2015-06-11

SF Indians Make Final Four

Southern Fulton falls to Lancaster County Christian 5-2 in PIAA state semifinal


Southern Fulton Indians varsity baseball made history in the spring 2015 season. Not only did the Indians squad secure a spot in the first round of PIAA Class A state playoffs, but they won that match-up, a feat last accomplished in 1982, and eventually went on to make the final four. Their final four or semifinal match took two days […]

Work Begins On Big Cove Tannery Bridge Replacement



The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that prime contractor Wen-Brooke Contracting, Inc. of Three Springs began work on Monday, June 8, on the Route 928 Big Cove Tannery Bridge Replacement Project over Big Cove Creek in Ayr Township, Fulton County. Traffic will be controlled with daylight signage and alternating single lanes controlled by flaggers during roadway work. On […]

Boro Names New Construction Code Inspection Service

Signs notice to proceed with paving work


McConnellsburg Borough Council took steps to dissolve a relationship with Commonwealth Code Inspection Services (CCIS) and agreed to engage the services of Pa. Municipal Code Alliance (PMCA) for the purpose of inspection and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code in the borough of McConnellsburg. The unanimous vote came at council’s regular meeting last Wednesday evening. Under the terms of an […]

Strawberry Festival This Friday, Saturday

Takes place on courthouse lawn

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism’s annual Strawberry Festival is ready to open this Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, on the Fulton County Courthouse lawn. Entertainment begins Friday with music at 11 a.m. by Jan Fraker’s “Old Friends” musical group. Later in the evening entertainment will feature a return of The Mercersburg Community Band at 7 […]

Relay For Life Set For June 19, 20

Public invited to join the fight against cancer

Friends and neighbors who make up the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life volunteer event team invite the community to take part in the annual Relay For Life event on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, beginning at 5 p.m. at the McConnellsburg High School track. The planning committee and teams have worked throughout the year to raise funds […]

Art Studio Opens In Town

Charlie’s Art & Soul officially opens Saturday


From outdoor lighting constructed from blue Mason jars and a ladder to portraits and speciallydesigned corn hole boards, Charlie Harr of McConnellsburg always seems to have a creative project in the works. Later this week Harr’s newest artistic endeavor will get under way with the grand opening of Charlie’s Art & Soul, an art studio and gallery at 874 Lincoln […]

Unemployment Rate Down In April

Fulton ranked 37 out of 67 counties


Preliminary unemployment data for April last week showed that Fulton County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, this time by four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in March to 5.9 percent in April. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was unchanged from March at 5.3 percent. Pennsylvania’s rate was one-tenth of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 5.4 percent, […]

Why Not Refill Meadow Grounds Lake Now?



To The Editor: It’s been nearly two years since the lake has been emptied. Projections by the PAF&BC say it may be up to four years before we see any water in there. For the past month or so water has been flowing swiftly down Roaring Run past my house. The way the flow has been running, the lake could […]

Election Displeasure



To The Editor: It is after much thought and condsideration that I have decided to write openly about my opinion of the recent election. I was so shocked and disappointed in the outcome of the judge nomination. I feel that once again the person with the most money backing can buy their way into election just like so many of […]

Praises Memorial Day Service



To The Editor: This letter is in appreciation to both the McConnellsburg American Legion and McConnellsburg VFW. We attended the Memorial Day observance on May 25, 2015, at Union Cemetery. Our family wanted to let the public know how much the service was appreciated. Memorial Day is observed to remember those who have lost their lives while serving in our […]