Opel W. Raker

Mercersburg, 96

Opel W. Raker, 96, of Mercersburg, died Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Falling Springs Nursing Home. She was born December 9, 1921, in Akersville, Pa., Fulton County. She was the daughter of the late William C. and Chloie O. Deshong Welsh. She was a member of the Charlestown United Methodist Church of Cove Gap, Pa. She is survived by two […]

Daycare Celebrates Week Of Young Child

During the week of April 16-20 the Fulton County Family Partnership daycare center celebrated the Week of Young Child with many fun activities and special guests. Every day was a special dress up day and activity day. On music Monday, Helen Overly visited and sang with children. Artsy Thursday was shared with local artist Charlie Harr painting flower pics with […]

Three Springs Historical Society Dinner

Three Springs Historical Society Dinner David Cheslock will be the featured speaker at the annual dinner of Three Springs Historical Society Saturday, May 12, at 6 p.m., at Three Springs Firehall. Cheslock has done extensive research on the history of the Anderson family. He will share the connection between the Andersons, Wibles, Hortons, Browns, Ramseys and Brodbecks. All are invited.

What To Know About Your Drinking Water

(StatePoint) – Having clean, uncontaminated water to drink at home and on-the-go is one of the most essential components to keeping your family safe and healthy. Unfortunately, safe water is not necessarily a given. A recent study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that in 2015, nearly 21 million people relied on community water systems […]

Bob Dorough Of “Schoolhouse Rock” Is Dead At 94

MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. (AP) – A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock’’ has died. His son, Chris, says 94- year-old Bob Dorough died of natural causes Monday at his home in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania. According to his biography, the jazz musician “set the multiplication tables to music’’ as musical director for the educational cartoon series between […]


20 Years Ago From The Files Of April 30, 1998 ’98 A McConnellsburg home located at the intersection of Peach Orchard Road and old Route 30 was partially destroyed by a fire that erupted April 25 during the late evening hours. The first floor of the two-story home, which is owned by Shirley Barclay, was gutted by the fire that […]

Today In History

Kentucky Derby Televised In 1952

Today is Thursday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2018. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 3, 1978, spam email was born as Gary Thuerk (thurk), a marketing executive for the Digital Equipment Corp. of Maynard, Massachusetts, transmitted an unsolicited sales pitch for a new line of computers to 400 prospective customers […]

Wolf Backs New Bill Imposing Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is backing a new proposal to impose a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production that would rise with the price of gas. Wolf’s office said the legislation being introduced Tuesday would raise roughly $250 million in the fiscal year beginning this July 1. Under the bill, the state would collect 4.2 cents […]

Rebecca M. Fix

Chambersurg, 90

Rebecca Mosebey Fix, 90, Chambersburg, died peacefully Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born August 13, 1927, in Wells Tannery, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Carrie Rosenberry Mosebey. Her beloved husband, whom she married June 17, 1950, preceded her in death February 26, 2010. She graduated with honors from Robert P. Smith High […]

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE April 23 Slaughter steers; high choice and prime 2-3: 1460- 1668 lbs., $122 to $126.50. Choice 2-3: 1346-1634 lbs., $117 to $122. Select 2-3, 1082- 1436 lbs., $110 to $115. Slaughter Holstein steers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1436-1650 lbs., $91 to $98. Choice 2-3: 1496-1650 lbs., $82 to $84. Slaughter heifers: high choice and prime 2-3: 1176- 1506 […]