Trump, Jesus Mural Has Value

To The Editor: In response to Brenda Tolbert’s idea to paint over the Trump mural in McConnellsburg in her letter printed in last week’s News: I think she makes reasonable arguments for removing it, but consider its value. The Trump-Jesus mural is both a piece of history and a history lesson. It was even featured in a Washington Post article […]

Legal Notices

EXECUTORS’ NOTICE Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of Jody R. Shimer, late of the Borough of McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pa., have been granted to the undersigned, and they request all persons having claims against said estate to make known the same to R. Seleen Shives, 208 Cooper Lane, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, and Cara D. Truax, […]


The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. State tax stamps affixed to deeds indicate one percent of the purchase price or of the fair market value: Barbara K. Swope to Derrick Scott Keefer, Licking Creek Township, tax exempt. Wayne M. Mellott and Tinna L. Patton to Pierce Cloninger and Jacey Conlinger, Licking Creek Township, […]

Take Down Trump Painting

To The Editor: I’ve considered writing this letter since I first saw the McConnellsburg mural of Donald Trump and Jesus Christ. I kept expecting that Christian clergy in McConnellsburg would make an argument to please take the painting down. From my perspective, the former president has violated the basic tenants of Christianity. As a child I was taught in Sunday […]

Legal Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the “Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act” and the “Clean Streams Law,” notice is hereby given that Big Cove Quarry, LLC, 13101 Fountain Head Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21742, has made application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to renew existing NPDES Permit No. PA0599549 associated with Surface Noncoal Mining Permit No. 29920301. The […]

Need To Look At Global Picture On Inflation

To the Editor “It’s the economy, stupid!” That was the “catch phrase” of the Clinton administration and it may hold true for this election now. We feel like we are losing ground with inflation at 8.2 percent and gas prices, while not as high as before are still kind of high. Unemployment is low and workers are making more money, […]

Dominion Voting System Is A Distraction

To The Editor, Baseless rumors about voting fraud in the 2020 general election persist here, even though no credible evidence of cheating has emerged. Apparently, some of us believe only things we want to, without requiring any factual basis. This leaves us vulnerable to exploitation by those who seek to mislead us – people who want to sell us something […]

Fascism Not Acceptable In Fulton County

To The Editor: Fascism: Wikipedia: Fascism is a far-right, authoritarian, ultranationalist political ideology and movement, characterized by a dictatorial leader, centralized autocracy, militarism, forcible suppression of opposition, belief in a natural social hierarchy, subordination of individual interests of others. Now a few weeks ago, Biden called out some Republicans, for being semi-fascist and then the Republican members of Congress, got […]

Operation Christmas For Troops

To The Editor: My name is Janet Fittry and this is my fourth year of bringing this project to the community. My goal is to no matter what branch of military our heroes serve, they are not forgotten during the Christmas season. I’m a military mom of two sons currently serving active duty and I know what they sacrifice daily. […]

Election Issues

To The Editor: I read in the September 29 issue of the “News” that two commissioners voted to sue Dominion. This is absurd and totally unnecessary. Have our commissioners considered that Dominion may counter-sue? Unfortunately, all county residents are included in this lawsuit. Our county could have avoided any controversy by simply having a manual count of ballots. This would […]

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