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Townships To Convene October 8

Officials representing townships of the second class in Fulton County will convene Monday, October 8, at Hustontown Firehall for the annual county convention.  The purpose of the annual convention is to provide township officials with up-to-dat More...

Local & State

Two Hospitalized After Fall From Railroad Bridge

ORTANNA, Pa. (AP) – State police say two people hospitalized after falling from a railroad bridge in central Pennsylvania.  Emergency dispatchers in Adams County say police and firefighters were sent shortly after 10:30 p.m. More...

County Native Rides Bike Through 49 States

Next stop: Hawaii, the big 50

Fulton County native Randy Ward has always had a dream of driving a motorcycle through all 50 states. In 2013 after retiring, Ward drove through the first 48 states on a BMW RT-1200. The trip took 26 days.  More...

Woman Holds Doll Drive

For Alzheimer’s patients

Last year local stay-at-home mom Dawn Birgensmith started a baby doll drive for patients with Alzheimer’s residing in Fulton County Medical Center’s Extended Care. More...

Letters

Meet The Candidates October 7

To The Editor:  Emily Best is running for Pennsylvania Senate. More...

Try Harder To Get Along And Vote!

To the Editor,  As a registered independent voter for most of my life, I was able to appreciate the positive and negative characteristics of both major parties, and even those of some of the smaller parties. More...

Fresh Approach Needed

To The Editor:  Our broken system has a better chance of repairing itself if we reject the status quo politician. More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Theft   Two men have been charged for committing burglaries and thefts at 10 separate locations within the McConnellsburg Borough between April 24 and August 10.  More...

Racing Roundup

Dewease Scores Big in National Open

It was quite the emotional weekend as the Sprint car community was back together for the World of Outlaws Williams Grove National Open and a weekend to honor the memory of Greg Hodnett, who lost his life in a racing accident just a week ago.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

FOOD AND DINING Turkey Dinners Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. will hold turkey dinners October 14 and November 11, at 11 a.m.until sold out. Meals will be available to eat in or to take out. Mark calendars for trunk-or-treat October 27. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

CULLER  We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the love and support shown us during the loss of our dear, precious mother and grandmother Mary E. Culler. More...

Cards Of Thanks

STRAIT   From the family of Grover E. Strait:  Sincere appreciation for gestures of your kindness at this difficult time. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week: Damien Matthew Myers, 40, Hagerstown, and Heather Haven Guessford, 38, Hagerstown. More...

Commissioners Sign KOEZ Resolution To No Avail

County commissioners Rodney McCray, Stuart Ulsh and Pete Lynch met with Julia Dovey, Human Services Block Grant (HSBG) coordinator, and given approval to reallocate unexpended HSBG monies as follows: Fulton County Family Partnership – $1,853, F More...

Women On The Ballot

2018 has been a record-breaking year for women in politics. During the primaries, 130 women, 43 of which are incumbents of Pennsylvania, advanced to this November’s ballot for Congressional, Senatorial and House of Representative seats. More...

Obituaries

A. Jane Batdorff

Harrisonville, 86

A. Jane Batdorff, 86, Harrisonville, died Monday, October 1, 2018, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg. She was born in Harrisonville, May 17, 1932, a daughter of the late Laura (Schooley) and Rex Sipes. She was the widow of Norman E. More...

Elwood G. Gallagher

Burnt Cabins, 85

Elwood Glenn Gallagher, 85, Burnt Cabins, died at 12:22 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2018, at Shippensburg Healthcare Center.  Born February 26, 1933, at Burnt Cabins, he was preceded in death by his mother, Murial Marie (Gallagher) Downes and stepf More...

Joel Kevin Murphy

Burnt Cabins, 53

Joel K. Murphy, 53, Burnt Cabins, died Thursday September 27, 2018, at his home.  He was born in McConnellsburg, July 1, 1965, the son of the late Willis and Jean (Whitsel) Murphy.  He was a graduate of Southern Huntingdon High School. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 1, 1998 ’98 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Hustontown

Monday, October 8 is Columbus Day. This U.S. federal holiday commemorates the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. More...

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Janet Geyer, October 3; Karrie Barton, October 9; Kevin Strait, October 14; Shelia Bivens, October 14; Linda Smith, October 17; Sherri McClain, October 15; Sandy Novak, October 14; John McGarvey, October 18; Sonnie Stenger, October More...

Sports

High School Sports

Girl’s Soccer  McConnellsburg 1 Everett 1 OT   The Lady Spartans earned a hard fought 1-1 tie last night when they squared off with Everett Monday. More...

Soccer Standings

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Features

Florence Is Second Wettest Storm In U.S., Behind Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hurricane Florence was the nation’s second rainiest storm in 70 years, a top rainfall meteorologist calculated.  More...

Today In Histor y

Jimmy Hoffa Elected President Of Teamsters Union In 1957

Today is Thursday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2018. There are 88 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlights in History:  On Oct. More...

Warm Waters Boosted 2017’s Major Hurricane Tally, Study Says

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new study finds that the Atlantic’s warmer waters triggered an unusual number of major hurricanes last year.  It also predicts that by the end of the century, the region could see a couple of extra whopper storms More...

Church News

Tonoloway To Hold Services

Friends Of Tonoloway will hold fall worship service Sunday, October 7, at 2 p.m.  Guest speaker will be Rev. More...

Special Music

Guilford Station will be at The Corner Independent Church, 1160 Corner Road, Big Cove Tannery, past the Sportsmen’s Club fish hatchery, October 6. Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. and music starts at 6 p.m. More...

God And Country Rally

Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Mc- Connellsburg will host a God and Country Rally with speaker Dave Kissler October 25 and 26, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. Let’s bring America back to God. More information at 717-485-4745.   More...