June 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Safety First July Fourth!

Every year millions of Americans gather together to celebrate the country’s Independence Day on July 4. More...

Local & State

Flower Fest Cleanup Crew

Volunteers who cleaned up sidewalks for Fulton County In Bloom are top row, left: Johnny Greathead, Lin Henry, Penni Starliper and A’leese Dickerson. Bottom row: Sharon Snyder. More...

Early Budget Deal Maybe A Milestone For Deficits, School Aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Democratic Gov. More...

PA Regulators Announce Payouts From Shale Gas Fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) –Pennsylvania regulators have decided how they will disburse nearly $210 million that was raised last year from fees on Marcellus Shale gas wells. The state's Public Utility Commission announced its plans last Thursday. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of June 25, 1998 ’98 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Alexandria Rexroth, July 1; Evelyn Gobin, July 6; Doug Ray, 64 on July 6; Paul Souders, 88 on July 5; Rose Bivens, July 9; Hannah McGarvey, 19 on July 19; Robert Strait, July 8; Selena Strait, July 11; Brady Seiders, July 7; Pat We More...

Hustontown

Hustontown Fire Co. will hold an open stage July 21 at 5 p.m. The kitchen opens at 6 p.m. when music starts. Center United Methodist Church will hold a food pantry disbursement June 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Mother Nature was back at it over the weekend as rain and forecasted storms forced most area speedways to cancel racing programs.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

THIS & THAT Meals Available Once a month volunteers pack up boxes of food to be given to anyone in need in the Waterfall area. Pickup is at Center United Methodist Church community building on Doran Road, Waterfall. More...

Features

Allergies, Glaciers, And Pikas: Climate Change In Action

WASHINGTON (AP) – You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around.  Some examples of where climate change’s effects have been measured:  More...

The Trick To Keeping Your Peach Cake From Getting Soggy

Add ripe peaches to cake and problems abound: All the juice makes for a soggy cake and their delicate flavor gets lost.  Roasting the peaches – and tossing them with peach schnapps – concentrated their flavor and expelled moisture. More...

Is Your Retirement Income Protected? 9 Questions To Ask

(StatePoint) – When it comes to retirement planning, anxiety comes with the territory. Will you be able to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? Will you have enough to cover your monthly bills without depleting your savings? More...

County Recycling Coordinator Resigns Position

Deputy sheriff, EMA director resign

Seleen Shives, Conservation District manager, informed commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray, and Pete Lynch last Tuesday, that the Conservation District Board of Directors had accepted the resignation of Greg Reineke as the county’s recycli More...

Community Cleans Up For Fulton County In Bloom

Last Tuesday evening a small group of community members gathered together to do some sidewalk cleanup along Lincoln Way from First through Third streets in downtown Mc- Connellsburg. More...

Obituaries

Ruth E. Smith

Warfordsburg, 71

Ruth Evelyn (Kirk) Smith, 71, Warfordsburg, Pa., died Monday, June 18, 2018, at Doey’s Hospice House, in Hagerstown, Md.  Born December 20, 1946, in Warfordsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert George and Fairy Luttie (VanGosen) K More...

Donald R. Frain

Hustontown, 72

Donald Ray Frain, 72, Hustontown, died Thursday evening, June 21, 2018, at his home in Taylor Township, Fulton County.  Born December 7, 1946, in Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Clyde and Althea Mae (Covert) F More...

Buelah J. Gipe

Chambersburg, 93

Buelah Jane (Barton) Gipe, 93, Chambersburg, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Chambersburg.  She was born in Crystal Spring, February 11, 1925, the daughter of the late H. Bruce and Edith H. (Mellott) Barton. More...

Letters

July 4th Safety Tips For Pets

To The Editor: With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind our friends and customers that some pets adversely react to the lights and noise of fireworks. More...

Praises The Camp Cadet Experience

To The Editor:  More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Theft   A theft occurred at Paws For Hope in McConnellsburg sometime June 5 or 6. According to state police, an unknown actor stole a light blue 10-speed bicycle that was left outside of Paws for Hope by a donor.  Criminal Mischief   More...

Sports

Family First, Then Hunting: Son Helps Father With Passion

SMOCK, Pa. (AP) – As soon as Matthew Howser learned to walk, he learned to help his father scout during hunting season on their family farm in Smock. More...

Legion Baseball

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Phillies Fan Injured By Flying Hot Dog Launched By Phanatic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.  More...

Family

Marriage License

Keith Charles Anderson, 19, Three Springs, and Sadie Denise Hawbaker, 19, Shade Gap, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Birth Announced

Emily Nicole Ramsey and Troy Hawk Ramsey, McConnellsburg, announce the birth of a son, Crixus Hawk Ramsey, at 3:40 a.m., March 9, 2018, in Chambersburg Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. More...

Church News

Parishioners Lament Pending Closure Of 185-Year-Old Church

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – Jane Widenor flips through the tattered black book filled with the names of hundreds of First Christian Church parishioners spanning eight decades.  More...