April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Carole Palmer Named All-Sports HOF Inductee

Longtime SFHS girls basketball coach

Printed on a banner hanging in the Southern Fulton High School gymnasium is the year 1975. More...

Local & State

PennDOT Accepting Unsolicited Public-Private Proposals Until April 30

Harrisburg, PA – The Penn- DOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) today announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30. More...

Black Farmers Finding Way To PA Empty Fields, Lots

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A slinking winter sun made Ray Chavous’ chestnut and sandy mares glow in the fields of his Berks County farm, and he fished a pinch of tobacco from his flannel shirt, rolled a smoke, and stepped into a weather-worn she More...

Master Gardeners To Hold Spotted Lanternfly Meeting

6 p.m. April 24 at Library

The spotted lanternfly may soon pose problems for forests and agriculture in Fulton County as this invasive non-native insect is already established in parts of Pennsylvania and has been recently reported in several surrounding states.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 2, 1998 ’98 More...

Sports

High School Sports

SF Wins Track Opener  Boys – Southern Fulton 95 Mount Union 55  Girls – Southern Fulton 118 Mount Union 31  Boys   More...

Bear Harvest Ninth-Best All-Time

Despite one of the worst opening days in more than three decades of bear hunting, Pennsylvania charted yet another Top-10 bear harvest in 2017. More...

Rifle Team Gets Thousands In Donations After NRA Grant Nixed

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Officials say a Pennsylvania high school rifle team has received thousands of dollars in donations since the school board refused a grant from the National Rifle Association.  More...

Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Adriel Fonda Fletcher Jr., 26, Warfordsburg, and Jessica Marie Lynch, 25, Warfordsburg.  Tyler Kenneth Harnish, 27, Chambersburg, and Kathr More...

Cards Of Thanks

TRUAX  I would like to take this opportunity to extend appreciation to all, Pleasant Ridge COB family and others who offered prayers, called, did acts of kindness, sent cards, etc., while I was hospitalized and during my follow-up recovery.  More...

Church News

Literacy Teacher Actually Employed By A Church

KINZERS, Pa. (AP) – A drive along the back roads of eastern Lancaster County brought literacy coach Katie Beiler to a modest house on a quiet lane. There, 3-yearold Jayce greeted her with a smile that belied contrariness. More...

Hollenshead To Spend Life In Prison Without Parole

For murdering wife, stepdaughter

A Big Cove Tannery man was sentenced Tuesday morning in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas to two consecutive life terms in prison without parole for the May 2015 double murder of his wife and stepdaughter.  More...

Application Is Denied For Turnpike Tunnel Music Fest

Festival plans poorly organized

On Monday the county commissioners learned during a conference call with the Southern Allegheny Conservancy (SAC) that an application to hold a music festival at the abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnels April 27-29 has been denied.  More...

Obituaries

Doris Ellen Adams

Everett, 59

Doris “Dorie” Ellen Adams, 59, Everett, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Doey’s House, Hagerstown, Md. She was born April 3, 1958, in Mc- Connellsburg, a daughter of Blair Eugene and Helen Blanche (Bain) Hann of Big Cove Tannery. More...

David S. Clonch

Berkeley Springs, 85

David Spurgeon Clonch, 85, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born August 16, 1932, in Gallia County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Abner and Frances Newell Cl More...

Frederick R. Patanovick

Hustontown, 79

Frederick Richard Patanovick, 79, Hustontown, died Saturday evening, February 24, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg.  Born February 9, 1939, at Hazelton, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew Joseph and Stefania (Bielen) P More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Happy birthday to Jerry Gregory, March 3; Lillian Spriggs, 94, on March 21; Norma Helman, March 22; Melissa Burke, March 24; Chelsey Horton,   More...

Racing Roundup

Feathers Sizzles In Hagerstown Opener

Winchester, Va., racer Trever Feathers dominated Saturday night’s season opener at Hagerstown Speedway.  The win came in the debut of the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model series in the track’s 71st opener, where Feathers’ fo More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

THIS & THAT Sports Hall of Fame Banquet McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends Association will honor the third class of Fulton County All-Sports Hall of Fame April 6, 2018. Members to be inducted will be Don Fowler, Ralph Fraker, C. More...

Features

Studies Link Legal Marijuana With Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? More...

Reports See A Lonelier Planet With Fewer Plants, Animals

WASHINGTON (AP) – Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports that provide the most comprehensive and localized look at the state of biodiversity. More...

Astronomers Baffled By Distant Galaxy Void Of Dark Matter

WASHINGTON (AP) Astronomers have found a distant galaxy where there is no dark matter, the invisible stuff that makes up more than a quarter of the universe.  Scientists only know dark matter exists because they can observe how it pulls and push More...