December 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Horton Murder Trial Set For March

For fatal shooting of Hancock man

Former McConnellsburg resident Ryan Lynn Horton, 29, one of the suspects in the 2016 roadside murder of a Hancock man, is headed to trial in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on March 11, 2019.  Horton is one of three charged with the mu More...

Local & State

Tree Of Love Lighting Ceremony Held

Misty Hershey leads the audience in “The First Noel” at Fulton County Medical Center’s Tree of Love lighting ceremony December 9. More...

Senator-elect Ward Applauds Blair County Job Creation

HARRISBURG – Construction of a new energy bar manufacturing facility in Allegheny Township in Blair County is expected to create 30 new jobs over the next three years, according to Senator-elect Judy Ward (R-30). More...

Senator-elect Ward Announces District Office Locations

HARRISBURG – Senatorelect Judy Ward (R-30) announced her district office locations today, including a new office that will open in Blair County in two weeks.  More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of December 10, 1998 ’98 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

Harassment   An altercation broke out at Hillside Estates on Dec. 7 at 7:11 a.m. According to state police, a 20-year-old Shade Gap male and an 18- year-old McConnellsburg female were arrested after subjecting each other to physical contact. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

With just a few short weeks remaining in 2018, we’ll take a look back at some point champs and such at several local speedways.  More...

Community Bulletin Board

Community Bulletin Board

FOOD AND DINING Free Lunch Lunch will be served every first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at McConnellsburg United Methodist Faith and Life Center, across from the courthouse. Parking available behind the church. More...

Features

Mountain Lion Dies After Surviving California Wildfire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. More...

Crinkle Cookies Look Pretty But Can They Taste Better?

Rolled in powdered sugar before baking, chocolate crinkle cookies (often called earthquakes) feature chocolaty fissures that break through the bright white surface during baking. More...

Conservation Corner

I can’t believe I missed it, and I bet you did too! It’s a real shame that we heard about so many negative things, but we glossed over the opportunity to celebrate something so very essential to our life and existence. More...

Boro Adopts Final Budget

To advertise for vacant council seat

McConnellsburg Borough Council unanimously adopted a final budget for 2019 at its monthly meeting Dec. 5 that calls for no tax increases and projects $314,049 in expenditures, a slightly smaller amount than the $316,366.04 spent in 2018.  More...

Forbes Road Reappoints Shoemaker President

The Forbes Road School Board reappointed Kirby Shoemaker school board president at their Dec. 3 meeting. More...

Obituaries

Pamela S. Cornelius

Maddensville, 47

Pamela Sue Cornelius, 47, Maddensville, Pa., died Sunday, December 2, 2018, at Milton S. More...

Janet L. Deshong

McConnellsburg, 85

Janet L. Deshong, 85, Mc- Connellsburg, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at AristaCare at Woodland Park in Orbisonia, Pa. More...

Patricia J. Haines

Shoemakersville, Pa., 75

Patricia J. Haines, 75, Shoemakersville, Pa., died at her residence Wednesday, December 5, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of Arthur D. “Jack” Haines. More...

Sports

High School Sports

Girls Basketball  Mount Union 29 McConnellsburg 28   The Lady Spartans (0-1) fell in their season opener Friday night to visiting Mount Union 29 to 28. The Lady Trojans led 16 to 11 at half and held on for the win. More...

FORBES ROAD BOYS JR. HIGH BASKETBALL

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FORBES ROAD BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL

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Family

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for a marriage license at the local courthouse during the past week:  Darren Lee Fickes, 36, McConnellsburg, and Rachel Elizabeth Schlager, 39, McConnellsburg.  Neil Eugene Ray, 55, Mc- Connellsburg, and Jennif More...

Cards Of Thanks

DEREMER  We wish to express our heartfelt thanks for all your cards, phone calls, condolences and acts of kindness in the loss of our brother, father, grandfather and friend, Carl E. More...

Church News

Area Christmas Church Services

Living Nativity Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren presents Walking Through The Christmas Story, a living nativity on Saturday, December 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Gospel Band

Guilford Station Blue gospel band will be appearing at Amaranth Church of the Brethren, 2706 McKees Gap Road, Warfordsburg, Sunday, December 16. All are welcome.  For more information call 814-259-0195 or 814-599-1385.   More...

Church Tours In Three Springs

Three Springs Area Historical Society has arranged a tour of the three churches within the borough.  This tour is one of the events planned in honor of the 175th anniversary of the laying out of the town of Scottsville by George D. More...