July 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

County OKs Joint Comprehensive Plan

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Fulton House Museum Open Weekends This Summer

Showcasing Overly-Raker Retrospective

The Fulton House Museum in McConnellsburg has opened its doors for summer weekends Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Local & State

A Tragedy And A Miracle: Region’s Mine Disasters Highlighted

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – In 1907, 240 coal miners went to work at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, and only one came home. Nearly one century later, nine miners went to work in the Quecreek mine in Somerset County, and all nine were rescued.  More...

Clearing The Record

In last week’s issue of the “News,” Violet Culler’s name was unintentionally omitted from the caption of a photo, Flower Fest Cleanup Crew, appearing at the top of Page 2A. The “News” apologizes for the omission. More...

TrueNorth Offers Local Crisis Unit

For those at risk of suicide

Last month two wellknown celebrities, Kate Spade, fashion designer, and Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer and host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” took their own lives. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Criminal Mischief   Acts of criminal mischief took place along Breezy Point Road, E. Dutch Corner Road, Cherry Lane, and Dogwood Lane on June 17 at 12:09 a.m. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

The 28th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek kicked off Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway where Trey Starks led all 30 laps to score the win. Starks outran Greg Hodnett, Chad Trout, James McFadden and Brock Zearfoss for the $5,000 win.  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...

Family

Marriage License

Scott Lee Miller, 40, Greencastle, and Jessie Mae Reed, 35, Greencastle, applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week.   More...

Church News

Bible School

Cito United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 9-13 from 6:30 p.m. More...

Megan Keller Crowned Nat’l. Ms. Agricultural Queen

On June 23 in Birmingham, Ala., Megan Mae Keller of Fulton County was crowned 2018 National Ms. United States Agriculture. During the pageant Pennsylvania brought home a total of eight national titles. More...

Southern Fulton Finalizes Budget

At its monthly meeting held June 19 the Southern Fulton School District gave final approval to the 2018-19 school year budget totaling $12,525,021. More...

Buchanan Gets New District Forester

Harrisburg, PA - Last week Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced the appointment of Jason Hall as district forester of the Buchanan State Forest District, based in Fulton County. More...

Obituaries

Norma J. DeShong

McConnellsburg, 67

Norma Jeanne DeShong, 67, McConnellsburg, died Monday, June 25, 2018, in Cape Charles, Va. She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, April 3, 1951, the daughter of the late Janet E. (Hockensmith) and Chalmer Leroy Hann. More...

Helen B. Hann

Big Cove Tannery, 81

Helen B. Hann, 81, Big Cove Tannery, died Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care, Mc- Connellsburg. She was born in Webster Mills, Pa., May 18, 1937, the daughter of the late Eureka A. (Strait) and Ira W. Bain. More...

Barbara L. Holley

Burnt Cabins, 72

Barbara Loraine Holley, 72, Burnt Cabins, died Tuesday June 26, 2018, at her son’s house with her family by her side.  She was born in Mc- Connellsburg, October 24, 1945, a daughter of the late Robert J. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Happy birthday wishes to Sadie Mowen, June 27; Stephanie Crouse, July 3; Deb Welsh, June 13; Jenna Horton Caberra, July 13; Beverly Wisner, More...

Sports

Hancock All-Stars Named Champions

Hancock All-Stars were named District I softball champions. The girls have now advanced to states in Salisbury, Md. More...

Second Annual Wild Pheasant Youth Hunt Announced

Game Commission and Pheasants Forever invite junior hunters to pursue wild birds once again

For the second year in a row, 48 junior hunters will have the chance this fall to harvest wild pheasant roosters in Pennsylvania. More...

Hunting & Trapping Digests Available At Topper’s Offices

A useful publication for hunters and trappers is now available in Rep. Jesse Topper’s (R-Bedford) offices.  More...

Features

Research Offers Tips On How To Help Monarch Butterflies

KENNEWICK, Wash. More...

1960s Study To Be Compared To New Dementia Study

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Nearly 400 Madison high school graduates took part in aptitude testing in 1960 in response to the country’s concern over Russian dominance in space.  More...

United States OKs Marijuana-based Drug For Seizures

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. More...