2014-08-07

Bard Gets 262 Months In Prison

Ordered to pay $4.2 million to 66 victims

STAFF WRITER Former Warfordsburg investment advisor Robert G. Bard was sentenced in U.S. District Court last Thursday to 262 months in federal prison for a securities fraud scheme that resulted in millions of dollars of investment losses for his clients, some of whom lost their entire life savings. Bard was also ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution to 66 […]

94th Annual County Fair Begins Sunday

New exhibit classes to be featured this year

NEWS EDITOR Whether you’re attending for a delectable treat ranging from cotton candy to funnel cakes, to catch some crash’ em and smash’em action at the demolition derby or you’re interested in the livestock displays, there will be something for everyone at the annual Fulton County Fair, which gets under way this Sunday. The Fulton County Fair Association Board of […]

Boro Family Displaced In Blaze

Clothing, household donations sought

NEWS EDITOR A family of four was displaced by a devastating house fire Monday evening and will be staying with family members in Ayr Township until they are able to get back on their feet. The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched to the McConnellsburg borough residential fire at 6:05 p.m. by company assistant fire chief Cody Lynch. Lynch told […]

Grace Retires From Aging Agency

Devotes 26 years to Hustontown Senior Citizens Center

NEWS EDITOR “This isn’t goodbye,” said Peggy Grace of her retirement from the Area Agency on Aging Friday. Having devoted 28 years of service to the Agency, the Wells Tannery woman was a natural fit and obvious choice for the Agency almost three decades ago with her smile, pleasant demeanor and affinity for the elderly. Gaining experience as a volunteer […]

Three Vie For 2014 Fair Queen Title

Teens from two school districts to compete

STAFF WRITER Three Fulton County teens will compete to reign over the 94th annual Fulton County Fair in a pageant to be held Sunday evening to kick off fair week. This year’s pageant marks the 28th year for the annual event sponsored by the Xi Eta Lambda chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Two McConnellsburg High School (MHS) seniors and a […]

Where Was Robert Bard’s Apology?



To The Editor: Thursday, July 31, marked the end of a very long and stressful chapter for many honest, hardworking individuals when Robert Bard was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison. The long overdue relief of justice being served was displayed through an instinctual ovation and applause by more than 30 of his victims. His disrespect for the court […]

Do We Really Want A Hog Farm?



To The Editor: In addition to the points made in a letter by Lee Armstrong on July 31, I would like to raise another concern about the hog farm operation proposed for Ayr Township. If unlimited amounts of raw sewerage from the proposed operation can be put directly onto the soil of Fulton County farms adjacent to Big Cove Creek […]

Toilets Are Not Recyclable!



To The Editor: Recently, as I was spreading out the material in the Mc- Connellsburg recycling bin to make space, I opened one of the doors and was greeted by an entire toilet in the bin. Okay, the tank was busted up, but the whole toilet (minus the seat) was in there! Now I’ve looked at the “acceptable materials” list […]

PA State Police Defend Fitness Test



HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency’s physical fitness standards for recruits discriminate against women. Commissioner Frank Noonan said identical requirements for men and women make sense because most new troopers perform the same job, and that lowering standards would […]

Gov. Tom Corbett Visits Here



Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett stopped by the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce office last Thursday as part of a campaign swing that included stops in Chambersburg and Shade Gap. In speaking to about 40 supporters and community leaders, he continued his push for pension reform and rebutted the latest ad attacking his education spending record. He also heard from officials […]