long- Term Care. Gerald and Virginia were married at Pleasant More...

Church News

Gospel Strings To Appear

The Gospel Strings will be singing at Liberty Baptist Church, Route 30 West, Everett, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the evening of singing, preaching and fellowship. More...

Easter Egg Hunts

Forbes Road Lions Club will hold an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Lions Park, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather or muddy grounds, the event will take place in the Forbes Road High School gym. More...

Area Easter Services

Knobsville Church of the Brethren will hold Easter sunrise services April 1, at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast. Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m.; resurrection celebration at 10:30 a.m. All are invited. More information at 717-987-3935.   More...

All-Sports HOF To Induct Former SF Principal

Larry Palmer has lifelong involvement in school sports

As a child, Fulton County All- Sports Hall of Fame inductee Larry Palmer looked up to school coaches and athletes. He came to admire them while watching afternoon games of basketball, baseball, and soccer. More...

County Voices Concerns To Music Festival Planners

Festival set for April 27-29 at abandoned pike tunnels

On Monday the Fulton County commissioners travelled to Breezewood to meet with Bedford County’s commissioners, Southern Allegheny Conservancy (SAC) representatives, The Old Pennsylvania Pike (TOPP) representatives, Department of Conservation an More...

Obituaries

Marjorie A. Sexton

Needmore, 71

Marjorie A. Sexton, 71, Needmore, died Friday, March 23, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg.  She was born in Needmore, September 23, 1946, the daughter of the late Ethel A. (Swope) and Carl W. Mellott. More...

Rhoda L. Sowers

McConnellsburg, 87

Rhoda Lenora Sowers, 87, McConnellsburg, died Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Falling Spring Nursing Home, Chambersburg.  She was born in Laidig, Pa., February 18, 1931, the daughter of the late Marjorie (Snyder) and James Laidig. More...

James C. Swope

Everett, 80

James C. Swope, 80, Everett, died Friday, March 23, 2018, at home.  He was born September 25, 1937, in Six Mile Run, Pa., a son of the late Robert M. Swope Sr. and Helen (Hedge) Swope. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Mariah Truax, April 23; Teresa Carter, April 2; Cassidy Pittman, April 3; Anita and Cheyenne Hege, April 6; Wanda Souders, Guy Truax and Terri Blumenthal, April 7; Rachel Deshong and Sarrah Pollock, April 10; Jamie Sipes, April 9; More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Retail Theft   A theft occurred at the McConnellsburg Dollar General on March 20 at 1:40 p.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Spring may have sprung last week but Mother Nature reminded us of who is in charge. Most areas in central PA received at least a foot of snow on Wednesday that then, in turn, forced all local speedways to cancel weekend racing activities. More...

Features

EPA Pledges New Plan On Contaminant From Non-stick Coatings

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal environmental regulators say they'll consult with states on managing contamination from a range of long-used non-stick coatings.  More...

On The Menu For McDonald’s: Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NEW YORK (AP) – The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener.  McDonald’s announced a number of steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits into the air, including changing the way the beef in its Big Macs and Quarter Pou More...

Loss Of Plants, Animals Making A Lonelier Planet

WASHINGTON (AP) – New United Nations scientific reports diagnose that Earth is getting sicker, losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate.  Scientists meeting in Colombia looked at shrinking biodiversity in the Americas, Eur More...