October 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Bob Casey Campaigns Here

Speaks to voters at VFW

United States Sen. Bob Casey made a visit to the McConnellsburg VFW last Thursday morning to meet local Democrats and discuss the issues he is running on – particularly, affordable healthcare and the needs of the middle class.  More...

Local & State

Democrats Hope To Cut GOP Majorities In Legislative Contests

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

‘End Of The Road’ Marathon Held

Runners participating in the End of the Road half-marathon along the old PA Pike Trail take off from the starting line bright and chilly early Sunday, Oct. 21. More...

Route 522 Bridge Open To Traffic

Construction to be complete after overlay surface is applied to deck

Hollidaysburg, PA – The Route 522 (Great Cove Road) bridge, which spans Tonoloway Creek in Belfast Township, Fulton County, has reopened to traffic. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of October 22, 1998 ’98 More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Steve Gelvin, November 1; Troy Bookheimer, November 2; Mark Weller, 58 on October 25; Lester Hawkins, November 4; Jean Pepple, November 5; Ruth Bishop, November 5; Michelle Johnson, November 5; Linda Garber, October 29; Gary Benedi More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

DUI   A DUI occurred during a traffic stop on the 1600 block of Lincoln Way West on Oct. 5 at 11:47 p.m. According to state police, a 38-year-old McConnellsburg male was arrested.  DUI   More...

Sports

High School Sports

Boys Cross- Country Northern Bedford 22,Southern Fulton 69,West Branch 94,Bellwood 96,Mount Union 118,Glendale 130, More...

Soccer Standings

Full Story

Cover Debuts At West Virginia Games

Nick Cover made his collegiate debut at the West Virginia State Games and won his first career event.  He took first in the 1-meter dive with a NCAA Zonesqualifying score of 317.55 and third on 3-meter, earning him Men’s Diver of the Week. More...

Family

Cards Of Thanks

FARM BUREAU Many thanks to all who attended the annual banquet and business meeting of Fulton County Farm Bureau October 6. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Dakota Lucian Johns, 22, Warfordsburg, and Megan Renea Reed, 19, Warfordsburg.  Christopher William Larrick, 29, Hagerstown, and Harlie Lynn More...

Southern Fulton School District Safety Grants Denied

Southern Fulton School District (SFSD) board member Jeff Hull reported to the board at its October meeting last Tuesday that the safety school grants that were applied for through the state were denied with no given reason. More...

Meadow Grounds Lake Making Progress

Work could begin in June 2019

Digging to refill Meadow Grounds Lake could start as early as June of next year barring any further setbacks, according to information shared at Monday night’s Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake (FMGL) public meeting. More...

JLG Industries Makes 250,000th Boom Lift

Will mark 50th anniversary in 2019

JLG Industries recently marked a milestone in North American manufacturing with the production of its 250,000th self-propelled boom lift. The model is a 660SJ and was built at the company’s manufacturing facility in Shippensburg. More...

Obituaries

Darryl E. Heckman

Chambersburg, 74

Darryl E. Heckman, 74, Chambersburg, and formerly of McConnellsburg, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg, Pa.  He was born in Chambersburg, December 7, 1943, the son of the late Charlotte V. More...

Ralph E. Jay

Warfordsburg, 70

Ralph Eugene Jay, 70, Warfordsburg, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018, surrounded by his family.  Born May 11, 1948, in Artemas, Pa., he was the son of the late Leo and Margaret Schetrompf Jay.  He was a member of Mays Chapel Christian Churc More...

Theron J. Koons

McConnellsburg, 75

Theron J. “Jack” Koons Jr., 75, McConnellsburg, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Chambersburg.  He was born in Waynesboro, March 20, 1943, the son of the late Frances (Toms) Koons and Theron J. Koons Sr. More...

Letters

Lack Of Hometown Pride In Festival Parade

To The Editor:  More...

County Barn Quilt Trail Is Nonpartisan

To The Editor:  The Frontier Barn Quilt Trail would like to thank all those who made our festival bus tour a success. We particularly thank the folks at the Akersville festival for hosting us for lunch on Friday. More...

Disputes Belief In No Global Warming

To The Editor:  More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Port Royal Speedway made a wrong call Saturday when it canceled the Open Wheel Madness triple-header of Sprint cars as the afternoon ended up being gorgeous. There is no makeup. More...

Community Bulletin Board

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

FOOD AND DINING  Turkey Dinners Breezewood Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a turkey dinner 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...

Features

Child Exploitation Focus Of PA Church Probe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. More...

PA Toughens Penalties For Repeat DUI Offenders

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Man Shot And Killed In Case Of Road Rage

ELKINS PARK, Pa. (AP) – Investigators say a 29-yearold man was shot to death just outside of Philadelphia in an argument stemming from an apparent case of road rage.  More...

Church News

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...

Revival

Revival services will be held at Knobsville Church of the Brethren Friday through Sunday, October 26-28. Speaker will be Pastor Mac Miller from Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren.  Services will be held at 7 p.m. More...