August 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners Make TMCA Appointments

At their weekly meeting Aug. 14, Commissioner Pete Lynch was appointed commissioner-representative for the Tuscarora Managed Care Alliance (TMCA) by his fellow commissioners, Stuart Ulsh and Rodney McCray. More...

Local & State

Grows Giant, Unique Shaped Potato

Ross Walters of Hustontown harvested this 3 1/2-pound sea turtle-shaped Kennebeck potato in his garden Aug. 16. The unique root vegetable was the only potato the plant produced. More...

History On The German-born Inventor Of Old Bay

BALTIMORE (AP) – As crab season peaks, it’s time to revisit the remarkable life of Gustav Brunn.  Born in 1893 in southern Germany, Brunn worked in Europe as a spice merchant, selling seasoning to sausage makers, according to histori More...

$20,000 Reward Offered For Man Accused Of Threatening Trump

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Federal authorities have announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

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

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Candy Diffenderfer, August 31; Lee Vicroy, 95 on August 21; Dylan   More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Telephone Scam   A telephone scam was reported Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. on the 1000 block of Meadow Ground Road. According to state police, a 30-year-old female from McConnellsburg wired $2,100 to an unknown individual as a result of a telephone scam. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

For yet another weekend this summer, local race tracks had to dodge Mother Nature, with some winning and some losing again.  Port Royal Speedway waited out a rain delay and a long night where it was Lucas Wolfe scoring the 410 Sprint car win as More...

Family

Birth Announced

Jacob Voegel and Alexandria Ritchey, Hustontown, announce the birth of a daughter, Brynlee Maeve Voegel, August 14, 2018, at 6:22 a.m., at Waynesboro Hospital.  She weighed 8 pounds, 14.5 ounces and was 21 inches long.   More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Lynn Evers Rutherford Jr., 40, McConnellsburg, and Heidi Lynn Blumenshein, 36, McConnellsburg.  Derek James Lininger, 28, Needmore, and Brit More...

Cards Of Thanks

HORTON   Thanks to my family and friends for helping celebrate my 80th birthday. Your presence and gifts were deeply appreciated. May God bless you all.  Pat Horton  WOLFE   More...

Penn State Extension Educators Recognized At National Meeting

Four extension educators in Penn State’s Department of Animal Science were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) meeting held in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 29 – Au More...

Forbes Road Gets 2018-2019 Vo-Tech Update

Elementary awarded 10K writing grant

Superintendent Mark Loucks gave a Vo-Tech update at last Monday’s August meeting of the Forbes Road School District Board of Directors. More...

Obituaries

Marjory B. Culler

McConnellsburg, 85

Marjory B. “Sue” Culler, 85, McConnellsburg, died Wednesday August 15, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center with her family by her side. More...

Alfred W. Deneen

Warfordsburg, 83

Alfred Wayne Deneen, 83, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Berkeley Springs Nursing Center, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.  Born December 22, 1934, in Amaranth, Pa., he was the son of the late John Milton and Alverta Jane (Miller) De More...

William R. Shives

Needmore, 66

William “Bill” Reed Shives, 66, Needmore, died Sunday, August 19, 2018, at his residence.  He was born in Mc- Connellsburg, April 7, 1952, the son of the late Dorothy O. (Truax) and A. Reed “Pete” Shives. More...

Sports

To Compete At State Horse Show

Madisyn Culler, left, and Reagan Stolipher will be representing Fulton County at the state 4-H Horse Show at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex, in a total of six classes. More...

Features

Hotter Temperatures Turbocharge Wildfires

As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. More...

Make Taco Night Into An Easy One-dish Meal With A Beef Bake

Our spicy beef taco bake packs all the great texture and flavor of taco night into an easy one-dish meal that could easily be prepped ahead of time. More...

Today In History

Japan Declares War Against Germany In 1914

Today is Thursday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2018. There are 130 days left in the year. More...

Church News

Cherry Grove To Celebrate Anniversary

Cherry Grove Church of God, 7590 Cherry Grove Church Road, Three Springs, will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, August 26, with a commemorative worship service at 10:30 a.m., featuring special music, door prizes and a picnic after the service. More...

Homecoming

A cordial invitation is extended to everyone to the annual homecoming of Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, September 2. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship services with Rev. More...

Ladies Day Retreat

A Ladies Day Retreat will be held at Faith and Life Center of the McConnellsburg United Methodist Church Saturday, September 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast and get-acquainted will be rom 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and worship starting at 9 a.m. More...