July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County OKs Intent To Award Bid For Water System Upgrades

In village of Needmore

The county commissioners moved forward last Tuesday at their weekly meeting with a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-funded project to improve the water system in the village of Needmore.  More...

Local & State

Budget Deadlock Politics Are First Debate In Governor’s Race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Call it the first act of the governor’s race. More...

From Small Crimes, Cousins Allegedly Move To Killing Four Men

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two cousins charged in a gruesome crime spree that ended with police unearthing the bodies of four young men buried on a family farm started off committing small crimes. More...

State Could Lose Billions Of Dollars Under U.S. Senate Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania would lose billions of federal Medicaid dollars in a decade under Republican legislation pending in the U.S. Senate to replace “Obamacare,” according to figures released Monday by Democratic Gov. More...

From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

20 Years Ago From The Files Of July 17, 1997 ’97 More...

Police Reports

POLICE REPORTS

DUI Charges Pending   State police have accused Evan Wade Mellott, 27, of driving under the influence when he crashed his car on July 16 in Ayr Township. The single-vehicle crash occurred at 6 a.m. at 863 Buchanan Trail. More...

Racing Roundup

Racing Roundup

Lance Dewease continued his wining ways Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway as he picked up the his fourth 410 Sprint car win of the season at the track ahead of Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe, Dylan Cisney and Blane Heimbach. More...

Features

What “Thrones” Fans Already Know: Ravens Can See Ahead

NEW YORK (AP) – More than 170 years after Edgar Allan Poe’s fictional raven croaked, “Nevermore,” scientists are reporting that real-life ravens think about the future.  In a series of tests, ravens showed signs of a gene More...

Europe Horse Meat Scam: At Least 66 People Arrested

BRUSSELS (AP) – Authorities have arrested at least 66 people in a European food scam which sold horse meat unfit for human consumption.  European Union police coordinating organization Europol announced Sunday that eight nations cooperated More...

Conservation Corner

Soil Health On Your Farm

“Soil Health” is the new buzzword these days from agency personnel, extension agents, and farmer advocates. What is this soil health excitement all about, and how can it benefit you and farmers in Fulton County?  More...

Church News

Area Bible Schools

Join in at “Hero Central” Bible School at Sideling Hill Christian Church, 10424 Sipes Mill Road, Needmore, Sunday, July 23 thru Friday, July 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Lesters To Appear

The Lesters will appear in concert July 27, at Faith Assembly Of God, at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. Contact Pastor Delmas Bard 717-294- 3403 for more information. More...

Crystal Spring Camp Meeting

Crystal Spring camp meeting will be held August 4-13. Location is just off I-70 Exit 151 Crystal Spring, follow signs to 1008 Camp Meeting Road.  More...

Great Cove Road Bridge In Belfast Township Open To Traffic

Construction to be complete after overlay surface is applied to bridge deck

Hollidaysburg, PA – The Route 522, Great Cove Road bridge, which spans Barnetts Run in Belfast Township, Fulton County, reopened to traffic Wednesday, July 12. More...

Walkers Wanted For Fulton County Heart Hike

The American Heart Association and Fulton County Medical Center invite workplaces, community groups, friends and family from across Fulton County to take steps to be Healthy For Good at the 2nd annual Fulton County Hike. More...

Mini-Grant Funding Open

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor announces a funding opportunity for nonprofit organizations and municipalities along the Lincoln Highway in Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin and Adams counties. More...

Obituaries

Alexa A. Miotti

New Lenox, Ill., 64

Alexa Ann Miotti (nee Hamil), 64, New Lenox, Ill., formerly of Mokena, Ill., died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Silver Cross Hospital with her family at her side. More...

Winfield S. Fisher

Ranson, W. Va., 90

Winfield Scott Fisher, 90, Ranson, W.Va., died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Winchester, Va. Born in McConnellsburg, November 9, 1926, he was the eldest son of Hope Raker and Fred Stucky Fisher. More...

Norman R. Hess Jr.

Greencastle, 66

Norman R. Hess, Jr., 66, Greencastle, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa.  He was born in Nuremberg, Germany on March 27, 1951, the son of the late Blanche Marie (Gress) Hess McElhaney and Norman R. More...

Correspondents' Notes

Our Town

Birthday wishes to Audrey Slates, July 23; Kellyn Perry and Allen Cover, July 29; Ben Chesnut and Kristen   Souders, July 31; Stan Earley and Pam Seiders, July 29; Sherwin   Hollenshead, August 2; Cindy Cutchall, August 1; Jim Pittman, July More...

Sports

American Legion Post 561 Advances With Walk Off Win

Post 561 clinched the Pennsylvania American Legion Region 4 Division II tournament with a thrilling walk-off win Sunday evening in Mc- Connellsburg. The best of three series went the distance, with Post 561 winning games one and three. More...

Fisherman Makes Prehistoric Catch

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania fisherman has made a prehistoric catch.  Aaron Thompson posted pictures of him holding the large, long-nosed fish to a local fisherman Facebook group Tuesday. The Pittsburgh U.S. More...

Wolf Administration Announces Surveys Offering Public A Voice In Charting Path For State Parks Of The Future

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently announced that a strategic plan for Pennsylvania’s state parks of the future kicked off the Fourth of July weekend with surveys being made available to park vi More...

Family

Celebrates 12th

Ava Elizabeth Viener who celebrated her twelfth birthday July 19, 2017. More...

Cards Of Thanks

KIPE  The family of Evelyn B. Kipe wishes to thank their family and friends for their many acts of kindness and for the cards, phone calls, flowers, food and visits.  More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Richard Michael Hahn, 60, Crystal Spring and Jean Marie Raguso, 46, Crystal Spring.  Stephen Albert Barnhart, 48, Warfordsburg, and Mary Fran More...